UKC

14m.

Rockfax Description
The leaning corner (as for Elegy),and the awkward wide crack above, give an unsatisfying struggle. Bridge the lower section and swim up the final bit. Very graunchy. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown, Don Whillans 1951.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, To Goliath's Groove and beyond, Michelle's crack ticklist, Magical mysterious and unusual beasts of rock & myth, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Ultimate List of Peak District Crack Climbs, Roaches Cracks

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Jon Greengrass 22 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: climbing out of the corner is the crux but well protected and succumbs to technique. the wide crack above is a joy but unprotected for quite some way unless you have a friend 5. much hilarity ensued when i realised i was going to have to get stuck right in, which was fine except for the realisation i was wearing a brand new down jacket, which I managed to remove while hanging out of the crack on a knee jam :o)
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βeta: climbing out of the corner is the crux but well protected and succumbs to technique. the wide crack above is a joy but unprotected for quite some way unless you have a friend 5. much hilarity ensued when i realised i was going to have to get stuck right in, which was fine except for the realisation i was wearing a brand new down jacket, which I managed to remove while hanging out of the crack on a knee jam :o)
Duz Walker 21 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Orrible. Udgy, indelicate and (c.f guide) strangely unsatisfying.
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βeta: Orrible. Udgy, indelicate and (c.f guide) strangely unsatisfying.
Duncan I 4 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: If you don't climb at the Roaches much then this a is a good way to reacquant yourself with Staffordshire-style VS. It has all flavours of awkward but with good gear.
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βeta: If you don't climb at the Roaches much then this a is a good way to reacquant yourself with Staffordshire-style VS. It has all flavours of awkward but with good gear.
Alex "wurzel" Thurgood 26 Jun, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: if you like pretending to be a whale this is a good climb for you.
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βeta: if you like pretending to be a whale this is a good climb for you.

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Via Dolorosa

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Roaches Lower Tier)
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