16m.

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16m. Climb the right arete of the buttress on its right-hand side, passing over the perched block to the final wall where spooky moves left into the chimney become imperative. A Direct Finish is VS 4b and a bold Right-hand Finish, via a flake, is HVS 4c. © Rockfax

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Twelve fine routes in the lower grades at the Roaches, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Roaches VDiff's, Peak diff and vdiff starred routes and top 50

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Simon Caldwell 20 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Don't be tempted by the direct finishes, the move left into the chimney is the best bit.
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Echna 2 Jul Lead O/S
with Dalinda, mnyk
with Dalinda, mnyk
bonebag 23 Jun Lead Climbing with Ann, Daniel and Jamie. Jane at home working. My lead, Daniel second. Ann backed off from entrance to the chimney and Jamie didn't climb this route. Weather was overcast and humid with a cool E wind.
with Jamie, Daniel, Ann
Climbing with Ann, Daniel and Jamie. Jane at home working. My lead, Daniel second. Ann backed off from entrance to the chimney and Jamie didn't climb this route. Weather was overcast and humid with a cool E wind.
with Jamie, Daniel, Ann
bonebag 23 Jun 2nd Climbing with Ann, Daniel and Jamie. Jane at home working. Daniel lead, me second. Ann and Jamie didn't climb. Weather was overcast and humid with a cool E wind.
with Jamie, Daniel, Ann
Climbing with Ann, Daniel and Jamie. Jane at home working. Daniel lead, me second. Ann and Jamie didn't climb. Weather was overcast and humid with a cool E wind.
with Jamie, Daniel, Ann
Hidden 13 May Lead
JonathanJones 5 May 2nd O/S
with abreen
with abreen
paulerussell 28 Apr Lead O/S
with Andrea
with Andrea
Neil Henson 28 Apr Lead O/S Spicy step across into the chimney.
with Jon
Spicy step across into the chimney.
with Jon
Paul Hy 23 Mar 2nd
with drsdave
with drsdave
Hidden 23 Mar Lead
agour 25 Feb Lead O/S
with Maria
with Maria
runestone ?? Lead
Muzza0710 18 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
outdoors.nick 17 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
Blossoms 17 Nov, 2018 2nd
IWasJack 28 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt Brilliant, again. dodging tree branches swaying in the wind.
Brilliant, again. dodging tree branches swaying in the wind.
IWasLuke 28 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Slack!!! .... More Slack `(one pull, to pull)
Slack!!! .... More Slack `(one pull, to pull)
Drew Logan 28 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Josh, IWasJack
with Josh, IWasJack
Hannahmach 26 Jul, 2018 Lead
MattL80 26 Jul, 2018 2nd
Paul Hy 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
with sassan
with sassan
sassan 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
robcrowther 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
apana790 13 May, 2018 2nd
IWasJack 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Freddy
with Freddy
steve_gibbs 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Grace
with Grace
ali.scott 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Grace M
with Grace M
WillAndrew 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Flavio 8 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2017 2nd
EdC 12 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Step across into the chimney certainly spooky/bold. Started with some interesting chimney moves and pull-over from the gap between the blocks to the right of the blank mossy slab that the RockFax seems to show as the start location on the topo (behind/left of the tree). Subsequent cross-check of the BMC Guide shows the start on the arete right-face to the right of the tree which looks much easier.
with Sarah W
Step across into the chimney certainly spooky/bold. Started with some interesting chimney moves and pull-over from the gap between the blocks to the right of the blank mossy slab that the RockFax seems to show as the start location on the topo (behind/left of the tree). Subsequent cross-check of the BMC Guide shows the start on the arete right-face to the right of the tree which looks much easier.
