Rockfax Description
The right-hand of the grooves is approached from the previous climb and entered with difficulty and a bit of an udge. The direct start is f6B+ and needs a fist-crunching jam. It was Whillans' barmy idea though apparently he never completed it. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948

Ticklists: Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

Neil R 25/Oct Lead dog

Cocked up feet.

with Dean
richy85 25/Oct 2nd
with George, Paul
Alex_Derbyshire 12/Oct Lead O/S
Gaz of Bath 04/Oct Lead O/S
gpcomps 26/Sep 2nd O/S

Foot work all important here

with Mike Preece, miketong
Calum Wadsworth 22/Sep Lead O/S

Left the groove to finish up the slab on the right, nice.

with Matt F
Matthew Ferrier 22/Sep 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep Lead O/S
nige pacer 29/Jul Lead O/S
with Mike Lea
liebs 18/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun Lead
Hidden 03/Jun Lead O/S
Matt_C9716 03/Jun 2nd
with Matt D
jimmysdead 03/Jun Lead O/S

With the aid of an awkward knee bar

with Sous (Matt)
garywong 30/May Lead O/S

Getting into the groove was awkward

jeremyftaylor 30/May 2nd dog
Alex Whittaker 30/May 2nd
with Jeremy Taylor, Gary Wong
Andy Hardy 23/May Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 16/May 2nd O/S
with Rob Edwards
Jamie Everitt 16/May 2nd O/S
with Rob Edwards, Flavio Don Liyanage
bantamdave 10/May Lead O/S

Very unpleasant !

with Gary
cdpuk 20/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr Lead O/S
JulianB 20/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr Lead O/S
OliverRoss 11/Apr 2nd
with Alasdair Dickinson
Hidden ??/2015 -
BushwackerBritz ??/2015 -
Neil D 13/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Sam Simpson 10/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Karlos 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
franhammond92 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

fat crack fun!

MSchobitz 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S

a bit grueling getting into the groove

Chris Craggs 12/Oct/14 2nd

Accessing the groove requires and udge, a fist jam and use of invisible footholds

with Colin Binks
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JdotP 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Stefanie Pohlmann
buxtoncoffeelover 27/Aug/14 Lead
with Ralph
Ian Hylands 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Awkward getting into groove. Fingery traverse under roof not ideal when recovering from a sprain!

with Piers Turnbull
eburki1 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
vix 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Knee baring, hand jamming, shoulder jamming, leg baring, any other type of thrutch/bar/jamming TYPE 2 FUN! GREAT (afterwards)

G-VideoDie 03/Aug/14 2nd dog

Getting into the crack requires some interesting contortions. I went for a face-jam / cheek-bar manoeuvre which caused quite a stir (though I miraculously remained graze free from this technique!). "Character building" was the description I kept hearing from Vix. I'm not so sure...

Andy Peak 1 14/Jul/14 Solo
Charles Kinniburgh 26/May/14 2nd
Rob Davies 26/May/14 Lead rpt
5eamuz 18/May/14 2nd O/S
GOS 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with 5eamuz
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with John Haddon
cem 04/May/14 2nd rpt
CrispsSmiths 04/May/14 Lead
with cem
Fred_Richard 22/Apr/14 Lead
with Pete
JoeCoxson 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

I'm not sure whether I'd call it a 'bum jam' but some horrible sequence of weird knee jams with cams up my arse lead to getting up above the groove, and after that it was nice climbing.

Hidden 04/Apr/14 2nd O/S
nrhardy 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
Retro Rowan 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Tim's first attempt unsuccessful, I tried and barely made it myself

Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead
Tim Harper 15/Mar/14 2nd
libby.southgate 23/Feb/14 2nd

I tried the hard move in this a few times and thoroughly didn't want to do it so Callum bailed me out!

with Callum Tregaskis
ralphio 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Tough move into the upper crack. Had all my weight on a finger jam. Good honest fun.

Hidden 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
davidalcock 06/Oct/13 2nd

Toe heel all the way through the tricky bit. We all three climbed this differently.

gidmord 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Oli Brendt
owb106 06/Oct/13 2nd β
mapperley samurai 05/Oct/13 Lead

A taxing VS, easier than expected start, tough getting into the groove and getting orientated for the upper section.

with David Alcock, Ben Moss
pbuggy91 22/Sep/13 Lead dog
gethin_allen 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Spiros
bullwinkle 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Ade in Sheffield 17/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jules Lane 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Pretty unpleasant struggle !

with Mynydd Colin
dan_blair87 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Actually enjoyed the struggle

rob.grafton 12/May/13 AltLd
with Martin Smith
Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Kirill 14/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/13 2nd
the power 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S


with charlie
stuaart 17/Mar/13 2nd
with Chris Burn
Hidden 02/Mar/13 2nd
ERH ??/2013 -
kingjam ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Albachoss 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A good tussle.

with Jo
dannyboy83 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
oodie72 21/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 24/May/12 Lead dog

