Rockfax Description
The thin crack in the centre of the wall gives excellent and well-protected climbing. It can be dirty after rain. © Rockfax

FAA. Peter Biven 1956. FFA. Don Morrison 1964

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Martin Bagshaw 24/Oct Lead G/U

Took a slip at the start, bit precarious in the wet. 2nd try

with Martin Franke
Wizzy 27/Sep Lead O/S
dom94 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Eloise
Calum Wadsworth 27/Sep Lead O/S

Really good climbing, quite a tough move at the bottom

with Ben K
FlavioL1989 13/Sep Lead O/S
andy33 10/Aug Lead O/S
benlatham07 31/Jul TR RP
Hidden 19/Jul Lead
jimbonfire 17/Jul -
with TT
TomYates 05/Jul Lead O/S
helenstuart 21/Jun 2nd dog
with Mike
Nevil 18/Jun Lead
with Mike
alp79 06/Jun 2nd rpt
with Dave N
RosePearson 24/May Lead O/S
with Harry Fogg
mrteale 22/May Lead O/S
with MrBlond
MrBIond 17/May Lead O/S
Serena Lambre 16/May 2nd O/S

Hard work, but well worth it. Don't know how people lead this, though!

with MrBIond
CJSuttz 11/May Lead dog
with DMU Climbing
RFWilkie 09/May Lead rpt
George Killaspy 04/May Lead O/S

What a brilliant route! Tech-y, balance-y moves above bomber gear. Deserves 3 stars.

with Milo
Guy Atkinson 21/Apr Lead rpt

Seconded this years ago, had no memory of it other than the fact that I knew I'd climbed it, great route with lovely moves on it!

with Nye
Hidden 12/Apr Lead
ralphio 09/Apr Lead G/U

Slipped of the start so can't really claim an on sight. Perfect protection throughout.

with Marcin
Mike505 05/Apr Lead G/U

Dry but sandy in some areas, most of the holds in in good condition though.

rurp 17/Mar Lead O/S

Hard off the deck and to finish. Great gear small nuts.

with Mark
Dogwood 07/Mar 2nd O/S
Ian MK 18/Feb Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 -
pbuggy91 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Clark
Jake Young 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Kim M 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Nige
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
simon1965 20/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Felt tough today after heavy rain. This gets HVS 5B in BMC guide, but I guess it is very conditions dependant.

with Scot slim boy
Olli-C 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Awesome, should be more popular

with Swanny
Hidden 16/Aug/14 TR
nick ferro 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Agree with rockfax grade E1 5c. 2 hard moves but great protection.

with Oli Birkill, Sonam Norbu
benlatham07 11/Aug/14 TR dog
stevorobs3 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Condon
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
schofieldm2 16/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Ian Couldwell
dannyboy83 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
tim newton 26/May/14 2nd rpt
with gwen lancashire
Jim Slater 09/May/14 Lead rpt
Aline 09/May/14 2nd O/S
admackie 05/May/14 Lead
with dan
tim newton 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with magda bo, phil dawson
phildawson 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Magda Bo, Tim Newton
Andy Moles 21/Apr/14 2nd
with Malc
Kirill 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
pimpy 13/Apr/14 2nd
with Kirill
cheeky 09/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Dave Rich
Graeme Hammond 08/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 08/Apr/14 2nd rpt
MD 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 29/Mar/14 2nd dog
with Mike D
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead
Goodstuff 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Tricky rockover low down and great balancy move on upper crack. 2 and 1/2 stars.

amccann 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 08/Mar/14 Lead dog

Lead on Marks gear after he backed off. Very slippery in claggy conditions slipped of damp hold.

with Mark
Jake Young 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Alex M
treg 25/Feb/14 Lead dnf

Got scared off by the bit above the peg, so skipped over to the VS and enjoyed the airy treverse in a howling wind instead.

with Bird
uphillnow ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 15/Dec/13 2nd rpt
Matthew Ferrier 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Micki
MSchobitz 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Very nice and well protected route

Martin Haworth 16/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Some hard move but the gear is bomber,so probably only HVS.

Andrew Sloan 16/Nov/13 2nd dog
with ian holtsby
LakesWinter 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Pleased to onsight this.

with Cake
Sarah Brookes 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
ashtond6 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

amazing route! good finger locks to slabby crimps!!!

alp79 11/Aug/13 2nd
Dan Vaj 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
mark4344 29/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Dan Vaj
kirsten 29/Jun/13 2nd

Up the final crack after starting on delectable variations

with derek
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
R0bbie 01/Jun/13 Lead

Had to rest on the gear on the first pitch :(.

with Taba
Chris Reid 19/May/13 Lead
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead dog
Mark Grist 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Tom Doldon
henry peter jenkins 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with dale clover
Fragmod 13/Apr/13 Lead
tsl42 13/Apr/13 2nd dog

Sort of stopped to get gear/couldn't do hard bottom move.

with Gaz Hooson, Andy mumc
alooker ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2013 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Tomar 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Thought this was tough for HVS. Nice route and a lovely line, the VS compliments it very well, do both.

