En Rappel** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
16m. Mantel up the left-hand side of the front face, linking ledges, move right up to a slabby groove and climb this to more ledges. Escape up the chimney away on the right. A direct finish above the groove is better but harder, though still 5a. © ROCKFAX

FA. Arthur Burns (Blizzard Buttress) 1927 Direct Finish, Joe Brown 1961

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

thrutch - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Sven

Underwhelming. Bold start but interest dwindles after that.
planetmarshall - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with Ned

ned_85 - Lead - 29/Aug/15 with Andrew Marshall

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with dan geh

Hidden - Lead - 10/Nov/14

jon22 - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with manxclare

soph - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

30/31. Bold but pretty easy in the lower reaches. HVS 4c is fair.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Alex Winter

30 on Staffordshire nose. Thankfully delicate -- didn't have many jams left in me.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Nick

soph - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

NickyC - 2nd - 12/Jul/14 with Zain Karim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14

dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter

Quite a contrast to the usual Brown Willans routes
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham

Nice route, not a lot of gear at the start . . .
Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Nick Whimster, Clement Attwood

Climbster - 2nd β - 31/Aug/13 with Ian

Pretty steady at the grade, just a bit necky to start.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Matt

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

R0bbie - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with leighn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

very dirty in places, made it feel even bolder today than it would with a bit more traffic.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Jim

Brown - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Martin Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

keith leonard - 2011

Very bold first section- much harder with rucksack!
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Byron Buck

Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Alex Twist

manwithacam - Lead - 01/Apr/08 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/07

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dave Garnett

dan gibson - 2000

Roget - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/92

Roget - 2nd O/S - 26/May/90 with jim

dodders - 2nd - 20/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/86

Nigel Bond - Lead - 20/May/84 with Charlie Leverton

Mark Kemball - 15/Feb/84

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 21/Sep/82 with Andy Chadwick

tapley - Lead - 09/May/82 with Tony Charles

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1980

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DanChad, mapperley samurai, SuperLee1985, Albie, Alan100

Total votes cast 23
hard E10 of 8
E10 of 8
easy E10 of 8
hard HVS1 of 8
HVS7 of 8
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VS0 of 8
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5b0 of 8
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