18m.

Rockfax Description
18m. The fine delicate arete is not over endowed with gear and requires commitment and neat footwork. Start on the left, move onto the front face (wires) then press on and stay cool. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown, Slim Sorrell, Dorothy Sorrell 1951

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The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out

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Si dH 4 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, I thought quite hard for 5a to start the arete then still 5a and very bold the nest few moves. One of my favorites at teh rocahes. Solid E1 surely?
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βeta: Great route, I thought quite hard for 5a to start the arete then still 5a and very bold the nest few moves. One of my favorites at teh rocahes. Solid E1 surely?
Andy Clarke 20 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A lovely route, but shouldn't it have been left at a proud top-endish HVS?
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βeta: A lovely route, but shouldn't it have been left at a proud top-endish HVS?
Chris the Tall 3 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: First move up the arete is the crux, but the exposure above keeps you on your toes. Much harder than Bengal Buttress.
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βeta: First move up the arete is the crux, but the exposure above keeps you on your toes. Much harder than Bengal Buttress.
mark s 13 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: bomber nut low on the arete.o.k if you trust your feet.
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βeta: bomber nut low on the arete.o.k if you trust your feet.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
richsmithinbristol 27 Aug 2nd O/S Fine effort from Mike given the sweaty conditions. Bold.
Fine effort from Mike given the sweaty conditions. Bold.
pearson9596 27 Aug Lead O/S Was so sweaty! Not the day to do this.
Was so sweaty! Not the day to do this.
crossleysm 3 Aug TR
Hidden 19 May Lead O/S
WillRhodes 15 Feb Lead O/S Really cool. Bold, mind.
Really cool. Bold, mind.
LanceSolf 12 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf
with Ski
with Ski
BrizzleChris 7 Jul, 2018 2nd β Followed riccy up trying Tom's Skwamas Really cool route but a bit run out and some definite foot trust needed
Followed riccy up trying Tom's Skwamas Really cool route but a bit run out and some definite foot trust needed
Hidden 26 May, 2018 Lead
bryan61 19 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with td72
with td72
td72 19 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with bryan61
with bryan61
Hidden 26 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
D.Russell 21 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Dale Comley 7 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Torr
with Ollie Torr
Robs_Uren 9 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Stroppy 9 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Spicy! The first move of the ledge felt very precarious with poor feet and poor gear. All makes for an exciting route though
Spicy! The first move of the ledge felt very precarious with poor feet and poor gear. All makes for an exciting route though
lanky and weak 30 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 21 Jun, 2015 TR O/S
Becky E 7 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S great start to a fantastic afternoon :)
with Becky E
great start to a fantastic afternoon :)
with Becky E
Ram MkiV 26 May, 2015 2nd O/S
with noaks
with noaks
James Oakes 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Mike W 11 May, 2015 Lead O/S
thomas108 ??, 2015 Lead G/U
soph 23 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Alex Winter 21 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S 16 on Staffordshire nose. Nice to get on something delicate after 15 routes of thuggery.
with Nick
16 on Staffordshire nose. Nice to get on something delicate after 15 routes of thuggery.
with Nick
Nick Russell 21 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt 16/31. Nice to have something delicate after the previous few classic sandbags.
16/31. Nice to have something delicate after the previous few classic sandbags.
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
will_benfold 14 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Pintsize 14 Jun, 2014 2nd
morganator 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with soph
with soph
soph 26 May, 2014 2nd
Adam Long 26 Apr, 2014 Lead
Nick Russell 1 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Not as green as it looks. Bold, but steady 5a.
Not as green as it looks. Bold, but steady 5a.
Ross Davidson 1 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
soph 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Matt Cooke 8 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
WhipperSnapper 1 Mar, 2014 TR A fun climb with interesting moves up the final arete.
A fun climb with interesting moves up the final arete.
Hidden ??, 2014 -
1poundSOCKS 28 Sep, 2013 2nd β
