Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the roof crack strenuously the amble to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1954

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

tom bre 14/Oct Lead rpt

Some ace moves with great gear where its needed

ADConway 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Wrekin MC
TomOliver 04/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct TR
petern 04/Oct 2nd O/S
with jane gilmour
Andy Clarke 25/Sep Sent rpt

A highball repeat in memory of my good friend & climbing partner Ralph, who died of a brain tumour exactly a year ago today. This was one of the routes we did the first time we ever climbed together, 15 years ago. Here's to Absent Friends. (2 mats, no spotter; seconded 10/9/2000.)

mjeffery 05/Sep 2nd O/S
with J
royle883 11/Aug Lead O/S
dannyboy83 09/Aug Solo O/S
Peakphil 15/Jun Lead O/S
with Charlie
FlavioL1989 06/Jun Solo O/S
James Oakes 26/May 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 26/May Lead O/S
with noaks
toasted 23/May Lead
with Marc Lloyd
marclloyd77 23/May 2nd
dazz5866 13/May 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 13/May Lead rpt
with Daz J
Hidden 26/Apr 2nd
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr Solo O/S
PeteWilson 17/Apr Solo O/S
with Dave
shell145 15/Apr TR dog
with Ursula
BareBears 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Kay
JCresswell 11/Apr 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar 2nd O/S
jack_44 07/Mar Lead
rob 528 ?/Mar Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
MBano 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Ragnaar 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S

The move is a bit like Topsail - nice route and minimal gear all the way up

with martin hirons
Theeni 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 21/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
Andrew Abraham 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Sherman, Ceara
philhilo 14/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Helen E
Prof. Outdoors 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Wendy
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21/Jul/14 2nd rpt

8/31. Good warm-up for the second day.

Alex Winter 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

8 on Staffordshire nose. 6:20am.

with Nick
BB95 09/Jul/14 Lead
with Jay Ibrahim
daveclarke5 06/Jul/14 2nd
with Stephen
mapperley samurai 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fun moves getting past the roof. Easy but well run out in the upper section.

with Michael H
Michael-H 05/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
cameron_hall 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd
Andrew Abraham 27/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ceara
Ceara 27/May/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew
morganator 26/May/14 Solo
soph 26/May/14 Solo
Paul Hy 05/May/14 Lead rpt
with Dave W
mattgrange 03/May/14 Lead O/S

One move wonder once I'd stopped bothering to look for gear

morganator 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
soph 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Bit of a one-move-wonder. Nice enough for that move, but a path after. Soft for the grade.

Hidden 01/Apr/14 Lead β
warrygallace ?/Apr/14 2nd
with ben edwin
TJ Mather 16/Mar/14 TR dnf

Just climbed over the overhang then lowered off (after this it's just a scramble so didn't bother to continue)

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 11/Mar/14 Lead

Not done this for over 10 years. Really nice route.

DanChad 11/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Climbster 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 30/Aug/13 2nd β
with Matt
Paul Hy 28/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Dave E
wishicud climbHVS 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd
pheotleyr 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Getting over the initial overhang with (in my case) 2 OK wires was good fun and suprisingly easy in the end, the rest of the climb sadly is without any interest though.

with Mike
Mayaculpa 18/Aug/13 2nd

Fell off at roof trying to go straight up, got back on and layed back left

with Peter
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
asmith37 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead rpt
mky77 27/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/13 Solo O/S
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
Katya 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Charlie Staincliffe 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
Paul Hy 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt

the lower bit was green as well as the crux!

with Damon H
Ben Hollands 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ben T@ylor 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Tough move over the roof. Place a number 3 Rock sideways in the small gully in the top right corner below the roof for the only decent placement. You wont need gear after the roof...just as well as there isnt much

with Alex wright
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlexxelA 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Was quite wet and green, made the crack rather unpleasant "all a bit gynacological" as Paul said.

