Supra Direct* HVS 5b
[Roman at the crux of Supra Direct, 3 kb]20m. The once-pegged crack up the front of the Cioch proves tricky at the bulge - no escaping out right. From its tip, easy ground leads to the top, or make an escape down and right via stepped ledges. © ROCKFAX
FAA. Mike James 1959. FFA. Pete Brayshaw 1975

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Millstone HVS's.

Photo: Roman at the crux of Supra Direct © Albie

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 288 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Mark Grist, Tom Doldon

The Grist - Lead RP - 09/Nov/14 with Tom Doldon

john lynch - Lead - 02/Nov/14 with Bethan D

RosieLynch - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/14 with Hannah Asquith, Andy Asquith, Ed Austin, Anthony King

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

HVS?
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Dan Barbour, Nick Priestley

Bob led, pulled the ropes then I led.
Ollie B - Lead β - 21/Sep/14 with B.Brewer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14

phildawson - 2nd - 18/Sep/14 with Chris Shepherd

robgixer - 2nd - 13/Sep/14

Thin fingers practise
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/14

Direct, had to rest before stepping up through the roof. Would like to do again clean.
alp79 - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/14 with Jonny Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

Slipped on the crux. Probably because I was super pumped. Fell on No.4 nut. Wasn't too bad once I'd got the move worked out.
Stickle Tarn - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/14

Hard work, solid climbing, numb fingers
rurp - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with bill farmer

Board line HVS.
Brannock - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/14

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with John branock

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/14

silly pop on easy ground haha
ashtond6 - 2nd - 05/Jul/14

twoshoes127 - Lead - 12/Jun/14

Was told it was HVS 5a so did it first, seems more reasonable that E1 5b. Bit of a one move wonder.
Ewano - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

James led the actual climb. Foot slipped on crux, I just led the easy arÍte to the top.
spragglerocks - AltLd - 31/May/14 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt

Slippy feet on the crux :(
Batt - 2nd dog - 31/May/14 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Rachael S, Rachel B

Mr. K - 2nd dog - 21/May/14 with James Oswald

Yoyo'd after Kyle fell off. Then fell off myself on the crux! Glad this has been upgraded to E1. Tough if you can't get your foot on!
James Oswald - Lead dog - 21/May/14 with Kyle Wood

henry peter jenkins - 2nd - 16/May/14 with emilio bachini

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/May/14

j.buckley87 - 2nd dog - 14/May/14

aking12 - Lead - 02/May/14 with Rosie Lynch

Hidden - Lead - May/14

To top of Cioch. Good moves.
Andrew Barker - Lead - 28/Apr/14 with Si

RosieLynch - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/14 with Anthony King

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 09/Apr/14 with Mark w, al

Really good line and a hard route to practice fingerlocks on. Getting stood up above the bulge is definitely the crux, but the gear is bomber.
MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14 with USMC

ClemB - 2nd - 05/Mar/14

Escaped right at the bulge
gdjcoleman - 2nd dnf - 2014 with Simon

David Smith - 2014

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - 08/Sep/13

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Wayne S - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with John

Shamefully had a rest, cold hands/flash pump, more like HVS...
Brannock - Lead dog - 01/Sep/13

sopaz - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Mackie

admackie - 18/Aug/13 with paul renwick

Lenny - 2nd β - 11/Aug/13 with john- mers

jon22 - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Leon Winchester

nice moves nice finger stacks..
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Dylan

riff156 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Bob Hotchkis

quickdrawmcraw - 2nd - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/13

Got it second time
OliverIF - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with John McGuinness

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Chris Vanderz

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

Tom Cox - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Steve Cox

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/13

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13

tsl42 - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13 with Pete MUMC, Gaz Hooson

Went right for a rest.
WillDoyle - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Jem

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13

Got pumped placing gear over the bulge so had a cheeky rest. Was gutted to find that the top section is really easy despite looking sustained and intimidating! Should have gone for it first time. Never mind! Cracking little route
madasten - Lead dog - 10/Nov/12 with Miquel

