Rockfax Description
The most popular route in the quarry, and amongst the best HVS routes in the Peak, up the magnificent long corner. It has a difficult central layback/bridging groove and tricky section to reach the final roof. It used to be split into three short pitches though one biggie is the norm nowadays. © Rockfax

FAA. Peter Biven, Trevor Peck 1956. FFA. Joe Brown 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs, Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Millstone HVS's, World Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Work Hard, Play Hard, UK Classic Corners, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Millstone * HVS In a day, 'Soft' Peak HVSs., 50 of the Best, MUMC Ticklist.

Horton 17/Oct 2nd dog

Done all the hard work cleanly but lost focus and took a fall on the last overhand. Great route, though

TomRiddelsdell 17/Oct -

Fantastic route

with Alex Horton, Matt Beals
Mowglee 11/Oct 2nd rpt
with Antonio
planetmarshall 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Clive Betteridge
Hidden 11/Oct 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct 2nd rpt
mike8331 09/Oct Lead
Sam McCarthy 03/Oct Lead rpt
James Lowe 03/Oct 2nd rpt

Could go back and do this every day. Sublime

with Pete Nuthall
ActionSte 01/Oct -
nicola parkin ?/Oct Lead O/S

Tricky first section, probably better to bridge than layback

Antonio Ferra ?/Oct Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 26/Sep Lead dog
with steve j
arose 23/Sep -
ned_85 22/Sep Lead
with Jason
Hidden 20/Sep 2nd O/S
will_lake 20/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep Lead O/S
BTphonehome 18/Sep Lead O/S

Great route. Passing rain kindly soaked everything after the move out from the roof making things quite exciting. Midge savagery followed.

with Kasha
kasha_gregson 18/Sep 2nd
with Bram
dom94 17/Sep 2nd rpt
with ben stoker
John Higgs 09/Sep Lead O/S
soph 05/Sep Lead rpt
with Laura Evans
Gregory 05/Sep Lead rpt
with Jon Morgan
IggyGoesPop 30/Aug 2nd O/S
efrance24234 29/Aug Lead O/S
spragglerocks 22/Aug Lead O/S
David Kay 22/Aug 2nd
with Dave Gent, Rachael Spraggs
Hidden 16/Aug Lead dog
the power 15/Aug Lead rpt
with deacon
Pete_Frost 09/Aug Lead O/S

Intimidating and rather shiny in places. I thought I'd be able to finesse this and avoid lay-backing, however, lay-backing appears to be mandatory. Comfortingly there are good wires and decent cams throughout. A cool head helps.

Hidden 08/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug 2nd rpt
ColPerkins 06/Aug 2nd O/S

Really nice positions to work up this one. Stunning sunset over the valley made leaving the ledge at half height really tricky!

with Rob A L
Hidden 03/Aug 2nd
Robin Brooke ?/Aug Lead

lovely sustained route. trickiest bit for me the layback sequence in the moddle, traversing the roof and finish is easier ground

Pryan ?/Aug 2nd
sopaz 25/Jul Lead

On Phil's gear.

with Phil
the power 25/Jul Lead rpt

Lead so young uns could have a super sport haha

harold walmsley 25/Jul Lead rpt
with Rob Davies
nrhardy 25/Jul Lead dog

Had to rest, so dogged on super sport: oh the shame!

with Paul R
nrhardy 25/Jul 2nd rpt

Got suckered into stripping gear.

with Paul R
sparkass 25/Jul Lead O/S
with Rob Lovatt
Rob Davies 25/Jul 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul 2nd dog
ColdAndWet 24/Jul Lead
London Luke 18/Jul 2nd

fantastic HVS

Tim_C7 18/Jul Lead O/S

Brilliant route

with Luke Williams
jmills94 17/Jul Lead

fantastic full on route with some obvious good rests. Great to lead it after previously retreating. layback of initial crack is just a commitment thing and u can bridge with your feet as well between pulls. One more tricky move going up just below the roof but the gear is excellent throughout. As good as grit HVS comes?

with chris
Mowglee 16/Jul 2nd rpt
with Ian
Ian Hylands 16/Jul Lead β

Great! Central payback not as much of a tussle as expected, but feet got tired on the face climb. Midgey.

with Gareth uglow
Julesthe1st 11/Jul Lead O/S
with Paul Wolf
Hidden 07/Jul Lead O/S
Ross88 05/Jul 2nd
with Pete Dollman
Lukem6 03/Jul Lead rpt
ralphio 30/Jun Lead rpt
with Tom
tom_lewis89 30/Jun 2nd
with ralphio
BnB 29/Jun -
HB1 29/Jun 2nd
with NH
tom_lewis89 29/Jun 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun Lead O/S
tom 25/Jun Lead β
tallginge 24/Jun 2nd O/S
maryleese 21/Jun Lead O/S
annep11 21/Jun 2nd O/S
TobyA 18/Jun Lead O/S
with Josh
lanky 18/Jun 2nd
with TobyA
gpcomps 16/Jun Lead dog

Got to the crux, tried various bridging options, unfortunately my foot popped and I took a bit of a fall. Got back on it and finished the route with a few more rests. Very happy to top out. A very spectacular route

with Andrew, Chris Bridgland
Stoff 16/Jun Lead dnf
with Andrew, gpcomps
Stoff 16/Jun 2nd dog

Surprise fall just before the crux. Excellent climb. Middle section very strong (could not find a way to bridge so did by a layback). Top section easier but very airy.

with Andrew, gpcomps
Senna 10/Jun Lead O/S
guy757 09/Jun -
kermit_uk 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Michelle
hipyhop 06/Jun 2nd rpt
salix 06/Jun 2nd

Good lead by Caitlin.

with Caitlin, Neus
Hidden 06/Jun 2nd β
Estelles 06/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom
dom94 03/Jun 2nd rpt
with Calum H
Hidden 03/Jun Lead O/S
hotfeet 03/Jun Lead
with Ant
BAdhoc 31/May 2nd β

Pumpy, and very very windy at the top!

1poundSOCKS 26/May Lead O/S

Led it after Bob backed off, so had high runners in the bottom of the first corner (getting bridged above this corner was the crux for me). A challenging and long HVS with lots of bomber gear.

bobpilgrem 26/May 2nd dog

aided on a piece of gear up initial awkward crack. good lead by Mathew

with Matthew
NickJH 25/May 2nd rpt
with LiamG
jamesturnbull 23/May Lead
with rich howells
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/May 2nd
FlavioL1989 17/May 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 17/May Lead O/S
with Flavio
MrBIond 17/May Lead O/S
Serena Lambre 16/May 2nd dnf

Ugh. Totally traumatised!

with MrBIond
Hidden 16/May Lead dog
amccann 15/May Lead rpt
Sam McCarthy 15/May Lead rpt
benkelsey 15/May 2nd rpt
with Alex Mccan, James Oswald
Dibdawg 15/May Lead O/S
with Richard Snow
fifth 13/May Lead rpt

Did not find this anywhere near as easy as last year.

with Gav
gavinpeach 13/May 2nd rpt


with Scott
Owain Llewelyn 12/May 2nd
with Doddy
andy mcc 11/May 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 11/May Lead rpt
Mowglee 10/May Lead O/S
with Tom
TP 10/May 2nd O/S

I found this harder than the other HVS and the E1 we did straight after. Very exposed and a few thin crimpy moves higher up.

with Mowglee
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 04/May 2nd

Felt a lot tougher than when I led it 18 years ago :(

DanChad 04/May Lead O/S

The best HVS route I have ever done. Hard and committing in the groove but easy once you get past the ledge.

Wizzy 04/May Lead O/S

The best HVS in the peak without a doubt! Brilliant!!

