Rockfax Description
14m. Climb rightwards to the central roof-crack, have a snooze in the slot, then pull smartly onto the wall to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950s 1955

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

James Oakes 24/Sep 2nd rpt
Ardo 16/Aug 2nd dog

Found laying down easy, getting out not so much.

admackie 16/Aug Lead

harrowing and confusing

with Ardo
Ian.ch 04/Jun 2nd


with Masaki
Hidden 14/May 2nd
mskngch ?/May Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 18/Apr 2nd
FlavioL1989 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
ashtond6 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Cake 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Should have practised my sit-ups

with Matt
phil64 ??/2016 Lead
with various
eastonator 11/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Kyle
stratandrew 01/Jul/15 2nd
with Evan Holdsworth, Steve Graham
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 26/May/15 2nd O/S
with noaks
James Oakes 26/May/15 Lead O/S
Jake Young 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ben
benkelsey 23/May/15 2nd O/S

Off balance

with Jake Young
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/15 Lead β

john's gear again, found this awkward!

with John P, Andi T
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
manxclare 27/Sep/14 2nd
with jon22
jon22 27/Sep/14 Lead
Lenny 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Phil .N
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Alex Winter 20/Jul/14 2nd rpt

5 on Staffordshire nose

with Nick
Nick Russell 20/Jul/14 Lead β

5/31. Tricky move to get stood up under the roof, then it's all over.

dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
soph 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
Andrew Abraham 08/Dec/13 Lead dog

Best rest at Ramshaw on that ledge! Sketched up the top section in the wet!

monsteratt 08/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Awkward of the ledge not helped by a wet crack!

with Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
onlyfoddington 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Awkward, unusual and fun.

with Adam
alooker ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Brown 22/Sep/12 2nd

Number Three of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose Previously climbed with Lily on 15.07.12

with Andy R
Dan Geh 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Interesting moves out of the slot.

with Neil Mackie
Luuuuuke 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with jay
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Nickc ??/2012 -
Graeme Hammond 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

nice moves, bit of a rest on the handy lie down ledge whilst it rained before finishing off then got soaked sitting on the top.

with Jim
Jim Slater 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 18/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Adam Gill, Trev Tatler
Marvino 28/Aug/11 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd
duncan 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Stevepg 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Olly, Simon
fatbuoybazza 01/Aug/11 Lead dnf

What a ball ache, got ontae ledge, couldnae get up in a standin position from there. downclimbed the route to the ground..

with jim
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
thomasadixon 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great fun!

with Tom
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 26/Jun/11 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead RP
Rosie Henstock 10/Apr/11 2nd dog
CharlieMack 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with David
thrutch 06/Mar/11 Lead β
with Sven
switch 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Nickie
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
cem 08/Aug/10 2nd
Alex Winter 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
JRae 27/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Its not a good idea to go onto the ledge front first.

with C Shawcross
odox 27/Jun/10 Lead dog

Couldn't get the right jam in to stand up.. hot and sweaty day. Did it in the end.

andybirtwistle 27/Jun/10 2nd
tatz45 22/May/10 Lead β
with Wes Inskip
AlexRenshaw 22/May/10 Lead
with Thomas Renshaw
Bernie Wylde 19/May/10 2nd
Shad 19/May/10 Lead


Boy 17/Apr/10 -
with Adam , Nige Kershaw
manwithacam 04/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Lay on ledge (good rest) for 20 mins wishing I could jam. Went for it in end but failed quite spectacularly

with Sarah
MattT88 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Awesome route

maggsy 12/Oct/09 2nd
hamish2016 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke Lindsay
Rob Davies 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

You can't win 'em all - weird and awkward

with Phil Ashton
Rachey86 24/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Fine up to the crack, then had a good long rest and shimmy and twist and turn in the crack to be top roped up the last bit :(

with Vicky
OffshoreAndy 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with New Mills Duncan
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead rpt
jcurley 21/May/08 Lead dnf

Stood up eventually got to the top, couldn't top out, Pumped, Silly.

simoncov 08/Sep/07 2nd dog
with Simon Chetwynd
Lawrence Eccles ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with A. Crook
juza 16/Jun/07 -
with John P
Stig 08/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 30/Jun/06 2nd RP
adam carless 30/Jun/06 Lead O/S

the crux is the contortions necessary to get out of the lovely jammed rest position. Keep your chiropractors number handy.

Chris Davids 02/Apr/05 Lead dnf

Couldn't bring myself to stand up.

with Reuben and Clare
mark s ??/2005 -
ArnaudG ?/Jun/04 2nd
with Dunc
r0b 12/Apr/04 2nd
with Andy Smith
Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 27/Jul/03 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/02 Lead
goi.ashmore 18/Jun/02 Lead β
with Duncan Irving
Roget ??/2002 Lead rpt
with jon
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 2nd
fellgazelle ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
richsmithinbristol 09/May/99 Lead
Jim Brooke 09/May/99 2nd O/S
with Rich
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
nige ?/May/96 Lead
with sven rowan
crossleysm ?/Sep/93 Lead O/S
Peakology ??/1992 TR O/S
with mod
Chris Ellis 18/Aug/91 Lead
with Andy Barker
nai ??/1991 Lead
uphillnow 29/Sep/90 -
Hidden 15/Apr/90 Lead
Roget ??/1989 2nd O/S
with jim
Stoney Boy ?/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy, Steve Wigmore
Hidden 14/Oct/84 Lead
The Reaper 01/Aug/80 2nd O/S
duncan ?/Sep/79 2nd O/S
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