Brimstone** E2 5b
[Patrick Daniel on Brimstone, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
From beside the leaning blocks, climb the steep crack past plenty of nice fat wires. Low in the grade, but hard enough. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Henry Barber 1973

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: Patrick Daniel on Brimstone © Ben Cheetham
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This climb is in 266 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/15

pearson9596 - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/15 with Ross McKerchar

quiffhanger - 2nd β - 15/Aug/15 with Michael P

Cake - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/15

KeenClimber - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Jim Nutall

Hot, should'na got on but psyche... was greasing off and being a twit.
clairejane - Lead dnf - Jul/15 with will

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/15

Quite sustained hard work, with a stiff crux near the top going to a disconcertingly wobbly jug, which spoils the route a bit.
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Liam Ingram

Compulsory post-crux jug is very wobbly so jumped off. Finished it off after calming down a bit. The hold is probably well wedged but it does detract from the route a bit.
Liam Ingram - Lead dog - 21/Jun/15 with Jamie Sparkes

Bernie L - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Sam McCarthy

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Jun/15

jshields - Lead - 25/May/15 with Jeff Ingman

jamesturnbull - Lead - 23/May/15 with rich howells

andy_e - 2nd dog - 17/May/15

FlavioL1989 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15 with Mike Gallimore

MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Flavio

Came off once from high handhold for right hand on right wall, remedied by bringing left hand higher in crack . Steep,sustained and good. Excellent lead by Jon.
gritnit - 2nd - 21/Apr/15

pumpy little number
DanOsb - 2nd - 02/Apr/15 with phil b

Flailed on this years ago, can see why! Good warmup
nathanlee - Lead - 25/Oct/14 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - 2nd - 25/Oct/14 with nathan lee

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Dan, Ben

after a bit of faffing
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Dan Barbour, Nick Priestley

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Sep/14

Tough getting the gear out in from stress positions. Good climbing though.
jkarran - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with Aly

WB - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Guy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/14

lena.drapella - 2nd dnf - 27/Aug/14 with Benjamin Corbey

KamilJ - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/14 with Dan

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Kamil, Lena

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Brannock - 2nd - 24/Jul/14

Robb Bert - 13/Jul/14

pearson9596 - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14 with Dave Brock

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/14

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

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14

Lead on ry's gear
Mattlamb90 - Lead β - 05/Jul/14 with Ryan

spidey - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with mat lamb

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with James Oswald

Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Steve Franklin

Got very pumped. Must climb more routes.
Andrew Barker - Lead β - 28/Apr/14 with Si

mike mo - 2014

uphillnow - 2014

Pumpy, especially so as it was damp
morganator - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Sophie Whyte

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Helen

soph - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/13 with jon morgan

Lovely and pretty sustained route! Shame that the crucial top block is very wobbly and worrying.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with James O

With cold hands so really struggled. Tough. Got grit in my eye at the top.
James Oswald - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/13 with Masa

The only route at Millstone that feels right at the grade... meaning easy! :)
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with ciaran tracey

Still found the first few moves pretty hard, but the rest of the route felt much easier now that I'm starting to get the hang of this jamming malarky. Lovely moves at the very top, especially with a top rope allowing the confidence to dyno :)
Ciro - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Ramon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13

dunnyg - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Mark, ben finley

Shouldn't have warmed up on this, just scraped over the top.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Wayne S - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Deacon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13

Mike W - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Brannock - 2nd - 27/Jul/13

Brannock - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

More like e1 5c. hard off ground and short. E2 with no mat
rurp - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

Well protected so easy E2 but crux is a long reach that felt hard for 5b? Maybe just cos I did it last route of a tiring day?
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Ben Cole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

No way on gods green Earth is this E2 Hard 5b to start hard 5a above very very nice
Andy Peak 1 - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - May/13

john lynch - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Lewis Andrew

Hard. I reckon bang on at E2 as it says in the Rockfax guide. Gear is really awesome. There is a wobbly hold near the top that really needs to be pulled on.....! Couldn't see a way of not using it. Super
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Kyle Wood

Lots of rests, pumpy as hell!
Mr. K - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/12 with James Oswald

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Roxy, Rob

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/12

Only 5b - because every move is 5b, apart from the last few pulls, which are thankfully 5a! Hard to start but gets easier but pumpier.
Misha - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Ian W

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Nick Conway

aretherenoneleft - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Henry Jepson

tom.e - Lead β - 12/May/12 with Ben Silvestre

khawk - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with DT

pete crusied it as usual. Nice moves and holds.
lithos - 2nd - 29/Mar/12 with pete harris

A day of perfect weather.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Rob Stone, Peter Harris

Apharri - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Lewis Andrew

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Tom Jagger

Phill Mitch - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/11 with gaz

Absolutely agree with Cragrat Rich, the start's despo til just short of half way then the angle eases and the holds improve. Attempted the lead for the second time but couldn't commit to the moves up to the ledge. Handed over to Robin who crushed it with good technique and a solid head. E2 for sure.
Dave Foster - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Robin

Pleased to see it gets E2. It felt hard for E1! Really well protected route if you don't drop half your nuts on the floor!
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dave Foster

JRae - Lead - 08/Sep/11 with Martin Court

ste_d - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with mik

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Jul/11

Ground up!! So pumped
belay bunny turned bad - Lead RP - 26/Jul/11 with loundsy

Soft for E2 i'm sure, but i'll take it for my first :)
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Ray Sharples

Great climbing, no real hard moves, but never a proper rest and you must hang on to place the excellent gear, though every hold is bigger than expected. Just about E2 I think.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Richard Williams

