David*** HVS 4c
[Ben on David Traverse, Burbage South, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The parallel-sided crack is best sprinted, passing a big threadable chockstone runner. A short and sweet route that is unfortunately over far too soon. Mild but just a little scary. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit Jamming, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: Ben on David Traverse, Burbage South © mattwyles1
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This climb is in 186 logbooks, and on 49 wishlists.

tomwright1509 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/15

Budge - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/15 with Ade

Good honest hardwork with excellent gear.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 15/May/15 with Tom USMC, Claire Holland

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/15

BDC - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/15 with Alec, Anna

Sam McCarthy - Lead G/U - 19/Jan/15

James Lowe - 2nd dog - 19/Jan/15 with Sam M

harry_lewis - Lead β - 09/Dec/14 with Tom Brown

Hidden - Solo O/S - Dec/14

Fell off and knocked my ankle! So decided to do easier stuff for today to give it a rest.
Markheighton - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/14 with Alex_Derbyshire

morganator - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with Sophie Whyte

soph - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with jon morgan

A nice layback climb
zadurrani - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - Jul/14

Hidden - TR - 19/Jun/14

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Gambit - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Tom

LJC - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14 with George, Little Ben, Tom

first skin loss of 2014 :)
hlegge - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Aidan Rooney

marconi - 2nd - 2014 with Mackie

Pleasant, though a bit greasy. Laybacked over initial bulge, offwidth to stand on chock, then laybacked to top.
davidalcock - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/13 with mapperley samurai

feilx - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Chris Froud

Tried it the Offwidth way and the Layback way, ended up doing a bit of both. Managed to climb it clean from the chockstone. Should have started from the very bottom to get it clean.
Jackwd - Lead dog - 01/Sep/13 with Charley Fell

Tried this on the "crack school". Pete & Tom tried getting us up with our left side in the crack, didn't manage to topout though. This time I went up facing the other way. Really pleased with my ascent. Offwidth most of it with one quick layback near the top. Also wore my trainers which I think helped with the heel and toe jams
charley - 2nd RP - 01/Sep/13 with JackD

Watched someone cruise it then jumped on with a fair smattering of doubt. Faffed about for a bit then moved up to the break threw in my red cam then promptly down climbed to the chockstone. Had a quick breather then blasted to the top, arm barred, placed my yellow cam and finally topped out.
MPSBunny - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with John Brannock

Good climb. Tricky in some parts.
DeanWilsonn - TR RP - 08/Jul/13

As offwidth... what's a layback?
Clemmo - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Dean Wilson

Climbed by thrashing up the offwidth rather than elegant laybacking
Hexman - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Rich I

Bisteris - TR dog - 08/Jun/13 with Rhys Jenkins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

Cake - 2nd rpt - 04/May/13 with John Cooper

dominic lee - Solo - 15/Apr/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - 2013

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 2013

ash longreach - Lead - Oct/12 with Chris Hind, jim

Climbed in a swift layback. Easier than it looked.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - Lead β - 08/Sep/12 with Rachel Slater

wanted to lead it as it is my namesake, but out psyced myself. watched someone lead it as a layback extreamly gracefully and asked to second. couldnt get established in the layback and groveled my way up the offwidth instead. now that i know the break takes a cam i shall have to lead it next time.
Webster - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

much more enjoyable than it looks. Offwidthed to the horizontal break, placed some gear then laybacked the rest. Quality.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with deacon

to practice offwidthing. sweaty dripping mess (me and it by the end)
benkelsey - Lead - 25/May/12 with Fran Hammond

franhammond92 - 2nd - 24/May/12

chrisbussell - Lead - 21/May/12 with Laurence King

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Apr/12

with sling shot traverse start. Didn't read the guide properly and thought sling shot was just david with the traverse start so i missed out the hand traverse in the break. Still a good climb though, will go back and tick sling shot.
Morwood - Lead RP - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Jan/12

Superb friction.
davebonner - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Dirk Uhlig - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/11

