Rockfax Description
Start up Eartha then head up the delicate and poorly-protected scoop to tricky final moves. Low in the grade when 100% dry. © Rockfax

FA. Ernie Marshall 1959

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

JOHNB-W 22/Apr Lead O/S
patrickcd 21/Apr 2nd
with Ed
Lukem6 11/Oct/15 2nd
DeanD 02/Aug/15 Lead RP
DeanD 02/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Ram MkiV 09/Jun/15 Solo O/S
climberchristy 31/May/15 Lead β

Ben had led this first and abbed off to strip it. So can't claim an onsight as I knew what gear to take. Fairly soft for E2 but probably just deserves it as it is very run out and any higher gear is marginal RPS or tiny microcams none of which you'd really want to fall on.

with Ben Cole
Nick1812P 11/May/15 Lead O/S
Matt Groom 11/May/15 Lead
j.buckley87 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Webster 05/Apr/15 2nd

very green

DavidH89 ??/2015 -
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
drsdave 31/Aug/14 2nd dog

dont do it ;-)

with Mat
Lukem6 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S

instead of seconding eartha

pete1993 07/Jul/14 Lead dnf

went up to have a look and got most of the way up the top slab before getting very scared especially with an ominous looking cloud approaching and had a top rope dropped, top moves are not easy!

with Jem
JemG ?/Jul/14 2nd dnf
with Peter Briggs
dannyboy83 17/Jun/14 Solo O/S
john lynch 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Austin
aking12 26/Apr/14 2nd O/S
ebf 30/Mar/14 TR O/S

Very run out with small albeit probably good gear on the moves up to the scoop (not sure as I only look, I didn't place anything). Easy enough for the grade though, so I'll lead it another time.

ashtond6 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

felt e2 with no side runners and lots of green. Not well protected with RPs

alp79 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Wayne S 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Deacon
Daniel Heath 11/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Very pleasant, and the coolest part of the cliff on a hot sunny afternoon

Rich Malcolm 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 30/Apr/13 -

Used the big foot hold at the top on the left i think this makes it e1, needs a good clean

JamieSparkes 12/May/12 Lead O/S

little bit bold!

ianjfsutcliffe 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Henry
JulesV 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/12 Solo O/S
al123 27/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/11 Lead rpt

good good moves on small positive holds, should have waited for my small wires back, had a sizzling run-out instead.

Becky E 31/May/11 2nd
Tom Redmond 20/Mar/11 TR O/S

green and slippery!!

with jake young
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
PanzerHanzler 04/Sep/10 TR O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Jul/10 Lead
nigel pearson 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

it was E1 in our guide book

with Robin
Jonathan Hall 30/Jun/10 Lead
with Jane Rigby
harold walmsley 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Can't see where 5b comes from. Technically The start of Hacker (4c) was similar. Maybe E2 because of the runout but the hardest move is at the start where gear is good. Would be a different matter in less than perfect conditions!

with Colin Struthers
JRigby ?/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
dickie01 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Run out at the top of the pitch

with Dave Lister
Listy 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
LoopyLou 25/Jul/09 TR O/S

Should have led this, as crux moves more positive (and less steep) than looks from top of Earetha.

with Helen Lear
thomasadixon 07/May/09 Lead O/S

Very soft - pretty well protected with RPs.

with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 07/May/09 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 07/May/09 2nd O/S

Good climb, turned up late to the crag because I had nothing else to do with the rest of my day! Got here and Andy had just led up the connecting route so I decided to do this whilst I had the chance! None of the moves are too bad, but could just imagine them being frightening given RP's to rely on! None looked that promising to my untrained eyes! Top wall is a little bit green.

with Tom, Graeme, Michael, Andy
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead O/S
mikej 20/May/08 TR
with Rick Naylor
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/May/08 Lead O/S
steveb2006 13/May/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
hang_about 30/Sep/07 2nd
Brian Rodgers 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S

And also Mark Hudson

with Louise Rodgers
thrutch ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
Sam and will 15/May/05 TR O/S
Ropeboy 15/May/05 Lead
cem 31/Aug/03 Lead rpt

This isn't E2

Roget ??/2003 Lead rpt

With a side runner

Hidden ??/2002 -
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
steveb2006 21/Jun/01 Lead

Looks thin but a pleasant slabby groove climb. Not done before

with Roland Smith
cem 29/Apr/01 TR O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Gambit 05/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Paula
cragspud ??/1998 2nd O/S
Scott McRae 07/Jun/97 TR O/S
with Mark Rennie
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S

Date is a guess - low side runner, so possibly only E1

with Bill G
BruceW ??/1996 Lead O/S

My first real E2!

with Keith S.
Hidden 02/May/95 Lead
Laramadness 30/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Roget 19/Jun/93 2nd O/S
with colin, baccy
IanD353 ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
uphillnow 26/Mar/93 -
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Hidden 04/May/92 2nd
leathers ??/1991 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Apr/90 Lead
with D Townsend
mark-abz 26/Mar/82 Lead
with Andy W
KRB 15/Aug/81 Solo O/S
Nic Robinson 04/Jul/81 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/81 2nd
Rob Davies 18/Jun/80 Lead

HVS 5a then, but with some gear in Eartha

with Tony Welsh
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Al Evans ??/1976 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/73 -
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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