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with James Lismore

w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with helen gibson

Ahab - Lead dog - Jul/11

chrisbussell - 2nd - 28/Jun/11 with Tim O'Neill

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/11

felt like the living end!
Shauna - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/11

Great route, pumpy but never too hard, just keep on moving!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Alan

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with John

Fell off after all difficulties as I was too pumped to hold the enormous jugs. Gutted.
victim of mathematics - 2nd dog - 19/May/11 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/11

JRae - 2nd - 11/May/11 with P Latham

Boy - Lead - 19/Apr/11 with Boggo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/11

steve_yo - 2nd - 13/Apr/11 with smooth

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Thom Simmons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

cymjt - 2011

J.Wells - 2nd β - 26/Sep/10 with Liam Postlethwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

Fell off at the good ledge 2/3 of way up cudn't get the jams in properly. So pumpy. Found the move 3/4 of way up to get the moving ledge really hard had to pop for it off flat side pull fell 1st time got it second. Felt like 5C it prob is 5b if I could do 5b jamming, or really tall. Then took bigger fall bout 20ft off the big falt holds at top so so pumped. Fun though great route. After rest finished it off.
Dale - Lead dog - Sep/10 with johny

get flash pumped as it was the first route of the day.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with James McHaffie

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with John McGuinness

Fantastic. Pumpy but always able to get a shake-out when you need it, and bombproof gear.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Chris Fox

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/10 with nathan lee

OliBoyes - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Chris Barr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

Chris_barr - Lead β - 04/Jul/10 with Oli

vanderz - Lead dog - 28/Jun/10 with patrick dawson

FANTASTIC!!! Such a lovely climb. Must be sustained on lead, had easier time top roping after Pat who removed gear. Had a fall as came out of balance.
andrea83 - TR dog - 28/Jun/10

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 25/Jun/10 with Wee man

Really enjoyed it, watch the loose hold at 2/3's height!
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Mark Williams

Ollie B - Lead - 31/May/10 with M.Sharpe

sharpie530 - 2nd - 31/May/10 with ollie b

Thought I was off the crux! Solid 5b all the way
mark20 - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/10

oops - far too hard for me to be honest.
Shauna - Lead dnf - 18/May/10 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/May/10

Kirk - 2nd dog - 14/May/10 with P Harris, Crofty

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/10

gordonday - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with clive

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/10

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

joese7en - 2nd O/S - 2010

This was a clean lead coming three years after a failed attempt and subsequent seconding. Still hard despite the knowledge gained previously. Problem with this climb is, the start leads you to think it's gonna be alot harder than it turns out to be, so it's hard to keep the spirits up onsight!
Cragrat Rich - Lead - 30/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Oct/09

simonp - Lead β - Oct/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Lead on bills gear till about 1/2 way, then lead rest placing gear...
James Oakes - Lead β - 13/Sep/09 with Andy Lawrence, Bill Lawrence

mattyork2 - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with James Karran and Grante!

No hard moves, no easy moves, no proper rests... not my strong suit! This took everything I had and was in doubt to the very last hold. Fantastic :)
jkarran - Lead - 05/Sep/09 with Matt, Grant

GrantB - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with James

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Aug/09

sadams - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Es Tresidder

Nicos - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with rich howels

highrepute - 2nd - 20/Aug/09

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Mark Hudson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/09

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/09 with Peter Harris

Dogged all the way, really need to build up my stamina!
Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 10/May/09 with scott

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/09

Soft for E2 - felt more like a hard E1. Really good route, just a shame it doesnt go on another few moves longer! (and then it would be E2 as well!)
Si dH - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Chris Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - Aug/08

Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Sean Roberts

Ram MkiV - Lead - 25/Jul/08 with al & andy

andy gravestock - Lead β - 24/Jul/08 with steve and al

Coel Hellier - Lead - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/08

Ian Parnell - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/08 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/08

nai - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Tim

tlr - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with Pom

alaan - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Matt

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Alan Royle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with fraser

davidgent - Lead O/S - May/08 with Lydia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - TR - 15/Sep/07

Too pump to do the last move. First E2
pelvoux - Lead dog - 09/Sep/07 with Mario

ieverett - TR - Sep/07 with Richard Guest

danm - 2nd - Sep/07

cem - 2nd - 13/Aug/07 with Ian Frith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/07

Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/06

Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/06 with Tony Ball

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with John Nightingale

sustained hard E1 really pumpy tho with gradual ease.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with mick radford

Ben1983 - Lead dog - Jun/06

shark - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/05 with Bruce Woodley

Ropeboy - Lead - 04/Jun/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

shark - Lead - 01/Sep/04 with Jon Winter

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - May/03 with Andy Fowkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Hidden - 2002

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 16/Sep/01 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/01

skygodley - Lead O/S - 11/May/01

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/May/01

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - May/01 with Joe le Sage

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001 with gaz

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2001 with Matt

Hidden - 2000

tlr - 2nd - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jun/98

babymoac - Lead dog - 30/May/98 with graham d

John Marsland - 2nd - 28/Aug/94 with Allen Newby

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/94

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/94

Hidden - 2nd - 1994

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/92

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/92 with Merk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/92

ChrisJD - 2nd - Jun/92 with Unknown

NickJH - Lead O/S - Jun/92

craig d - 1992

neilh - Lead - 20/Sep/91 with sara hyde

leathers - 2nd - 1990 with James Thomas

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

phil64 - Lead O/S - 1990

tapley - 2nd - 10/Dec/89

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/88

Hidden - 1987

KRB - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/85 with Mike Bridges

andy gittins - 1985

Tom V - 1984

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 16/Sep/81 with John Jefferies

Hidden - Lead - 1981

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Aug/77 with Phil Smith

Al Evans - 1976

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