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24m.

Rockfax Description
Boulder up into the hanging groove then mince rightwards awkwardly (especially if you're long-legged) to pass the nose and climb the excellent gradually-widening cracks above. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown, Don Whillans 1951.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Roaches HVS Challenge, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, To Goliath's Groove and beyond, Definitive *** Peak Grit, The List, Michelle's crack ticklist, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List

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RETICENTFISH 22 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Loved it! Did get a little minced, but thats part of the fun. Not the most elegant climbing Ive ever done though. If you enjoy a challange give it a go.
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βeta: Loved it! Did get a little minced, but thats part of the fun. Not the most elegant climbing Ive ever done though. If you enjoy a challange give it a go.
daveagriff 14 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The upper crack was sweet.
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βeta: The upper crack was sweet.
nate 18 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great climb, but more fun getting others to do it and then watching.
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βeta: Great climb, but more fun getting others to do it and then watching.
GrahamD 12 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Possibly the hardest part is to avoid getting the ropes locked up higher up ! Excellent one to point the climbing wall merchants at.
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βeta: Possibly the hardest part is to avoid getting the ropes locked up higher up ! Excellent one to point the climbing wall merchants at.
Mick B 27 Dec, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Horrible. Failed miserably.Possibly the only route i wish i`d never tried.
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βeta: Horrible. Failed miserably.Possibly the only route i wish i`d never tried.
Nick Smith - Climbers 12 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Simply hideous! Even once you've 'minced' around the lip on the traverse, you are still faced with a slopey unprotected off-width and chimney above...
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βeta: Simply hideous! Even once you've 'minced' around the lip on the traverse, you are still faced with a slopey unprotected off-width and chimney above...

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Rubberneck

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(The Five Clouds)