A bit of a struggle and hot too. Missed footholds that could not be seen once in the groove. Would do better next time but I doubt that I will bother

with Marilyn
sambosanquet101 20/May/12 2nd
madasten 20/May/12 2nd
with Gaz
pldarch 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sam
ipegg 12/May/12 Lead O/S
gavster2405 12/May/12 2nd
gavinpeach 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
David Shelmerdine 01/Apr/12 Lead dog
with Gavin Peach
Steve13 25/Mar/12 Lead dog

False start on first attempt to get in the groove, 2nd go sorted feet out much better.

clukins 25/Mar/12 2nd β
Falko 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Last route of the day and no pushover!

with Al W.
Kirill 18/Mar/12 2nd dog
with Elise Belle, Graham Dolman
mark4344 07/Mar/12 2nd
with Matt Payne
cheeky 07/Mar/12 Lead
Elise2977 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Oceanic 08/Jan/12 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
deacondeacon 21/Nov/11 Lead
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Kirill 30/Oct/11 Lead dog

wet, pulled on gear

psychomansam 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
cem 30/Oct/11 2nd rpt
lizzie789 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
marcduhig 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

stratandrew 16/Oct/11 2nd
ozzie35 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead
kermit_uk 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
KurtD 15/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Dave89 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andre
Joris.Roulleau 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Vic Odell
belay bunny turned bad 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hannah, loundsy
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
David Chaytor 10/Jun/11 TR O/S
b.hayley 21/May/11 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with John
John Bish 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
RiverRoam 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/11 2nd
Monkey_Alan 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
lrandall 10/Apr/11 2nd

Climbed with far more grace then when I lead it a year or so ago!

with French
Norman_P_W 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Bob M
Gerlach 02/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 26/Mar/11 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 -
Guy Atkinson 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Chris Swift
timofy 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead
monika paprzycka 27/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 07/Nov/10 Lead
with William Moore
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nasty thrutch into the groove.

pebbles 24/Oct/10 2nd
with kirk
Bex_M 24/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Duncan Dunbar
Byronius Maximus 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Thrutched my way up despite being well aware that it could be done much more nicely, much more fun!

Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
treg 02/Oct/10 2nd

Bird lead. Glad I seconded, made a right mess of getting into the groove.

with Ben, Bird
paul birch 25/Sep/10 -

shit route

Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
Ollie B 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mattime18 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with olly burrows
Luuuuuke 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ian
oooeese 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with stvey
Bobby Gilbert 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Did traditional start involving extra hand traverse (plus trees, sand, etc). Fun!

katherinesydney 22/Aug/10 2nd dnf

did old skool start with extra traverse. had trouble committing to swinging fall with face in tree and hands in sand

Jim Malo 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tim, Barry
fatbuoybazza 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with jim, TimG
Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
climbingrev 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nicest of the three Jankers. Enjoyed this, although crux does draw you into the crack where its horrible (don't go there!)

Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
djones66 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Steve Mc D lead this even though I warned him he wouldn't like it. And he didn't - spent a long time half-wedged at the bottom of the flared crack. With the benefi tof the rope above me, I discovered that if you're happy to pull on some small crimps, you pull up into the big crack without having to do any of the 'thruthy' stuff.

with Stve mc D
James_D 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Esther
ajc 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
jcurley 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with Horace
Peakpdr 09/May/10 2nd
Ragnaar 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Traditional thrutching manoeuvres!

with martin hirons
ggflett 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Awkward but not bad.

with Steve Franklin
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 01/Dec/09 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 01/Dec/09 Lead
lrandall 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Funky. Somehow ended up with my back to the groove.

with Alex
Babika 11/Oct/09 2nd

Less of a struggle than Jankers Crack - but not much

with Charles Leek
Becky E 10/Oct/09 2nd
Pelleas 13/Sep/09 2nd
with John S., Norman
Neil D 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Ben Ram
thecurlyone 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Neil D
dimwit18 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Keith Peck
Will Smith 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Awkward route made awkwarder by Peri's peculiar nut placement that I had to retrieve. Squirm into the final crack is great fun.

with Rob and Peri
lithos 11/Aug/09 2nd

much fun watching peri fold herself into the top crack whilst ignoring the ledges for feet!

pebbles 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

just coz youre not flexible enough, rob...

with will, rob
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd
Pilch 19/Jun/09 Lead O/S

I made this hard work,

with graham and Jon
Hidden 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Lizzy Andrew 14/May/09 2nd
with Mark Taylor
vvanhinsbergh 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with John Brannock
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
richorme 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wendy Potts
tompilgrem 15/Apr/09 2nd
with Dad
bobpilgrem 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob/Tom
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
Chrismoore94 ?/Apr/09 2nd
bjlsmith 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Roger and SMC
Chris Harding 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Stevenson
Don Jebus 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with tom morgan
sdht ??/2009 -
inuklm ??/2009 -
with Henry Close-Brooks
Hidden ??/2009 -
Brown 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
gnc760 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Neil Mackie
wanderso 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Dave led. Awkward body jam.

