Rockfax Description
The leaning and juggy wall to the right of the crack leads steeply to a grovelling mantelshelf exit on jams under a conveniently-placed block, or a crumbling little edge. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Hall 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS.

Hidden 12/Oct Lead O/S
Neil R 03/Oct Sent
with Ian
Wizzy 29/Sep Solo O/S
Felix la shat 19/Sep Solo
Hidden 19/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug Lead
Dan Vaj 29/Aug Lead O/S
watson.b 24/Jul 2nd O/S
with Claire, Mark
mrteale 15/Jul Solo O/S
Stanners 10/Jul Lead O/S
with Robbie Leishman
Bernie L 08/Jul Solo O/S
Kassius 29/Jun Sent O/S
oodie72 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Ingo Boegeman
charley 26/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun Solo O/S
justtoots 18/Jun TR O/S

Practice TR for Emmas SPA

Robin Nichols 09/Jun Solo O/S
with Jemma
PeteWilson 07/Jun Lead O/S
with mark, James
Louishmouis 05/Jun Solo O/S
barney800 04/Jun Sent O/S
pow22 30/May 2nd dog
Matt Groom 23/May Solo
Joemanglerocks 17/May Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
Gianthit 15/May Sent
dom94 13/May Solo O/S
DaveB61 12/May 2nd
MikeDowsett 12/May 2nd

Couldn't get the second hold, so traversed in from the right.

Hidden 09/May Lead O/S
BAdhoc 04/May 2nd
Hoyes 28/Apr Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Apr 2nd dog
Karlos 25/Apr Lead O/S

Top route. Well steep, but all hold positive.

with Pete N
petern 25/Apr 2nd O/S
harry_lewis 20/Apr Solo O/S
theomoore 20/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr 2nd O/S
cragtyke 15/Apr 2nd
with will
DavidPC 14/Apr Solo O/S
amccann 10/Apr Solo O/S
matt.stevenson 08/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr 2nd O/S
Angus Taylor 08/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Neil R 01/Nov/14 Sent
bencoope 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Matt Shepherd 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Deezel65 01/Oct/14 Solo O/S
hodge192 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
AndyPagett 23/Sep/14 2nd

A bit brutal on the ol' arms. Top hold is good once you find it.

Lawrence Beesley-Peck 23/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Milena Muhlen, David Robinette
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo
kermit_uk 20/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Hazel, Michelle
OliverRoss 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Bulman, Robert Kunzman
Angus Taylor 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
pete1993 14/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 14/Sep/14 Solo rpt
with Pete
pete_naylor 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/14 2nd
Tom Keaveny 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Solo
cragsman9000 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jamie, Neil
bob_cbr 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Rupey 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Nat
Alex Thompson 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Awesome sinker breaks! Not too bad pulling over the top.

Duncan Campbell 13/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Post Friedrichshafen OutDoor show recovery solo. Lovely evening finished off by a run.

Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Alex
stevo smith 04/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Pam
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead
Tim Rodgers 28/Jun/14 Lead
ChrisPaines 20/Jun/14 Sent
meltdown34 20/Jun/14 Sent O/S

Only completed the start of this route as a boulder before diving right and finishing up steptoe

Doug91 20/Jun/14 Sent O/S
with Matt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Ade in Sheffield 01/Jun/14 Lead
with Mark, Emma C, Tom Hughes
stacey73 ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S
spenser 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 30/Apr/14 2nd
with Dave, Paul Mitchell
Tom.Priestley 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S


annak 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
jimorothy 16/Apr/14 2nd

This looked nails - I could not believe how easy it went in view of its angle. Grade spot on. A super route.

with Scott Barnett
NickstaDB 29/Mar/14 TR RP
cmars89 16/Mar/14 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
john lynch 07/Mar/14 Solo
Doug91 ??/2014 Sent O/S
with Matt
uphillnow ??/2014 -
stev1e.wilso 01/Dec/13 2nd
with Simon
Lancer 19/Sep/13 2nd
HelenWilson 14/Sep/13 TR dnf

could not get the move above the undercut

PaulTanton 10/Sep/13 Solo O/S
mjeffery 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Solo
dr_botnik 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with deacon
deacondeacon 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Felt steep for VS but positive holds and good gear get you through. Nice route

TimG 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Jack
Jack Whiteley 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 14/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
mamboochris 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Andrew
asmith37 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
tomdadom 09/Jun/13 2nd
Ali Mortazavi 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rita
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
g1m147 01/Jun/13 Lead
with Shad
angus 01/May/13 Solo O/S
ClemB 23/Apr/13 Lead
Kirill 21/Apr/13 2nd rpt
cem 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
geoff.comley 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Steep, nice safe route. Exciting top out as usual

