Rockfax Description
Layback up the leaning flake quickly until a tricky traverse leads left to gain a small ledge. Bridge the corner then escape out left onto slabby rock, climbed rightwards to the summit. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1958

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Martin Bagshaw 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Simon from Sheffield, Martin Franke
Keith Swainson 26/Sep Lead O/S
with Georgie
bclifton 20/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug Lead
DavidR 02/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun 2nd dog
Bernie L 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Calum Harvey
NDD 03/Jun Solo
bullwinkle 25/Apr 2nd O/S
with Alan
Tubs 25/Apr Lead dog

Rasp attempt #1 ends in ignominious failure.

with Alan D
Luke Dawson 22/Apr Lead O/S
Albert Exley 22/Apr 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Mar -
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 Lead G/U
g1m147 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Mick.
soph 18/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Karel Snoek
Sam Simpson 06/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/14 2nd dog
Alex the Alex 01/Nov/14 Lead dog

Retrieving gear after a disastrous attempt on the Rasp. This didnt go swimmingly either... lovely move round the bulge once I got it though.

jon_gill1 20/Oct/14 Lead dog

Feeling pretty rough but this route totally spanked me and is much closer to E1 than HVS purely for the polished start and sustained moves!

with big Si
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Lead
Rachel Slater 15/Jun/14 Lead RP

Tried years ago.

Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead dog
James Oswald ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Done again.

MrBIond 19/May/14 2nd
mrteale 19/May/14 Lead rpt

2nd go

with MrBlond
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
dominic lee 23/Nov/13 Solo
with dave turnbull
Simon Allcock 31/Oct/13 2nd
with Wilki
amccann 17/Oct/13 Lead dog
mjeffery 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
David Kay 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steph
TDSvejstrup 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S
zcsharp 19/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Danish
theloringharvey 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Katherine Durtnell
howifeel 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

I'll admit publically that it was meant to be the other one, but I liked this alot. A good one to place gear on and within me by a long way. Maybe, just maybe the other would have gone on the day. Torn skin and slipping limbs made it memorable though too short.

with Lee
Hidden 21/Apr/13 -
dr_botnik 07/Apr/13 2nd dog
with deacon
deacondeacon 07/Apr/13 Lead

Not a proper onsight as I had lead the Rasp 10 minutes before hand. Got a vague feeling I've seconded it previously too but not sure.

WillDoyle 04/Apr/13 Lead β
Haydn Jones 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S
jameslam 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Matt A
BRoe 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

So rob could second it

with Rob L
masa-alpin 21/Oct/12 Lead RP

Fell off at 4 metres in my first (onsight) attempt, as a warm-up on the day, after everything went very wrong and I got pumped, before topping out. Terribly disappointed. Lead cleanly in my second attempt.

with James O, John Reedy
James Oswald 21/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Awesome still. Seconded it twice after Masa fell off the first time. E1

with Masa
keith leonard 11/Sep/12 -
Daniel Heath 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Climbed the first half from the Rasp before, but the crux was onsight. Pretty scary at one point setting up the big reach left.

jwpil 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
dannyboy83 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 -
Jimbo C 07/Jul/12 Lead dog

Ridiculously steep moves. Bit off more than I could chew and shamefully rested on a nut at the top of the flakes before finsihing. Desperate for HVS. One to come back to for the clean lead.

with Pete
timmyhobby 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S
helenstuart 10/Jun/12 2nd dog

Rested trying to get stuck gear - size 7 WC rock still in route - sorry. Intimidating top out.

with Mike
climbinmunkey 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

Went too low at the traverse and fell! Got it sorted when I went high. Great climb.

with Helen
DaveFidler 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Malc
Pete Graham 29/Feb/12 2nd
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Boy 01/Nov/11 Solo
James Oswald 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Ace laybacking up the very steep flake. predicted runners from the ground and used the stuck nut. Nice traversing move leftwards to what one hopes will be a hands off rest... it isn't. Weird topout which felt like solid 5a....

