Rockfax Description
8m. The neat arete with a powerful start and pleasant above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars.

WillRhodes 20/Sep Lead O/S

Hard start, perhaps because I started direct and up to the pocket on the right, but I don't know. A good exposed finish which finishes too early is also present.

FlavioL1989 08/Sep Solo O/S
simeclimb68 26/Aug Lead O/S
with Heather Lewis
Connorolfe 12/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul TR
Hidden 15/Jul Lead
Droyd 28/May Lead O/S
with Jimmy
Dan Vaj 30/Apr 2nd O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 30/Apr Lead O/S
jon_gill1 29/Apr 2nd O/S
EllieWoods 29/Apr Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 09/Apr 2nd O/S
with Floris
Hidden 08/Apr Lead
bigbobbyking 08/Apr Lead

Direct start is really hard. Tip toed in from the left

with Chris Bull
NeilHowarth 12/Mar Lead O/S
with Simon
powelli 12/Mar 2nd O/S
with Neil H
Andypeak 06/Mar Lead

the first move is 5a. the rest is about mod

gaz3212 06/Mar 2nd O/S
Theeni 25/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 25/Nov/16 Lead

On Henry's gear

adamre12 13/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
southern_smit 30/Oct/16 Lead
Graeme Hammond 15/Oct/16 Lead rpt

felt like O/S as don't remember doing this before and it wasn't ticked in guide we had at crag though it was ticked in a old guide at home

with Alastair Atkinson
lost.arrow 09/Oct/16 TR
slab_happy 07/Oct/16 2nd
dr_botnik 07/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Ben1983 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hillson 17/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Josh
John Brayshaw 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
StevieLee 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Lawray
Lawray 19/Jun/16 2nd β
knighty 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Tom Swift
AnniH 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with TonyB
Hidden 08/Jun/16 2nd
mmmhumous 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S


with Marie, Laura, Ged
stevethomas 04/Jun/16 Lead
with Heather
alaster tonge 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
rich88 28/May/16 TR β

awkward start

cpforbes 08/May/16 Lead O/S
GargoyleFeet 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
C May 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with C May
Robin Nichols 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Roger
92stokesw 14/Feb/16 Lead
Mark1800 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
steely 14/Oct/15 2nd O/S
owain-1978 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Dad
Dave Garnett 04/Jul/15 Lead
with Kate Garnett
superturbo 30/Jun/15 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 21/May/15 Solo
will9911 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Alison
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
bantamdave 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Steve Shorrok
katiet 22/Mar/15 -
Steve Shorrock 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
John Higgs 19/Mar/15 2nd
with Caitlin Bell
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
shell145 21/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Ursula
Dale ?/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
TGreen 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Found it pleasant, think I would have struggle when Severe was my limit though.

Leleanor93 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
leglesslizard ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
DanChad 21/May/14 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 21/May/14 Lead
ClareG 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Bit scary at the start, nice after

Rob Davies 14/May/14 2nd

Ridiculous starting moves at HS 4b, technical and strenuous - more like HVS 5b. I failed to lead this and Mike took a few goes.

with Mike Jones
Cake 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Direct start was about 5b, safe and worthwhile.

with Matt
Hidden 24/Apr/14 2nd
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead

I thought I'd soloed this before, but it's not on here. Nice route with contrasting halves.

with Emily
harold walmsley 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Tough start (done v direct)

with Colin Struthers
Karl Wooffindin 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Deacon
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Phillips
gavster2405 14/Jul/13 2nd
ipegg 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

I lead after hard start stumped Gavin

kermit_uk 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mattgrange 01/Jun/13 Lead
2themax 05/May/13 TR
JM0rrison 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Defo HS just for the start.

with Umer
sam corbett ??/2013 Solo O/S
fletch540 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
TM_Horton 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Night time climb with a headtorch :) simply awesome.

with Guy
riddle 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Yasmina
john lynch 07/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Lewis Andrew
jjclarke70 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete
Jules Lane 04/Sep/12 Lead β

Failed to do the direct start and didn't think of starting round to the right, so cheated by starting up to the left and moving across onto the nose from there.

Batt 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Good value at HS

with Jules
Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Simon R
Alex Winter 22/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
sambosanquet101 23/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

quite easy but pleasant route

with Andrew Graham
Bisteris 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Glen Du Jardin
Hillson 22/May/12 Solo O/S
alicethwaites 11/Apr/12 2nd β
tim exley 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S

alice followed the line to lift as it started to rained a lot.

with alice
MarkRoe 05/Apr/12 Solo O/S
matty123 05/Apr/12 Solo
TM_Horton 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Poudevigne-Durance.
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Robnort ??/2012 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
yarrow 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dougstep
Takacs 22/Oct/11 2nd
with Harry Yarrow
marcoleptic 27/Sep/11 Solo dnf

Could do with a spotter.