with Sarah W
JohnHutch 23 Jul, 2017 Lead Great climb
with Castle MC
Great climb
with Castle MC
Jamie Brown 23 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Pete Bradshaw, Dave D
with Pete Bradshaw, Dave D
Hidden 15 Jul, 2017 Lead
mmmhumous 26 Jun, 2017 Lead
with Tom
with Tom
Andy DJ 18 Jun, 2017 Lead
with Tony, Ben Jones, CHASETRAILBUILDA
with Tony, Ben Jones, CHASETRAILBUILDA
Droyd 28 May, 2017 Solo O/S
LucaDF 13 May, 2017 Lead O/S
BradDodd 30 Apr, 2017 Lead
mattdennies 30 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
bryce.dorin 2 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Issy 12 Mar, 2017 2nd
with Rich
with Rich
Hidden 12 Mar, 2017 2nd
Hidden 12 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
powelli 12 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S A really fun route, several of our party lead this and all seemed to take slightly different approaches at getting over/around the perched block and into the chimney.
A really fun route, several of our party lead this and all seemed to take slightly different approaches at getting over/around the perched block and into the chimney.
Stroppy 19 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
with SUMC
with SUMC
Graeme Hammond 15 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S also did direct finish
with Alastair Atkinson
also did direct finish
with Alastair Atkinson
tom bre 9 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
Chris1234H 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
StevieLee 19 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Lawray
with Lawray
Lawray 19 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
knighty 19 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S Great little VDiff. Lovely stuff.
with Tom Swift
Great little VDiff. Lovely stuff.
with Tom Swift
SuperLee1985 19 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Nice route. Exciting step across.
with Jack Leung
Nice route. Exciting step across.
with Jack Leung
Leleanor93 17 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
BenedictIEP 17 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
stevethomas 4 Jun, 2016 Lead
with Heather
with Heather
alaster tonge 28 May, 2016 Solo O/S
alaster tonge 28 May, 2016 Lead rpt Having soloed up and decided good for David. Split in 2 pitches so all three sat on the block to watch leftwards crossing.
with David Tonge, Assad Lahlou
Having soloed up and decided good for David. Split in 2 pitches so all three sat on the block to watch leftwards crossing.
with David Tonge, Assad Lahlou
cpforbes 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Andy Morley 28 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
with Andy Morley
with Andy Morley
Darron ??, 2016 -
M60OON ??, 2016 Lead
Gloria 21 Nov, 2015 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 21 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S Very good fun.
with Gloria
Very good fun.
with Gloria
clairemathews 27 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Richard Apthorp
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 Lead
gavster 26 Apr, 2015 2nd
with rob
with rob
bantamdave 26 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S Super day out
with Roger B
Super day out
with Roger B
Rob Royle 26 Apr, 2015 Lead
with gavster
with gavster
marr.simon 25 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Lovely route, my only advise would be to ensure that your second remembers to tie in and then doesn't drop one of your extenders so you have to do the route 3 TIMES!
Lovely route, my only advise would be to ensure that your second remembers to tie in and then doesn't drop one of your extenders so you have to do the route 3 TIMES!
