UKC

24m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic and one of the hardest HVSs in the Peak for years!
1) 4a, 10m. Climb the grotty gully and cross the slab leftwards to a stance at the foot of the steep crack.
2) 5c, 14m. Jam and layback the crack to a pleasant, seated stance by a plaque that explains the route's name, which surprisingly is nothing to do with it being technical! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1958.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Roaches HVS Challenge, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, The List, Michelle's crack ticklist, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Ultimate List of Peak District Crack Climbs

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Smelly Fox 6 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Desperate. 3 stars tho definitely. The hardest HVS in the peak?!
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βeta: Desperate. 3 stars tho definitely. The hardest HVS in the peak?!
mark s 16 Feb, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: 4 stars in anyones book.how can this be e1 its safe.why dont more people try this route?
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βeta: 4 stars in anyones book.how can this be e1 its safe.why dont more people try this route?
philhilo 10 Mar, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: If this is HVS 5b, then i am a monkeys aunt! Biggest sandbag I know on grit.
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βeta: If this is HVS 5b, then i am a monkeys aunt! Biggest sandbag I know on grit.

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Grade: E1 5b ***
(Roaches Skyline)
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