Rockfax Description
8m. The steep central crack has good moves. Finish leftwards on the well-positioned arete. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Make awkward moves to gain the obvious hanging flake. Power up this and finish directly.

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

crag 29/Aug 2nd O/S

Lots of heaving but good grips. Good fun.

with Ian Cubs
brolte 29/Aug Lead dog
with Brid BuxtonMC
mmmhumous 03/Aug Lead
with Ged
Hidden 22/Jul Lead rpt
stvey 02/Jul Lead O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 28/May 2nd β
with Dave
Whealiebob 28/May Lead O/S
with Cooper
PhillS 24/Apr Lead O/S
with Clare
FeargalR 29/Aug/16 2nd β
Becks87 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
atom 29/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Helen Odwell
alexporter 05/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Solo
rich_hw 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Joecartmell 07/May/16 Lead
Rob Gillespie 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Steve Clegg
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Thought this was pretty tough for S

with Vienna
Hidden 09/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Solo
kez1 ?/Jun/15 Solo
with dale tomkinson
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
JimboWizbo 05/Oct/14 2nd


with Beth
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
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 Solo O/S
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
howsthebeef 05/May/14 Lead RP
TJ Mather 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dom Bloomfield 20/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Solo
gpcomps 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
gazzij 31/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Chris Murray 22/Aug/13 Lead

Excellent climb. I think I mis-read the guide and finished by swinging round and going up the lhs of the arête, which from the toppo in the bmc guide looks to be the finish of the hvs.

DanChad 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Last two moves are great

tomjemmett 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Jay lead

with Justin Paul Locke, Carol Umarova
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Solo rpt
terri mc 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Marcus B 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Helen
stevethomas 08/Jun/13 Solo
with Sean
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with sam yarwood
Ben Laddiman 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joe Ramsdale
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Becky E 17/Feb/13 Lead
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Becky E
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Milne 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with sarah.
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Tithe Technique 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Kev seconded. Got myself in an awkward position at the start and ended up moving quite a way above my gear to get out of it.

Hannes B 23/Sep/12 Solo O/S
chumleywarner 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
charley 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
tom bre 25/Jul/12 Lead β

Originally clean on-sight years ago. Found it much harder this time getting pumped placing gear when missing a helpful handhold and lowering to the ground before being encouraged to blast up it. Thanks Paul. A good climb

belaleaderdave 07/Jul/12 Lead
RichyBOYY 05/Jul/12 Solo
markblair 28/May/12 2nd O/S

Very enjoyable.

with Alison Dixon
Emma-Louise Anderson 25/May/12 Lead O/S

Some exciting moves at the grade!

with Mel Brown, Max Courtney
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
pepperpot 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ralph Atkinson
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
with Tony
Blackgoby 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Kris, Tracey
Marvino 22/Apr/11 Lead
donkster 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with DaveNW
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
SHCS ??/2011 -
donkster 21/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, ben
ciaran1999 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with tom, kasha
Josh Maye 09/Oct/10 2nd
part.tom 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
armouredego 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Dale ?/Oct/10 Solo
Mark Hatton 05/Sep/10 TR O/S
with Ellie
jumpingjimminy 05/Sep/10 TR dog
with Ellie
Simon Caldwell 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Superb. Similar to The Crack at Castle Naze (VS 4b), in style, quality and difficulty.

with Carmen
Josh Maye 30/Aug/10 Lead
Josh Maye 30/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Josh Maye 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 2nd O/S
georgebe 21/May/10 Lead O/S
Ky 17/May/10 2nd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead O/S
RichT 13/May/10 Solo
Andy Clarke 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Allan Watson 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Ian Atkins
tom bre 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Had lead this years ago. Felt steep good climbing moves for grade

Hidden 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2010 -

It's a short VS!

GF ??/2010 -
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead O/S
djking1983 29/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Bram 29/Nov/09 Solo
Jo wood 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Mark Hatton 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
with Leanne Rhoden
cooper leek 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

nice route

with dawn
SGD 06/Sep/09 Solo
Dux 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/09 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great little climb-found good gear but a bit awkward to place.Thought it nearer HS 4b.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Dad
gaz_jones 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
dknibb 25/May/09 2nd
with Gavin
gav 25/May/09 Lead O/S

Looked like it was going to be tough, but was very nice, and simple enough when I went for it.

with Dave
cj1970 11/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
donkster ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
martin one 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Sue
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
hapymike 27/May/08 Lead
ungracefulathlete 08/Apr/08 2nd dog

Terrible...! Frozen fingers, slippy rock, took longer than my only E1

with Helen
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Lead
with Ben H
Barry D 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Chris M
dpmUK 10/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo O/S
FrankW 20/May/07 Lead rpt
with Laura
Alex@home 05/May/07 Lead O/S

pleasant warm up

with neil
Rampikino 19/Apr/07 2nd
with Cat
cem 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 26/Jul/06 Solo O/S
peas ?/Dec/05 2nd O/S

Snowing. Nice final moves.

with Chris Ford
John Eley ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Retroman3 01/Sep/03 2nd
with Yan
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Gus 11/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
FrankW 17/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Mark L
Iain Thow 09/May/95 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Sep/90 Solo
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Roget 05/Nov/89 Solo O/S
with jim
mikej 04/Dec/83 Solo
with Mike Mason
rogerskews ?/Sep/74 Solo
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