Rockfax Description
10m. The slab just right is climbed direct on rounded breaks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Roaches HVS Challenge.

Hidden 02/Sep/16 -
Jweden2 26/Aug/16 TR
Hidden 25/Jul/16 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Idoia
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
ripper 11/Oct/15 Lead
DanChad 10/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 10/Sep/15 Lead

Managed to resist the call of the sidie. No3 friend in the break at half height. Nothing else until the crack just below the top (stitched that bugger up!) A fantastic route deserving more attention.

Prof. Outdoors 16/Aug/15 TR

Bit dirty and does not look climbed much. Thought it harder than 4c if staying in the centre of the slab.

with Jane
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Dad
jack 9895 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Balls found

lewis_james84 18/Jul/15 2nd
IainMay 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Flavio 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #25

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
Martin Dale 30/May/15 2nd

More like HVS! Also a bit dirty.

with Wriggers
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
friendzone1234 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 Lead O/S
gavster 21/May/14 2nd
with kev
jordangolding 17/May/14 TR O/S
hirving 17/May/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
Sam Woodward 17/May/14 TR O/S
quinn sorabjee 17/May/14 -
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17/May/14 TR β
Jacob Hodge 95 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
with peter chapman
riff156 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
cem 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Hard for the grade. It gets HVS 4c in the current Rockfax

dobby 200 30/Aug/13 TR RP
Hidden 30/Aug/13 TR rpt
PeteWilson 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

at least HVS 5a! hard and very dirty!

with Andrew Graham
marr.simon 26/May/13 TR

Second instructor day.

quinn sorabjee 26/May/13 -
Rob Gillespie ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/12 TR
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
Double Knee Bar 05/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with TomBond
gingerwolf 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Side runners, as wayy too a serious start without! Top move definitely looking at top-end 4c move HVS without a doubt

with Glenn
Hidden ??/2012 -
tebs 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Complete sandbag. There's no gear for a good while and it's dirty and smeary. Haven't been that concerned on a route for a while.

with Sam, Tim
Mark Dennison 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Dawn
razzorbuzz 01/Aug/11 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
chrisbussell 21/Jun/11 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

think this should be HVS 5a

with John Shaw
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
donkster 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Tala A 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Ander
Ander 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Tala M
simeclimb68 24/Oct/10 Solo rpt
donkster 17/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with crooko
lostinmidlands 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Added a couple of side runners.

with mikeP, nil4e
tompilgrem 23/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Nick/D
bobpilgrem 23/Jul/10 TR O/S

Excellent climb with continued interest-very little gear-a small tri cam at half height.Would suggest a HVS 4c/5a grade.

wrapped in bacon 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Very low on pro for the grade. The new Western Grit by Rockfax (09) has this graded at HVS - much more realistic

with James, Rob
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 20/May/10 2nd dog
with Iain
thrutch 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with nathan
philhilo 09/May/10 Lead O/S


with su
NeilGriffiths 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Dom, Adam
Dom Whillans 18/Apr/10 2nd
with neil, a.crook
A Crook 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
donkster 07/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
JGW ?/Apr/10 -
with Matt Tilley
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
Jim Slater 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Should be HVS due to lack of protection.

with Trevor Wilson
tomparrott 12/Aug/09 Lead
axeman 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

mint! really enjoyable climb

with grace
Diggler 02/Aug/09 Solo
climbing_wiggy 12/Jul/09 2nd β
with George, JC
Chris Harding 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Diverted to side to place protect as very balancy, then traversed back onto main route. well worth doing quiet bold, if don't place gear at side.

Ben Hollands 03/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Harding
Diggler 23/May/09 2nd
with jonah
ChrisBigwood 10/May/09 Lead
with Lee Eccles, Mark Rowe
donkster 24/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with mark
Mark Dennison 13/Apr/09 Lead
with Donk
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
PaulGreenhead 11/Apr/09 TR O/S
with Kirsty
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
Kirsty 11/Apr/09 TR
Valentino 15/Mar/09 TR
khumbu-Kid 15/Mar/09 TR
with Ross
MattT88 28/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Backed off because of rain

steveP 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Towns
Retroman3 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Yan, Dan
DanT 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
jcurley 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead
Steve Banham 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Sparse Protection - Diverted for siderunner

with Sam Ward
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Dale Berry 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Maintains its interest all the way.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
kenneM ?/Jan/07 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead dnf
Peakphil ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/06 2nd O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
donkster ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with talltim
cpoad 24/Jul/04 2nd O/S

James did the lower second on the very right as protection was sparse

with James S
Mark Collins 17/Jan/04 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Chesh ??/2004 Lead
with Sparky
Stig 15/Nov/03 2nd O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Lead
lost.arrow 20/Jul/03 -
Leofallon 21/Jun/03 Solo
Andy Clarke 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with ChrisA
Neil Henson 23/Jan/03 2nd β

Another bold one and not particularly easy.

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 23/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
mark s ??/2003 -
Neil Curtis 21/Sep/02 Lead rpt
with James Tyson
Neil Curtis 14/Sep/02 2nd
with Andy Goddard
Mark Collins 08/Sep/02 2nd O/S
with Andrew Eakins
Gus ??/2002 Lead
platt2000 ??/2002 Lead
rachm2004 18/Oct/97 2nd
with Jason
Martin Bennett 08/Mar/97 -
with MT, MD
brady 10/Nov/96 -
with John Cameron
roncaves 08/Sep/96 Solo
alan moore ??/1996 -
Scott McRae 30/Apr/95 2nd β
with Steve Lucas
nai ??/1995 2nd
Scott McRae ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
Hidden 03/May/92 Lead O/S
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Hidden 27/May/91 TR O/S
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Apr/90 Lead
with Mick Moss
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden 09/Jul/89 Lead
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Solo
tlr ?/Oct/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
tlr ?/Jun/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Sep/86 2nd
with Tony Morris
Ken Taylor 20/May/83 Lead
with Ros
Mark Kemball 11/May/77 Lead dnf
with Sarah Bridge
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 25/Apr/71 Solo
with E
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Style of ascent
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