Mr. K 23/Oct/11 2nd dnf

Absolutely destroyed my arms hanging around removing some stuck gear so only got as far as trying the traverse out left. Seriously pumpy route and top-end E1.

ronmcdonald 20/Oct/11 TR

nelson smashed ron dogged

Graeme Hammond 22/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing, personally I thought it was worth E1

andybirtwistle 24/Jul/11 Lead
with Mark Elwell
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jul/11 Lead dog

One rest.

with Ian Holtby
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead rpt
BeccaSnowden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
thomasadixon 03/Jul/11 Lead RP

In Mar/09 took a rest where this splits off to the Rasp. Knackering. Clearly need more training - guess it worked.

with Becca
tomjagger ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Cooke
Nick Sillem ??/2011 Solo O/S
Chris_barr 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Lockyer
hellboundblr 13/Nov/10 Lead

Knee bar rest very helpful. Used it twice.

with Billy
madasten 13/Nov/10 2nd dog

Got pumped out trying the lead :( I will return...

al123 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Alistair Corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
sam corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Alistair Corbett
Rachel Slater 13/Oct/10 Lead dog

one rest, should have kept going

Olli-C 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Alex Shermer 13/Oct/10 2nd dnf
joese7en 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 14/Sep/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Jonathan Hall 21/Jul/10 Lead

I thought this felt E1 for sure, maybe im just weak though. Not the best route to choose for a warm up on a muggy evening.

with Jane Rigby
JRigby 21/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks!

Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson 12/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Chris M 02/May/10 Lead
with Tommy B
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
highrepute 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Joe Costello 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S

Wimped out of The Rasp onto this easier exit.

Bristoldave 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Got tired on rasp so down climbed & did this

with Helen
galpinos 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Ben T
tmawer 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with tina
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead dog
rubygem 02/Aug/09 2nd
Mr Wild 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
IAmAStone 30/Jul/09 Lead dog
with Charlie Jefferson
Hidden 03/Jul/09 2nd
Ed Booth 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Sankey 15/Jun/09 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd
cem 07/Jun/09 Lead dog

Had to take rests at crux - too pumped

Alex Mason 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Good practice for the rasp, but decent in its own right

Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Also seconded a couple of years ago

Tim Steward 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Cayzer
Stig 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
dan gibson 06/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/08 Solo β
mattyork2 21/Apr/08 2nd
alaan 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
gregoritos ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead rpt
SecretSquirrel 26/May/07 2nd
timo.t 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Rob, Mark
Hidden 18/Apr/07 -
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead
Nicos 13/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with christos liaskos
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
tumbling wizard 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead β
shark 20/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Pythonist 15/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Derek Ryden ??/2005 -
with Pierre
Hidden 01/Sep/04 Lead O/S
SteveM 07/Jul/04 Lead
with Cogie
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd O/S
shoulders 05/Apr/03 Lead
with alexis
AJ007 12/Sep/02 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 08/Sep/02 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Sep/02 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead dog
Roget 23/Apr/00 Solo rpt
tlr ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/99 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/98 Lead rpt
CrashMat Rob 17/May/98 Lead dog
with Nicky
Chris Reid 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/97 2nd
uphillnow 23/Sep/96 Lead

was going to do the Rasp but not going well enough so switched to this.

with mat allatt, Rik
Roget 15/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/95 2nd
cragspud ??/1993 2nd O/S
Tony Little 13/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Guy and Simon
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Andy Say 01/Oct/89 Lead
phardman 08/May/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 02/Mar/88 Lead RP
with Dave Forster
Dave Musgrove 14/Jun/87 2nd
with Pete Finklaire
Hidden 11/May/85 Lead
charlesmfrench ??/1985 Lead RP
nigehughes ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Andy Muir
DPaul 02/Jun/83 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding ??/1980 2nd
Dave Musgrove ?/Nov/79 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Keith Jenkins
mikej 21/Jun/68 Lead
with Geoff Williams
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