Rockfax Description
8m. This attempt to climb the smooth slab almost gets forced into the gully before looping back right to finish. Direct is E3. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Jones 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

themattyshep 21/May/17 Lead dnf

Cheated and used the arete so DNF it is

with Theo
Andy Clarke 19/Jul/16 Sent x

Direct, up the centre via the blind flake. Highballed. Neat technical moves around the mid-height horizontal seam, which took a few goes to work out on shunt. Many thanks to John from Barnsley, who was soloing nearby - probably the only other guy on the Skyline at the time! - and came over to spot me. Think this would be well worth its E3 for a proper onsight, solo and without mats. Sent on the hottest day of the year - just got it done before the sun came over the top.

Hidden 08/Jun/16 TR
mmmhumous 08/Jun/16 TR dog

Dry despite the rain.

with Marie, Laura, Ged
Andrew Abraham 01/Jun/16 Solo rpt
with Harry Ratclif
SGD 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Put a runner in by the arete (spotted from the floor) but it still felt bloody hard and bold, particularly in the heat.

Hidden 27/Jul/14 TR O/S
poigol5043 19/Jul/14 2nd
ASchwirtz 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Put some gear in (on route) from the ground / gully next to reduce ground fall impact.

Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd dnf
WillDoyle ?/Jun/14 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Sent β

Flashed the E3 up to the break but then bottled it and finished up the E2. About three pads. Really grateful to the guys who had just cleaned it up and let me have a go over their pads :)

PeteWilson 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt

Direct this time. E3

with Timm Wilson, Andrew Graham
simonfilson 25/Nov/13 Lead RP
sam corbett ?/Jun/13 Solo RP
2themax 05/May/13 TR
Hidden 20/Apr/13 TR RP
ianstevens 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Robnort 02/Mar/13 TR O/S

clean on using the arete . not clean up the middle:-(

with ellie Bromage, adam clemence, paul clauston
PeteWilson 19/Feb/13 Lead rpt

a few nice moves but a shame its so close to the gully

with Andrew Graham
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR O/S
Robnort 24/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 28/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 TR O/S
northy1983 ??/2012 Lead
with david h
richardr 21/Jun/11 Solo β

Eliminate and escapable.

Hidden 17/Apr/11 TR O/S
Ky 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Danny T
j4star 19/Mar/11 Solo dnf

fell off watch out for the ledge just above the ground it broke my foot

Hidden 28/Dec/08 TR dnf
donkster ??/2008 TR RP
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
dread-i 26/Aug/06 TR dog


with castleman
Col Allott ?/Aug/05 TR

Wanna solo this one but unsure of the line.

with Alex Sturrock
mark s ??/2005 Solo
Andy Clarke 10/Oct/04 Lead RP

Thin smeary moves, but good gear (which I tested!) in the left arete.

with Johnny
Retroman3 31/Aug/03 TR
with Yan
Gus ??/2002 Lead

Led the soloed in Five Tennies

tlr ??/2000 Solo
richsmithinbristol 08/May/99 Solo O/S

Solo above pad

lost.arrow 12/Jul/98 TR
CrashMat Rob 01/Aug/96 TR
nai ??/1995 2nd
Hidden 21/Aug/93 TR
The Reaper 14/Apr/93 TR O/S


keith Lonsdale 31/Oct/92 TR
with Ernie Greenwood
Hidden 03/May/92 TR
Rob Davies 01/May/91 Lead

May have used side runners higher up?

with Angus McLean
Roget 13/Apr/91 Solo rpt


Hidden 29/Mar/90 Lead rpt
Roget ??/1989 TR O/S
with jim
Bullybones ??/1987 -
Hidden 25/Apr/84 Solo
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