Psych ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hannes B 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mark H
Adrianw 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Natalie Wilson
Bede 28/Jul/12 2nd
MarkCunnington 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Davey569 17/Jun/12 TR O/S
gingerwolf 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sean
swhitley 29/May/12 2nd
Laura-lou 27/May/12 2nd
with Toaf
Fiskavaig 27/May/12 Lead

Have waited a long time to lead this climb, having backed off it a number of times before, well chuffed.

with Nic P
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 22/May/12 Lead
Will Caesar 22/May/12 2nd O/S
paulharmer 21/May/12 2nd

My first Joe Brown Route really pleased!

with Vernon Bayliss
Steve J P 20/May/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 20/May/12 Lead
with sp
terri mc 17/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow
Rob84 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jonboy
saalty 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Andy S, Jim
harold walmsley 15/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Foggy, cold, dirty and a bit damp. Felt hard but how much was the conditions? Off East to escape the fog.

with Colin Struthers
Ross.Cooper 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Didn't put cam in over-head so very bold move, great fun!

robinmuzette 15/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Daniel Heath 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
David Chaytor 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hixmclix 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with tim price
victim of mathematics 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S

One 4b move with overhead gear - HS, surely?

with Simon
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
hotfeet 06/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
littleluke ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice start to the route, but a one move wonder really. Exposed top section but very easy moves.

Matt Bill Platypus 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Angela
Paul Hy 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Mike R, Ian
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
claregardiner 29/Apr/11 2nd
richyg 28/Apr/11 -
mcglenr25 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mksmith35 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Kirsty810202 27/Apr/11 2nd rpt
matty123 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Bob Oldale
Col Kingshott 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
iwebster59017 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Kirsty810202 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
John Elliott 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Doug Allen
Andy DJ 10/Apr/11 Lead
with andy
Rock Zigger 08/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/11 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Mar/11 2nd
Pete Nugent 03/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Emma-Louise Anderson 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Amazing roof. Took a while to work out what I was going to do. A second cam gave me the confidence to do it. No gear and lots of vegetation on the top made it an exciting finish.

mick1jones 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Easy climbing but little pro on upper section

with Ralph Atkinson
Steven Andrews 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Lines
Rick Ashton 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with andy gibb
Tom Redmond 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S

good move at roof :)

Hidden 11/Aug/10 2nd
j4kub 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with claire gibson
paulharmer 29/Jul/10 2nd dnf

My first attempt at a Joe Brown route ended in failure kept falling at the crux "i'll be back"

with Vernon Bayliss
Hidden 17/Jul/10 2nd β
Pete Randall 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Charles
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Martin Cleaver 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 11/Jun/10 2nd
with Dave
mmalbon 31/May/10 TR

Great climb, really enjoyable first move over the overhang - i.e. not too hard!

with Dave Lowndes, Mick
Jonny M 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Purple Roni 15/May/10 Lead
with Roger F
ianslade ?/May/10 Lead β
with Tim Price
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
dishevelled ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
keith leonard ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
R77 ??/2010 TR
with Mark
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead O/S
SHCS ??/2010 -
Cat Hendrie ??/2010 Lead O/S
toasted 25/Oct/09 2nd
with Simon Whitehead
simonw1 ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead rpt
dja 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
cooper leek 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with dave nw
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead RP
Jon Dittman 28/Jun/09 Solo
jcurley 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
stump ?/Jun/09 -
Rob Davies ?/Jun/09 Lead
with Mark ?, Jonah Jones
Richard_D 31/May/09 2nd O/S
DanT 30/May/09 Lead dog
with Hana White, Junaid White
Mr. K 23/May/09 Lead dnf
with Bryn Wood
donkster 13/May/09 Lead rpt
with ben
cooper leek 13/May/09 2nd rpt
with donk
stevemcg 10/May/09 Lead
with Liz
fizzychewitt 10/May/09 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 09/May/09 2nd O/S
danoflynn 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Cat Black
catblack 02/May/09 2nd
with Dan O'Flynn
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
DanT 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
ollycreedy 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead β
mmalbon 03/Aug/08 2nd

After top roping to work it out, Mick lead it very easily and me and Simon seconded reasonably easily.

with Mick and Simon
simonfife 13/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with ali
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
FrankW 04/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Colin Adams
Simon Caldwell 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Managed it at last, having backed off several times before. Quite easy once I'd summoned up the nerve not to put gear in the best handhold! Finished up the tower on the left, which was quite exciting too.

with Carmen
bobpilgrem 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S

excelleny route-a case of balance/technique rather than brute force.

with Bob/Nic

Lovley climb apart from the ants!

with GRAY
Stig 29/May/07 2nd O/S

Not a good route.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
FrankW 03/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Laura
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead
tradguy 22/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Ute Wegenhoff, Mark Hazell
Hidden 16/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
epic ed 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Hard move at 3M then v.v. easy.

