Rockfax Description
12m. The arete is followed past the overlap, then trend left up the slab. Delicate and not too well-protected though low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1976

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

AF Webb 07/Jan Lead O/S
ashtond6 20/Aug/17 2nd

kind of this

jimlear ??/2017 Lead β
Hidden 02/Sep/16 -
islandlynx 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

easy but pretty much unprotected. i put a runner a side runner on the vs nextdoor which made it feel e1 5a

Matt77 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Alex Horton, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dad
lewis_james84 18/Jul/15 2nd
Hannes B 04/Nov/14 2nd
with Neil C
Hannes B 04/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Neil C
Andrew Abraham 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Wallis, Paul Sherman
jordangolding 17/May/14 TR O/S
hirving 17/May/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
quinn sorabjee 17/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17/May/14 TR β
pjames87 19/Apr/14 TR
Jacob Hodge 95 17/Apr/14 TR RP
with peter chapman
friendzone1234 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jack 9895 10/Mar/14 2nd O/S
joese7en 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 09/Aug/13 -
Nick Russell 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

No idea where E2 comes from - it's E1 5a in the definitive and that feels fair. Nice precarious moves on the arete then easy slab above.

with Simon
sam corbett ?/Jun/13 Solo β
thomaspomfrett 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Rich Kay 17/Feb/13 TR
Hidden 17/Feb/13 TR O/S
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Pat
Ky ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Dave H
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
northy1983 ??/2012 Lead
with david h
Ky ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Dave H
Dan Lane 16/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Tricky but not too hard, wouldn't like to fall off though!

with John Crook
Sam W 24/Jul/11 -
richardr 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S

I thought this was soft at E1. Never E2.

PeteWilson 14/Jul/11 TR O/S

really nice route, would be brilliant solo

with Andrew Graham
Becky E 26/Jun/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with Becky E
Jon Read 21/Jun/11 Lead
Jonathan Hall 31/May/11 2nd

Bit easy for E2 but it is pretty bold.

frume 29/Apr/11 TR O/S

Top roped this as protection was very far and few between, still would not want to lead for this reason. enjoyed it though.

John Elliott 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Doug Allen
jtree03 02/Apr/11 TR
with Tony
vanderz 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt
donkster 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Adam Long 24/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 24/Oct/10 2nd
with Andy
Boy 24/Oct/10 Solo
with Nige Kershaw
donkster 11/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with jus
Ky 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Donk
donkster 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with malc, ki, trigg
Alex Winter 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Bold but steady. Gear isn't as bomber as you'd hope once you eventually arrive at it.

Hidden 21/Sep/10 2nd
thrutch 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with nathan
donkster 03/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with trigg
donkster 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
donkster 10/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 10/Oct/09 2nd RP
Chris Craggs 06/Aug/09 TR

Very little gear to be had.

with Dave Gregory
craig d 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S


with Simon Kincaid
donkster 24/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with mark
Mark Dennison 13/Apr/09 2nd
with Donk
PaulGreenhead 12/Apr/09 TR O/S
with Kirsty
bobpilgrem 12/Apr/09 TR O/S

great climb- would need a staedy head to lead as gear is very spaced and landing horrible!!Felt fine on a top rope !!

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 12/Apr/09 TR
with Dad
Rob Laird 12/Apr/09 TR O/S
with B Sosin
Kirsty 12/Apr/09 TR
mr random 12/Apr/09 TR O/S

Wow hard slaby moves

DavidEvans 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead
steveP 05/Jul/08 TR O/S
with Dan Towns
Retroman3 05/Jul/08 TR
with Yan, Dan
DanT 05/Jul/08 TR O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd dog
jon bradley 10/May/08 TR rpt
graphiclunarkid 10/May/08 TR β
with Huw
cooper leek ?/May/08 2nd
with donk
Coel Hellier 10/Feb/08 Lead
donkster ??/2008 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Stig 11/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Dave Richards 08/Jul/07 2nd β
Max2559 20/May/07 Lead RP

Easy- ish friction moves up the slab. But protection is non existant until 3/4 way up, with a few delicate moves at half height. Perhaps a soft touch - but deserved of grade due to bad gear and landing.

with James Morgan
Si dH 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Ben1983 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
IOAN D 30/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with andrew (Tony)
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
mark s ??/2005 Solo
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Brown 06/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Leofallon 21/Jun/03 Solo

Bottled out of soloing it, but did so effectively cos the gear is so non existent!

Andy Clarke 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with ChrisA
Smelly Fox 12/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Steve Puttick
Bullybones ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 -
nige ??/2001 Lead
with mark hounslea
tlr ??/2000 Solo
alan moore ??/2000 Lead

Saved a dank day.

Laramadness 16/Oct/99 2nd β
with RF
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?/Jul/97 Lead

I led this when it was E2....still claiming the tick!!

with Richard Bower
Hidden 01/Sep/96 2nd
robtrooper ??/1996 -
nai ??/1995 Lead
ukb & bmc shark ??/1995 Solo O/S
John Southworth ?/Nov/94 Lead O/S
OMSKB 05/Sep/93 TR
crossleysm ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S
The Reaper 14/Apr/93 TR O/S


andrew300169 05/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with Tim
goi.ashmore 12/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/92 Lead
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo

Not E2. And probably not 5b

Rich Kirby 29/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/91 TR O/S
Roget 13/Apr/91 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Gambit 16/Jul/89 Solo O/S
with Barney
Roget 01/Jul/89 TR O/S
with jim
Hidden 07/May/89 Lead
Michael Hood 28/Sep/85 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/83 -
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