Fragmod - 2nd - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Seconded this, rested just before crux!Pulled through the overlap with a high left rockover, rather strenuous, once at the top of the crux, hands off rest while tendonitus thrummed for a bit! Moved on when this calmed down, chuffed with this effort, but not sure if I'd go as far as it being E1.
staceyjg - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Chris Gardner

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

Diggler - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Johnny, andyob, Calder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Calder - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Mark

Bry - 2nd β - 29/Jul/12 with Jim

Failed to commit to the crux straight away and got too tired faffing around.
clipskipper - Lead dog - 28/Jul/12 with Steve Cousins

awkward, committing, and not actually that much fun!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with David Kirsfelds

Followed the blood marked holds. You know you enjoyed it really Jamie!...
David Kay - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Jamie Sparks

Did this as a second a while back...first time on it on lead.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Andy Asaam

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/12

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 25/Jun/12 with Will Ward

Tamati - 2nd - 25/Jun/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12 with john Bramwell

Hannes B - 2nd - 18/May/12 with Ash

Obi-Wan is lost... - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Calum

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/May/12

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Si

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

Thought the crux was bold but I guess the gear was there if I wanted to use it. The top slab had some reassuring footholds.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Vernon

ajc - 2nd dog - 31/Mar/12 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

the power - 2nd dnf - 17/Mar/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12

nrhardy - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/12

Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Hannah P, Rosie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jan/12

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Kevster - Lead O/S - 2012

JaseSSDD - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/11 with Ian Barker

1 rest. Lovely climb
climbing_wiggy - TR dog - 22/Oct/11 with Leon

Lenny - Lead dnf - 22/Oct/11 with Paul

Start of Mayday into this but probably went too far right so HVS
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with pe

GrantB - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Crispin

chrisbussell - Lead - 28/Jun/11 with Tim O'Neill

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

Shauna - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Jules

really nice, fortunately much easier than it looks, perfect juggy finger locks and gear. HVS 5b
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with james pcc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/11

tom.e - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Alan

jimmyrua - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Glaswegian folk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11

Kyuzo - 19/Mar/11

After bailing out right last time
mark20 - Lead RP - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11

Not sure I should claim this as I went too far right at the bulge, didn't read the guide before. Probably more like HVS 5a that way.
Byronius Maximus - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with Remus Knowles

cymjt - 2011

Agree it would be HVS if you cheat like a bastard. Otherwise its gotta be E1.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/10

mark20 - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10

Guy Atkinson - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/10 with Ben Dorey

Milne - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with dave saxby

Fell off moving above the overlap.
DavidR - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

ojp - 2nd - 21/Aug/10 with Dave, Si

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Si

chris j - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Doug

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/10

Thought it stiff for HVS 5a that it gets in BMC, go with 5b, but uber well protected so HVS probably right.
slacky - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Ben

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Oli

This site say E1 5b, the Voting HVS 5b. I found Mayday easy and this a bugger. After the bulge, bugger all feet, though was last climb of the day.
Stuart Wildman - Lead β - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jun/10

joe1979 - Lead - 11/Jun/10

JeromeT - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Dom Jeff

Birdo - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Dave Bird

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

Cool fingerlocks and bomber gear. Move over the overlap wasn't as hard as expected.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Catherine Elliot

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/10 with Emma Hawkins, Martin Hore

nadeem - 2nd - 13/Mar/10

katyvose1 - 2010

nia - Lead - 2010 with Ben Redgate

Hidden - Lead β - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/09

Very E0! It's everything that's good about Millstone but not long enough
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/09

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Debbie, loundsy

Coel Hellier - Lead - 22/Aug/09

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

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/09

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Louisa

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/09

One to return for.
LoopyLou - Lead dog - Jun/09 with Roslyn

gordonday - Lead rpt - 13/May/09 with clive

failed to lead - tired at end of day!
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd dog - 02/May/09 with Richard White

