Rockfax Description
16m. The left-hand of the trio of cracks is of an awkward width throughout and the exit is tricky too just to add to the fun. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950s 1955

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

Graeme Hammond 24/Sep/17 2nd O/S

HVS almost anywhere else but Hen Cloud :) - take care at the start, had made a belay or would have ended up somewhere near the road when Neil slipped on the wet grass at the start and landed on me but just managed to hold the belay and avoid a factor 2 fall!

with Neil Colquhoun
James Oakes 24/Sep/17 Lead rpt
jimbonfire 02/Sep/17 2nd
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Proper scraper, but fun, in a masochistic type of way. :)

with Jim Broomhead
planetmarshall 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

A very special kind of fun. Went fully horizontal at one point.

DubyaJamesDubya 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

An adventure!

with Joe Harris
Melonfly ?/Aug/17 2nd
with James
JayAyBee 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Pat
Hidden 03/Jun/17 2nd
nickcanute ?/Oct/16 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Flavio 27/Jul/16 Solo O/S
tgeh 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

really good, definitely 3 stars, the most obvious line at hen cloud when looking up from the road

with dan geh
Dan Geh 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
John Higgs 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead
gavster 05/Oct/14 2nd dog
with kev
mapperley samurai 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Mark Warnett ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Very classic!

soph 23/Jul/14 Lead β
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21/Jul/14 2nd

31/31. It was unplanned but remarkably appropriate that the last route of the day was squirming up a sqeeze chimney to the narrow slit of daylight above. Topping out into the sun was very satisfying; knowing it was over even more so!

Alex Winter 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

31 on Staffordshire nose. 5:20pm.

with Nick
robertcrawshaw 01/Jul/14 TR O/S
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
with michael porter
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S

This was a bit of a mission, an adventure and a quest all in one

monsteratt 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Very good value almost fell out of the start offwidth - maybe should have used chicken wing. Interesting top section as well!

with Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham
Bloke on a Rope 31/Aug/13 2nd β
with Matt
Climbster 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
Brown 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Andy R
Daymo 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Didn't finish. Fail!

Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
sambosanquet101 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
deklan 02/May/11 Lead
trants1 02/May/11 2nd O/S
with deklan
keith leonard ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Lead dog
hotfeet 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Nigel Coe 01/Oct/00 Lead
with Dick Hanson
Roget 20/Aug/91 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 20/May/84 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
tapley 28/Aug/74 AltLd
with Dave Shepherd
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