Rockfax Description
8m. The left edge of the jutting buttress is climbed past a roof early on an the jutting (and loose?) block of the bollard. Finish up the left-hand side of the final overhang. Steep! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
"A must-do" Steep, committing climbing, but with good gear, and in a brilliant position.
Place good gear, then commit to the crux sequence, and from there either finish gracefully, or wobble up the juggy arete. [Please avoid placing cams behind the bollard]

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

Rob Gillespie 24/Sep/17 Lead rpt
PanzerHanzler 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/17 2nd
brolte 29/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Brid BuxtonMC
Hidden 22/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Stephen3005 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
stvey 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 28/May/17 Lead O/S
with Dave
Whealiebob 28/May/17 2nd β
with Cooper
GargoyleFeet 11/Mar/17 2nd
with Ian
youwillfindjimbo 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jess
Chris Ellis 02/Oct/16 Lead
with Rachel Ellis, Louise Pellett, Helen Odwell
FeargalR 29/Aug/16 Lead
Becks87 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this.

atom 29/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Solo
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
laurence orchard 07/Jun/16 Solo O/S
RyanR 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
rich_hw 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Nikki
TJ Mather 07/May/16 2nd O/S
Joecartmell 07/May/16 Lead
Rob Gillespie 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/15 Solo
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Steve Clegg
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Vienna
HumphreyJ20 06/Jun/15 2nd
Valentino 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Jay
kez1 ?/Jun/15 Solo
with dale tomkinson
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
DanChad 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 22/Mar/15 2nd


tom bre 15/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Nice moves, OK got a bit pumped for top bit.

JimboWizbo 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S


with Beth
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
LP 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Determined to get to the top without falling after being dropped on the first climb of the day... Lovely climb, with just a little echo of Elvis' foot...

Ruthie 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Gavin
gavster 07/Sep/14 Lead
with ruth
mattgrange 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jordanh031 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
monsteratt 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
rockman 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 20/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
stevethomas 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lizzie, Heather
kermit_uk 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Solo
gazzij 31/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
PeteWilson 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt

seconded this a few years ago, nice easy route

with Andrew Graham
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
Rob Wardle 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Darren Ives
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Solo rpt
terri mc 09/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Andy Shardlow
Hexman 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Carole
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead
Hidden 29/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
Andrew Abraham ?/May/13 Lead O/S

Rally good route, good holds but quite steep so makes you work for it a little.

with Ceara
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Milne 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S


with sarah.
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hannes B 23/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Dale ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S

thought this was hard for 4b more like 4c good fun not sure about 3 stars

with Anna
Will Caesar 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead
markblair 28/May/12 Lead O/S

Great route well worth doing.

with Alison Dixon
lewismansell 25/May/12 Lead O/S
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 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Paul Hy 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S

it was committing as said in book! as well as a must do.

with Tony
terri mc 26/Jul/11 Lead β
with Lynsey Margarine Eve, Andy Shardlow, Alex
keith Lonsdale 21/Jul/11 Lead
andybirtwistle 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jack.Beech 07/Jul/11 Lead

Amazing route

Peakpdr 29/Jun/11 2nd
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with john corbett, sam corbett
Nick Rundall 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Youd
ben47h 29/Mar/11 Lead
PeteWilson 27/Mar/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Mark Dennison 31/Dec/10 Lead rpt

cold fingers green-sier than toe rail - :)

with Donk
donkster 31/Dec/10 2nd rpt
with mark
donkster 21/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, ben
Peakpdr 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Josh Maye 09/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 TR O/S
babymoac 17/Jul/10 2nd
Josh Maye 10/Jul/10 TR
Emma-Louise Anderson 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A really beautiful route and all the soloing meant it felt steady

with Wez Inskip
Chris Murray ?/Jun/10 Lead
John Eley ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd O/S
donkster 05/May/10 Lead rpt
with tim, paul, dennis
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Marvino 10/Apr/10 Lead
with Rach
Allan Watson 21/Mar/10 2nd
GF ??/2010 -
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead rpt


Rhys Jones 29/Nov/09 -
Rhys Jones 29/Nov/09 -
djking1983 29/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Excellent if a lot damp

Bram 29/Nov/09 Lead
with Rhys Jones
Hidden 29/Nov/09 2nd dog
donkster 08/Nov/09 2nd rpt
with ben
cooper leek 08/Nov/09 Lead dog
with donk
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
donkster 25/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead RP
Rob Davies 18/Sep/09 2nd
with Phil Ashton
SGD 06/Sep/09 Solo
Dux 28/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 11/Jul/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
dknibb 25/May/09 Lead
with Gavin
gav 25/May/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
RichT 05/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
john lynch 03/Jul/08 Lead
with mike lynch, bo robertson
gradbachmark 23/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with peakphil
martin one 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Sue
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
hapymike 27/May/08 Lead
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd dog
donkster 10/May/08 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
dsh 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S


with Laura Cain
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 2nd
with Ben H
Barry D 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Chris M
Rock Fairy 10/Jun/07 2nd

Great climbing

with david
Peakphil 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Steve seconded this pretty comfortably

Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo O/S
FrankW 20/May/07 2nd rpt
with Joe
Alex@home 05/May/07 Lead O/S

one of the best vs's around. a fantastic sequence of well protected moves on steep rock in a great position

with neil
pottsworth 14/Apr/07 Lead

First onsite VS A couple of brown trouser moments, would probably have been fine if I thought it was HS. Made one more move upwards before going across for the crux, which i found a lot easier, the top is easy, i just got a bit un-nerved!

with Kat
goi.ashmore 26/Jul/06 Solo O/S
FrankW 25/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Rob K
Rampikino 10/May/05 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 26/May/03 Lead
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Gus 11/Apr/02 Solo
fellgazelle ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Charles French
FrankW 17/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Mark L
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Mar/00 Lead


with John Buckley
alan moore ??/1995 -
andrew300169 20/Jun/92 Solo
tlr 30/Jun/91 Lead
Roget 04/May/91 Solo rpt
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Roget 17/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with jim
mikej 04/Dec/83 Lead
with Mike Mason
rogerskews ?/Sep/74 Solo
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