Rockfax Description
10m. The superb crack and groove are usually soloed as stopping to place gear is such hard work. Worth scary V4 above a mat. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Foord late 1960s. FFA. John Allen 1973. Originally it was climbed on a wet day using nuts to an in-situ peg and called The Big Frig (VS and A1). The name was changed just before the 1973 guide went to print. Chris Craggs took the peg out in the 1967

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza.

Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead G/U
arasham 27/Oct/17 2nd dog
with Matt
ashtond6 26/Aug/17 Sent dnf
soph 25/Mar/17 2nd
with Andy Banks
Jack J Keogan 24/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Hard start. looking forward to the tussle again next time.

PeteWilson 12/Aug/16 2nd

so horribly dirty.

with Mike Hutton
Ram MkiV 03/Apr/16 Solo rpt
Robin Nichols 18/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Nick Russell 25/Oct/15 Lead dog

Absolutely pitiful. Came off at least twice on the lower crack. Eventually got up to the jug and couldn't make the moves up into the next crack. Abandoned any remaining dignity and aided up it. The grimy green groove at the top had me gibbering. One to come back to, I think.

Jake Young 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ben
benkelsey 23/May/15 Lead
with Jake Young
AlexRenshaw 26/Apr/15 -
Somerset swede basher 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
JHC 08/Aug/14 Sent
Ky 26/May/14 Lead dnf


with Andi Turner
Alex Winter 14/Mar/14 Lead

Had tried this years ago. Bouldered out the start a few times, placing gear and then jumping off. Felt OK once figured out. Was a bit gripped at the top, final groove was manky.

with George
Ian Broome 25/Feb/12 Sent

To the middle jug, stout.

with Pete, Grant
snomonkee 19/Nov/11 Sent x

Only the start

Graeme Hammond 19/Nov/11 Solo G/U

Solo full route above pads, took a massive but safe fall from the upper crack going for first juggy jam over the bulge. Got next go but then realised there was one more hard moves before it eased off onto slightly damp and green jams above, but falling off was not an option by then. EXCELLENT!!!!

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Solo dnf
benkelsey 23/Jul/11 Solo dnf

no skin/arms left.

Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
sam820 24/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Fell off jug. Very tired, didn't bother with 2nd attempt

with Fresher
dominic lee 28/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
dan gibson 03/Jun/09 Solo O/S
joe larner 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S

With pad. Seemed easy for 6a, got it first time.

Paz 17/Dec/08 Sent dnf

Bottled top out from jug.

Birdo ?/Aug/08 Solo RP
switch ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/05 Lead dog
mark s ??/2005 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
r0b 12/Apr/04 Lead dnf
with Andy Smith
Roget ??/2003 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2003 -
Gus ??/2003 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/01 -
Billg ?/Nov/98 Lead dog

1 fall

with Phil McAllistair
andrew300169 30/Jun/93 Lead dnf
with Pom
nai ??/1991 Solo
Neil McA 25/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Martin Wilson
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