Rockfax Description
14m. Climb an initial groove and follow tenuous cracks until forced right for a steep finale on the front. Scary and rounded. © Rockfax

FA. Al Simpson 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Sophie Nunn 09/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Green and dirty, stepped right to finish

with Floris
Andrew Abraham 24/Aug/16 2nd
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 2nd
with Dad
Mike W 11/May/15 Lead dnf

VERY VERY windy came of the last moves. Had 4 bits of gear all ripped, they looked bomer. Walked away just about.

Hidden 22/Mar/15 TR
Andrew Abraham ??/2015 Lead dnf


with Ky
Hannes B 04/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Neil C
john lynch 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Matt_C9716 12/Mar/14 2nd
Alex Winter 23/Nov/13 Lead β

Slopey top -- not too bad armed with the beets though. Mistakenly took Nick off belay after he'd disappeared over the false summit, despite there being some balancy climbing above. Felt like a bit of a nob.

with George, Nick
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Happy to come back to this one. A good route in the right conditions, felt about 2 grades easier than last time. Don't expect it to be E1!

mike lawrence? 26/Sep/13 2nd
with Ali, luca
Ali.B 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with mikelawrence
deacondeacon 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

It's not over till its over. Possibly a little stingy at E1, worth doing.

Karl Wooffindin 26/Aug/13 2nd
with Andrew Deacon
Nick Russell 06/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Don't underestimate the slope. Gear is probably fine but not perfect.

WillDoyle 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
Alistair Corbett 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Robnort 02/Mar/13 TR dog
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR O/S
Max Lowry 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Got to the movess before the slopers, composed myself and grabbed one of the worst holds ever :P

northy1983 ??/2012 Lead
with david h
richardr 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
craig d 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Tough for E1

with Simon Kincaid
RocknRoll 26/Aug/08 2nd dnf

Bloody nails, I hauled myself up on the ropes in the end, couldn't make the top moves on the slimy green sloping holds

with David Kettle
mark s ??/2005 Solo
Mark Stevenson 05/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Hidden ??/2004 2nd dog
Mark Stevenson ??/2004 Lead
with Haggis
cem 14/Jun/03 Lead dnf
with Rod Strachan
Gus 04/Sep/02 Lead O/S
FrankW 30/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Roland K
Roget 16/Apr/97 Lead O/S


Hidden 07/May/89 Lead
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