MontyH - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Mandy hobbs

Ewano - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Joel Brown

eel - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Lizzie Wastnedge, Phil Jennings

metal arms - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

mhawk - TR O/S - 30/May/11 with Paul Martin

Seduced by technology...after my forlorn efforts earlier today on Embankment 3 & Bond St we should have just bumbled around on VD/S/easy VS. However, I had been carrying around 3 mega cams (courtesy of Shad) alll day. As both MN & I had done before (Mike as solo in 1976!) and with a Camalot 6 for additional protection what could go wrong? The C6 protected the moves over the initial bulge but it took a while to get off the ground! Eventally, I threaded the chockstone & moved the C6 above it to protect the upper layback. What a torrid time I had. Eventually topped out, totally wasted. Placed C 0.75 (I think)in the next break and a C2 to protect the finishing moves. Off to the Millstone for some R&R!!!
Pete Nugent - Lead rpt - 03/May/11 with Mike Nugent (LC&CC)

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/11

philboy - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11

BennoC - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Brian

Sgt. Vest - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/11

sasmojo - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Richard A

Guy Wilson - 02/Oct/10 with Gavin Moy

good laugh, left arm pumped as hell.
gaz_jones - TR - 22/Sep/10 with Jack Gilbert

Good climb indeed. Felt hard putting in gear so had a rest! One to return to Sprint.
jack89 - Lead dog - 22/Sep/10 with gaz_jones

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Gordon

gordonday - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Jack

Jamesb55 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Nails if you don't layback to the first break!
geddicakes - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Fraser

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with James Rowe

FlorianCastagne - Lead β - Aug/10 with Nathan Rosenfeld

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

Cake - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Matt

psychomansam - Lead - 12/Jun/10

Pete Scott - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Jimbo

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 31/May/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/10

morganator - Solo - 24/May/10

radioactivekid - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Katherine, Kyya

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10 with Graeme H

ACE, planed to put some gear in in the mid way break but just lay-backed for glory and it was so much better for it, just over too soon, the best lay-backing I've done in a while!!!!!
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 04/May/10 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

davidwright - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sam

With slingshot start
david morse - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with rampant

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Apr/10

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with Duncan Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/10

TonyF - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 30/Oct/09 with Max Richardson

MRichardson - 2nd O/S - Oct/09

richardhopton - Lead - 23/Aug/09 with Matt Thombs

Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Graham

highrepute - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09

Turned out to be harder than expected to place gear in the break at 3/4 height so I just kept going - felt a bit bold. Didnt feel soft HVS. The crux is getting established in the layback by the chockstone, whch I thought was worth 5a - maybe I got it wrong.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Marco

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Chris Vanderz

Skell - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Kelvin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09

Harald - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/09

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08

darren1 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Andrew Doney

jw231 - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with James Whitlock

alaan - Solo - 20/Jul/08

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Ivan

JLS - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Jacqui

butterworthtom - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/08 with Dave Naylor

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Teappleby - TR - 2008 with mum, Sarah, dad

Hidden - Solo β - 21/Oct/07

tlr - 2nd - 13/Sep/07 with Pom

nai - Lead - 13/Sep/07 with Tim

Hidden - TR O/S - 07/Sep/07

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Nick Payne, Lisa, Sarah and Miles

jonnyboy - 17/Aug/07 with Sharon R

Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 10/Aug/07 with luke, Lauren Foster/Keeler

Apharri - Solo O/S - May/07 with Andre Hedger

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/07

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/07 with ollie

Nicos - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/07 with andy plat

Andrew Barker - 2007

Wayne S - 2007

tatz45 - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Katy Vose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06

fizzy_elephant - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/06 with stu

climbingrick - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06

colin milton - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Bryony Weathers

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Matt and Liam

BoulderMonster - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/06

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/06 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06

Hidden - May/06

BoulderMonster - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/06 with sandstone lads

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Dec/05 with Kathy Morris

Cool, should go and do myself
joe_alexander - 2nd β - Sep/05 with Gavin Cytlaw

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/05

ChrisJD - 2nd - 16/May/05 with rc

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead dnf - Oct/03

Hidden - Lead - Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/03

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 08/Apr/03 with Laurie Smith

shoulders - Lead - 05/Apr/03 with AL

Hidden - Lead - Jan/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead - Jul/01

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 28/May/01 with Hoult

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 04/May/00 with Wallis

Monk - 2000

pauldr - 2000

ajc - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/99

rurp - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/94

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/91

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

steveb2006 - Solo - 19/May/89

shark - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/86

stp - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/83

Mike C - 2nd - 04/Oct/80

Chris Craggs - Solo - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 08/Dec/79

Andy Say - 2nd - 01/Aug/79

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/76

rogerskews - Solo - 1975

Dave Musgrove - 28/Jul/74

andy gittins - 1972

mikej - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/70 with Mike Browne

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