Paul Hy 02/Nov/12 2nd dog

couldn't do second move up cracks so cheated. then rejoined below break then went to top.

with Deacon
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
augustus trout 29/Sep/12 2nd
with Duncan Lee
mark4344 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

soft 5c. great gear

with Matt Payne
cheeky 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rich_hw 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Cake 29/Jun/12 Lead O/S

The day after a deluge, but not as sandy as I expected. Not sure about 5c. Great moves at the top

with Howard
petellis 23/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Did all the hard work then couldn't work out the second crux and ran out of braves. Should have gone till I fell off.

with Broomy
petellis 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Still a hard move even on TR.

with Broomy
Ian Broome 23/Jun/12 Lead β

Handed the reigns. on pete's gear to crux.

razzorbuzz 09/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Tough route for me, but really enjoyed it, very happy to have reached the top clean!

with Dan Shatlock
esther ?/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd rpt
robin_hackney 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Si
Oceanic 13/May/12 -
Jack.H.92 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd
cem 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Very sandy

Fragmod 31/Mar/12 2nd
victim of mathematics 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Borderline 5b/5c at the start, then lovely slabby crack climbing above. Maybe worth E1 (it's HVS in the definitive guide), but certainly worth more than one star. Very, very well protected!

James Oswald 16/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Good. Seconded it terribly though.

with Colin Angus
Lenny 15/Mar/12 2nd β
with Steve
Hardcore Pat 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Maxim2023 ?/Mar/12 2nd
with Matt Smith
Climber1806 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/Mar/12 TR RP
Michael Ryan 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Robbins, Tom Cain
david morse 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

E1 5b

with todd
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
joese7en 12/Jan/12 Lead

off route

Don Jebus 12/Jan/12 2nd β
JamieSparkes 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 08/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Solo β

doe loads of times before

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Kevster ??/2012 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 23/Oct/11 Lead
Brannock 04/Oct/11 2nd O/S
OffshoreAndy ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with UKC John
rd20 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
GarethHall 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S


with Jonny
JRae 01/Jul/11 2nd

Good effort Caroline!! Breezed it. Really pleasant route.

Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Gazleah ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Aid climbed in 2 pitches for fun!

simon1965 29/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead rpt
gordonday 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jack
jwpil 25/May/11 2nd O/S
with Gordon
Graeme Hammond 24/May/11 2nd rpt
with Jonathan PCC, james pcc
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead
Tamati ?/May/11 2nd
Jonathan Hall 30/Apr/11 Lead

Finger locking good. Found a move at the top a bit of a tester. Too safe for E1 maybe.

with Will Ward
BeccaSnowden 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Love this route!

with Tom
thomasadixon 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Becca
philboy 16/Apr/11 2nd
marcduhig 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Nicola
Nicola 10/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Marc
robw007 08/Apr/11 Lead β
Siderunner 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Excellent route and a fitting finish to a good day's climbing.

with Kirsten
Ade7 02/Apr/11 2nd β
with Stewart
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
djevdet 20/Mar/11 2nd RP
pbphil169 ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead β
Martin Haworth 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mark20 26/Sep/10 2nd rpt
bigdrew 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Mark R
danoflynn 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Andrew Barker 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

HVS 5b in BMC guide.

rockfrog70 22/Sep/10 Lead

A fantastic route well worth a look, I sadly didn't quite get the onsight as I weighted the gear once when losing my balance.

Hidden 15/Sep/10 -
braders94 04/Sep/10 2nd dog
James Oakes 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S


Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd dog
geddicakes 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/10 2nd rpt
LisaA 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
AlistairB 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Bry 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Key
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
DavidR 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
John Pickles 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
Guy Atkinson 24/May/10 2nd β
with Rob Cole, Ben Dorey
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jools
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 09/May/10 Lead RP

Fell off the start move first time up, really annoyed as it wasn't all that difficult.

Hidden 09/May/10 2nd
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 15/Apr/10 2nd dog

Actually stepped left onto Red Wall to avoid the start

with Steve Ramsden
J.Wells 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ollie B 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S


with M.Sharpe
theotherpetehill 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S


JulesV 27/Mar/10 Lead
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
mark20 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Would make a good first E1

Sam Simpson 15/Mar/10 Lead dnf
Ian JL 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead rpt
bigdrew 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Andy T
Gazleah 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
MD 17/Oct/09 2nd dog
with Phil
ASchwirtz 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
philhilo 17/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Dave Foster 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Really good route, took a while to suss out the top section but the gear's perfect.

with Andy
Compo 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Kev Faux
tom.ireson 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Lovely route but tricky start!

with Guv Jagdev
metal arms 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
teflonpete 30/Aug/09 2nd dog

Dogged and off route at the start, hard 1st couple of moves.

with Alex
cat22 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Different Steve 09/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Chris
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
James_D 23/Jul/09 Lead dog

