Rockfax Description
10m. The slanting crack on the right-hand side of the overhang is approached via the rib and has a moment or two of interest up the final exposed rib. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Rob Laird 07/Aug Lead O/S

First E2 since 2010, good holds, and an airy finish

with B Sosin
mr random 07/Aug 2nd
fuzzysheep01 30/Jun Lead O/S
with Nono
Nono 30/Jun TR
Jake Young 26/Mar 2nd O/S
with Alex M, Nick
amccann 26/Mar Lead O/S
Nick1812P 26/Mar Lead β
with Jake
jimlear ??/2017 Lead β
Hidden 28/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/16 2nd
Stroppy 13/Nov/16 Lead G/U

Got a bit confused first time up and forgot how to gritstone. 2nd time no problems, fun and exciting route

Hidden 12/Oct/16 Lead RP
DanChad 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Abraham, Paul Deane
Andrew Abraham 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
mikeyjbs 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Idoia
Simon Davis 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Andrew James
robertmichaellovell 08/May/16 Lead
with Wanneys
will9911 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
TomRiddelsdell 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Easy but unprotected to start but there is great gear for the harder moves to finish

Horton 05/Sep/15 2nd dog
with Matt77
Horton 05/Sep/15 2nd RP
Matt77 05/Sep/15 Lead β

On Shane's gear

islandlynx 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dad
Rob Gillespie 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Bomber gear followed by great climbing, with a nice heel hook to reach the top.

MichaelGallimore 30/May/15 2nd O/S

Stayed left at the end.

with Flavio
duncan 30/May/15 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle ?/Jun/14 Lead
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt pretty urgent once commited. very nice moves

Ky 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Dave H
Matt_C9716 12/Mar/14 2nd
simonfilson 25/Nov/13 Lead RP
PeteWilson 08/Oct/13 Lead rpt

getting over the roof felt significantly harder on lead than on second!

with Matt
Hillson 08/Oct/13 2nd
ChrisBrooke 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Barratt
mike lawrence? 26/Sep/13 2nd
with Ali, luca
WillDoyle 24/Jun/13 2nd
with Mike
augustus trout 21/Jun/13 2nd
Indy92 26/May/13 2nd
Dan Geh 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Found the top moves very delicate, ended up getting a high heel then rocking over onto it. Felt like I was going to fall miles!

with Jonny, Hazel, Indy
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Rich Kirby 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Laramadness 19/May/13 2nd β
with Tez
Tez29 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with G.L
Andy Clarke 02/May/13 Lead O/S

Packs a lot of climbing into the last few metres, building to an exciting finish. Not all the key holds for either the crack or the ramp are particularly obvious from below.

with Ralph
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
Mike Warner ??/2013 Lead O/S
HazelMacLean ??/2013 2nd
Alistair Corbett 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

bomber gear, sick route!

WillDoyle 15/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Callum lowered me a sling for the topout.

Hannes B 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
R2B 27/Jun/12 2nd
Coel Hellier 10/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 13/May/12 Lead O/S

1st grit E2 lead v. pleased.

Dean177 13/May/12 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tom vellacott ?/Mar/12 Lead
northy1983 ??/2012 Lead
with david h
Si dH 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Failed leading this about 5 years ago. The crux felt quite hard and it doesnt really let up until the top. Good route.

with Neil Furniss
mark20 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Ky 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Remus Knowles, Jack Kelsey
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Start felt bold, good moves, worth the 2 stars the BMC guides.

with Becky E
richardr 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
rikbattye 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
minirollsrule 03/Apr/11 2nd dog

amazing climb, really loved it, eventhe overhang, loads of little gear in the crux, small cams and a couple nuts. need a bit more technique and strength but i am def gunna have this E2 one day :D

with matt reynolds
Boy 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Nige Kershaw
tigertim 08/Sep/10 2nd
Alex Winter 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S

The crux is getting established on the upper wall and is well protected. I thought the climbing was steady 5a above and probably safe as long as you don't hit the ledge. Nice route.

Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd β
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dean79 11/Jul/10 2nd
drcorbasisgod 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
climbergg 19/Sep/09 2nd
Tim M 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Emma
chris sm 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Dan 85 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Martin Cooper 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stan Halstead
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 10/Feb/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
andi turner 15/Sep/07 Lead
with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt
mark s 15/Sep/07 Lead rpt


with jon read andi t
Jon Read 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Turner & Sharrat
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead
Gus 28/Jun/02 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
crossleysm ?/Aug/93 2nd O/S
Roget 08/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 07/May/89 Lead
Hidden ?/May/82 -
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