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12m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the roof crack strenuously then amble to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1954.

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Consolidation and developmental path to VS, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District

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Fidget 24 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Really enjoyed this, although probably because I already knew it was a one move wonder before I started. Filled the slot with a cam, but eventually discovered there was a crimp above it within reach, and prefer crimps to layaways anyway.
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βeta: Really enjoyed this, although probably because I already knew it was a one move wonder before I started. Filled the slot with a cam, but eventually discovered there was a crimp above it within reach, and prefer crimps to layaways anyway.
ampfryer 30 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: 2 stars?? - it's got 2 moves and the rest is a stroll. It's not worth one.
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βeta: 2 stars?? - it's got 2 moves and the rest is a stroll. It's not worth one.
Chris Craggs 15 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Why does this indifferent route get two stars in the "definitive" guide?
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βeta: Why does this indifferent route get two stars in the "definitive" guide?
Graham T 13 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The gear is now worse. I managed 2 placements in the whole route. Something on the side wall below the overhang and then something about 20ft up. Good route though
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βeta: The gear is now worse. I managed 2 placements in the whole route. Something on the side wall below the overhang and then something about 20ft up. Good route though
EarlyBird 22 Oct, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Have to admit I filled the slot with a cam
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βeta: Have to admit I filled the slot with a cam
EarlyBird 7 Mar, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Repeated this route recently (Sept'01). Where you used to get a solid finger jam on the lip of the overhang you can now only layaway. Seems that the base of crack has suffered some damage from runner placements. I would argue that the crux move is now 4c.
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βeta: Repeated this route recently (Sept'01). Where you used to get a solid finger jam on the lip of the overhang you can now only layaway. Seems that the base of crack has suffered some damage from runner placements. I would argue that the crux move is now 4c.

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High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 85
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 78
Votes cast 72
Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Alt Leads
Bouldered
Not Set
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Dogged
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Route of Interest

Valkyrie

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