Rockfax Description
The hand-crack in a shallow groove gives good climbing to a tough exit on jams. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS.

Gudge 14/Oct 2nd O/S
Georgie25 26/Sep Lead dog

Must improve the jamming technique!

Mowglee 17/Sep Lead β
with Greg
GregBristol 17/Sep 2nd

Fell off the top twice on lead, G led (and said it was tough). One to come back to.

with Mowglee
dr_botnik 05/Sep Lead O/S
with Theo
Hidden 27/Aug Lead
DavidR 02/Aug Lead O/S
BAdhoc 25/Jul 2nd dog

led it to the jamming, then down climbed and stripped the route, seconded and fell of the jammy top. must improve the jamming technique!

Stanners 11/Jul Lead O/S

every day I'm jammin .. Robbie not too impressed with Grit at this stage!

with Robbie Leishman
stevorobs3 ?/Jul Lead dog
dom94 24/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun Lead dog
Hidden 23/Jun 2nd
jimbonfire 08/Jun Lead O/S
with Ryan Mcconnell
spidey 08/Jun 2nd
evans859 04/Jun Lead dog
with David Reid, John Beesley
Hidden ?/Apr Solo O/S
robgixer ??/2015 Lead
g1m147 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Mick.
Sam Simpson 06/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Lead O/S
chrismadar 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Biggin, Phil Rudd, Lloyd Bisgrove
Alex_Derbyshire 03/Oct/14 TR
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Solo O/S
BTphonehome 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Kasha's first VS lead. Should find most others a path now!

with Kasha
kasha_gregson 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Bram
Nick1812P 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

I heard this was awkward, felt really straight foward.

with Calum harvey
pawel suhy 11/Sep/14 2nd dnf
with Trevor PCC
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/14 Lead
goddamm7 07/Sep/14 2nd β

Another typical Higgar tustle at the top out

TimG 31/Aug/14 Lead dog

absolute epic. basically learnt how to handjam on route :s

with John
benlatham07 14/Aug/14 TR RP
Matt Cooke 30/Jul/14 2nd β
jon_ridley 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
j4star 29/Jul/14 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Solo
Lukem6 15/Jun/14 Lead rpt

finished for james

Radical-G 26/May/14 Lead dnf
MrBIond 19/May/14 2nd
mrteale 19/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S

A real battle first route at Higgar Tor. First time and probably the last !

with Will
fatbuoybazza 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with daveyw
mol 18/Apr/14 2nd
with Jesse
switch 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Sion
dannyboy83 03/Mar/14 Solo O/S
DBoothroyd ?/Dec/13 Lead dog

Cold, miserable, dogged it.

Will Sheaff 13/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Colquhoun
j.buckley87 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
bwestwood 20/Oct/13 2nd
MSchobitz 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 05/Oct/13 Lead β
with Steve Woolass
Peter Reynolds ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
edmitchell 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Awkward more than difficult

emmarowe 28/Sep/13 2nd
Lukem6 07/Sep/13 Lead rpt
AielSavage 20/Aug/13 Lead

VS when you can get the good jams in at the top.

franhammond92 20/Aug/13 2nd

Type 2 fun. Awkward to get solid jams in the top.

Lukem6 14/Aug/13 Lead dog

single fall near top, then cruised climb, will repeat

with Darren
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
inspiration_needed 14/Jul/13 Lead dog

Rested at the top a couple of times as there was not much to top-out on except a brutal jamming crack, but plenty of protection at least. Not bad for my second VS though! Even Matt said it was really hard

with Mat Cooper
andy.smythe 08/Jul/13 Lead

Felt this was a HVS 5a. Very difficult. Managed it though.

soph 03/Jul/13 Lead
with Lee Cooper
dionisys ?/Jul/13 2nd
with andy smythe, barry vanderhoven
professorcobra 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Colin Scotchford 16/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 03/May/13 Lead O/S
alp79 03/May/13 2nd dog

Nasty thrutchy crack pain

peteramsden ?/Feb/13 Lead β
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
dav 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd
eburki1 07/Oct/12 Lead dnf

failed on final crack. Easy climb until the top

Hidden 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
greenclimb 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Steven Andrews 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Zeb
Jim Malo 11/Aug/12 2nd dog
fatbuoybazza 11/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with jim, deborah
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
jshields 08/Aug/12 2nd
with Roman Jivkov
davewsargent 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with mike dowsett
WillDoyle 08/Aug/12 Lead dog
jack89 29/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Packs a punch...!

