Edge Lane*** E5 5c
[Edge Lane (E5 5c), Millstone Edge, Peak District, 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
The magnificent scalloped arete is unprotected where it matters although gear can be fiddled in the half-height bore holes. Not for the faint of heart, because from the crux you will hit the ground, gear or not! © ROCKFAX

FA. Alan McHardy 1974

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, World Graded List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Edge Lane (E5 5c), Millstone Edge, Peak District © Tom, UKC News Editor
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.

Wanted to do this since I first seen it, scary stuff. Spent the morning psyching up and practiced placing two tricams one handed which on the climb were.. useless, Raj could have had his lunch instead. May have been easier to solo. no pads, first E5!
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Raj Bisht

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/15

BenjaminLinneRyn - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/15

Louishmouis - Lead β - 29/Apr/15 with Dave

NDD - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Howard

been waiting to pluck up the courage for ages. amazing!
malx - Lead O/S - Apr/15

Hidden - TR RP - 15/Mar/15

phil64 - 2015

Ground up, one play a few weeks ago with a pad. Amazing climbing. Last few metres are a definite no fall zone!
spidermonkey09 - Lead G/U - 13/Jun/14 with Jack Knight

Felt harder than I expected. With no chalk to show the way, it was a bit puzzling at times and momentarily slappy. But then, Im shit at aretes.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

mike mo - 2nd - 2014

Terrifyingly easy! Too much time to think about the situation so hardest part was controlling the adrenaline. Great SUMC support!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Ben Corbey

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Solo O/S - Sep/13 with Si Verspeak

Hidden - 2nd β - 31/Aug/13

nice climbing, not to hard but committing. got a nut rapped back on itself for protection in the bore holes. saw a chap do it before i did, so not really an onsight.
henry peter jenkins - Lead β - 05/May/13 with jake mcmanus, robbie jenkins

Head pointed it as I was a wuss. Great climbing!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead RP - 05/May/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/13

ejected - 2013

Hidden - TR O/S - 2013

peaker16 - TR - 18/Sep/12

Alex Munnery - TR dog - 16/Sep/12 with Alan Caley

No pads this time to claim the full grade Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA8BegjLR2I&feature=youtu.be
Daniel Heath - Solo rpt - 15/Sep/12

With Two pads. No one else wanted to climb so they said I should solo something. I set out just to "have a look" and kept going. 2 crux rockovers were fairly steady with good rests to think about the moves. The 3rd rockover felt pretty dodgy but at least there was a nice surprise on the right...
Daniel Heath - Sent β - 01/Sep/12

DaveFidler - TR O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Adam Harrison

Hidden - Solo RP - 2012

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Oct/11

s.c.white - TR dog - 23/Oct/11 with mike thomas

Hidden - TR - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Jul/11

Quite terrifying.
alaan - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/11

SCARY but bbrilliant :)
Lewis Andrew - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/11

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with George Taylor

in a chain of five ascents, still felt quite lonely on the top moves...
jacobjacob - Solo β - 11/Mar/11

harvie - Solo O/S - Mar/11

pipof747 - Solo RP - 06/Oct/10

Hidden - TR - 04/Oct/10

Dave Heaton - TR - 04/Oct/10

akhughes - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 17/Jul/10

Calm, composed and scared all at the same time.
dan gibson - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/10 with michael porter

Fantastically atmospheric climbing. I found getting to the shot holes harder than the last couple of moves even though they were more precarious and far more dangerous. No pads.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Tom Ramsden

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Jules

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/10

on-sight top rope...not that that means much :P
Ewano - TR - 2010

thrutch - 04/Oct/09

willoates - Solo RP - 14/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/09

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

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/09

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/07

MYSSAK - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07

Toby Dunn - Solo - 22/May/07

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Jul/06

Hidden - TR β - 12/Jul/06

lukehunt - Lead RP - Jul/06 with Ian Jackson

andi went "grey" from belaying fear
Gus - Lead O/S - 08/May/05 with andi elizabeth turner

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

BruceW - TR O/S - 2004 with Al D.

Jus - Lead O/S - Apr/03

alien in shot hole
Roget - Lead O/S - 2002 with baccy, jon

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001 with ben winston

sadams - Solo rpt - 30/Mar/00 with unseconded

tlr - 2nd - 2000 with Dave

Had belayed Ol and co previous to ascent. No top rope practice. Bought alien and tricam. Put sling on top "spike"! It's hard, but not that hard, I've certainly climbed alot harder.
DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/99 with Oliver Forrest, adam ellwood

Phil West - TR O/S - 30/Aug/98 with The Luton Loonies

Mike Owen - 10/May/98 with Elaine Owen

Definitely a lot easier ( more like an E2) to second, again glad I wasn't leading....
Chad123 - 2nd O/S - 1998 with Will

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/96 with tim russon

no pads
switch - Lead O/S - 1996

Davros the Psyched - Solo O/S - 1996

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 14/Sep/95

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 28/Apr/94

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/94 with Nick Ashton

Hidden - TR O/S - 1993

wow... needs a cool head... note no pads under this in 1992.. perhaps a beer towel!
mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/92

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with elliot blaylock

felt E6 6a onsight
mark mcgowan01 - Solo O/S - 1988 with Andy Kirk

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

AB1965 - Lead - 10/Jun/86

GordonHart - TR O/S - 1986

Top roped it once then soloed it. Stood a long time below the crux - psyching up
Chris Craggs - Solo - 1985 with Graham Parkes

Hidden - TR - 07/Oct/84

steve L - TR - 27/May/84

Hidden - Solo β - 1984

Tried to on sight lead it, bottled out of the last move.
Mark Kemball - TR - 08/May/82

Lead top pitch 14-Sep-82 with Andy W
mark-abz - TR - 26/Apr/82 with Andy W

Ian Jones - 2nd - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

Hidden - TR - 1982

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 1976

Hidden - 1973

Hidden - Lead RP - 1950

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