Rockfax Description
12m. Climb a crack on the right (Four Purists, VS 5a) to the shelf (possible belay). From a lying-down position, attack the awesome roof crack which widens from hands to useless in a very short distance; holds out left help bridge the gap. Western roll into the final section and hoot for glory at having tamed the man-eater. A giant cam slammed into the crack makes it more like E3. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1964 (one sling). FFA. Gabe Regan 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 cracks to Squamish, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, WideBoyz Crack School, Ultimate E4 ticklist, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, James' Winter Grit ticklist.

MicheleC 29/Oct/17 Lead G/U


with Claudia
keepguessing 26/Oct/17 TR RP

2nd go, must come back with a big enough cam.

James Oakes 24/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Andrew Abraham 22/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Got through the first few moves to place the big cam high up and ran out of juice

with Ky
James Smith 01/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Was fine until the fists ran out and it became quickly apparent that I have no idea how to climb steep ground wider than that! Totally shut down...

with Yan
James Smith 01/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Was fine until the fists ran out and it became quickly apparent that I have no idea how to climb steep ground wider than that! Totally shut down...

with Yan
Hidden 01/Jun/17 2nd
Dan Geh 22/Apr/17 Lead dog

Hard. All fine until the very top moves. Not the best style...

Hidden 25/Mar/17 Lead
MichaelGallimore 25/Sep/16 Lead dnf
Flavio 25/Sep/16 Lead dnf

My arse is still sore from the thorough spanking I received on this one. Slimed off at the top each time!

ashtond6 11/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Need to do more wide stuff

Tophe 04/Jun/15 Lead G/U
with Jonny P
funsized 04/Jun/15 Lead G/U

With tape. Shameful behavaiour!

with Chris
Ram MkiV 26/May/15 Lead β

useful bit of knowledge picked up from noaksie's os go. High effort, low ability. felt sick.

with noaks
James Oakes 26/May/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead dnf
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead RP

Took a fair few sessions (as I couldnt jam when I started trying it!). Stoked to get it for first time same day as Lindy and on the day we did all brown and whillans routes.

with Lindy Smith
pearson9596 20/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Pete Cawley
Alex Winter 20/Jul/14 2nd β

7 on Staffordshire nose. Nick was able to reach down from the top to remove the highest cam, which made it easier. Fierce, but short-lived. 9pm.

with Nick
Nick Russell 20/Jul/14 Lead dog

7/31. Argh, hard. One point of aid. (I'll say it was in the name of tradition.)

morganator 05/Jun/14 Lead dog

Clean to the slopy rail, clean from there to the top. I can only match the rail to allow L hand out L to the good hold after a rest. It'll go. Headpointing an E4...

with Lindy Smith, Sophie Whyte
soph 18/May/14 Lead dog
with Lindy Smith
MichaelGallimore 15/May/14 Lead dnf
with Miles
Hidden 12/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead RP
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
andi turner ??/2013 -
Brown 22/Sep/12 Lead

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

with Andy R
Keendan 05/Sep/12 Lead RP

4th E4, lead with gear in. Took about 4 attempts.

with Eszter
monkeyotter 23/May/12 -
with Lee
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2012 -
dominic lee 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Matt Roberts 15/Aug/11 TR RP

Gritstone - very rough, no need for chalk Very hard to not fall off but after a couple of trys, climbing became more managable

Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead dnf
bigie bob 02/Mar/11 Lead RP

g up

Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Boy ?/Mar/09 -
with Ryan Edwards
Hidden ?/Nov/06 -
mark s ??/2005 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Jun/03 Lead O/S

On the morning of our wedding. Great morning with all the boys.

tuftynick ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Tidy
duncan ??/1983 Lead O/S

Date is approximate

with Paul Smith
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