20m. Western grit's Peapod, a classical struggle but a classic nonetheless. The narrow central section is an uphill battle especially for those who are large in the chest, though once the trident block is grasped things ease and the final section gives glorious jamming. © Rockfax
Fa. Joe Brown 1948
Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Work Hard, Play Hard, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Textbook V-groove technique. Bone dry and clean, despite the bright green colour.
|adi bryant||03/Oct||Lead G/U||
What a climb. Went the wrong way n fell off. Went the right way n fought much harder on it than owt else I've done all year. Only only just.
|Andy Peak 1||08/Aug||Lead O/S||
Good clean fun, use of knees on the wall of the pod make it fairly simpel
|Just Another Dave||05/Jul||Lead O/S||
Nothing like Peapod, actually: Felt very much like Strapiombo at Pant Ifan, but thankfully much shorter! Every single inch of progress is seriously hard work.
OMG! What the £^*$ was that?! Left hand jamming, three flailing limbs. Medium to long run-out up to the block as I couldn't imagine how to let go long enough to put gear in. Prepared to swing down onto a cam below me early on, got wedged above it purely by accident so decided against jumping off, had a rest and then got on with it and did it, so sort of clean onsight...! Humid, midgy, green, bit dank, can't move my arms today. Most effort ever expended to gain 20ft. They didn't have cams in 1948. What a route.
Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway
Paul Tretheway, jshields
Fantastic. Josh loved every minute of it too :)
|Frank the Husky||??/2013||-|
|Tony Holdsworth||27/May/12||Lead dnf||
Felt the shoulder stating up so gave in
Errrrrrr. Not even close to getting up it.
found it almost impossible. Am wide chested, could not get one arm above the other to jam properly. For me, much harder than peapod at curbar or tower chimney at stanage. HVS 5c in my book.
|Alex Thompson||22/Jun/10||2nd O/S||
OMG!! F*ck!! Argh! Urmmph!!
Martin K, Kasia Baldwin
|Graeme Hammond||19/Sep/09||Lead O/S||
Classic traditional battle, but still SO GOOD what a smile on my face as topped out!!! Much harder than the Peapod.
Oh my God! Outrageous. 'Fell off' but got stuck in the crack on the way out before the rope took me away - and carried on up in a most desparate desparate fashion. Scars all over. Should have hand jammed front on.
|Carl Smethurst||07/Jul/05||Lead dnf||
Desparate! Respect to J Brown...
|Ian Jones||??/2000||Lead O/S||
|Andy Say||10/Jun/92||Lead O/S|
very dry but still dirty