Rockfax Description
10m. The two-tiered crack is an almighty thrash - enjoy! © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, 50 cracks to Squamish, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

FlavioL1989 10/Oct/15 Lead G/U
James Oakes 26/May/15 Lead G/U

Fell off three times!

Ram MkiV 26/May/15 2nd O/S
with noaks
deacondeacon 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

No tape, cos I'm 'ard and an idiot.

Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
jon22 27/Sep/14 Lead
manxclare 27/Sep/14 2nd
with jon22
soph 23/Jul/14 2nd
with Lindy Smith
pearson9596 20/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Pete Cawley
Nick Russell 20/Jul/14 2nd

2/31. Brutal, lost feeling in the back of one hand. It still hasn't come back. Absolute joke at HVS 5b (but we all knew that already).

Alex Winter 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

2 on Staffordshire nose. Brilliant sandbag.

with Nick
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
morganator 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Lindy Smith, Sophie Whyte
MichaelGallimore 31/May/14 Lead G/U
with Flavio, Goodstuff
soph 21/May/14 2nd rpt
with Lindy Smith
soph 24/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Lindy Smith
Andy Peak 1 12/Mar/14 Lead

Brilliant climbing! Just have to find the good hand jam on the top and its easy, didn't stop me fluffing it first go:-)

dannyboy83 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Very Pleasant

Climbster 01/Sep/13 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 01/Sep/13 Lead G/U

Tried this without taping up and almost instantly regretted it! Put some tape on for 2nd try and got it! Defo felt more like E1 especially without a big cam for top crack.

with Matt
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead RP
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
andi turner ??/2013 -
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead
Brown 22/Sep/12 Lead

Number Two of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose

with Andy R
Adam Booth 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Jamming practice. Fuckin painful!

Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Matt Harle 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Pilgrim
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd
JamieSparkes 25/Feb/12 Lead β
with alex minshall, Huw
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf

HVS my left. will tape up and get back on it.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ky ?/Apr/11 Lead dnf
with Donk
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf
JamieSparkes 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf

ouch...this is hard!

with Huw
switch 12/Feb/11 2nd
with James
grady ?/Sep/10 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2010 Lead RP

It took numerous attempts before I managed to get more than about two feet off the floor, but got it clean in the end. Thought the the top crack was OK. Brutal but brilliant.

Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 17/Aug/09 Lead dog

Pleased just to get up the thing. I did the bottom half to the ledge clean which is good. Should probably have onsighted teh top half ut got knackered and wasnt sure I could down climb. Im poor at offwidths. Its desperate for HVS and 5b.

with Neil Furniss
Mr Wild 10/Aug/08 Lead dnf

painful thrash but addictive enough that i want another attempt

mark s 29/Sep/07 Lead

the first bit is ok,good jams.the top part is harder

with andi t
Steve Banham 14/Mar/07 Lead dnf

Brutal - don't do it! Tape up if you have to try it!

with Nigel M
goi.ashmore 19/Sep/06 Lead RP

The grade is a joke. The bottom crack is easy, the top is a 'mare.

with Arnaud Garcon
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Roget 31/May/01 Lead O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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