Rockfax Description
14m. The central crack leads awkwardly to the capping overhang which provides the main meat of the route. An awkward accursed struggle for most, prepare to be mauled! 'Technically by far the most difficult route here', 1973 guide. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950s 1955

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

FlavioL1989 10/Oct Lead O/S
drewish 31/Jul Lead dog

Did it after a few falls on gear. Mega

with SteveE9
James Oakes 26/May 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 26/May Lead O/S
with noaks
Jake Young 24/May Lead rpt

Done again as I decided i quite liked the moves through the roof and having now put gaffa tape on my hands it seemed a shame not to use them. Really good.

with Ben
shaunhumphreys 23/May Lead G/U

second go on Ben/Jakes gear! was pretty brutal and ended up using my face! just lowered back to the slab after the first go as there wasn't much point going right back down to the ground!

with Jake Young, Dawn, benkelsey
benkelsey 23/May Lead dnf

Painful fist. Did all the moves except the last one

with Jake Young
Jake Young 23/May Lead G/U

fell of the first couple of attempts then figured out a really good sequence that just seemed to work. good battle up this, wish i taped up before this attempt.

with Ben
PeteWilson 07/Apr Lead β

on john's gear , well pleased to get this first go! :)

with John P, Andi T
Hidden ??/2015 2nd dnf
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
Lenny 27/Sep/14 Lead dnf
with Phil .N
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 20/Jul/14 2nd

6/31. Not so bad when you know how. Good beta from Alex.

Alex Winter 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt

6 on Staffordshire nose.

with Nick
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
soph 24/Apr/14 Lead β
with Lindy Smith
Alex Winter 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Wearing George's jamming gloves! Bit of a thrash, but not as tricky as I was expecting.

with George
Andrew Abraham 08/Dec/13 2nd dnf

NAILS! Hard as! Couldn't finish it on the top rope. Full man points to Monty for leading when green and slimy

monsteratt 07/Dec/13 Lead dog

What a fight! One fall trying to get jam in upper crack. Got it second go from the ledge. Woop woop.

with Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
Dan Geh 16/Jul/13 Lead G/U

Amazing route, so good to finally do it. Surprisingly sequency for a jamming crack! Made the tactical error of wearing a beater, forearms are a mess now!

tgeh 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S

only hvs

with imogene, dan geh
andi turner ??/2013 -
masa-alpin 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

had a real and prolonged battle at the crux, but finally managed to top out cleanly. I almost could not believe it... Tremendous experience!

with Mitch
Brown 22/Sep/12 Lead

Number Six of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose

with Andy R
Daniel Heath 05/Sep/12 Lead β

Fairly clean sequence with high left foot, but still painful fists.

with Eszter
Hidden 05/Sep/12 2nd
RFWilkie 26/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Attempted on Marks gear, couldn't work out how to get into the upper crack on this, desperate.

with Mark
WillDoyle 25/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Still have the scars from attempting this.

Alex@home 30/May/12 2nd rpt

still easier than don's crack

with The Doctor
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Plain hard! but well protected, a few fat fists and a bit of gusto help you on your way... quality :)

Matt Harle 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Pilgrim
timmyhobby 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S

cleanest E2 so far, felt really good on the way up, feels painful now

CragDog 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
cat22 06/Nov/11 2nd dnf
with Mike
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
BeccaSnowden 23/Jul/11 Lead RP

(Ground up) Very hard! Got it clean on 6th attempt - yes!

with Tom
JRae 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Nearly! Made it to left hand in the top crack plenty times but just couldn't uncontort myself to get through. Ill be back for a rematch with more use of knees. Wear an old jumper, my arms are wrecked!

with A Saul
thomasadixon 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Tough, sustained jamming. Only just made it!

with Becca
Reaver2k 23/Jul/11 2nd
with JRae
belay bunny turned bad 26/Jun/11 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/11 2nd
JamieSparkes 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
bigie bob 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
switch 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Nickie
Peakpdr 19/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Bloody hell thats hard Brown 1 - 0 Rhodes will be going back for a rematch

with P. Mitchell
Jimbo_28 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Tom Last 16/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Had a good go, but this is hard. No way you'd fall off, my problem was that I couldn't make any upward progress - nearly there but bailed from the very last udge!

with mkean
DanT 29/May/10 TR dnf
with Jon Aston
Boy 17/Apr/10 -
with Adam , Nige Kershaw
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/09 2nd
with Floris
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jcurley 10/Jun/08 2nd dnf
Pete Graham 31/May/08 Lead
with Luke Porter
Rich Kirby 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd dnf
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead
Mr Wild 07/Jun/07 Lead dnf
with Greg
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 22/Sep/02 Lead
goi.ashmore 18/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Irving
Roget ??/2002 Lead O/S
with jon
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 2nd
Hidden ??/1999 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
WB ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Guy
ian caton ??/1995 -
with Martin
Hidden 14/Oct/84 Lead
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