Sophie Nunn 04/May 2nd O/S
with Floris
clairejane ?/May Lead O/S

Saved up for 7 years. Things fall in to place.

with will
Hidden 26/Apr Lead O/S
Jackwd 26/Apr 2nd rpt
charley 26/Apr Lead O/S

First route of a great day at Millstone. Pleased with how straightforward I found this, looks quite intimidating from the bottom but felt pretty easy for the grade. A brilliant climb, really enjoyed it.

with JackD
Sam McCarthy 25/Apr Lead O/S
James Lowe 25/Apr 2nd
with Sam M
Matt Cooke 25/Apr Lead rpt
with Rosh
SJPowderham1 22/Apr -
islandlynx 19/Apr 2nd

Grovelling up laying back

Duncan Campbell 19/Apr 2nd rpt
with Bubbles
Matt77 19/Apr Lead O/S

Utterly brilliant.

with Shane
paul79 18/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
KeenClimber 10/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr Lead rpt
Sardien 06/Apr 2nd rpt
KeenClimber 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Ron
Tom McCabe 25/Mar Lead O/S

Felt a long way up even at the first rest ledge, great to get on a long route again! Enough rests to make it feel reasonable and no shortage of runners, pleasant moves throughout.

with Rob Law, Joe Jones
JRJones 25/Mar 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 22/Mar 2nd rpt

Allways super fun:-)

with Kevin Rasin
mapperley samurai 22/Mar Lead O/S

Finally got round to it and it did not disappoint. Truly awesome climbing. Had a huge smile at the top. On the favourites list.

felixizzy 22/Mar Lead O/S
with Caleb
Kemics 22/Mar 2nd rpt

Crux felt easier but everything else felt harder than I remembered.

with Felix
ashtond6 14/Mar Lead
Luke Dawson 07/Mar Lead rpt
Albert Exley 07/Mar 2nd O/S
scottcoates 07/Mar Lead dog
philhilo 24/Feb TR

Top rope solo on aid. V early start, miserable on top. 1hr 4mins lead, 18 to clean. Awkward. Much easier free!

Felix la shat ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Louis
andybirtwistle ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
bstoker ??/2015 Lead O/S
M_Robinson 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
DanielGyi 09/Nov/14 2nd rpt
ashtond6 02/Nov/14 2nd rpt
john lynch 02/Nov/14 Lead
with Bethan D
Nathan Chrismas 26/Oct/14 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd dog
thomasmouse 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Roberts
mattr 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Bernie L 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Bastian Bühler
Brannock 25/Oct/14 Lead rpt
theomoore 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Roisin
lizzieliveshere 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
alp79 11/Oct/14 2nd dog

Just can't seem to get the hard crack section right, after managing to get started into the crack, couldn't figure out the bridging moves and rested on the rope. Frustrating!

with Mark Proctor
harry_lewis 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
alice_loudon 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Niels
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 01/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 01/Oct/14 2nd rpt
DavidPC 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Johnny D
adam 24 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Stuart Johnston 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S


JamieSparkes 23/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Clement Hutin, Claire Holland
Graham Westbrook 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mjackson 21/Sep/14 2nd
richardashe 21/Sep/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 17/Sep/14 Lead β

seconded a few months ago. got very pumped on the middle bit as hadn't warmed up at all!

Nick1812P 17/Sep/14 2nd rpt

in trainers, felt very hard.

with Matt H
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Dan Vaj 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Dereck
robgixer 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Palmer 11/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
BenJT 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
nick ferro 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Good lead Delta Farce. Next time take a few more cams! :P

with Oli Birkill, Sonam Norbu
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JoeMortimer 24/Aug/14 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 21/Aug/14 Lead
tom_lewis89 21/Aug/14 TR

Hurt my shoulder half way up - ouch!

alan.ahmed 20/Aug/14 TR O/S

Enjoyable climb, started to rain half way through which made it a little bit more difficult.

Batt 19/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Ali
Billg 19/Aug/14 Lead rpt

great effort by phoebe

with Phoebe Gregory
sara n 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Fabulous climb, lots of pro. Crux is intimidating upon approach but fine once you find the foothold that allows you to bridge, place gear and rest. Many thanks to Paul for encouraging me and to the E2 climbers next door who gave me confidence to push through!

with Paul Wolf
ashtond6 16/Aug/14 Lead rpt
robblowen 16/Aug/14 2nd β


with Jonny
lena.drapella 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
JHC 09/Aug/14 Lead

Nae bad. Beware the crack as it can eat cams :)

fuzzysheep01 04/Aug/14 2nd dog

Had to rest to retrieve stuck cam - damnit!

with Luke Perry, Graham Perry
Stickle Tarn 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 03/Aug/14 -
JHiley 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt

To check I still find it ok and because its brilliant. It rained just after I passed the last hard bit making it tough for Katy.

with Katy M
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Brannock 20/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Deezel65 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt


with John Ganley
jmills94 13/Jul/14 TR rpt

so much harder than i remembered! got bridged and ready for the layback but just could not commit :( forgot about the incredible jugs waiting just two moves away! top roped easily to remove gear.

with hugo, simon
pearson9596 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
onlyfoddington 12/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Could not work out the initial layback and could not commit. Glad I did not.

with Michael
onlyfoddington 12/Jul/14 2nd dog

I did not fare much better seconding this. I have now decided that I dislike laybacking.

with Michael
HB1 01/Jul/14 2nd
with KB&D
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd rpt
robertmichaeladams 29/Jun/14 Lead
with Chris Down
jonleighton 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
drewish 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Fantastic climb

with SteveE9
tim.fairhall 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Mr. K 18/Jun/14 2nd rpt
neilwiltshire 18/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Easily the hardest thing I've tried to lead. Not beyond me I don't think, will have to come back and finish up round the roof.

with Kyle Wood
Guy Atkinson 16/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Pete
steveP 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Parminder Chagger
PaulTanton 11/Jun/14 TR rpt

Was trying to get the jammed cam out. Enjoyable again

Chris M 10/Jun/14 2nd
with John B
Chris M 10/Jun/14 AltLd
with John B
Ewano 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

There is a blue Dragon Cam stuck in this, not mine. Bet someone is pi$$ed off.

macgowand 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Great route and only 4th trad route ever.

hervenuttall ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Elliot
Adam24B ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
stuart34 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Loosie
hipyhop 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with cheque, Cherelle
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
Sam Watson 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Got a sweat on by the end of this! The laybacking middle section was ace, not as hard as it looks from the ledge right below it.

with Angel Lago Rodriguez
James Oswald 21/May/14 2nd O/S
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Mr. K 21/May/14 Lead O/S
dh4096 21/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd β
marconi 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with Mackie
the power 14/May/14 2nd rpt
with rob
jshields 14/May/14 Lead

Previous lead, '90s

with Andy Neath
dr_botnik 14/May/14 Lead rpt

Clean, but not without a fight!

shaunhumphreys 05/May/14 Lead O/S

finally got on it! for some reason i set off thinking the crux was the last 5m so faffed getting pumped trying to place loads of gear under the roof pretty cool route overall!

ClemB 05/May/14 2nd
spidermonkey09 04/May/14 Lead O/S
TRFrost 04/May/14 2nd β
with J. Hulbert
Sardien 04/May/14 Lead β

One of the best routes i've ever done

Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 02/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead
Jelly ?/May/14 Lead dnf

Backed off below the layback section - didn't feel confident enough to commit. Came down and Mark led it and I felt to struggle even on 2nd. Felt really smooth last time I did it on 2nd. Disappointed.

Hidden 29/Apr/14 Lead
timbanton 27/Apr/14 -
with Ian
Olli-C 21/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Chris Waddle
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
Andy Chubb 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

While never technically that hard, I found it long and quite hard work, and really had to dig in for the moves up to and around the final overhang. Must be top end HVS and could easily get 5b. Compared to other HVS 5a's I've done eg Shorncliffe), this was way harder.

with Steve Goodman
gavinpeach 16/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Great route. Superb climbing.

with Scott
fifth 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Very nice route, and worth the wait

with Gav
Binder 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Really cold. Numb hands and hot aches!

with Hugh T
j.buckley87 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
JakeWShaw 09/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Found it surprisingly hafrd although I am terrible at laybacking

with Ben Ochner
Teappleby 03/Apr/14 Lead

Amazing route, the moves once I was round the roof were interesting due to being really wet and slippy in the rain!

with max
Marcin78 ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with Paolo
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
DanielGyi 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
M_Robinson 15/Mar/14 2nd dog
Goodstuff 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Incredible route, made slightly harder by a dodgy shoulder and bloody hand. Shouldn't have faffed so much at the crux, it's fine once you get stuck in. Top 3rd is much easier.

Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd β
amccann 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
dom94 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
pete1993 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Calum W
JHiley 03/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Seemed fairly simple, very good though.

with Sarah
sdixon 03/Mar/14 2nd
tobydunford 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Dhonny_Jaws 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
samwillo 21/Feb/14 Lead
ChrisW999 21/Feb/14 2nd
with Sam
jcw ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
robgixer ??/2014 Lead O/S
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
JHC ??/2014 -

Nae bad. Beware the crack as it can eat cams :)

Hidden ??/2014 -
Anna duckett ??/2014 Lead
with Nick Preistly
the power 28/Dec/13 Lead rpt
with Andy
Andy Peak 1 28/Dec/13 2nd

hot aces

funsized 17/Nov/13 2nd O/S
mop449 16/Nov/13 2nd
with Jimbo
sarpedon 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
youwillfindjimbo 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Danny G
jon_gill1 10/Nov/13 2nd rpt
with ross garfoot
jon_gill1 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with chris Lyness, carl manley
ezclimber 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
treg 01/Oct/13 2nd
with Bird
EllieWoods 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Tim, Pete
francois 29/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Fell off the start of the layback and hit the ledge

with Ben
timreynolds 29/Sep/13 Lead

Took over from Pete just below the crux

petecallaghan 29/Sep/13 AltLd

Great route. I lead up and then fell off the bridge/layback crux - pumped out trying to layback the entire section and fluffed the gear placement (which fell out when my foot slipped). If the gear comes out in the middle of the crux, then the fall becomes dangerous, so take care to place gear when bridged and avoid the risk of falling with gear too low. Tim took over the lead, followed up by Ellie and I then followed up clean.

Tophe 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jonny P
MischaHY 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S

I was so ill. Will have to get this lead.

Chris Reid 28/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
amccann 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
James Oswald 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Really good, nice to second this cleanly after struggling ages ago.

benkelsey 26/Sep/13 Lead rpt

a little hungover

with James Oswald
Matthew Ferrier 24/Sep/13 2nd O/S

A good day's puntering.

with Sam, Mike, Alex McCann
ferdia 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
David_Gledson 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Amazing route. Felt very long and sustained, athough there's a couple of good rests. Gear wise two full sets of wires, and 5-7 hexes should be fine. Only placed one cam i think, and that was because i'd ran out of wires! One of the best HVS's i've done. Certainly the best quarried grit route i've done.

with Alan
Andrew Wilson 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
MD 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Full-on HVS - much harder than Lyon's Corner House - perplexed why these two routes have the same grade.

with Mike D
UnkArl 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with James Moore
Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd dog
masa-alpin 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt

Managed without any lay-backing but only with bridging, jamming and pulling/pushing. First time to second this, and I confirmed this is the best HVS grit route I have ever done!

with Tony H
jimxxx ?/Sep/13 -
clukins ?/Sep/13 -
ashtond6 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt

felt easy today, great route

alp79 31/Aug/13 2nd
therat 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Lead rpt
markfairbank 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 25/Aug/13 2nd
ralphio 22/Aug/13 2nd

Wonderful climb. Laybacked the crux middle section, would have found it difficult to place gear on lead. thought the move round the roof was much easier. Good holds and plenty for the feet.

khalidq 22/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Clean lead, felt proud to do it clean after a poor second last time.

sopaz 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Mackie
admackie 18/Aug/13 -
admackie 18/Aug/13 -
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead
Thunderthighsontheloose 18/Aug/13 2nd

A good re-introduction to laybacking on account of a poorly left foot. Great route!

Bry 18/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Simon
jon22 11/Aug/13 Lead
with Leon Winchester
ash longreach ?/Aug/13 AltLd
with jim
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
staceyjg 21/Jul/13 2nd

Wow, I was on 2nd, it was nails for HVS 5a, def felt more like 5b, also came off as rope was stuck in upper crack where I needed a finger lock! Gutted as I'd done the tricky section cleanly.

minaturechris 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

This was on the limit of my climbing. Almost fell off twice and had disco leg.

with Stacey
mrteale 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead dnf
StuartP 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
hotfeet 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First route of the day - fantastic.

with StuartP
Tala M 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Brannock 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt
jamie ward 04/Jul/13 2nd
with Shaun Lake
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Phil Blue 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lukem6 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Darren
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hoyes 16/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
Jules Lane 16/Jun/13 AltLd β

I led top half. Ace route

john_ni 16/Jun/13 Lead dog
Jim Slater 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
chris wyatt 15/Jun/13 Lead


with jim
hlegge 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Bold, and a tad damp in the drizzle at the top

with Adam Knightly
David Kay 10/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Matt Asher
blaza1 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead
David Weston 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S

First real onsight of HVS 5a, tall and exciting! Very happy

Daniel Heath 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Fantastic route and confident lead by Dave, congrats on first HVS

with Dave Weston
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
David Kay 02/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Tom Randall
Alistair Corbett 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt
greglad 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Leo Woodhead 27/May/13 Lead β

Absolutely stunning line! Probably as a good as you'll ever get for a quarried grit HVS! Very imposing, but well protected!

with Vicky Heyes
MartinPL 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Absolutely fantastic !

MartinPL 26/May/13 Lead O/S

beatiful line !

GuyVG 25/May/13 Lead O/S

First route since finger popped. Pleasingly thrutchy and quite long for grit.

with Grit lad
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd rpt
DavidR 19/May/13 2nd dog

Slipped off the damn thing...due to a hole in my shoe I think.

MikeLeeds 19/May/13 Lead
with Kevin Bowser
Duncan Campbell 12/May/13 Lead O/S

Managed to get one route in before the rain, after a very late and hungover start. Great pitch with a feisty layback section!

with Fingers
Hidden 09/May/13 Lead
Gudge 07/May/13 2nd O/S
MikeLell 07/May/13 Lead O/S

Excellent route!

chrisallan 04/May/13 Lead O/S
pearson9596 04/May/13 Lead O/S
ian d f 04/May/13 2nd O/S
will_benfold 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
DaveMo 04/May/13 2nd
belay bunny turned bad 02/May/13 Lead
with will
Yeknom ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Tightsgirl 27/Apr/13 2nd
arose 27/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Anthony mccourt 20/Apr/13 2nd dog

Sustained and pumpy, amazing line though

freemanTom 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Ian CMC, John Price
JackSnowden 02/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/13 -
john lynch 04/Mar/13 2nd rpt
with Joe Holden, ed luke
jacobjacob 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
sopaz 15/Feb/13 TR

In the dark and a quite wet. Still awesome!

clmbr 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with mr g walters
chris ginge ??/2013 Lead RP

descend to ledge for 10 min rest probably assisted by rope (damn)...but magnificent climb for me (TOP 10)

Nick Sillem ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
John Gale ??/2013 2nd
ejected ??/2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Oliver Houston ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 03/Nov/12 2nd RP

Awesome bold route. Got pumped out and fell coming over the bulge, first 5a climb.

cem 20/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Kirill 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Didn't really come across any 5a moves. I think it should be HVS 4c in the Finale Groove sort of way. Really good route all the same.

Dizz 14/Oct/12 Lead
with Ali, David B
andyjirvin 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Total classic. Never too hard but makes you work, and think. Bridging helps. Loads of gear, always some where you need it. Great exposure, really big route feel to it. So happy to do this cleanly. Great sunset to view at the top to boot.

khalidq 14/Oct/12 2nd dog

Couldn't get the gear out of the 1st bulge.

with Andy Irvine
ashtond6 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt

In rain

dr_botnik 10/Oct/12 Lead dog

slipped on layback, very strenuous, hasta la vista

the power 10/Oct/12 2nd

epic mega hard work,robs got big nads

with rob
Mr. K 07/Oct/12 Lead dnf

First layback crack was wet so decided to downclimb and leave it for another day.

