Rockfax Description
18m. The fine delicate arete is not over endowed with gear and requires commitment and neat footwork. Start on the left, move onto the front face (wires) then press on and stay cool. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown, Slim Sorrell, Dorothy Sorrell 1951

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

Stroppy 09/Aug Lead O/S

Spicy! The first move of the ledge felt very precarious with poor feet and poor gear. All makes for an exciting route though

Robs_Uren 09/Aug 2nd O/S
with Stroppy
lanky and weak 30/Jun Lead O/S
Mike Turner 21/Jun TR O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Jun Lead O/S

great start to a fantastic afternoon :)

with Becky E
James Oakes 26/May Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 26/May 2nd O/S
with noaks
Mike W 11/May Lead O/S
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21/Jul/14 Lead rpt

16/31. Nice to have something delicate after the previous few classic sandbags.

Alex Winter 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S

16 on Staffordshire nose. Nice to get on something delicate after 15 routes of thuggery.

with Nick
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
will_benfold 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 14/Jun/14 2nd
morganator 26/May/14 Lead O/S
soph 26/May/14 2nd
Adam Long 26/Apr/14 Lead
Nick Russell 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Not as green as it looks. Bold, but steady 5a.

Hidden 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S
soph 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
Matt Cooke 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rosh
WhipperSnapper 01/Mar/14 TR O/S

A fun climb with interesting moves up the final arete.

with Maxie
Hidden ??/2014 -
1poundSOCKS 28/Sep/13 2nd β
Hidden 21/Sep/13 TR O/S
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
Sam Melville 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S

long run out!

willoates 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Not much different to the HVS Arette to the left in terms of climbing.

Brown 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Andy R
northy1983 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S


with andi t
R2B 26/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd
mattnuttall ?/May/12 Lead O/S

MOB Whillans' Hut meet

with the MOB
nbotting ??/2012 -
zach.stone 15/Jul/11 2nd
theotherpetehill 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Skipped the lower green bit and traversed in from the gully. Tried going up the right side of the arete for some reason, then found the way on the left. Lovely moves, easy for E1

Laurence Everitt 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Takacs 11/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Clean :) can imagine very scary on lead but great fun

with Laurence Everitt
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
dan gibson 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with michael porter
biobuild 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 14/Jun/11 Lead RP
PeteH 08/May/10 Lead O/S
ndp ??/2010 -

Loved this route, thought I'd nailed e1 for good, a real confidence booster. Then went to do Crack of Gloom and changed my mind.

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
donkster 17/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with ben, DaveNW
cooper leek 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with dave nw, donk
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Boy ?/Oct/09 -
donkster 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with ki
Ky 09/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Donk
JWB 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Anstey
bullwinkle 25/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Jon & Paul
avirdee 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Manwaring
Coel Hellier 09/May/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
bullwinkle 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with John
davek 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Shaun L
Si dH 04/Nov/06 2nd rpt

I think Neil found this just as scary as I had! Brilliant route though, great climbing. Less popualr than it should be due to the luminous lower section. the guy oi nthe photo is in a funny position? Both time I've stuck to the right of the arete, not even using it that much.

with Neil Furniss
Si dH 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
Chesh 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S

2 good wires and easier than it looks

with ScotsPaul
Hidden ??/2005 -
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 19/May/04 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Daz
Hidden 16/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Viv
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
Gus ??/2002 -
tlr ??/2000 2nd
bullybones ??/2000 -
Duncan Bourne 18/Jul/99 Lead O/S

Bold climb

with E Allcock
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead O/S
WB ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Guy
nige ??/1994 Lead
with john buckley
Hidden 19/Aug/93 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/93 TR
Hidden 15/Sep/90 Lead
Roget 15/Sep/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Tom V ??/1986 -
andy gittins ??/1984 -
Hidden 01/Jul/82 Solo
Nic Robinson 01/Jul/82 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
nbotting ??/1981 -
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