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 more ledges. Escape up the chimney away on the right. A direct finish above the groove is better but harder, though still 5a. © 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.

MichaelGallimore 25/Sep/16 2nd β
FlavioL1989 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
jon22 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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