Batt 06/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Hoyes 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt

Finally, lead clean and in one pitch. Probably, the best of the Millstone HVSs.

bwestwood 06/Oct/12 Lead
Peter Reynolds 06/Oct/12 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 29/Sep/12 AltLd
Luuuuuke 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
gazfellows 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Billy
penny_pops25 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
beth.westonhoward 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Gaz
madasten 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Gaz
Wayne S 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Andy
pc1983 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb, which intimidated me by the shear length. From the first resting stance the layback is far easier than I would have thought and you can bridge a little. Again the move out from the roof was not too bad either. Having said all of that, my heart was still in my mouth most of the time!

Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Lead
ChrisBrooke 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Very well protected. Apart from a couple of layback moves in the low crack you can pretty much be in a bridged rest the whole way up the route. Warm up those calves.

with Cat Freeman
jiggerypokery 09/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Rosea Day 09/Sep/12 Lead β
ashtond6 08/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Lilla Horvath 08/Sep/12 TR dog
Andy Clarke 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Majestic - a genuinely soaring line with some excellent climbing.

with Tim
yarrow 07/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Ross.Cooper 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Amazing bridging!

WillDoyle 05/Sep/12 2nd
Climbster 05/Sep/12 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Saw a picture of this ages ago and new i had to do it, it lived up to expectations. Didn't see the lower crux from the ground though.

with Matt
Deezel65 03/Sep/12 2nd dog

First route of the day with real bad jet lag, nearly destroyed me! A monster of a route deserving to be climbed clean

Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd β
Pike 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Wow. Intimidating, relentless layback. Had to tell Nathan off for placing the gear on the crux - it was bloody strenuous getting it back out! If this is the quality HVS is measured by I've got a long way to go before this gets ticked on lead.

with Nathan
mattnuttall 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Pat Rainbird
Dr Toph 01/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Lunar25 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Beautiful climbing, best HVS in Britain

with Dave LE
Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Matt JM Stevens 20/Aug/12 Lead
Tom Redmond 19/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Binder 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tough but brilliant!

khalidq 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Great fun but tough!

Adil 18/Aug/12 2nd dog
stingray_tara 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Mike Reed
Andrew Sloan 16/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Solid 5b.

with Tim
Paul Eckton 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Bruce Houston ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great climb, and going is generally very easy, looks much tougher than it is! You have to do this as a oner to get the full tick!

torsok 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Nic
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 27/Jul/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
martroberts 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

No doubt about this being a 3 star classic! Loved this route. Harder than expected and felt it could be 5b to me though I'm not a jamming genious. Nui seconded well with a couple of rests

langirl 23/Jul/12 2nd β
JamieSparkes 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt
David Kay 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie Sparks
treg 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Awesome! Favourite lead to date. Put in a nut at the bottom of the layback section and proceeded to kick it out on my way past, leaving myself exposed to a pretty massive fall if everything hadn't gone to plan, which all just added to the elation when I got to the ledge. The upper section was easier but still interesting.

with Dan Osbaldeston
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 17/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Mike
chrisbussell 17/Jul/12 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
mwatson 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S

put this off then forgot about it good to come back and do it though a bit easy now

petellis 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Sloth
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
lithos 12/Jul/12 2nd

warm up route - quality - tough in middle

with Dan McK
R0bbie 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd
Hoyes 10/Jun/12 AltLd dog
Batt 09/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

Split at ledge above crack. Seconded P1 clean, lead P2

alexjz 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great route, nice laybacking section, and passing the roof. Started to rain

with Matt Hilton-Webb
Yeknom ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 26/May/12 Lead O/S

A great route, never too hard but always interesting.

with Mark
rocktigger 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
Thinker01 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 26/May/12 2nd
CRiddiford 25/May/12 Lead O/S

really good, exposed andquite committing at a few points!

with Darren
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead rpt
gavinpeach 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. One of my favourite climbs to date. Gunned up the layback section and didn't place any gear. Big and physical but there always seem to be good holds. Led as one long pitch.

with Max Pendleton, David Shelmerdine
David Shelmerdine 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peach
ianjfsutcliffe 19/May/12 Lead rpt
with Coatesy
BRoe 19/May/12 2nd O/S

Very enjoyable line.

MarkRoe 19/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Roe
Richard P Coates 19/May/12 2nd O/S
Morwood 17/May/12 Lead O/S

Stunning climb, one of my favourites

Gavdee1 16/May/12 2nd
Hidden 14/May/12 2nd rpt
Andrew Lodge 14/May/12 Lead

Simply superb climb, the lower layback section is the crux and needs commitment, I made a mess of the roof and had to retreat due to poor footwork but that section is not as hard.

with Steve
djones66 13/May/12 Lead

Still excellent. Did this a few times in the nineties, and its still as good as I remembered it to be.

with Steve Bennet
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
greenclimb 12/May/12 Lead rpt
Dave 88 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Amazing. Wish it was my lead!

with Kemics
Tithe Technique 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Absolutely awesome climb. Very hard work. Great leed Jack.

Jackwd 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Awesome to get this on lead! Awesome route! Can't wait to see Charley complete it!

Kemics 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Best route of the trip? Stunner of a route, enjoyed every moment, felt utterly nails for HVS but finger locks and crappy foot work must be to blame. Had a bit of a moment committing to the crux but such cool climbing once you get moving.

with Dave 88
ajc 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
andrew sandercock 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Glad I wasn't on the lead!

with Al Blackshaw
Hardcore Pat 28/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Chris Vanderz
rurp 27/Mar/12 Lead rpt

hard laybacking solid but 4star

Tom Redmond 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

quality route!!

with craig morrison, dave bowler
max_chan 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Steve Carty
Fragmod 24/Mar/12 Lead
tsl42 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S


Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
maddy.c 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S
john lynch 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with adam harrison
Hidden 21/Mar/12 AltLd
pmurdy 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 18/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Robin
robin_hackney 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Ultra classic. Nice exercise in placing as much gear as you like, with varied climbing.

markolst 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with ceri
Ceridwen 14/Mar/12 2nd RP
with Tim Hobby
melonmike 13/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Josh
Andy Peak 1 11/Mar/12 2nd
monsteratt 11/Mar/12 Lead

Great. Climbing never too hard good holds appearing when needed. Felt quite big...

with Nick Whimster
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
jiggerypokery 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt

came back for it as promised :)

Drew M 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Job
nickwhimster 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
tlmarjot 10/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Andy Lole
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd
Guy Wilson ?/Mar/12 -
with Plum, Rick Cotgreave
matt perks ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 2nd O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
chris ginge ??/2012 Lead RP

returned ledge to gather myself ,then bridged instead of huge painfull layback.the best grit hvs so far for me.

Nevil ??/2012 Lead
with Mike
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
dionisys 26/Nov/11 2nd O/S

climbed at night with head torches in a gail.....MEGA!!

with pat dawson, vanderz
kiks 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
andysroom 23/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Lizzie
mary 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Dale Gautrey
andysroom 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Kilian, Dave Gent
Shaw Brown 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Loz
Kevster 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Compo 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Kev Faux
Rachel Slater 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Great route, nice and long :)

Sam Simpson 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

One of the best!

alias dave 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Olli-C 02/Oct/11 2nd

Awesome really good for the grade

rich_hw 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Guy Atkinson 22/Sep/11 Lead rpt


Noodles30 17/Sep/11 2nd
henry peter jenkins 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with paul jones
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd rpt
tom.ireson 05/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Tanya Milner
Ragnaar 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Awesome, incredibly tiring and it just keeps going all the way to the top. Top end hvs I reckon.

with martin hirons
Brannock 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

One ive been putting off for a while, finally got over my fear cruised up it, much perfer laybacking to jamming. Got to love the woden wedge.

Jackwd 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Did the climb straight up pretty much no rest on the second ledge as after the layback it started raining and knew it would just get harder as the holds got wetter! Nice, looks nails on lead though!

Hoyes 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Lead nice top pitch after Rach battled up the (much) harder bottom pitch.

