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Rockfax Description
A classic jamming crack that is a bit of a battle with a useful chockstone en-route where knees are usual. From the ledge finish over the exposed jutting flake on the left for an airy thrill. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Revenge List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Chatsworth to Bamford, To Goliath's Groove and beyond, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Froggatt Cracks (Eastern Grit recommended ticklist), An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District

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Alan Blakeman 30 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Absolute belter - real Joe Brown tester - 1948 vintage when there were no modern camming devices to alleviate the 'worries'. Flake finish is easy peasy... but worth doing just for the photo opportunity!
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βeta: Absolute belter - real Joe Brown tester - 1948 vintage when there were no modern camming devices to alleviate the 'worries'. Flake finish is easy peasy... but worth doing just for the photo opportunity!
elizabethporter 14 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Found this to be a real struggle. Thought I could jam but this one proved I still have a lot to learn.
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βeta: Found this to be a real struggle. Thought I could jam but this one proved I still have a lot to learn.
Byronius Maximus 2 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Did this two days ago, my second ever VS lead. Found it to be very strenuous, but not all that technically hard. Mind you, I didn't know about the exposed flake finished so missed out there, which is a bit gutting as it looks awesome.
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βeta: Did this two days ago, my second ever VS lead. Found it to be very strenuous, but not all that technically hard. Mind you, I didn't know about the exposed flake finished so missed out there, which is a bit gutting as it looks awesome.
JMarkW 2 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Ab Fab! Tougher than Fern Crack! Jamtastic.
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βeta: Ab Fab! Tougher than Fern Crack! Jamtastic.
Jon Greengrass 10 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Inverted V is much more delicate, Hawk's nest is jam-orama and requires "forgotten" skills.
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βeta: Inverted V is much more delicate, Hawk's nest is jam-orama and requires "forgotten" skills.
helix 5 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: in the graded list this is below Inverted V. ??!!
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βeta: in the graded list this is below Inverted V. ??!!
Si dH 25 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: mm i fell off it just below the crux (which i thought was getting to the chock?) but then led it ground-up second go. Top section is nice climbing but pretty easy. Hard for 4c lower down.
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βeta: mm i fell off it just below the crux (which i thought was getting to the chock?) but then led it ground-up second go. Top section is nice climbing but pretty easy. Hard for 4c lower down.
Robo 13 Oct, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome struggle. Bombing gear all the way up, and stepping out around that flake at the top is one hell of an exposure experience. I didn't even bleed!
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βeta: Awesome struggle. Bombing gear all the way up, and stepping out around that flake at the top is one hell of an exposure experience. I didn't even bleed!

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Birch Tree Wall Direct

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Black Rocks)