David Bibby 21 Sep, 2013 TR O/S
andi turner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
with pete bridgwood
willoates 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Not much different to the HVS Arette to the left in terms of climbing.
Not much different to the HVS Arette to the left in terms of climbing.
Sam Melville 9 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S long run out!
long run out!
Brown 22 Sep, 2012 Lead
with Andy R
with Andy R
northy1983 ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S quality
with andi t
quality
with andi t
Russell Blackaller 26 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
mattnuttall ?May, 2012 Lead O/S MOB Whillans' Hut meet
with the MOB
MOB Whillans' Hut meet
with the MOB
nbotting ??, 2012 -
jimlear ??, 2012 - About as scary as E1 gets
About as scary as E1 gets
theotherpetehill 15 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Skipped the lower green bit and traversed in from the gully. Tried going up the right side of the arete for some reason, then found the way on the left. Lovely moves, easy for E1
Skipped the lower green bit and traversed in from the gully. Tried going up the right side of the arete for some reason, then found the way on the left. Lovely moves, easy for E1
zach.stone 15 Jul, 2011 2nd
Hidden 11 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Takacs 11 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Clean :) can imagine very scary on lead but great fun
with Laurence Everitt
Clean :) can imagine very scary on lead but great fun
with Laurence Everitt
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
dan gibson 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Fozzieshep 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 14 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
PeteH 8 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with pdufus
with pdufus
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
JayAyBee ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
donkster 17 Oct, 2009 Lead rpt
cooper leek 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
with dave nw, donk
with dave nw, donk
Boy ?Oct, 2009 -
donkster 9 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Ky
with Ky
Ky 9 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
JWB 14 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Mark Anstey
with Mark Anstey
HimTiggins 25 Apr, 2009 2nd rpt
with Jon & Paul
with Jon & Paul
Andy Nicholson ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Martin C
with Martin C
avirdee 31 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Dave Manwaring
with Dave Manwaring
Coel Hellier 9 May, 2008 Lead
Hidden ??, 2008 -
HimTiggins 7 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
davek 21 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Shaun L
with Shaun L
Si dH 4 Nov, 2006 2nd rpt I think Neil found this just as scary as I had! Brilliant route though, great climbing. Less popualr than it should be due to the luminous lower section. the guy oi nthe photo is in a funny position? Both time I've stuck to the right of the arete, not even using it that much.
with Neil Furniss
I think Neil found this just as scary as I had! Brilliant route though, great climbing. Less popualr than it should be due to the luminous lower section. the guy oi nthe photo is in a funny position? Both time I've stuck to the right of the arete, not even using it that much.
with Neil Furniss
Si dH 4 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
with Dan Jaeggi
Chesh 4 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S 2 good wires and easier than it looks
with ScotsPaul
2 good wires and easier than it looks
with ScotsPaul
Andrew Barker ??, 2005 Lead O/S
mark s ??, 2005 -
Smelly Fox 16 Sep, 2004 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 19 May, 2004 Lead O/S
with Ralph
with Ralph
Chris the Tall ?Oct, 2003 Lead O/S
with Daz
with Daz
Al Evans 16 Jun, 2002 2nd
Mark Stevenson 16 Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
with Viv
with Viv
Phill Mitch ??, 2002 Lead O/S
with john d
with john d
Gus ??, 2002 -
tlr ??, 2000 2nd
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
Duncan Bourne 18 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S Bold climb
Bold climb
Mick King 28 Jun, 1998 2nd
with Tony Madden
with Tony Madden
Hidden 3 May, 1997 Lead O/S
WB ??, 1996 Lead O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
nige ??, 1994 Lead
with john buckley
with john buckley
Mick King 14 Oct, 1993 Lead O/S
with Simon Walsh
with Simon Walsh
Hidden 19 Aug, 1993 2nd
Hidden 13 Mar, 1993 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Feb, 1993 TR
Colin McKerrell ??, 1992 -
Neil McA 15 Sep, 1991 2nd O/S
with Beak 2
with Beak 2
Roget 15 Sep, 1990 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 1990 Lead
andrew300169 ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Tom V ??, 1986 -
andy gittins ??, 1984 -
Hidden 1 Jul, 1982 Solo
Nic Robinson 1 Jul, 1982 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1982 Lead
nbotting ??, 1981 -
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