with Brian
Hidden 27/Jun/12 2nd
Pythonist 27/Jun/12 Solo O/S
RichyBOYY 26/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/12 Lead dog
quickdrawmcraw 21/Jun/12 2nd
with steve
kermit_uk 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Woolass
climbinmunkey 10/Jun/12 Lead β

Helen backed off the top out then I lead with most gear in place. Perfect fist jam at the top then a difficult spicy top out.

with Helen
helenstuart 10/Jun/12 2nd RP

Tried to lead first and got psyched out trying to do top move - a bit damp and greasy - second went OK.

with Mike
Jimbo C 29/May/12 Lead β

At last, I topped out on my nemesis route. Twice before I have grovelled and slipped out of the crack. Don't believe the guide book write up about this route not being brutal - it is. Felt harder than The File for me.

with Chris
Morwood 28/May/12 2nd
gillywillyhoo 28/May/12 Lead
tomthecoolperson 28/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Deezel65 24/May/12 Lead dog

Vs 4c???? And definitely not the easiest climb on that section

cragtyke 24/May/12 2nd
with Ross
Dan Geh 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed it, dirt gives it character. Top moves were really fun, easy if you can jam (bomber fist jams). Even better was watching Adam attempt it, priceless. lol

AMJ098 23/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
moberg 13/May/12 2nd rpt
masa-alpin 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Doug S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd β
gavinpeach 27/Mar/12 2nd dog

This and 'The File' were desperate. Harder than any of the HVS/E1 routes I've led. Maybe, when the grit is cooler it'll seem easier.

deacondeacon 27/Mar/12 Lead

lead with most gear already in place.

deacondeacon 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Daniel Heath 24/Mar/12 Solo β
ben1987 ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S

easy climbing until the top crack. VS if you can jam, if you cant it feels very bold pulling over the top!

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead dog
Calder 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Mike B, Mark
Diggler 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Mike Buddle, Calder
Rob Davies ?/Oct/11 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 18/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Jack00 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
PaulWatson 23/Aug/11 2nd dnf

Initially tried to lead as, not having aguidebook looked easier than the cotter, got to last lift but that was it - couldnt even second it. This seemed harder than the cotter (HVS 5b) next to it. The thing is that the overhang is not obvious from the bottom,

with Paul
fatbuoybazza 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

This is a tricky bugger

andybirtwistle 24/Jul/11 Lead
with Mark Elwell, Keith Lonsdale
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Solo dnf
Alex 74 21/May/11 Lead
with Ian c, Dave m
Graeme Hammond 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Bloody hard finish, a beast of a route almost got the better of me :o

mwatson ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
gazfellows 13/Nov/10 Lead
hellboundblr 17/Oct/10 2nd
Pete Nugent 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Bryan R
Olli-C 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S

ahhhhh, had a bet to place my whole rack on this route 23 pieces in 8m and took 50 mins well worth it for a free pint, found the top bit well hard, and a sketchy top out with sweaty hands. Dylan couldn't second

with dylan, chi
madasten 13/Oct/10 2nd

Suprisingly awkward!

with Gaz
Souljah 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

First route ive needed to use jam's

with Andi T
Climber1806 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 2nd
with Kathy Meredith
Hidden 25/Aug/10 2nd O/S
frume 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Found hard for VS.

with mark, Ben, Rory Juss
benjizac 22/Aug/10 2nd
JamieSparkes 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S

nice solid jamming, topping out had me stumped initially though

Liam Ingram 06/Aug/10 2nd dog
ajoliver 10/Jul/10 Lead dog

Fell from the last move. Gutted not to get the onsight. Ian belayed like a pro, it was his first catch of a leader fall.

with Ian Lett
schaff 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
howlingbaboon 30/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
newvena 21/May/10 Lead dnf
with ben
climbing_rocks1983 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Ewano ??/2010 2nd

let my mate lead this one, thank god i did lol

davross1986 20/Dec/09 Lead dnf

the sun was out when i started it but then it snowed and im sure i had frost bite in my fingers. way to cold to finish, plus the top was covered in 6inch of snow. try again when its a bit warmer