Barry D 23/Aug/11 2nd
with Seth, Steve B
Batt 23/Aug/11 AltLd dog

Bottom: Layback, bridge, layback, bridge, and so on... Top slab/roof is lovely. Done as 2 pitches because I felt so bad making J wait so long in the midges!

Anthony Dixon 20/Aug/11 Lead
with Alan
tgeh 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

what a route!

James_D 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic once I got started, but quite intimidating.

with John
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/11 Lead

Awesome route - probably my best grit lead to date, and possibly the best single pitch climb I've ever done! Finger lock central and very well protected! I can't understand why anyone would call this bold, thrutchy or indeed would layback the initial section (which can be bridged at 5a)

with Kenny
tonanf ?/Aug/11 Lead
Luke Dawson ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
al123 31/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with alex
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick
Jen Crook 25/Jul/11 Lead
davewsargent 20/Jul/11 Lead rpt
philboy 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Neil Mackenzie 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S


with AD, jamsey
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
robal 10/Jul/11 -
with corin wilson
luke321 09/Jul/11 2nd
shouter 06/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
y2keable 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with John
JamieSparkes 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
tomjagger ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Dyer
Rob Davies ?/Jul/11 2nd

Backed off lead - I still hate the layback

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
petegunn 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd dog
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
mfisher 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/11 2nd
ollyroberts 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Matty
gingergeorge 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

took my time to get up the first step up but after that all was fine Dave fell off several times and was sweating a tad :|)

with Dave Boococck
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd rpt
belay bunny turned bad 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Dr Toph 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Good pitch that keeps on giving

James Oswald 14/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Felt abit rushed for time and it's bloody intimidating!

with Martin
dctarrant2000 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S

with Polly Tarrant
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 06/Jun/11 2nd
with Ben 250
ben_250 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Paul D Jones 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Jerome Gill
jiggerypokery 05/Jun/11 2nd dog

Felt tough for the grade, perhaps due to poor technique. Will go back for the lead next year! Throne of contemplation half way up led to much amusement

Chris Wright 05/Jun/11 Lead
ripper 04/Jun/11 Lead

In one pitch on double ropes. Superb route, constant interest, loved it. Eyed up the step out right onto Detour on the way up - maybe next time!

with Matt Chap
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
shaky2 01/Jun/11 2nd
with jamie
esther ?/Jun/11 Lead
Rich Malcolm 28/May/11 2nd rpt
Lawrie Brand 25/May/11 Lead O/S

Great route

Hidden 25/May/11 Lead rpt
bullwinkle 25/May/11 2nd rpt
with Bart
chrism225 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sheffield Polly
Dougie Harvey 25/May/11 2nd O/S
Lenny 15/May/11 2nd O/S
with John
philboy 13/May/11 Lead
Cake 13/May/11 2nd rpt

Probably the best route I've been on still

with Phil B
stephenhartley 12/May/11 2nd
with Burns
cheeky 06/May/11 2nd O/S
mark4344 06/May/11 Lead rpt

sustained climbing, but no really hard moves.

with Matt Payne
wishicud climbHVS 01/May/11 2nd

brilliant. Delicate feet.good pro at stance. tiring through roof brilliant thank f#** hold.excellent effort dan.

bigdan050 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

awsome route, probably the best ive done.

with Tosh
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
pudding 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

did the whole thing in one go, probably the best way, just made it on a doubled up 60

with john phethean
dprctr 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 23/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Dave Gilling 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JRae 19/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Oli H
davefount 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Will K
Jake Young 18/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Johny R
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead
JRae 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Not anywhere near as pumpy as expected. Possible to bridge and place high gear before the layback. Then its only one or two moves before things ease on solid sharp finger jugs in the crack. Intimidating, but its all there! Ace route.

Pete Nugent 15/Apr/11 2nd dog

After the triumphs the day before came the tribulations. Gt Nth Rd, rested on gear leading p1 (too strenuous), Gt Portland St (couldn't do the mantelshelf without falling off - needed a v. tight rope), Embankment 4, fell off (wrong handed) but clean next go.

al123 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

really fun

BeccaSnowden 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Wow, it's massive! Not done anything else like it in the Peak. None of the moves felt that difficult but the route took alot of determination! Exciting and amazing climbing!

with Tom
thomasadixon 12/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Becca
lrandall 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Severely hungover when I set off but soon sobered up. Best single pitch HVS done to date I reckon. Ran it out as much as I could, 7 bits of gear on a 30m+ route, superb!

Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/11 2nd
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead rpt
steve_yo 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with smacks
Joughton 20/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead
Milnes 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

First lead route.

Kyuzo 19/Mar/11 -
howifeel 12/Mar/11 AltLd

Quality of course, just hope it is the start.

with Rick
richardr 12/Mar/11 AltLd

A bit disappointing... sorry.

pabbage 07/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead
highfivekrissy ?/Mar/11 2nd
with James Monypenny
Laurence Everitt 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
thetradlad 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Excellent, well protected and has some well deserved rests!

crag_hopper_Jay 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
walts4 ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
barni ??/2011 Lead O/S
rurp ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
cymjt ??/2011 -
LisaA 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

A bit green, but brilliant :)

with Andy
bigdrew 20/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with Lisa
feilx 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Floris
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd
James Oakes 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S


with Rob Cooper, Brad Cowley
braders94 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Rob Cooper, James Oakes
J.Wells 16/Oct/10 2nd β
with Andy Janezko
melonmike 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Joel, liam brown, Jack Metcalfe
bigdrew 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with John
AlistairB 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

It was dark and raining a bit, memorable way to finally get on this route. It was every bit as good as promised, even by headtorch!

with Ed Stott
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead dog
Joel Green ?/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead dog
mark4344 26/Sep/10 2nd

outstanding route. crux half way up. top easier than it looks as you can bridge out ( easy to say as a second though!)

with Michel
timrowland 25/Sep/10 2nd
with Dan P
gingerwolf 21/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, seconded P2 and P3

Chris_barr 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
Dan Jenkin 17/Sep/10 2nd β
Abevan 05/Sep/10 2nd
with james walker
Dave Foster 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Si 2
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
akhughes 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 2nd
jwpil 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Felt more like 5b, but an awesome route to be lead soon.

with Gordon
Hidden 31/Aug/10 2nd dnf
gordonday 31/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Brilliant route every time I do it. 5a my arse.

with Jack
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead dog
inuklm 30/Aug/10 2nd β
jonnybull 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Felt a lot more adventurous than your average Peak HVS.

with Kunal
HIGHTOWER 25/Aug/10 Lead β
with Matt Robinson, Danny Mickers
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Bobby Gilbert 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 21/Aug/10 2nd dog

did i mention that i don't like laybacks?

emilysmile 17/Aug/10 2nd
Tightsgirl 17/Aug/10 2nd
with German Mountain Joe, Emily Anniballi
James Oswald 11/Aug/10 2nd dog

Good. Felt way,way harder than it should have.

colin milton 10/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with James Oswald
scottski 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
nadeem 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Foote
mattwyles1 ?/Aug/10 2nd
Matthew Robinson ?/Aug/10 2nd
with Mav, Danny
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
SGD 25/Jul/10 2nd

This was very good

with Dale
Simon_Letman 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Chris M Thomas 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Luke
BrettB 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with tomas
nigel pearson 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

What a fantastic climb. Feels almost like you are on a mountain pitch.

with Robin
DKclimb 04/Jul/10 2nd β
Gazleah ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with adam radcliff
mattwyles1 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Easy for HVS.

