The Sloth: The Roaches HVS 5a/b - by Duncan Bourne

Head out of Leek along the A53 and you will see the Roaches dominating the skyline like a recumbent sleeping dragon, guarding the gateway to the Peak district.  Generations of walkers and climbers have been drawn to explore the rugged gritstone scales of this slumbering giant rising from its nest of ancient, twisted pines and larch and I am no different.