fuzzysheep01 24 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
slab_happy 2 Apr, 2015 2nd
with Liam
with Liam
jamestb 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2015 Solo
Finn Curry 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Tim Akast
with Tim Akast
pjames87 19 Apr, 2014 Lead
gavster 19 Apr, 2014 2nd
with ruth, rob
with ruth, rob
Ruthie 19 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Rob Royle 19 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Ruth, gavster
with Ruth, gavster
karlb 12 Apr, 2014 2nd
Smeghead 12 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Karl bamford
with Karl bamford
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 Lead
anthonylewis 8 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
DMC 14 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 14 Aug, 2013 Lead
with DMC
with DMC
Hidden 11 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Sarah2508 11 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Adam15
with Adam15
MikeDowsett 9 Jun, 2013 2nd
with csh.1000, Robin Stiffin
with csh.1000, Robin Stiffin
csh.1000 9 Jun, 2013 TR O/S
with Robin, Mike
with Robin, Mike
Hidden 6 May, 2013 2nd
Hidden 6 May, 2013 Lead
mrs catt 13 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
with catt
with catt
Hidden 13 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
lukebowman551 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Craig Shelley, Duncan Bourne
with Craig Shelley, Duncan Bourne
Robnort 24 Aug, 2012 TR O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 18 Aug, 2012 Solo
robphys 8 Aug, 2012 2nd
CGlennie 8 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Rob Smith
with Rob Smith
bennys89 ?Jul, 2012 Lead
Bisteris 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Glen Du Jardin
with Glen Du Jardin
alicethwaites 11 Apr, 2012 2nd β
tim exley 11 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S hard move up to the block
hard move up to the block
Dan0Me 19 Feb, 2012 2nd
with Daniel Smedley
with Daniel Smedley
Coops_13 29 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S A bit bold in places
with yarrow
A bit bold in places
with yarrow
yarrow 29 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S
fletch540 ??, 2012 Lead O/S direct finish VS
with joe flannagan
direct finish VS
with joe flannagan
Hidden ??, 2012 Solo
Hidden 4 Dec, 2011 2nd
Derek Furze 28 Oct, 2011 Solo
Hidden 22 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
virgil ?Oct, 2011 Lead fantastic value for money. a sppoky move across the gap indeeed
with bcc
fantastic value for money. a sppoky move across the gap indeeed
with bcc
eeonz 20 Aug, 2011 Lead
tompilgrem 19 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Nick/D
with Nick/D
Hidden 7 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
hotfeet 7 Aug, 2011 Lead
Stevie_R 14 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt Very pleasant little climb. Stepping across the gully gives good exposure for vd.
with dan brown
Very pleasant little climb. Stepping across the gully gives good exposure for vd.
with dan brown
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
moelfras 3 Jul, 2011 Lead
Chris Sansum 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Kind of soloed - just placed a sling to protect the second at the top of the first section before the traverse. Did the route just to keep warm while waiting for 'Thrug' to become free.
with Nathaelle Bouttes
Kind of soloed - just placed a sling to protect the second at the top of the first section before the traverse. Did the route just to keep warm while waiting for 'Thrug' to become free.
with Nathaelle Bouttes
hazeysunshine 23 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with GT
with GT
Paul Hy 21 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with Damien K, Thrudge
with Damien K, Thrudge
colin milton 21 May, 2011 Solo
Doug Hughes 20 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
trish1968 17 Apr, 2011 Lead took a while to step over the gap
took a while to step over the gap
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 2nd
alias dave 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
tubby Tez 3 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with DH, Rich Kay
with DH, Rich Kay
DH 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
DH 7 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S
mmalbon 22 Aug, 2010 Lead
with James, Simon
with James, Simon
Paul1 19 Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
John Lewis 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Leelogs 12 Jun, 2010 Lead
with SCC
with SCC
Jim Malo 31 May, 2010 Lead O/S
electriclinz 23 May, 2010 2nd Round of applause from the baby jackdaws as you make the step across into the chimney.
with Robert
Round of applause from the baby jackdaws as you make the step across into the chimney.
with Robert
Hidden 22 May, 2010 Lead
Kamikaze Badger 18 May, 2010 2nd
with Phil Newing
with Phil Newing
cooper leek 21 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt
with dawn
with dawn
Hidden 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
GF ??, 2010 -
benny_m 13 Sep, 2009 2nd rpt
silhouette 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S As I searched inside the horizontal crack for a placement I saw a tiny bat staring back!
with benny_m
As I searched inside the horizontal crack for a placement I saw a tiny bat staring back!
with benny_m
Hidden 4 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
benny_m 4 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with ali and jo
with ali and jo
mmalbon 24 Jun, 2009 Lead
with Mick, Dave Lowndes, Mick Cartwright and James
with Mick, Dave Lowndes, Mick Cartwright and James
Hidden 30 May, 2009 Lead O/S
deanr 23 May, 2009 Lead O/S
tomboyle ?May, 2009 Lead O/S
with simon boyle
with simon boyle
Rob Laird 11 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
amstel ?Apr, 2009 Lead
with Joe
with Joe
Hidden 22 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 15 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
Peter Drake 15 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
donkster ?Dec, 2008 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
with DaveNW
masa-alpin 8 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
with Adam W
with Adam W
Hidden 12 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S
asmith37 12 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 27 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Look out for the bat halfway up!