Attempted this just because it looked really awesome. Turns out its pretty hard aswell! Was fine up to the lip. Placed a pretty poor nut which I wasnt happy with, and pumped out hanging around trying to spy out the next moves. Placed a better piece above which gave me more reassurance and did hard layback/fingerlock moves, no idea what sequence I used but included quite a few fingerlocks - not my forte - and poor footholds! Ran up near the top of the crack and found a bomber fingerlock to place gear with and threw myself up and over the top! Nice, but I found it hard - as is almost always the case with well protected HVS's!
Reaver2k - Lead dog - 02/May/09 with Tom, Graeme, Michael, Andy

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Alex@home

alicia - 2nd - 24/Apr/09 with Thea

chris sm - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08

masa-alpin - Lead dog - 13/Sep/08 with P Luke

bastard. failed on it twice now.i reckon the bulge is well 'ard.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - Sep/08 with claire jane carter

Claire Taylor - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Chris Vanderhoven

tom - Lead - 04/Aug/08 with Dan Leach

1 rest
cem - Lead dog - 15/Jun/08 with Graham Dolman

mattyork2 - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Pete Ellis

petellis - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with mattyork2

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Joe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08

good fun
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with goosebump

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/08

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with John Nightingale

hawkins321 - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/08 with rosie atkinson

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - 2008

mattwyles1 - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/07

wilchivs - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Dave Ripley

dave657 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with wilchivs

Mark Walter - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Jon Bleiker

Cardi - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Ben D

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

doug s - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with mike

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/07

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07 with AJ

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Ian Bruce

An E1 up a thin crack in the wall. Andy started the lead, but backed off at the bulge. After some quite exciting air miles, I managed to finish the climb.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 31/Mar/07 with Andy Redhead

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Dec/06

Hidden - Lead - Dec/06

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 26/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/06

What a battle! - and I've still got to go back and do it clean...
Different Steve - Lead dog - 23/Jul/06 with Pete Krug

good route soft at E1 but quite sustained good little practice.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with mick radford

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Mar/06


Hopevalleypaul - 2nd - 10/Jul/05 with Henry F

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/05

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - 2005

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

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/03

shoulders - Lead - 16/Mar/03 with nathan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/02

Hidden - 2002

Andy S - Lead dog - Aug/01

amnesia onsight - seconded 4 years previously
martroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/01

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/01

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/00 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dave

ArnaudG - 1999

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1999

Roget - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/97 with Derek B, jon

ChrisJD - Lead - 1997 with rc

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 1997 with uni club

BruceW - Lead dog - 1996

John Southworth - 1995

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/94 with Rachel Nicolson

Neil R - 2nd - 15/Jun/94 with Richard W

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/93

Think we'd both failed to lead it
Chris the Tall - TR - Jun/93 with Bill G

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Jun/93

AlanLittle - 2nd - 1993 with Robert Clark

John Marsland - 2nd - 05/Sep/92 with Dave Soles

jamiev - 2nd β - Jun/92 with Karl

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/92

craig d - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/91

leathers - Lead O/S - 18/May/91 with Ron Caves

Hidden - Lead - Apr/90

NickJH - Lead - Apr/90 with D Townsend

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

John Marsland - 2nd - 02/Aug/89 with Neil Bulloch

babymoac - 2nd - 16/Jul/89 with Alan S

NickJH - Lead O/S - May/89 with D Townsend

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/89

steve taylor - Lead - 1987

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/86

Billg - Lead O/S - 21/May/86 with Nigel Slater

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 19/Apr/86 with John Kirk

Mike Owen - 18/Sep/85 with Simon King

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 28/Aug/85 with Si Gee

Simon2005 - TR - 1985

GordonHart - 2nd O/S - 1985 with Kevin

shark - Lead dog - 21/Jun/84 with Tim & Andy

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1984 with Steve Hartland

Tom V - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/82

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

mark-abz - Lead - 18/Sep/81 with Richard O

Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/81

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/81

Hammy - Lead - 17/Apr/81 with Jonathon Stacey

Hammy - Lead - 02/Nov/80 with Rob Lawson

jasper11 - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 04/Oct/78

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 1975

A1 aid version
mikej - Lead dog - 23/Jan/66 with Keith Fairburn

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