Ramshaw Crack*** E4 6a
[Bentley doing the route, 1 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. Climb a crack on the right then, from a lying-down position on the shelf, attack the awesome roof crack which widens from hands to useless in a very short distance. Holds out left help bridge the gap. Western roll into the final section and hoot for glory at having tamed the man-eater. A giant Friend slammed into the middle of the crux makes it more like E3. © ROCKFAX


FA. Joe Brown 1964 (one sling). FFA. Gabe Regan 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 cracks to Squamish, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

Photo: Bentley doing the route © WuDavid
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 10/Nov/14

Sadly, still desperate. I seem to get one 1ft higher everytime I get on this, so on that basis another 3 sessions should get me up it. surprisingly, it's not really a crack climb, more some very overhanging crimps and slopers with an easy crack to get to them.
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Clement Hutin

Took a fair few sessions (as I couldnt jam when I started trying it!). Stoked to get it for first time same day as Lindy and on the day we did all brown and whillans routes.
soph - Lead RP - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

pearson9596 - Lead dog - 20/Jul/14 with Pete Cawley

7/31. Argh, hard. One point of aid. (I'll say it was in the name of tradition.)
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 20/Jul/14 with Alex Winter

7 on Staffordshire nose. Nick was able to reach down from the top to remove the highest cam, which made it easier. Fierce, but short-lived. 9pm.
Alex Winter - 2nd β - 20/Jul/14 with Nick

Clean to the slopy rail, clean from there to the top. I can only match the rail to allow L hand out L to the good hold after a rest. It'll go. Headpointing an E4...
morganator - Lead dog - 05/Jun/14 with Lindy Smith, Sophie Whyte

soph - Lead dog - 18/May/14 with Lindy Smith

MichaelGallimore - Lead dnf - 15/May/14 with Miles

Super cool:-)
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Mar/14

andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood

andi turner - 2013

Number Seven of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose. Previously climbed with Lily 15.07.12
Brown - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R

4th E4, lead with gear in. Took about 4 attempts.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 05/Sep/12 with Eszter

monkeyotter - 23/May/12 with Lee

Got to within a foot of the top. Team ground up. Still awesome. Will go one day!
dunnyg - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/12 with jamie sparks

JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/12 with alex minshall, Huw

Hidden - 2012

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with nathan lee

Gritstone - very rough, no need for chalk Very hard to not fall off but after a couple of trys, climbing became more managable
Matt Roberts - TR RP - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/11

Did the first bit (hex rest unwilling to jam) then dropped a rope and got some cams. Wow. Hard. Team ground up fail part 2.
dunnyg - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with jamie sparks

g up
bigie bob - Lead RP - 02/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Boy - Mar/09 with Ryan Edwards

Hidden - Nov/06

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2005

On the morning of our wedding. Great morning with all the boys.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tidy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1983

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