Tithe Technique 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Took me a bit to get the first move sorted but an awesome climb when you're on it. Holds to cobble dogs with.

katyc 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Nick/D
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Mark Hatton 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
jumpingjimminy 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 23/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Double Knee Bar 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Iain
clive-greenwood 21/May/11 Solo
mksmith35 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rich Kay 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Mikael 06/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Danny Crump 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
LiL Saz 12/Sep/10 2nd
Simon_Letman 06/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
John Lewis 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Effecivley Soloed, knocked only pro out (1st Hand slot on right) actually helped concentrate on the climb and not cacking myself.

with Andrew Towers, Peter Beasley, Maureen
arifgul 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Chas Hall
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
John Lewis 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Richard
arctic_jen 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich
graphiclunarkid 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Deserves the HS it gets in Eastern Grit if only for the lack of gear until you're above the crux. Scary boulder-problem start but superb climbing above. Recommended.

Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
Ewan Russell 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with joel
dean79 21/Mar/10 2nd
marclloyd77 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
GF ??/2010 -
donkster 05/Dec/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
nige pacer 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
benny_m 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
SGD 02/Aug/09 Solo
RCrockford 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
mmalbon 14/Jun/09 2nd

As last time - started from the right. One to try again with the correct start.

with Mick
thrutch 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
Graeme Hammond 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah New
cayteye 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Paul Highams
tradguy 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Rob Laird 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with B Sosin
Hidden 11/Apr/09 TR
PaulGreenhead 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Kirsty 11/Apr/09 2nd
mr random 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike H
dashitboarder 05/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd
snakebite 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Leese
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Solo O/S
hailtryfan ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Bernie
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Dan 85 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
Peter Drake 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
SGD 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Lovely climb

with Carol Umarova
Ben Hollands 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Harding
Chris Harding 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Powerful start then the arete is nice

Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead
bobpilgrem 14/Jul/08 TR

Strenuous unprotected start-then easily up arete.

with Bob/Nic
Duncan I 02/Jul/08 Solo
dashitboarder 15/Jun/08 2nd RP
with Dad
mmalbon 25/May/08 TR

Started from the right (i.e. from the bottom of Black Pig), pulled left to edge of arete above the nose, then up the arete.

with Mick and Simon
wayne87thecut 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Quixos
MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Nick
Jonny M 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Adam Limer
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
gb83 11/Nov/07 2nd

hard start esp when green and wet;-)

with m.sakano
chriscopps 11/Nov/07 2nd
with gb83
masa-alpin 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Tim, Matt and another Chris tried seconding, but gave up.

with Chris (Graeme's pal), Graeme B
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead
pennyb 23/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
jl 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
PanzerHanzler 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Isobel Chandler
doughboy_swiftandsure 27/Aug/07 Solo dnf

Didn't feel comfortable tackling the initial over hang without a bouldering mat, but started up Ogden itself before shifting right asap onto arete above overhang. The arete itself was good practise.

Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Cat
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd O/S
edmitchell 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with kai ren
goi.ashmore 16/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
eduardo 28/Mar/07 TR
gibbo38 14/Jan/07 2nd
with martin
kenneM ?/Jan/07 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
Andrew Abraham ??/2007 -
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
fizzy_elephant 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with stu
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
JPM71 ?/Sep/06 Lead
Dave Bond 17/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with christian
tatz45 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Neil Curtis 08/May/05 2nd
with Aled Sage
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with talltim
Hidden 18/Jul/04 Solo
Mark Stevenson 05/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Solo O/S
nmwr ?/Nov/03 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 25/Aug/03 Solo
Andy Clarke 12/Aug/03 Solo O/S
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Hidden 02/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Gus 26/Jan/00 Solo
chris sm 14/Jul/99 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
tlr ?/Oct/98 TR
with Fin and Nick
FrankW 29/Aug/98 Solo O/S
with Joe
Hidden 08/Aug/98 Lead
FrankW 04/Jul/98 Solo O/S
with None
martroberts 29/Mar/98 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Solo
nai ??/1995 2nd
alan moore ??/1995 -
smudge ??/1993 Solo O/S
keith Lonsdale 31/Oct/92 TR
with Ernie Greenwood
Hidden ?/Aug/91 Solo
Roget 13/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Lead

VS 4c for me, harder than Spare Rib.

with Ian(Lich)
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/85 Solo
Billg 29/May/85 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 25/Apr/84 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jan/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ?/May/82 -
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
mikej 25/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 24/Jun/70 Solo
with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge
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