Contributed by mark s Mar/11 - This public hilllist has been seen 6,529 times

a selection of roaches slabs,from easy to tough from the 2004 bmc guide

A lovely warm evening on San Melas  © David Slater
A lovely warm evening on San Melas
© David Slater, May 1992

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

The famous crux dyno, Wings of Unreason.

Wings of Unreason
The famous crux dyno, Wings of Unreason.
© Jon Read

Callum eyeing up the dyno on wings

Wings of Unreason
Callum eyeing up the dyno on wings
© Harry Chaplin

The Wings dyno -- Turner's turn.

Wings of Unreason
The Wings dyno -- Turner's turn.
© Jon Read

Dave on "Elegy", Roaches Classic (E2 5c)

Elegy
Dave on "Elegy", Roaches Classic (E2 5c)
© PeteWilson

Maud's garden

Maud's Garden
Maud's garden
© bibster1989

A nice old find of Pete fully committed soloing Counterstroke on the Skyline.

Counterstroke of Equity
A nice old find of Pete fully committed soloing Counterstroke on the Skyline.
© davidj

Grit surfing

Counterstroke of Equity
Grit surfing
© Stuart Johnston

Elegy

Elegy
© Will Rupp

Padding up the exposed finish of ‘Elegy’, E2 5c, at the Roaches, Staffordshire.

Elegy
Padding up the exposed finish of ‘Elegy’, E2 5c, at the Roaches, Staffordshire.
© si cooke

Dan O'Brien, Takes a Winger on San Melas E3 5c ***, Roaches Skyline

San Melas
Dan O'Brien, Takes a Winger on San Melas E3 5c ***, Roaches Skyline
© Graham Haslehurst

Slab School, Lesson One - He who looks for handholds before footholds will only find air time.

San Melas
Slab School, Lesson One - He who looks for handholds before footholds will only find air time.
© KiaranR

Flying to the top!

Wings of Unreason
Flying to the top!
© Dafydd Llywelyn


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Maud's Garden HVD 3c *** 3692 22m • 2 Roaches Upper Tier
Slab and Arête S 4a ** 685 18m Roaches Skyline
Technical Slab HS 4a *** 2263 24m Roaches Upper Tier
Condor Slab VS 4c ** 539 14m Roaches Skyline
Mantelshelf Slab VS 4b * 223 12m Roaches Skyline
Prelude to Space HVS 4c ** 369 10m Roaches Skyline
Hawkwing E1 5b *** 756 22m Roaches Lower Tier
Elegy E2 5c *** 622 16m Roaches Lower Tier
San Melas E3 5c *** 465 8m Roaches Skyline
Wings of Unreason E4 6a *** 562 10m Roaches Skyline
Counterstroke of Equity E5 6c * 11 10m Roaches Skyline
Obsession Fatale E8 6c *** 114 10m Roaches Lower Tier
23 e, 29 stars 10,301 176m 13
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