Fell 2 metres from the top with a foot in flaring crack. So close!

with Rach
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Bob 26/May/09 2nd O/S
with M. Bullough
Oli 12/May/09 Lead RP

Slipped off first moves.

datoon 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with K
khawk 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with DT
bazpearson 08/May/09 TR dnf
with tom illif
chris sm 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
thomasadixon 23/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic route!

with Tom
Coel Hellier 05/Apr/09 Lead
oliwarlow 05/Apr/09 Lead
with Leonie
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead β
Tony Holdsworth 29/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Dave Law
Ed Babs 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
robin heath 17/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Real nice climbing

smallerrich 25/Oct/08 2nd β

Amazing climb, wish i'd led it!!

with Mikey
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/08 2nd dog
Lev 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
gibbo38 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with martin
thomasadixon 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Jacob
PenJD 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
smudge 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Climbed it after the rain, start was well dirty. So much better than it looks, cracking climb.

with Will G
Adam Moroz 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Really nice route,crux is right at start but there are a couple of tricky moves jst below top. Protection is excellent, i got 13 pieces in plus the peg :)

with john (Krank)
Sandy Holford 31/May/08 2nd
Anthony Allsopp 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sandy Holford
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd rpt
mattyork2 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Aherne
andy wa 17/Apr/08 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead
mic_b 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/08 TR
alexharv3y 08/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Toby
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jim Slater 25/Nov/07 2nd dog
Nicos 24/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with jim slater
Cragrat Rich 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Climbed a short while after Great Peter. I prefered this one and it's harder, but both make for great classic E1 crack climbing

Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S

nearly fell off the top foot slipped but held it. I then threw a lump of sheep poo at anne ha ha. they paniced thought it was a rock.

with johny
tom.e 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
Chris the Tall 04/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Failed low down

with Nicki
Misha ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
Martin Haworth ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd dog
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead
Mark Walter 11/Mar/07 2nd RP
with Jon Bleiker
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Lead
UndercoverElephant ??/2007 Lead O/S
jake-jones ??/2007 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2007 Lead O/S
with mark
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S
Si dH 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S

didnt think 5c

with Neil Furniss
barney_edin 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/06 Lead rpt
Rob Davies ?/Oct/06 Lead dog

HVS 5b in book, felt like E1 5c

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Andrew Sloan 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Took cover in the niche half way up when it started to rain!

220bpm 24/Jun/06 Lead rpt

Ha! 8 years later and different story.

with Dave
dan gibson 30/Mar/06 Lead rpt
with martina
Alex Mason ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S

did this too the huge break then the skies opened and soaked the face made a hasty retreat out right and steve seconded the top deserves e2

with dan holdsworth
Hedley 12/Jun/05 2nd
with Reuben
ellie macpherson ?/May/05 Lead
with mike henesey, Ian Holmes
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Lead
shark 13/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
Jon Greengrass ?/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Fiend
Hidden 23/Oct/03 Lead O/S
mel holmes 15/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Chris Davids 14/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Paul Hobbs
Dave Bond 13/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with charles
Different Steve ?/Apr/03 Lead dog

1 rest - damn!

AJ007 14/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Dan
julian allen 03/Sep/02 TR
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead
Urgles ?/Dec/01 Lead O/S
with Frank
Hidden 07/Oct/01 2nd
cem 09/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Miles Butteriss
rob.grafton 12/Feb/00 Lead
with Bruce
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
nickcanute ??/2000 -
with led or solo -various dates
BlueJohn ??/1999 2nd
with JohnnyM
220bpm ?/Sep/98 2nd dog

Led my first HS that day. DD was a different story tho.....

with Dave
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 04/Oct/97 Lead O/S

Great climb

with Steve Culverhouse
Hidden 05/Aug/97 2nd
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Oct/96 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1996 -
Chris Ellis 19/Sep/95 Lead
with Robin Barker, Rachel Nicolson
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/93 Lead
babymoac 17/Jul/93 TR
with Rodders
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/92 2nd
Roget 29/Feb/92 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
NickJH ?/Mar/91 Lead O/S
with D Townsend
Richard Weller 29/Jul/90 2nd
with Richard White
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 24/Oct/89 Lead
tapley 25/Sep/89 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Laramadness 29/Apr/89 TR
NickJH ??/1989 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Aug/88 Lead
with Mick Moss
Neil R 30/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Richard W
Gary Coggon ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Bog
Chris Ellis 09/Sep/85 2nd
with Ian Taylor
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
shark 17/Mar/84 Lead dnf

In the rain again

with Paul Hempstock
Mark Kemball 22/Oct/83 2nd
with Crispin Guest
mark-abz 13/Sep/81 Lead
with Walter P
Hidden 27/May/81 Lead
Mark Kemball 24/Feb/80 2nd
with Nick Colton
Hidden ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/75 2nd
rogerskews ??/1975 -
with Martin Coward
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