Rockfax Description
The upper arete is gained from the right. Pleasant though poorly protected, and featuring a huge chipped hold. The direct start up the groove to the left of February Fox is an overgrown 6b. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Clarke early 1960s 1962

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Millstone HVS's, Millstone * HVS In a day.

Hidden 19/Oct Lead O/S
KeenClimber 14/Jul Lead
with Ian Dugdale
Hidden 27/May Solo O/S
Wizzy 04/May Lead O/S
theomoore 09/Apr Solo O/S


Webster 05/Apr Lead O/S

protectable with cunning

LakesWinter 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

VS+ I'd say, weird crux

with Dave
jimbonfire 03/Aug/14 -
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 05/Jul/14 2nd rpt
dr_botnik 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S

did as finish to dexterity, easier than the moronic chippings and Covent garden, still very worthwhile

with Andy
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead RP
morganator 21/Sep/13 Solo rpt

2nded it after one route then soloed it twice after 2 other routes

soph 21/Sep/13 Solo rpt

3 times!

deacondeacon 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

More like VS 4c. That VS arÍte on gingerbread slab at lawrencefield is harder. Nice though.

Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead
Siderunner 06/May/13 Lead O/S

A week late really

with Andrew P
psychomansam 05/May/13 Lead

Put a side-nut in crack to the right, not that it protected the crux.

Kevster 04/May/13 2nd
ashtond6 21/Apr/13 2nd
ejected ??/2013 -
climbingpixie 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Solo rpt
JamieSparkes 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

nice, but VERY windy, not sure I would have committed to the top move without the sneaky number 3 wire hiding in the heather (left side) at the crux.

David Kay 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Jamie Sparks
catblack 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S


with Jack Symmons
Gambit 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Barney
Graeme Hammond 11/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Trevor Wilson
John Nuttall 13/May/12 2nd
with AndyG
Theeni 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Sutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe 12/May/12 2nd
with Henry
Peakpdr 06/May/12 -
Daniel Heath 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Vernon
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 24/Mar/12 2nd
monsteratt 11/Mar/12 Lead

A bit of a scary way to start the day's climbing, but did a good job of waking me up.

with Nick Whimster
nickwhimster 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
mike lawrence? 01/Mar/12 2nd
with luca
Andy Peak 1 ??/2012 Lead
with Jone nuttal
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Solo
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Ollie B 18/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with S.Bennett
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead
dan gibson 01/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with helen gibson
al123 27/Jun/11 Solo O/S

exposed, fun

Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Alan
Reaver2k 01/Jun/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 19/May/11 2nd O/S

Very pleasant

soph 19/May/11 Lead
jacobjacob 11/Mar/11 Solo O/S

amazing position!

mark20 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Good airy climbing to clear the mind

Jonathan Hall 18/Sep/10 Lead
disturbed_one51 18/Sep/10 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Pilch 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S

climbed as second pitch after Dexterity. forgot about lack of gear and enjoyed the climbing -dont look down

with Graham
harold walmsley 15/Jun/10 2nd β
with Colin Struthers
Pown 06/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
itsgarb ??/2010 2nd

great route

dickie01 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Good finish to february fox

with Dave Lister
roberto18 ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom Nickols
Graeme Hammond 07/May/09 Lead O/S

Excellent as a contrasting upper pitch to Dexterity, well worth 2 stars

chris sm 03/May/09 2nd rpt
with Dom Goodridge
aspyrex 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 02/May/09 Lead rpt
with Marek
Reaver2k 02/May/09 2nd O/S

After Supra Direct I followed Graeme up this, blowing a gale, and I was in a Tshirt absolutely freezing! Would have been a terrifying lead! Gear is poor for the crux move which I found a quite hard high left foot and rockover!

with Tom, Graeme, Michael, Andy
bridget143 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sion
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Dave Bond 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
timbanton 05/Apr/09 -
Em66 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Mat
summo ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
Claire Taylor 13/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Phil Ashton
dave_middleton 11/Jun/08 2nd O/S

A nice and exposed edge. Easy seconding.

with Martin
Martin Haworth 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with dave
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 25/May/08 2nd O/S
with Cat Higgs
Hidden 19/May/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 03/May/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
tlr 22/May/07 Lead
with Jez Portman
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
thrutch ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with helen
AJ007 26/Apr/07 Lead
with Dan
dan gibson 26/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with AJ
Ewan Russell 02/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Jim Fraser
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead
Si dH 04/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Good route and more difficult than it looks - top move I found quite unusual and very exposed.

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 10/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/05 Lead rpt
Alex Mason ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S

cake but nice.

with tony holdsworth
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 25/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Phil West 05/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
chrishedgehog 15/May/04 Lead dog
with Mark Gill
Hidden 30/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/May/03 Lead
shoulders 22/Mar/03 Lead
with paul
Hidden 01/Sep/02 TR RP
Hidden ??/2002 -
DerwentDiluted 26/Apr/01 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 11/Apr/01 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dave
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Gambit 05/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Paula
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/98 Lead rpt
skygodley 18/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Budge 12/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
chris sm ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Andy Gill
Hidden ??/1997 2nd
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S

Sometime in the 90's

Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/95 TR
John Southworth ??/1995 -
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/94 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
nai ??/1994 2nd
with Tim
James Moyle ??/1994 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Colin
Tony Little 18/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Sam
Roget 25/Apr/92 Solo O/S
neilh 08/Apr/92 Solo
adi bryant ?/Apr/91 AltLd O/S
with Tim
NeilGriffiths ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
with Andy Levitt
phil64 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/88 Solo
Billg 25/Apr/87 2nd
with Dave Gregory
steve taylor ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
Steve Crowe 06/Sep/86 2nd O/S
babymoac 19/Jul/86 Lead
with Jon Stone
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden 04/Apr/84 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1984 2nd
with Steve Hartland
Tom V ??/1984 -
Nigel Bond 13/Nov/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
nbotting ??/1982 -
mark-abz 18/Sep/81 Lead
with Richard O
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Hidden ?/Apr/79 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 02/Feb/79 Lead
with Martin Berzins
Dave Musgrove 23/Jun/77 AltLd
Al Evans ??/1976 -
RichardMc 09/Jun/75 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/74 Lead O/S
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