Rockfax Description
16m. Mantel up the left-hand side of the front face, linking ledges, move right up to a slabby groove and climb this to a bigger ledge. The normal finish above the groove is the best finale though the original escape up the chimney away on the right (Blizzard Buttress) is not without interest and was a good effort for its day. © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Burns (Blizzard Buttress) 1927 Direct Finish, Joe Brown 1961

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, The V.S.+ Ticklist.

James Oakes 24/Sep/17 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 02/Sep/17 2nd

Good moves at the start/finish

with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

First third of the route is basically a solo as the wall is completely blank so quite an "exciting" start! Gets easier after that and has lots of good gear before the final exciting moves. Enjoyed it and defo a great finish of a brilliant day!

with Jim Broomhead
met1cul0us 12/Aug/17 2nd
steve7734 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
hotfeet 17/Jul/17 2nd
with marcduhig
Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush 23/May/17 2nd
with Chris Hindley
Hidden ?/May/17 Lead
MichaelGallimore 25/Sep/16 2nd β
Flavio 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
thrutch 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Sven
ned_85 29/Aug/15 Lead
planetmarshall 29/Aug/15 2nd

Underwhelming. Bold start but interest dwindles after that.

with Ned
tgeh 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
manxclare 28/Sep/14 2nd
with jon22
John sealey 28/Sep/14 Lead
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

30/31. Bold but pretty easy in the lower reaches. HVS 4c is fair.

Alex Winter 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S

30 on Staffordshire nose. Thankfully delicate -- didn't have many jams left in me.

with Nick
soph 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
NickyC 12/Jul/14 2nd
with Zain Karim
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 07/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Nice route, not a lot of gear at the start . . .

monsteratt 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Quite a contrast to the usual Brown Willans routes

with Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham
Bloke on a Rope 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Pretty steady at the grade, just a bit necky to start.

with Matt
Climbster 31/Aug/13 2nd β
with Ian
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
R0bbie 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with leighn
RM199 05/May/13 Lead O/S


Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

very dirty in places, made it feel even bolder today than it would with a bit more traffic.

with Jim
Brown 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Andy R
sambosanquet101 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
Rob Davies 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Didn't get past start - not a good choice for morning as sun doesn't come round until later

with Phil Ashton
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Twisty 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Very bold first section- much harder with rucksack!

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
manwithacam 01/Apr/08 Lead
with Alex
mark s 29/Sep/07 Lead
with andi t
Jon Read ??/2005 Lead O/S
Dave Garnett ??/2005 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
dan gibson ??/2000 -
crossleysm ?/Aug/94 Solo O/S
Roget 23/Jun/92 Solo rpt
Roget 26/May/90 2nd O/S
with jim
dodders 20/Jun/88 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/86 Lead
Nigel Bond 20/May/84 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Mark Kemball 15/Feb/84 -
Ken Taylor 21/Sep/82 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
tapley 09/May/82 Lead
with Tony Charles
Hidden ??/1980 Solo O/S
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