with Ben
dan gibson 04/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Marvino 25/Apr/06 Lead
with Darren
davidwright 20/Jan/06 Lead rpt
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
Allan Young 02/Jul/05 2nd rpt
with Jonathan Bode-Hey
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
Irk the Purist ??/2005 Lead O/S

One move wonder.

with Rachel Scott
Hidden 31/Dec/04 TR
donkster ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with trigg
Stevie_R 07/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with rod
Hidden 30/May/04 2nd
LakesWinter 16/Apr/04 2nd
with Wil
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Sankey 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Nice juggy moves through overhang

with Rich
Babika 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Jason Parker
Chesh ?/Jun/03 Lead
with Sparky
Neil Curtis 10/May/03 Lead rpt
with Pete Barnes
Allan Young 26/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Peter Taylor
Digger 18/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
Alaric 05/Apr/03 TR O/S
SteveM 16/Mar/03 Lead
Smelly Fox 12/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Steve Puttick
beermonkey ?/Mar/03 Lead
with mike
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Danhan 19/Oct/02 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/02 Solo
Blod 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S

A bit of a soft touch.

with Judy T
five 16/Aug/02 Lead O/S
D Berry 21/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Steve Vincent 29/Jun/02 2nd
Steve Vincent 29/Jun/02 2nd
Steve Vincent 29/Jun/02 2nd
Mark Salter 21/Apr/02 2nd
with Chris Shorrock
FrankW 20/Apr/02 2nd rpt
with Joe
platt2000 ??/2002 Lead
Gus ??/2002 Lead
with luisa giles
Hedley 26/Aug/01 2nd O/S
with Steve Runnacles
andygreen 30/Jun/01 2nd
Retroman3 23/Jun/01 2nd O/S
with Yan
Retroman3 23/Jun/01 2nd O/S
with Yan
Hidden 18/Jun/01 Lead
adamwesthead 27/Jul/00 Lead O/S


with Taylor
Nigel Coe 10/Jun/00 Lead
with Tim Dunsby
Hidden 30/Apr/00 TR
FrankW 26/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with Jane T
Hidden 13/Jan/00 Lead
rlrs ??/2000 Lead
Steve Pardoe 17/Jul/99 2nd

Start crux has "pro or hold" choice With Ian Grimsey

with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)
antroy 15/May/99 Lead
Martyn ??/1999 -
petekeron ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/98 Lead rpt
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Howard J 11/Aug/98 2nd
with Aidan Raftery
orb ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with ?
Hidden 03/May/98 2nd
cem ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Paul Richardson
Hidden 12/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 17/Aug/97 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Phil West 19/Jul/97 Lead O/S

32C. Rock too hot to touch. Could fry an egg.

with David Atherton
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Jon Stevens
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/May/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
smudge 23/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Alex
Ian Archer 22/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Danny Hale
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/96 -
Hidden 08/Jun/96 2nd O/S
EddieA 04/May/96 Lead O/S
with NCMC
five ?/May/96 Lead O/S
brady ??/1996 2nd
with John Cameron
alan moore ??/1996 -
michael burrows 27/Jun/95 Solo
Yourlead 11/Jun/95 2nd
with Graham Penny
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Duncan Bourne 02/Apr/95 Solo rpt
nai ??/1995 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 Solo rpt
malc 17/Sep/94 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/94 Lead
stokienomad 12/Jul/94 Lead
Howard J 15/Jun/94 -
SimonN ?/May/94 Lead
andrew300169 30/May/93 Solo
with Pom
andrew300169 16/Apr/93 Solo
SimonN 24/Jun/92 Solo
andrew300169 18/Jun/92 Solo
with Tim Woz
Scott McRae ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
adi bryant 06/Oct/91 2nd
with Clive
Rob Davies ?/May/91 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/90 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/90 Lead
Roget 03/May/90 Solo O/S
Raggar 02/Apr/90 Lead
OMSKB ?/Mar/90 Lead
with Dad
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
goi.ashmore 11/Mar/89 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 28/Jun/88 Lead
with Bob Lister
Hidden 08/Jun/88 Solo
tlr ?/Jun/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
SPD224 ?/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Nigel Bond 31/Jan/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
leland stamper 21/Oct/79 2nd O/S
tapley 28/Mar/76 Lead
with Alison Tapley
rogerskews ??/1976 -
mikej 03/May/70 Solo
with E
Hidden 12/Nov/67 Lead
oldmanofmow ??/1960 2nd

Pete Williams tried this for weeks before getting over the overhang and getting me to second him. A pointless climb, difficult start and then nothing.

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