Rockfax Description
8m. The cracks in the right wall are reached from the right then sprinted to the top. A Direct Start is 5b. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A lovely steep crack. Step in from the right at this grade.

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

Bullybones 28/Aug/17 Sent
nwakeman 08/Jul/17 Solo O/S
with Bethany Edmonds
tom bre 20/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/16 Lead
Bullybones 08/Sep/16 -
atom 29/Aug/16 Solo dnf
rich_hw 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Bullybones 22/Apr/16 -
GargoyleFeet 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Steve Clegg
HumphreyJ20 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Valentino 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
kez1 ?/Jun/15 Solo
with dale tomkinson
LP 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Bullybones 27/Aug/14 Sent
mattgrange 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jordanh031 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
scooba2cv 15/Jul/14 Lead β
Andrew Abraham 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
monsteratt 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
kermit_uk 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Did the 5b direct start

Robin Nichols 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Chris Murray 22/Aug/13 Lead
DanChad 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Bullybones 21/Jun/13 -
stevethomas 08/Jun/13 Solo
with Sean
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S
jjclarke70 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
RichyBOYY 26/May/13 Solo

5b Start - Good!

with Alex Baker
augustus trout 19/May/13 Lead β

With the Direct Start (5a)

Bullybones 08/May/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/13 Lead
Bullybones ??/2013 -
Tithe Technique 06/Oct/12 TR O/S

5b start.

charley 06/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Went for the direct start but I accidentally cheated and reached past the crux.

with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 06/Oct/12 Lead RP

OMG...tried the 5b direct start and just didn't have the finger strength for it but bomber gear...tried about half a dozen times and got the move worked out but just couldn't hold it. Then tried the normal 4a start but was so pumped from previous attempts ended up coming off that too. Started again and got it that time! Excellent climb and easier if you're tall! Graded for 4a start but think the direct start is much more worthwhile.

Hannes B 23/Sep/12 Solo O/S
L.D.M 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Louis Melland
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
Dale ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S

did the 5b start, only out 1 peice of gear in, good fun

with Anna
GF 25/Jun/12 Lead
RichyBOYY 28/May/12 Lead
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo rpt
augustus trout 16/May/12 Lead O/S
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
Paul Hy 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S

the start is difficult.

with Tony
Mark Hatton 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S
redknight137 28/Aug/11 Lead
andybirtwistle 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with john corbett, sam corbett
lewismansell 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Shortarse.Crowley ?/Jun/11 Solo
with Justin Critchlow
Nick Rundall 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Adam Youd
PeteWilson 27/Mar/11 2nd
gingerwolf 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Bullybones 16/Nov/10 Sent
part.tom 02/Oct/10 2nd dog

too knackered

armouredego 02/Oct/10 Lead dog
Mark Hatton 05/Sep/10 TR O/S
with Ellie
babymoac 17/Jul/10 Lead
Emma-Louise Anderson 25/Jun/10 Solo O/S

A lovely route, but a little sketchy top-out

with Wez Inskip, James Lear
Josh Maye 19/Jun/10 TR
John Eley ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Marvino 10/Apr/10 Lead
with Rach
SGD 06/Sep/09 Solo

I thought the direct start was hard.....

Hidden 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
mtempest 20/Jul/09 Solo
Rampikino 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Cat
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Solo O/S
dknibb 25/May/09 2nd
with Gavin
gav 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
RichT 05/Apr/09 Solo
Welshy 15/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
donkster ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Dale Berry 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
martin one 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Sue
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
stordys ??/2008 -
Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo O/S
skolvikking 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S

with direct start 4c ish

pottsworth 14/Apr/07 Lead

Pumpy placing gear, then found a good jug, and one more swift pull. Easy-ish and short lived for the grade

with Kat
stevefromstoke 17/Sep/06 TR

must lead next time, lovely

with mart
Hidden 17/Sep/06 TR O/S
goi.ashmore 26/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/03 Solo
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Strong Steve 18/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 09/May/95 Solo
tlr 30/Jun/91 Solo
Roget ??/1991 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Sep/90 Solo
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
mikej 08/Jun/75 Solo
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