Rockfax Description
8m. Tackle the right-hand side of the arete as direct as the holds allow. Another short but shocking one! A Direct Start over the initial bulge is a stretchy 5c. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The face direct, on great, but spaced, holds. Low in the grade. 5a if you start by stepping in slightly from the right or (according to the BMC guide) 5c for the direct start up the flake crack.

John Holt 1979

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

Ben1983 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S

with RH start

Stephen3005 09/Jul/17 2nd
stvey 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 28/May/17 2nd β
with Dave
Whealiebob 28/May/17 Lead O/S
with Cooper
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
Prof. Outdoors 24/Jul/16 TR
with Jane
rich_hw 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Nikki
TJ Mather 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Joecartmell 07/May/16 2nd
GargoyleFeet 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
thecruxclimber 13/Mar/16 2nd dog
Rob Gillespie 10/Jan/16 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 Lead
with Steve Clegg
Matt_C9716 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Very nice route, managed to reach past the small Jamming crack.

with Ged, Adam
mmmhumous 09/Jul/15 2nd
mmmhumous 09/Jul/15 2nd
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Vienna
HumphreyJ20 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Valentino 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jay
Hidden 09/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
terri mc 26/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Josh Dawson
DanChad 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 22/Mar/15 2nd


Chris Murray 15/Mar/15 Lead

Low in the grade.....but lovely.

with tom bre
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead
tom bre 15/Mar/15 2nd rpt

Done twice today. First led by Paul then Chris - nice moves with some big holds

JimboWizbo 05/Oct/14 2nd

Nice moves. Tricky finish

with Beth
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

with 5c direct start, fun juggy route

with john, mark, Timm Wilson, Andrew Graham
Jordanh031 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 12/Jul/14 2nd rpt
monsteratt 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
stevethomas 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lizzie, Heather
kermit_uk 26/May/14 Lead O/S
howsthebeef 05/May/14 TR dog
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
Chriswallis2 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Anna
terri mc 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Andy Shardlow
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
Andrew Abraham ?/May/13 Lead O/S

Another good route, great holds, great lead.

with Ceara
Morris123 27/Apr/13 Lead
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Sent dnf
Hannes B 23/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt
tom bre 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
terri mc 15/Jul/12 2nd β
with John, Andy Shardlow
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Souljah 25/Mar/12 Solo
with Dave and Andi
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Jack.Beech 29/Sep/11 Lead dog

keith Lonsdale 21/Jul/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 29/Jun/11 Lead
with james
Peakpdr 29/Jun/11 2nd

Did the lead first then followed james after he did it to get gear. Very good route should be 2 stars

with james
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with john corbett, sam corbett
sam corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
Marvino 22/Apr/11 Lead
RichT 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Nick Rundall 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Adam Youd
donkster 12/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Mark Dennison 31/Dec/10 Lead rpt

cold fingers green-sy rock great fun

with Donk
donkster 31/Dec/10 2nd rpt
with mark
donkster 21/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with trigg, ben
ciaran1999 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with tom, kasha
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd O/S
donkster 05/May/10 Lead rpt
with tim, paul, dennis
Allan Watson 21/Mar/10 Lead
with Andy Graham, Ian Atkins
donkster 08/Nov/09 2nd rpt
with ben
cooper leek 08/Nov/09 Lead dog
with donk
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Lead RP
Jo wood 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Hatton, Dylan Burgess
Mark Hatton 31/Oct/09 TR dog
with Jo Wood
donkster 25/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 18/Sep/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
SGD 06/Sep/09 Solo
Dux 28/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Welshy 15/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
dsh 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

My first HVS without falling or resting.

with Laura Cain
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Lead
with Ben H
Dave Richards 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo rpt

first led it when I was 11 (and much better at climbing!). good solid holds + gear.

Alex@home 05/May/07 Lead O/S

did the direct start - ok route but the start was the best bit

with neil
FrankW 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
Andy Clarke 26/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Smelly Fox 22/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Gus 11/Apr/02 Solo
fellgazelle ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Charles French
Stoney Boy 22/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Roget 04/May/91 Solo O/S
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