Rockfax Description
14m. The right arete of the buttress is precarious, and once again, protection is somewhat lacking where most needed. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

Dexter JW 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Quite bold but steady

with Popz
WillRhodes 21/Jun/17 Lead

Gear seemed rather rare, especially considering the VS grade in the BMC guide

LCam98 11/Apr/17 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 08/Apr/17 Lead
with Chris Bull
stevethomas 04/Jun/16 Lead
with Heather
Hidden 23/Apr/16 TR O/S
clairemathews 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
stevethomas 18/Aug/15 Lead
with Winston
Nigel Bond 11/Aug/15 TR
with Bern Hardman
Rob Gillespie 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Flavio 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #22

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
Martin Dale 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Wriggers
TonyF 10/May/15 2nd
with Mike Dowsett, John Shields
MikeDowsett 10/May/15 2nd
jshields 10/May/15 Lead
mky77 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Riley, Ceara
Ceara 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Riley, Andrew
Rory Bascombe 21/May/14 Lead O/S

Tutor put in 2 micro nuts and y hang so i didnt kill myself with nooby placements!

with Ben clark
jordangolding 18/May/14 TR O/S
Sam Woodward 18/May/14 TR O/S
quinn sorabjee 18/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 TR O/S
hirving 18/May/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
matt8hew88 18/May/14 TR β
Jacob Hodge 95 18/Apr/14 TR O/S
Nij 14/Jul/13 TR O/S
gavster2405 14/Jul/13 2nd
ipegg 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Serious climb

Andypeak 05/Apr/13 2nd
Paul Hy 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Andy S
Geras 15/Jul/12 2nd

asd description no protection

with Roman
Tim Harper 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
J25 30/Jul/11 Lead dnf
J25 30/Jul/11 TR
with Duncan Disorderly, Tim Harper
Hidden 25/Aug/10 TR O/S
bobpilgrem 24/May/10 TR O/S

previously lead 1993

with Bob/Nic
NeilGriffiths 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Adam
A Crook 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

LoL not a great deal of gear at all

mike lawrence? 08/Apr/10 2nd
cj1970 09/Mar/10 2nd O/S
bavarianGaz 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Andy
A Downing 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Gaz
donkster 22/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with crooko
Jim Slater 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Easy but no gear!

with Trevor Wilson
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
bobpilgrem 26/Apr/09 TR O/S
with Bob/Tom
Hidden 08/Aug/08 TR
richardhopton 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 15/Jun/08 2nd β
fatbuoybazza 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

theres hardly any gear, the first gear placement is crap, i had to jam in a upside down micro, with a small nut!!couple of moves further up theres better gear, but its a long way down on crap gear before that, an not egzackerly easy peasy climbin, hence HVS..

with olivia
tim_mcd 07/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
tomparrott 07/Oct/07 Lead
MaccMark 08/Aug/07 2nd
with Philip Jarvis
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/07 TR
eduardo 28/Mar/07 TR
dan gibson 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
AJ007 08/Oct/06 Solo
with Dan
tatz45 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Quentin O'Brien
MazElden ??/2006 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
mark s ??/2003 -
akhughes ??/2003 Lead O/S
Gus ??/2002 Solo
Ropeboy 03/Sep/00 Solo
FrankW 30/May/99 Lead O/S
with Helen B
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
martroberts 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/1996 -
Iain Thow 08/May/93 Lead

Neither quite manage whole route

with Daz, Kel
Roget 17/Feb/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 15
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 15
Votes cast 12
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set