with David Anderson
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/08 2nd O/S
marccb6 08/Mar/08 Lead
with Tom
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
richyg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
steve2006 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with tim, Andrew Pearson
RocknRoll 31/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Jim Slater
Jim Slater 31/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Mike Goldthorp ?/Dec/07 Lead O/S

First lead ever

Somerset swede basher 18/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Stirling
Hidden 18/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
duzinga 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S


with Pete
erica 29/Sep/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Erica
kitkat78 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 01/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Kat
DerwentDiluted 22/Aug/07 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
mr random ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Costas
malc 23/May/07 Lead rpt
with Paul S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kenneM ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Booby Hewitt
victim of mathematics 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Set off to do Janker's Crack, but backed off onto Janker's Groove instead. Nice knee-bar action!

with Martin
simonw1 28/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
toasted ??/2007 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
featuresforfeet 17/Dec/06 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 17/Dec/06 2nd
adam carless 03/Nov/06 Lead rpt

Crux is a right old squirm, the rest of it is pretty pleasant.

with dpmuk
Hidden 03/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Andy Clarke 03/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Tommo, Rob
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Chico
tri-nitro-toulumne 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with James Booth
Hidden 19/Aug/06 2nd O/S
andybeanland ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S

Got horribly stuck and only managed with a significant amount of knee scraping!

Chriswallis2 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Wierd and awkward, doesnt deserve a star.

with Jim
baldcoder 27/May/06 Lead O/S
with LR_Davidson
baldcoder 27/May/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Stig 25/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Nicos 05/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead
Hidden 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Tobias at Home 11/Feb/06 2nd rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 11/Feb/06 Lead rpt
with Tobs
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead
with rhys
dan gibson ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
cem 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/05 Lead
FrankW 09/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Sam Gerrard
A Crook 13/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Budge 19/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
mel holmes 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Nancy Maitland
Rampikino 16/Apr/05 Lead
with Rob Wilson
Dave Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Andrew Roach
Pythonist ??/2005 2nd O/S
with Chris Jennions
LakesWinter 14/Nov/04 2nd
with Cake
Cake 14/Nov/04 Lead
with Matt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/May/04 Solo O/S
rob wmc 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Pete & Alex ww
GrahamHP ??/2004 Lead
with Elved Roberts
Marq 19/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
John Kettle ??/2003 Lead
Ben1983 ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
djking1983 24/Aug/02 Lead
PenJD 27/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
Duncan I ??/2002 Lead
Budge 18/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
rlrs ??/2001 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Oct/00 Lead O/S
shoulders 06/May/00 Lead
with dai
malc 24/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with RL
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel
Roget 27/Dec/99 Lead O/S
Reds 31/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Sezer
timreynolds 24/May/98 2nd
with John Burnip
Scott McRae 21/Mar/98 -
with Tim Basset
WB ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/97 2nd
Paul-Michael 17/Aug/97 Lead O/S

At one point I was facing out!

with Paul Nurse
Hidden ??/1997 -
Phil West ?/Aug/95 2nd O/S
with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
Yourlead 10/Jun/95 2nd
with Graham Penny
John Southworth ?/May/95 -
Chris Ellis 13/Jun/94 Lead
with Mark Pudner
Hammy 25/May/94 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
pingora 06/May/94 -
with Shaun R
Hidden 24/Apr/94 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Oct/92 Lead
with Bob Allen (CMC)
Hidden 20/May/92 TR O/S
Tony Little 13/May/92 Solo O/S
with Chris, Vince, Alan and James
Hidden 04/May/92 2nd
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
tapley 09/Nov/91 Lead
with Tony Raphael
steve prior ?/May/90 Lead
with Chris S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Laramadness 03/Sep/89 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 -
Raggar 09/Oct/88 2nd
with Guy C, Jon B
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
sinbad 31/Oct/87 2nd
with Kenny
Hidden 15/Aug/87 2nd
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/86 -
with Tony Jinks
Rob Davies ??/1985 Lead
with Gez Myers, Bill Bell
charlesmfrench 08/May/83 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 23/Mar/82 AltLd
with Andy Bond
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
babymoac ?/Jun/81 Lead
with MTW
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Dave Musgrove ??/1980 Lead
Nigel Bond 25/Jun/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden 13/May/78 Lead O/S
Andy Say ??/1978 Lead
Chris Terrey ??/1976 Lead
with Roger Wilson
Mark Kemball 08/Feb/75 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1975 Lead O/S
with Pete Whinstanley
Hidden 21/Jul/74 Lead
mikej 25/Feb/73 Solo
rogerskews ??/1973 -
RichardMc ??/1971 Lead
uphillnow ??/1970 -

in 70s and periodically since including 17/9/1997 and 2013

mikej 09/Mar/68 2nd
with Brian Norris
mikej 13/May/67 2nd
with Frank Chester
mikej 29/Jan/67 Lead
with Frank Chester
mikej 30/Oct/66 Lead
with Mike Lewis
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