with Ellie
Look out for the bat halfway up!
with Ellie
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
mortimea 13 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Greg Richards
with Greg Richards
Hidden 9 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
mmalbon 15 Jun, 2008 Lead Took the easy route out to the left across the chasm at VDiff. Seconded it a year or 2 ago.
with Mick, Simon and James
Took the easy route out to the left across the chasm at VDiff. Seconded it a year or 2 ago.
with Mick, Simon and James
Hidden 8 May, 2008 Solo O/S
Allan Young 3 May, 2008 2nd O/S
fizzychewitt 26 Apr, 2008 Lead
with Kat
with Kat
Hidden 26 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
pepperpot 22 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Paul Wright
with Paul Wright
Dave Wearing 12 Apr, 2008 2nd
with Geoff Graham
with Geoff Graham
Stig 9 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S VS 4b variant
with Goi
VS 4b variant
with Goi
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 12 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
doughboy_swiftandsure 27 Aug, 2007 Solo O/S Took left route out (VD) with that interesting bridging over the abyss.
Took left route out (VD) with that interesting bridging over the abyss.
edmitchell 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with kai ren
with kai ren
Hidden 14 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
donkster 20 May, 2007 Solo O/S
John-Luke Casey 28 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
with Josh Jones
with Josh Jones
Guy Wilson 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??, 2007 -
AJ007 7 Oct, 2006 Solo
EAYL 5 Sep, 2006 2nd
with LMB
with LMB
dread-i 26 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S damp
with castleman
damp
with castleman
eonuk 26 Aug, 2006 Solo sadly backed off from chimney ... psyched out by the green - glad i left it
sadly backed off from chimney ... psyched out by the green - glad i left it
Castleman 26 Aug, 2006 2nd
with dread-i
with dread-i
John Eley ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 23 Nov, 2005 Solo
leonjones 30 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Paul Ness
with Paul Ness
Carl Smethurst 4 Sep, 2004 Solo O/S
Will Gordon ?Aug, 2004 Solo
SteveM 28 Mar, 2004 Lead
with Roger
with Roger
Simon Caldwell 19 Oct, 2003 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
Hidden 12 Oct, 2003 Lead
Sankey 29 Mar, 2002 Lead
with Andy E
with Andy E
Hammy 27 Mar, 2002 Solo
Gus ??, 2002 Solo
Stevie_R 22 Aug, 2001 2nd O/S
with rod
with rod
Katie Weston ?Aug, 2000 2nd
Rich Malcolm 13 May, 2000 2nd O/S
with Dave Draycott
with Dave Draycott
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Brazzer ?Sep, 1999 2nd O/S
with Ben Williams
with Ben Williams
Chalky Cat ??, 1999 2nd O/S
Peakology ??, 1999 Lead O/S
craig h 8 Oct, 1998 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
with Jamie Lillieman
FrankW 30 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
with Roland K
with Roland K
EddieA 23 May, 1998 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 1998 2nd O/S
Yourlead 11 Jun, 1995 Lead
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
smudge ??, 1993 Solo O/S
steve prior ?Aug, 1991 Solo
Roget 11 Nov, 1990 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??, 1990 -
Iain Thow 17 May, 1989 Solo
tlr ?Oct, 1988 Solo
with Fin and Nick
with Fin and Nick
tapley 18 Sep, 1987 Solo
Ian Archer 6 Sep, 1986 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 14 Jun, 1985 Solo
Nigel Bond 9 Jan, 1983 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
Rog Wilko ?Mar, 1971 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 24 Jun, 1970 Solo
with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge
with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge
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