Rockfax Description
8m. The open groove has some nice holds and moves. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Well named - it looks like there should be a crack but there isn't! Follow the corner to three-quarter height then escape right. An alternative finish traverses all the way to the left arete and finishes up jugs (see Pseudo Crack Variation).

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

PanzerHanzler 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/17 2nd
crag 29/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Nice climb.

with Ian Cubs
mmmhumous 03/Aug/17 Lead
with Ged
nwakeman 10/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Bethany Edmonds
rohai545 22/Jun/17 Lead
with Helen, Chris Cope
PhillS 24/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Clare
thecruxclimber 25/Mar/17 Lead
GargoyleFeet 11/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Ian
youwillfindjimbo 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jess
Hidden 30/Jul/16 TR O/S
musicl3e 30/Jul/16 TR
with Tony Etherington, Sarah Brookes, John Brookes
Chris Ellis 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Helen Odwell
RyanR 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Solo
Ianhulme ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
colin milton 04/May/16 Solo
Bullybones 22/Apr/16 -
GargoyleFeet 13/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
thecruxclimber ??/2016 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/15 Solo
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 Solo
Matt_C9716 09/Jul/15 2nd
with Ged, Adam
mmmhumous 09/Jul/15 Lead
mmmhumous 09/Jul/15 Lead
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Vienna
HumphreyJ20 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Valentino 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Solo
kez1 ?/Jun/15 Solo
with dale tomkinson
tom bre 15/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Ruthie 07/Sep/14 Lead
with Gavin
gavster 07/Sep/14 2nd
with ruth
yossarian714 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
TJ Mather 31/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Bullybones 27/Aug/14 Sent
Hidden 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
mattgrange 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jordanh031 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
monsteratt 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
rockman 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing -good moves and well protected.

timcedwards 20/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Solo
markK6 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb withg some fun bridging moves mid wall

with Ben
mellorno1 17/May/14 2nd O/S
mellorno1 17/May/14 2nd O/S
howsthebeef 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with A. Maggs
TJ Mather 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Dom Bloomfield 20/Apr/14 2nd
TJ Mather ??/2014 2nd O/S
Dom Bloomfield ??/2014 Lead β
gpcomps 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Chris Murray 22/Aug/13 Lead
DanChad 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
tomjemmett 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable climb, but felt a lot more steep than I was expecting!

with Justin Paul Locke, Carol Umarova
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
BALD EAGLE 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Marketa Jindrovic, Rob Horler
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
stevethomas 08/Jun/13 Solo
with Sean
jjclarke70 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead
Triggy Pop 16/May/13 2nd
with Jon Holland
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
musicl3e 06/May/13 TR rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Becky E 17/Feb/13 Lead
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Becky E
Milne 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with sarah.
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
charley 06/Oct/12 Solo rpt

Really enjoyed this one. Climbed it totally differently from last time as water was flowing down it and most the good holds were wet and slimy so avoided them all. Made the climbing much more interesting.

chumleywarner 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
charley 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
terri mc 15/Jul/12 Lead β
with John, Andy Shardlow
'The Potts' 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow, terri mc
RichyBOYY 05/Jul/12 Solo
Will Caesar 19/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
pepperpot 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ralph Atkinson
Souljah 25/Mar/12 Solo
with Dave and Andi
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Paul Hy 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tony
Mark Hatton 28/Jan/12 Lead rpt
redknight137 28/Aug/11 Lead
PeteWilson 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Andrew Graham
razzorbuzz 08/Aug/11 TR O/S
kez1 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S
keith Lonsdale 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Ann Lonsdale
Dale ?/Jul/11 Solo
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with john corbett, sam corbett
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Marvino 22/Apr/11 Lead
RichT 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
gingerwolf 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
SHCS ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Peakpdr 27/Oct/10 Solo
jmjw 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant route but made about a million times better by following the traverse out left, good holds along a rail, solid gear then just power up the huge jugs on the arete

with Kat K, Sophie R
Josh Maye 09/Oct/10 Solo
part.tom 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S


armouredego 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Mark Hatton 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Ellie
jumpingjimminy 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jo Hepburn, Ellie
georgenvk 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Very good. Finished right - the alternative traverse to the arete suggested in the guide didn't seem to have any handholds!

with Carmen
Josh Maye 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Josh Maye 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Josh Maye 30/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
R77 01/Aug/10 Lead
with Mark
dishevelled 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with dave
Josh Maye 10/Jul/10 TR
Emma-Louise Anderson 25/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Wasn't all that good for feet but climbing on looked better than down-climbing!

with Adam Simms
John Eley ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 13/May/10 Lead O/S
with Iain
jamietaylor2002 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Rob Stordy
Allan Watson 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Andy Graham
Dale Berry 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
tom bre 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ky 21/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Crucko
GF ??/2010 -
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead rpt

Brilliant Route!

Dux 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
gaz_jones 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Alfredo 18/Apr/09 Solo
mtempest 12/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 14/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
donkster 10/May/08 Solo rpt
with DaveNW
pepperpot 08/Apr/08 2nd β
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Barry D 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Chris M
Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo O/S
FrankW 20/May/07 Lead rpt
with Laura
donkster 25/Mar/07 Solo rpt
goi.ashmore 18/May/06 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 13/Jul/05 Solo
Rampikino 10/May/05 Lead
with Liz Hay
Retroman3 01/Sep/03 2nd
with Yan
Smelly Fox 22/Jul/03 Solo O/S
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Gus 11/Apr/02 Solo
fellgazelle ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Charles French
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
FrankW 17/Jun/00 2nd O/S
with Bernard K
Hidden 24/Jun/99 Solo
Phil1967 09/Jun/99 2nd
andrewbooth1000 09/Jun/99 Lead
with Bruv
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Solo
Iain Thow 22/Jul/92 Solo
andrew300169 20/Jun/92 -
tlr 30/Jun/91 2nd
Roget 04/May/91 Solo rpt
Rob Davies ?/Sep/90 Solo
Roget 17/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with adam, jim
mikej 04/Dec/83 Solo
with Mike Mason
mikej 08/Jun/75 Solo
rogerskews ?/Sep/74 Solo
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