Hidden 23/Dec/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
lennym 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
magik_bob ?/Oct/12 TR
Alan James - UKC and UKH 16/Sep/12 Solo
yarrow 06/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead
M govier 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
waynem1985 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
bobstones 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jon59 08/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
rapidrich 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Pumpy for the first outdoor lead in over a year

with Philipp, Daniel
matthew_weightman ?/Jul/12 TR
Ewan Russell 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
ERH 24/Jun/12 Solo
john max 20/Jun/12 2nd
with Jen Maxfield, Bob Brown
simeclimb68 01/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Tom Jewel
jimmysdead 30/May/12 Lead O/S

top overhanging section freaked me out a little

Hidden 21/May/12 2nd O/S
Dean177 16/May/12 Solo
with Will Twigger
LakesWinter 17/Apr/12 Lead

Horrible top, used the crack to help

Hidden 17/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Jake Young 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S
mattshort 17/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo
gavinpeach 17/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
Mike Hatherly 24/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 23/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Putt
ronmcdonald 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Mikael 18/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead
rp318m 20/Aug/11 -
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Aug/11 TR O/S
Daniel Heath 27/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
dja 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Andy Hardy 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 19/Jul/11 Solo
wild_nomad 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Nice all the way up. The 'crumbling edge' refured to is solid and makes the top out far less hectic than it could be.

Nick1812P 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Jamie
Kirill 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Charles Mason
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
edd rab 31/May/11 Lead rpt
with James Newby
iniestathenestegg 30/May/11 2nd
with edd rab
Somerset swede basher 24/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/11 Solo O/S
geddicakes 04/May/11 Solo
Nick Rundall 03/May/11 2nd rpt
leon 03/May/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah ?/May/11 Solo O/S
pr1984 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
fatbuoybazza 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mr G 16/Apr/11 Lead RP

Seemed hard for the grade.

bri 16/Apr/11 2nd dnf

couldn't get the last overhung section. quite disappointing. need to work on my arm strength more.

with Mr G
Hardcore Pat 08/Apr/11 Solo O/S
gethin_allen 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris, Pete V
Chris the Tall 25/Mar/11 Solo rpt
w.pettet-smith 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Body belay from John!

Bob 26/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with G. Macauley
JamieSparkes 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Pilch 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Graham
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
shed_hed 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Winter
Andy Clarke 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Packs quite a bit into its short length, but holds at top are fine.

with Ralph
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Birdo 16/Jun/10 Solo O/S
AndyFrank 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mike & Miles
tommo1664 30/May/10 Lead
Hidden 28/May/10 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson 21/May/10 Sent
with Andrew
Hidden 21/May/10 Solo O/S
Oliver Branagan 20/May/10 Lead O/S

Hard start. Then cool jug pulling.

with Liam D
rp318m 19/May/10 Lead
Nick Rundall 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam Youd
chedder 01/May/10 2nd
with Lee Wales
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S
martin one 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with dave knight
John Lewis 18/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Adam
ojp 11/Apr/10 2nd
with Dave
Dave Foster 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Did mantle proper today. Take a Friend 4! Brilliant.

with Si
Chris the Tall 08/Apr/10 Solo rpt
joe1979 05/Apr/10 Solo
migs493 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
RalphC 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Caroline
dunk 19/Sep/09 2nd

Slight variation at the start to make up for my lack of talent!!

with rocktigger
rocktigger 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dunk
disturbed_one51 15/Sep/09 Solo
Sam Longridge 01/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Claire Beales
petegruf 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with martin f
Hidden 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 27/Aug/09 Lead
scottski 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 TR dog
Timo Austino 18/Jun/09 -
rob wmc 13/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Neil
Hidden 23/May/09 2nd O/S
markmac 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Got stuck going leftward at the top. Stepped back down at went right on the crumbing holds...much better!

maybe_si 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 21/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Steerpike 15/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead
Chris the Tall 07/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Andrew1 03/Apr/09 Lead
with Ros
Will Cox ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Mar/09 Solo rpt