Pilch 12/Dec/09 2nd rpt


Pilch 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

a better effort than before, still cant imagine why i had my watch on though

with Ed
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead dnf
colin milton 26/Sep/09 Lead
with chris orme
Tony Little 19/Sep/09 2nd β
with Ed Brown
galpinos 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Ben T
tmawer 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with tina
Jon Dittman 06/Sep/09 2nd
tomthecoolperson 17/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Andrew
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
willjh 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
mattcyp88 17/Aug/09 Lead β
with Will Horton, Jon Pownall, Dave Spencer
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
ed woods 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tom & Adam
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
axeman 02/Aug/09 Lead dnf

hate sloppers and hand jams, last move, full fist hand jams followed by mega slopper top out! not nice

with grace
Chris Craggs 26/Jun/09 2nd

The exit is a bit of a grinder!

with Colin Binks
Rampikino 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Cat
gethin_allen 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S

belly flopped over the top a bit, but it was easier than many other VS routes I've done.

with Flicka
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Jonathan Hall 28/May/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 28/May/09 Lead
with Wee man
lucasp 25/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Topping out was the crux which is where I fell off. Would have tried again but was running out of skin. Masa finished it for me after taping up.

with masa
max_chan 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lou
masa-alpin 25/Apr/09 Lead β

Luke tried leading but backed off. Then I finished the route, using the runners Luke had left. First proper jamming route for Bonnie.

with Matt H, Bonnie, P Luke, Andy Rich
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
monsteratt 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Morgan and Maxwell
Maxim2023 11/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Lewis Andrew 02/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/09 Solo
keith leonard ??/2009 -
chrisbussell 08/Oct/08 Lead dog

Nice and steady up the first part, if you can't jam it might as well be, well very hard!! Took 2 nice flys on this before heaving myself in true style less form on to the top. Hard if jamming ain't your thing easy if it is.

with Tim O'Neill
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
climbingrick 13/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/08 2nd O/S
barni 28/Aug/08 2nd
with Oli
Stig 07/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Shauna 06/Aug/08 2nd

Forearm jamming???

with Steve
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
jcurley 29/May/08 Lead dog
with James
Stig 29/May/08 2nd rpt
with Joe
Hidden 13/May/08 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2008 -
scullymammoth 30/Dec/07 Lead dnf
with Dave Lumb
danm ?/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd rpt
SecretSquirrel 26/May/07 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/May/07 2nd
with Peter Garlik
Apharri ?/Apr/07 Solo
with Andre Hedger
Nicos 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Ian Hamer ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Mog
220bpm 12/Nov/06 Lead

Brutal finish!

with Dave
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Adam Renshaw
Hopevalleypaul 28/Jul/06 TR dog
with self belay
Hidden 16/Jun/06 Lead rpt
adam carless 16/Jun/06 2nd O/S
kevp ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Tom Odling
Hidden 31/May/06 2nd
Nicos 06/Apr/06 Lead O/S
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Mike Lee 26/Sep/05 Lead O/S

8mts VS 4c 1star The book says, re jamming, “That this is the least brutal pitch on this part of the rocks!” The start was nice, the middle section good, the top part & top out was…..Mike says….’In need of some jamming’ and in fact was where Mike lost most of his flesh! So much for the ‘least brutal’ pitch!

with Jim
Strong Steve 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/05 2nd dnf
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 10/Sep/04 2nd
Adam Potter 06/Aug/04 2nd
Ander 11/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Fletch
Hidden 01/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Smelly Fox ?/Apr/04 Lead
with Luisa Giles
Stig 21/Nov/03 Lead dog

Lead after geri backed off.

with Geraldine Lawless
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Jon Pilling ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with steve prescott
Jon Greengrass ??/2003 -
DerwentDiluted 10/Sep/02 Lead
with A. Murray
AJ007 05/Sep/02 Lead
dan gibson ?/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 26/May/02 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/98 2nd
CrashMat Rob 17/May/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Hidden 18/Oct/97 2nd β
Hidden ?/Aug/96 Lead
uphillnow ?/Aug/96 Lead
with John Hubbard
StevePr ??/1996 Lead
with Alan
Gordon Stainforth 23/Aug/95 2nd
with John Cutcliffe
shoulders 22/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with dai
Hidden 19/May/95 Solo
Roget 04/Jul/93 2nd O/S
with jon
steve prior ?/May/90 Lead
with Rob W
samt 15/Oct/89 Lead

Diary is blank - lists a VS, which I'm sure will be this one.

with Dad
mark-abz 03/Jun/88 Lead
with Andy W
Rob Davies ?/Aug/86 Lead
with Alistair - London
Chris Terrey ?/Apr/80 Lead
with Ken Taylor
babymoac 30/Mar/80 -
Dave Musgrove 04/Aug/74 -
Hidden 16/Apr/67 Lead
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