Dale ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

super nice and steady layback bridging more my style of climbing

with stu
steve2006 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mickersd ?/Jul/10 2nd β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jun/10 2nd rpt
geddicakes 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
richardhopton 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Worth the stars.. at long last its ticked.

with Matt Thombs
andrea83 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Another good route. Getting dark so couldn't really see footholds but as its a layback mostly didn't matter. First time at Millstone-great crag! Enjoyable evening climbing with Chris and Pat. Great to get on some harder routes and push myself. Head a bit more sorted after tonight. Routes reminded me why I love climbing!

with Pat
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead dnf
odox 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Keith Lonsdale
Hardcore Pat 20/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Fran
nai 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Tim
leon 19/Jun/10 Lead

Bottled it before the bulge. I think I was tired at this point & not really motivated enough to do a 30m route that promised to be tiring.

with Steven Davidson
tlr 19/Jun/10 Lead
with Pom
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Alexandre Buisse 07/Jun/10 2nd
vanderz 07/Jun/10 Lead rpt
sgl0jd 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 -
chrisbussell 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 31/May/10 2nd dog
with David Edmondson, Mark Pitt
thomasadixon 31/May/10 2nd rpt

Felt harder than I remembered!

with Alan
liamoloughlin 29/May/10 2nd
Mr Sparkle 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Guy Atkinson 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Chris Dorey
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead O/S
garywong 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic, varied climb. Had a wobbly moment getting onto the layback section, but it turned out to be more of a bridge than layback so was fine and even got two wires in.

tom.e 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with pabage
pabbage 05/May/10 -
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
pete87abs 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with emily
alisonsmigova 02/May/10 2nd
Audrey @ The Castle ?/May/10 Lead O/S

did as one pitch

markalmack 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd β
Ollie B 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with J.Powell
metal arms 18/Apr/10 Lead
davidwright 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
Ahab 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S

My first gritstone lead. Fantastic climb.

with Mammut team
Hidden 14/Apr/10 TR
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Si dH 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Tom Lambert
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd rpt
DavidR 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

I seconded Hol on this in 2007.

Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Diggler 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy o Boy
catblack 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S


with Kieran
Fred Mainwaring ?/Apr/10 2nd
nickmattia ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Thuggy but great, make sure you've eaten your wheat-a-bix!

with ryan jones
samuel_w ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
david morse 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with rampant
Pown 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Absoloutly amazing, not a single move i didnt like, loads of bomber gear, and the layback section is brilliant, managed to stop half way up and place a cam. One of the best route in the world.

with Dad
Jules Lane 21/Mar/10 2nd dog

Brilliant route, spoilt only by slipping off / resting while trying to get round the roof. Dans best lead to date.

with Dan
oliwarlow 14/Mar/10 Lead
with Polly
r@bag 07/Mar/10 Lead dnf
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
andyob ??/2010 2nd O/S

only ever sport climbed, first trad route climb, very happy to second it.loved it.

with Diggler
bwestwood ??/2010 2nd
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 Lead O/S
ross hold ??/2010 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
tumbling wizard ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Neal Jobling ??/2010 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 10/Oct/09 2nd rpt
decs 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Stopping to place gear half way up the lay-back was the crux.

with Bart
PeteH 05/Oct/09 2nd O/S

A spectacular line, with great moves and great gear. I'll be back to lead it soon.

with Brad Cain
Shauna 04/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Amy
disturbed_one51 01/Oct/09 2nd
with Wee man
mark20 01/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 01/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Jez 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
LoopyLou 27/Sep/09 -
with emma - Pinnacle Club, Alex - Pinnacle Club, Nicola - Pinnacle club, WOTR
Matt Bennett 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Sam1991 20/Sep/09 Lead dog

Fell off what I found to be the crux, got pumped. Second time crusied the move and felt stupid for coming off. Really good route, roof is exciting.

with Matt
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead rpt
felixthelion 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/09 2nd
victim of mathematics 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Everything that climbing should be.

with Sari
tomthecoolperson 15/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Andrew
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead rpt
tomthecoolperson 09/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Dave Foster 06/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Always brilliant.

with Andy
cem 06/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
jonka ?/Sep/09 2nd
with mark
mark sadler ?/Sep/09 Lead
with john
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd
tommytuffa ?/Sep/09 2nd
with Luke A, Felix
Alex Winter 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
chrisallan 30/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead
colkurtz 17/Aug/09 2nd
with Robb
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
superturbo 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S
highrepute 09/Aug/09 Lead
liamoloughlin 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 08/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Clean ascent.

with Tim Pearson
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
christensena ?/Aug/09 2nd dog
Rob Gladwin ?/Aug/09 2nd dog
Rob Gladwin ?/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
LoopyLou 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

The top section is much easier than it looks from the ground. Have psyched myself out from trying the route for 2 years, but was much milder and had sweeter moves than i expected. worth its stars and reputation as a "must climb".

with Helen Lear
Hidden 14/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 09/Jul/09 2nd dog

Did really well in one go upto roof where I needed to rest. Great climb.

with Phil (bald)
wilkie14c 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with Dave Clarke
Jack00 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead
jimsrankin ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Liam
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
gareth scott borthwick 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with mat
greenclimb 27/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Shauna 24/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with nick
smudge 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob
mikej 23/Jun/09 2nd
with Rick Naylor
bridget143 22/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Lindy
thomasadixon 18/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 18/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead
nic42 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
Byronius Maximus 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Obi-Wan is lost... 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Phil
bigphil 12/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

THe most amazing layback start. Best in the Peak?

with Toby
Hidden 29/May/09 2nd
robin heath 20/May/09 Lead O/S
with matt dalby
Hidden 17/May/09 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 10/May/09 2nd

sat on the rope once to get out a stuck wire.

with Cake
asmith37 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Cake 10/May/09 Lead β

Failed a few years ago: came back with determination and was satisfied

with Matt
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd
Hidden 06/May/09 Lead rpt
Dr Caterpillar 03/May/09 Lead O/S

awesome, layback section is tres cool

Tony Holdsworth 02/May/09 2nd rpt
with Richard White
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
mel holmes 29/Apr/09 2nd
with Alex@home
Joris.Roulleau 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

awsome route!

Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 24/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 22/Apr/09 2nd

Amazing route. Less difficult than it looks. I found laybacking the bulge to be the crux. Passing round the roof was much more straightforward than feared. Bomber protection throughout.

Hardcore Pat 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Milne 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S

quality route, good length, climbed in 1 pitch. 1st layback bulge felt hard for 5a, or maybe just lots of 5a, gear pumpy to place low down. tired by the top.

tallsop 20/Apr/09 2nd
with terry
RCrockford 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris F
mic_b 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
DanH9883 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ed
Brown 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Henry
Reaver2k 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Dixon, Michael, Becca, Andy
Chrismoore94 ?/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Little AndyH 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 20/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Extremely good route, best I've done on grit. Not hard for the grade imo.

with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 20/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/09 2nd
Lewis Andrew 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with The Big Grondowski
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
JWB 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Easier than it looks.

with Mike278
mike278 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with JWB
Martin Haworth 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 22/Feb/09 2nd rpt

Without a doubt one of the best HVS's in the country. I would give the crux 5b.

Lewis Andrew 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S


with Rich Armour
DavidEvans ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
hrgcb ??/2009 -
summo ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
benkelsey ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Remus Knowles, Jack Kelsey
joese7en ??/2009 Lead O/S
willoates ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Chadders
Peter Rhodes ??/2009 -
Tom Last 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Oh my God, this route is just so brilliant. Sustained top end HVS, lovely!

with Denise
Dave Foster 22/Nov/08 2nd rpt

Very VERY cold. Great lead Andy, considering frost bite was potentially an issue!

with Andy
tatz45 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Utterly amazing route.

with Lisa Morgan
Dan 85 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Katy
Hidden 25/Oct/08 AltLd
ianjfsutcliffe 22/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Cheese
Lev 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Shauna 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S

I found this pretty hard, but then I was having a bad day all round!

with Steve
Glyn 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Greg
Chris the Tall 05/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Woody
Sgt. Vest 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Skell 04/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/08 AltLd β
greenclimb 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 16/Sep/08 Lead O/S
RocknRoll 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Felt stiff, couple of the moves were well hard. Lot's of concentration required with footwork.

with Chris Gooder
Carl Smethurst 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Dave Foster, Dave Pemberton
swoosh 14/Sep/08 Lead
with Chris Vanderhoven
clive-greenwood 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
kitkat78 13/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Stood on the ledge below the crux for ever. Couldn't believe in the moves, didn't want to give up. Downclimbed to the ground twice, the second time with the sinking feeling of a climb you've saved slipping out of the onsight grasp for good.