Also soloed: 26/Apr/10, 15/Oct/12

HansUDes 20/Mar/09 2nd O/S

VS, 4c, with Ian Dolby

with Ian Dolby
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
danm 10/Mar/09 Solo
mikecopp 25/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Cake ??/2009 Solo
mattwyles1 ??/2009 Solo
Sgt. Vest 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Bowland Polkadot 20/Sep/08 2nd
with punky
SteveM 14/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 03/Sep/08 Solo
GarethHall 30/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Jamie Smart
jamessandels 24/Aug/08 2nd
with Chris Sandels
Brown 13/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Liam Copley 16/Jul/08 Solo rpt

onsight repeat - some wet handholds

with Mark - Brandon
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Peakology 11/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with mod
danm ?/Jul/08 Solo
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
kitkat78 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Filling in the gaps in the guidebook!

with Ellie K
Brandon Copley 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S

long reach and lock off at the top, nice scar mantle aswell :)

with liam
Liam Copley 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S

a bit damp and wet

with brother - brandon
Oceanic 07/Jun/08 -
jh5638 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rich lovelady
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Scuttled left at top to avoid what looked like a horrible slopey and steep mantle.

with Bryn
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Solo
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
frankiesmythe ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Badger
Hidden ??/2008 -
BRUCESTRAC ??/2008 Solo
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Lewis Stewart ??/2008 Solo O/S
bourney ?/Nov/07 Solo
goingupintheworld ?/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/07 Solo
snowy owl 18/Sep/07 Lead
Mr Sparkle 21/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Another James 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Y
nai 02/Jun/07 Solo rpt
BallsofBritishSteel 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Anthony
Hidden 04/May/07 Solo rpt
Chris the Tall 02/May/07 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd O/S
edd rab 27/Apr/07 TR O/S
popebenedictus 26/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Edd Rab
AJ007 25/Apr/07 Solo
dan gibson 25/Apr/07 Solo
with AJ
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Reds 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Henry
Andy Hudson 07/Apr/07 TR
with Jayne
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Tim W 03/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Mark Eaton
nai ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
UndercoverElephant ??/2007 Solo O/S
joese7en ??/2007 -
Xav 04/Nov/06 Solo O/S
andy jennings ?/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Matt - BodyPoint 27/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Andy Emms
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead
Stuart S 04/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
ron244 17/Jul/06 Lead dog

Fell from top move but still finished

with Paul
towdman 08/Jul/06 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Jul/06 2nd dog

Hmmm, overhanging crimping. This route could have been designed specifically to make me fail on it...

Rampikino 24/Jun/06 Lead
with MMC Various
Hidden 17/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/06 TR
Si Croft 12/Jun/06 TR
with JH
baldcoder 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with LR_Davidson
Bux ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/May/06 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Carole Baker
tatz45 ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
stuc ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Rik Dawes ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Nicos 21/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Solo
A Crook 18/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Dale Holding
Hopevalleypaul 08/Aug/05 2nd
with Mike C
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo
fizzy_elephant ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
peas 30/May/05 2nd dog

Did not like this little number.

with Chris Ford
Hidden 27/Apr/05 Solo rpt
Adam Potter 21/Apr/05 Solo O/S
JonBray ??/2005 Lead O/S
Neil Curtis 01/Aug/04 2nd
with Alan Barnes
darren1 03/May/04 -
Tim W 03/May/04 2nd O/S
LankyPaddy 02/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
rapidrich 04/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Fran
Apharri ?/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Solo
Lev 21/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Claire Durant
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 09/Nov/02 Lead
with Chris Pearson
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/01 Solo O/S
loonyclimber ?/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Paul Boardman ??/2001 Solo O/S
adam carless ??/2000 2nd O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
clive-greenwood 06/Dec/98 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead
bigphil 11/Apr/98 Solo RP
martroberts 31/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 16/Mar/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
rurp ??/1996 -
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
ill_bill ??/1995 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct/93 Solo
Steve Crowe 04/Jul/93 Solo
with KM
Marti999 05/Sep/92 2nd O/S
with kev
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
Roget 16/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
tapley 07/May/88 Lead
with Alison Tapley
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Andy Say 04/Sep/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Mar/87 Lead
with Rob W
malc 20/Jun/86 Solo
Hidden 02/Nov/85 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Solo O/S
stp 25/Jun/85 Solo O/S
John Marsland 06/Dec/84 Solo
John Marsland 28/Apr/84 Solo
Mark Kemball 12/Jun/83 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
mark-abz 19/Sep/82 2nd
with Andy W
Hidden 05/Sep/81 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
babymoac 23/Nov/80 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/80 Solo O/S
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Dave Musgrove 26/Jun/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/Oct/78 Solo
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