with SteveM
IAmAStone 06/Aug/08 2nd
with Tom Parry
Rampikino 01/Aug/08 Lead
with Cat
chrism225 ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Chris
Tez339 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Barry D 29/Jul/08 AltLd

Andy made me lead top pitch,cause I wimped out the layback, claiming a poorly shoulder.

with Andy H
Hidden 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
LankyPaddy 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Carly 24/Jul/08 Lead
with seb
TomHaigh 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Doug
chris2451 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S

World class!

dj_brigham05 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
khawk 20/Jul/08 Lead
with DT
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

My dream route is finally done! I have wanted to climb this route one day since my first visit to Millstone Edge on 14 May 2003 with Mark. Absolutely awesome route! But I should have climbed it before really - then it would have been even more memorable, because I found it wasn't difficult for me now, as I have progressed in the last 5 years.

with Brian Q
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead dnf
Dave Foster ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Just brilliant.

with Carl
joe larner 25/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Misha 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
MD 22/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Misha
Tommy G 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant and absorbing! I have never got round to this before but its great and not to bad for HVS

with Tom P
Hidden 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Pilch 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
dave_middleton 11/Jun/08 2nd O/S

A really great climb - loved it.

with Martin
Martin Haworth 10/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with dave
Coel Hellier 10/Jun/08 Lead
darren1 07/Jun/08 -
Tez29 30/May/08 Lead O/S
with Marie
spacey 26/May/08 Lead O/S
with Clive
dannyboy83 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Liz Yeates, Phil Davis
liz77 20/May/08 Lead dog
with HRC
tom 11/May/08 2nd
w.pettet-smith 09/May/08 -

great stuff. only placed gear when i was on the convenient ledges so had some splendid run-outs. what's with the wooden chocks? favourite HVS so far.

with claire jane carter
Matthallinan 08/May/08 Lead
with james turnbull
Ram MkiV 06/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tommy M
Pilch 06/May/08 2nd O/S

Graham led, not as hard or sustained as I was expecting, will come bck and lead it

with Graham and Ed
EdShep 06/May/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
Jim Slater 03/May/08 Lead dog


Andrew Barker 01/May/08 2nd O/S

Great fun.

with Nick Rabb
chris fox ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 23/Apr/08 Lead
with Rick Cotgreave
AnneMarie 19/Apr/08 2nd O/S

6am start on a ccooolllldddd morning. Excellent, hard climb! Great lead!

with Nic Fleming
Chubbard 30/Mar/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Feb/08 AltLd
Pete Graham 12/Feb/08 Lead
with James Fleming
russonly 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with JonH
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
kingholmesy ??/2008 2nd O/S
with SJD
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
nofx ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
mbutton ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
kingjam ??/2008 2nd
VPJB ??/2008 -
Will Hunt 18/Dec/07 2nd O/S

Felt hard with no feeling in the fingers. Massively cold. Couldn't enjoy myself as much as I should have done.

with Jamie Goodwin
Docent 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with juras
OffshoreAndy 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
bob3141 11/Sep/07 2nd

We did this in two pitches. Fantastic climbing. Wooden chocks a novelty!

Jesse Dufton 11/Sep/07 Lead
with bob3141
Hidden 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
hang_about 08/Sep/07 2nd dog
Oliver Sherman 08/Sep/07 2nd
with Deniz Sumengen
Hidden 07/Sep/07 2nd
ieverett ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Richard Guest
Andy Moles 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Manfran
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd dog
roberto18 26/Aug/07 Lead

a brilliant route, I will do this again

with Chris Bridges
ksjs 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S

steep for HVS but get bridging and all should be fine. worth its classic status

with mark
cem 13/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Ian Frith
five 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with TW
Hidden 10/Aug/07 2nd
Shaw Brown 05/Aug/07 Lead
with David Jones
mje1398 04/Aug/07 2nd dog
with John M
v.jester ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Mysak
lukea ?/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Rich
climbingpixie 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Wow and ow in equal amounts. It's such an inspiring line but so knackering. Led it despite my partner psyching me out by backing off it and accompanied by copious amounts of swearing, panting and insisting that this time I was really about to fall!

with James
Somerset swede basher 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Stirling
Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd
Ed Babs 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
PanzerHanzler 07/Jul/07 2nd dog
with Martin Hore
Different Steve 07/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Steve Gray
mattyork2 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
DavidR 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
ill_bill 17/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/07 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hedley 23/May/07 2nd
timharrison 22/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
davidgent 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Luke
Hidden 16/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Xav 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Greg Grace
Benjones45_99 ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Cookson
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Liam Dangerfield ??/2007 -
with Dave Johnson
Hidden ??/2007 -
datoon ??/2007 Lead O/S
with MJ
jake-jones ??/2007 2nd O/S
cat22 ??/2007 2nd dog
with Mike
Different Steve 05/Nov/06 2nd rpt
Chad123 ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Total classic, lovely sustained groove climbing with perfect pro - longest route on grit?

with James Humble
lukea 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with dan
Andysomething 08/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Colin led p1, brought me up on a tight rope through the layback. Led through to below the roof, downclimbed to regain composure (exposure!!) , then led through cleanly past the roof and topped out. Blow me but my Dad(80) turned up and witnessed a rare HVS5a lead.

with Colin Binks
Ian Broome 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd
GeckoGeek 23/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Clive
Luke Brooks 21/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Nick Taylor 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S

32m is a long way for someone with no stamina! The laybacking was a bit of a fight but it eases the higher you get. Good for the grade.

danm ?/Sep/06 Lead
with Fat Ste
dycotiles 27/Aug/06 Lead β

This just deserves 4 stars!

with Eric
colin milton 16/Aug/06 Lead
with shaun l
peas 15/Aug/06 2nd

Very imposing line, I even offered the second to Phil but he sent me up. Glad he did though. Brilliant route although very strenuous.

with Chris Ford
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Aug/06 2nd rpt
Bry 10/Aug/06 Lead
with Paul
Rowansb 09/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Siderunner 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Great route.

with Oli
Andrew Sloan 05/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with scott
Oliver Sherman 05/Aug/06 2nd
Stig 03/Aug/06 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
John Kettle 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/06 AltLd
Whitt 12/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Debs
gmatthew 12/Jul/06 2nd
pelvoux 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Mario
Sankey 01/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Luke
Rebecca Buckenham 24/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Andre
Owen W-G 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Oli 31/May/06 2nd O/S
with Wayne
alaan 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Absolutely fantastic!

with Jenny
reg_measures 14/May/06 2nd rpt
with Richard Sharpe
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
Martin Haworth ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
Xav 10/Mar/06 Lead O/S
WB 18/Feb/06 Lead rpt
with Guy
Hidden 11/Feb/06 Lead
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
drysori ??/2006 Lead dnf

Why do I find this so hard?

Sidekick ??/2006 Lead O/S
shark 05/Nov/05 Lead rpt
with Bruce Woodley
catt 16/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Toby
Si dH 12/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Liz Kooper
cem 11/Sep/05 2nd rpt
with David T
johnboyrevel ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Faye
A Crook 18/Aug/05 2nd
with Dale Holding
max_chan ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Lou
Hopevalleypaul 10/Jul/05 2nd dog

Dragged up!

with Henry F
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd
Alex Mason ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

beautiful. pumped calves again nice position pullin through the roof.solid wooden chocks

Dave Reeve ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
Hidden 30/May/05 Lead rpt
reg_measures 30/May/05 Lead O/S
with Allison
Hidden 29/May/05 Lead dog
Hidden 27/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 23/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/05 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Chris M ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Marq 10/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
dave o 19/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Jon Yearsley
shark 01/Sep/04 Lead
with Jon Winter
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 25/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Amy Varga
kjbix 03/Aug/04 -
with Kenny Grant
MeMeMe ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Phil West 24/Jul/04 Lead dog
with Shaun Walby
Mike Lee 19/Jul/04 Lead

Led first pitch only

with Steve
Hammy 18/Jul/04 2nd
with James Rees
Stig 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S

Awesome and I got gripped!

with Graham Derbyshire
lukea 12/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with Al
Hidden 12/Jun/04 2nd rpt
Nicos 06/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with tom knight
Apharri ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Budge 13/May/04 2nd rpt
Chris the Tall ?/May/04 Lead O/S

Brilliant - though got a bit complacent towards the top and almost slipped

with Ian Fones
peter myers ?/May/04 2nd
with Sion
Ben lad 26/Apr/04 -
with Just Trev
John Marsland 12/Apr/04 Lead
jonnyboy ??/2004 AltLd O/S

Bailed out by dan...

shark 30/Dec/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/03 2nd O/S
SteveM 27/Sep/03 Lead
with Tobs
Phil West 20/Sep/03 Lead dnf

Didn't start, more like!

with Shaun Walby
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16/Sep/03 Lead O/S
shoulders 14/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with paul
mel holmes 31/Aug/03 2nd
Andy Chubb 07/Aug/03 TR
Digger 12/Jul/03 2nd dog
with James Latham
phardman 06/Jul/03 Lead O/S
PenJD 25/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Ireson
Hidden 15/Jun/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jun/03 2nd O/S
DorsetGareth 01/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead
lamma_hippie ?/Jun/03 AltLd
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 29/May/03 Lead O/S
Darragh ?/May/03 Lead
with Rob
Hidden 12/Apr/03 Lead
WRMusall 29/Mar/03 2nd dnf

Couldn't finish, No arms left after the crux.

with Bryan Shenone
DerwentDiluted 21/Mar/03 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 25/Jan/03 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ??/2003 Lead O/S
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
with charles
RossG ??/2003 -
Mark A Humphries 26/Oct/02 Lead β

Failed on this the week before

with Andy
Hidden 06/Oct/02 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Lead dog
with Dan
Different Steve ?/Aug/02 Lead rpt

Uber-classic HVS.

with Pete Krug
Hidden 13/Jul/02 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead
Urgles ?/Jun/02 Lead
with Fiend
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
kato'sdad ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
rlrs ??/2002 Lead
RobSimmo ??/2002 2nd
Hidden 18/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 23/Sep/01 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 19/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Jen Dargue
snowy owl 14/Jun/01 2nd
Different Steve ?/May/01 Lead rpt

What a route!

with Rupert Holbrook
cem 22/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Neil Northrop, Miles Butteriss
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
tuftynick ??/2001 -
John Marsland 12/Aug/00 2nd
with Allen Newby
paul birch 14/May/00 -
adamwesthead 11/May/00 2nd O/S
with Wallis
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/00 2nd O/S
Carl Smethurst 09/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
cornishben ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Hester Cleghorn
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Ben
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 13/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with UMIST
Hidden 25/Jul/99 2nd O/S
Adrian Daniels 10/Jul/99 Lead
with John Parrott
Les Ross 05/Jun/99 Lead
ArnaudG ??/1999 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/1999 -
Ropeboy 15/Jul/98 Lead
Simon cook ?/Jun/98 -
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead
Hidden 10/May/98 2nd β
nickdonohue 26/Apr/98 2nd
with Nate Wilson
bigphil 17/Feb/98 2nd O/S
with Adam L
Mark Riley ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Richard Ibberson
CrashMat Rob 26/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
Hidden ?/Oct/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/97 Lead
skygodley 23/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 31/May/97 Lead O/S

Climbed statically placing two pieces on the steep bit. No wonder I was knackered afterwards.

with Rupert Holbrook
nickdonohue 03/May/97 Lead


with Caley Latham
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 01/May/97 Lead

I remember it feeling really easy. I'd love to do it again sometime if I get myself in good enough nick.

with Richard Bower
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with gaz
Craig Barton ??/1997 Lead O/S
craig h 12/Oct/96 Lead
with Janet Hannah
Colin Edwards ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Simon Gough Brown
Tim Bateman 12/May/96 Lead
Dave Musgrove 07/May/96 Lead rpt
with Cynthia Grindley
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/1996 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 07/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Dean
Hidden 19/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Daniel Wrightson 23/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Jo
Rich Kirby 13/Apr/95 Lead
Budge ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Ceri Jones
mattnuttall 05/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Jody Vallance
Hidden 12/Jul/94 2nd
rob.grafton 26/May/94 Lead
with Bruce
astrecks ?/Apr/94 AltLd O/S
with Gareth J
leathers 22/Jul/93 Lead β
with Charlotte Evans
Hidden 13/Jun/93 2nd
IanD353 ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Mick King 23/May/93 2nd
with Steve Hill
ste_d 12/May/93 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 12/May/93 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 11/May/93 Lead dog
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/1993 Lead
with DO
Gambit ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden ?/Sep/92 Lead
Tony Little 18/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Merk
NorthernRock ?/Aug/92 Lead
AB1965 21/Jul/92 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jul/92 -
with Graham Iles
jamiev ?/Jun/92 Lead β
with Rupert
Hidden 31/Mar/92 Lead O/S
wbo 03/Mar/92 Lead G/U
Sean Kelly ??/1992 Lead

Low in the grade. Done in one pitch.

with Keith Bolton
craig d ??/1992 -
mik1miller ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 2nd
Mick King 13/Oct/91 Lead
with Simon Walsh
Chris Ellis 29/Aug/91 2nd
with Dan Morgan
Hidden 26/Aug/91 Lead
nai ?/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Jason
Alan James - UKC and UKH 04/Jul/91 Solo
Steve Crowe 06/May/91 Lead O/S
adi bryant 27/Apr/91 AltLd

It's better as 1 pitch

with Ollie
Hidden 15/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Andy Say 07/Aug/90 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/90 Lead
Hidden 28/May/90 Lead
TheAndyBarker ?/May/90 Lead
rilem ??/1990 2nd
with Ian W
Hidden ??/1990 -
Roget 01/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with jim
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Roger Howarth
Hidden 26/Apr/89 Lead
lithos ??/1989 Lead O/S
with mark planner
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 -
NickJH ?/May/88 Lead O/S
with D Picker
surfbish ?/Apr/88 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 28/Mar/88 2nd O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
steve prior ?/Aug/87 Lead
with Paul L
Hidden 12/Apr/87 2nd
Guy ??/1987 -
steve taylor ??/1987 Lead
GordonHart ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Phil
Hidden ??/1987 -
Billg ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
PaulHermes ??/1987 -
Neil R 25/Jun/86 2nd
John Marsland 07/Jun/86 2nd
with Tony Rex
Pete Pozman 07/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
TonyF 10/May/85 Lead O/S
with Steve Andrews, George Fowler, Alistair Gordon, Dave McDowel, Tony Cox
andy gittins ??/1985 -
GuyM ??/1985 -
shark ?/Nov/84 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 14/Oct/84 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
sadams 11/Jul/84 Lead
with Pete Herrod
tapley 03/Jul/84 2nd
with Chris Seymour
John Marsland 10/Jun/84 Lead
with Dave Cousins
Bruce Kerr 07/Apr/84 Lead
with Rab Young
Tom V ??/1984 -
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Alan James - UKC and UKH ?/Jul/83 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1983 2nd
with Mike Gilbert
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Merv Dudley
charlesmfrench 10/Oct/82 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
philhilo ??/1982 Lead O/S
mark-abz 07/Sep/81 Lead
with Andy W
Hidden 31/Aug/81 2nd
babymoac 15/Aug/81 Lead
with MTW
Hammy 02/Nov/80 2nd
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 11/May/80 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Hidden ?/Jul/79 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 09/May/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Andy Edgar ??/1979 Lead
with Mick Hardwick
Rob Davies ?/Jun/78 Lead dog

I'm guessing I would have taken a rest on this, as I didn't like strenuous laybacks

with Steve Platt
Dave Musgrove 23/Jun/77 AltLd
Mark Kemball 25/Jul/76 Lead
with Bill Wheeler
Al Evans ??/1976 -
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead

also 15/6/93 with graeme

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jul/75 Lead O/S
RichardMc 09/Jun/75 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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