Rockfax Description
The steep flake-crack splitting the face leads to the large overhang - the central section is both pumpy and awkward to protect. Step right for an easier finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, Brown star climbs.

Tony Holdsworth 04/Oct 2nd O/S
with Jo Rowell, Steve Smith
Hidden 25/Sep Lead O/S
cragtyke 25/Sep Lead
with glenn
GlennWatson 25/Sep 2nd
Wizzy 24/Sep Solo O/S
TobyA 20/Sep Lead O/S
with Jody
mrs milf 12/Sep TR
MatthewH 06/Sep 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 06/Sep Lead
Hidden 30/Aug Solo O/S
paul79 26/Aug Lead O/S
Paulo H 05/Aug Lead O/S
PaulTanton 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Bruce Woodley
SuperstarDJ 04/Jul Lead O/S

Great route and Tom's new hardest 2nd. Would have liked another piece of gear at the top but just pushed on to the awkward finish.

TigerTomsk 04/Jul 2nd O/S
db79 04/Jul Lead O/S
sjbrook 03/Jul 2nd rpt
Dave Richards 03/Jul Lead O/S
with sjbrook
Climbster 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Vixie 27/Jun 2nd dog

I found this tough for a hs, but could be due to trying to avoid lay back.

vix 27/Jun Lead O/S
G-VideoDie 27/Jun 2nd dog

Far too pumped to complete without a rest. Grrrrrr...

Hidden 11/Jun Lead O/S
GregBristol 11/Jun 2nd
MSchobitz 31/May Lead O/S

Was intending to do Lucifer and had climbed that up to the roof. It then started pissing it down, so I bailed up the remained of this whilst the rock was getting thoroughly drenched.

benkelsey 31/May 2nd rpt
with Jem Greenway
amccann 31/May Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May 2nd O/S
Luke90 26/May Lead O/S
with Liz
Lukem6 07/May Lead O/S
Matt Groom 03/May Solo
with Alex McCann
Martin Brierley 02/May 2nd O/S

In the rain, but only just damp.

Hidden 25/Apr Lead
Hidden 20/Apr Lead
cdpuk 18/Apr 2nd O/S
twodada 18/Apr AltLd
with Amanda Redvers, Julian Bridle
Babika 18/Apr 2nd

Quite a tough little number.

with Peter Neden
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
JulianB 18/Apr 2nd O/S
with Paul Callaghan, Amanda Redvers
adi bryant 24/Jan Solo rpt
adi bryant 24/Jan Solo
Hidden ??/2015 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
ruairidhwad 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Wadsworth
georgenvk 02/Nov/14 Solo dnf
atom 02/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 29/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Ben
benkelsey 29/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
will_benfold 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Elliot, Sarah Woodrow
Pintsize 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Elliot, Will Benfold
georgenvk 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with George
mol 14/Sep/14 Lead
with si hall, Si Brown
pawel suhy 07/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Neil B., Claire
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
prwalker 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Donal Griffin
fatbuoybazza 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with deborah
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
hotfeet 01/Jun/14 Lead
with Jonathan G, StuartP
StuartP 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
sjbrook 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Graham, Ross Brook
ClemB 29/Apr/14 2nd
Greza 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ross, Sam
Goodstuff 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
mky77 08/Mar/14 2nd
MarkCunnington 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Steve Moore, Phil Foulger
admackie 02/Feb/14 -
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Solo
AidanG ??/2014 -
AidanG ??/2014 Lead
Will Mortimer 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
JoeMortimer 22/Nov/13 Lead
GermanAlex 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S

some nice positions

with Arno
Alex Thompson 19/Oct/13 Lead rpt

HUMS Freshers Trip. First route to dry off.

with Matt Marsh
LaurenAmber 19/Oct/13 2nd O/S

WOOOO FIRST PROPER OUTDOOR CLIMB :D wet conditions that morning but the day definitely got better

Hidden 08/Oct/13 Solo
JHiley 05/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with Sarah, Drew
sdixon 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Drew, Joe Hiley
cjb1992 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Harriet, June
widdlestickmcpoos 08/Sep/13 -
rich_hw 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Calum Wadsworth 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with S.O.C, Emma
Elby 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Dan, Tim
Hidden 15/Jul/13 2nd
davidclare 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Becky Pollard, Adam Griffin
Griff1990 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
ayuplass 11/Jul/13 2nd

Did it twice in the same night, climbed it easier the second time thankfully

with Joan, Thea
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
danny_85 08/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Chris
bobstones 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Tried to lead but backed off 3/4's up in a difficult position for the tall. Placed a small nut in the crack which popped when down climbing/being lowered off. Seconded easily.

danny_85 06/Jul/13 TR O/S

T/R solo

Hardonicus 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Don't think I have done this before.

with Michelle
chelle 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Jake Young 02/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Wayne S 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
leeds_belle 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
rockmaverick ?/Apr/13 2nd

tiring and balancy

with Jeremy
cragtyke 17/Feb/13 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Little gear on the middle section makes the layback moves really exciting

Liam Ingram 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 04/Jan/13 2nd O/S

in boots. quite steep!

maryleese 04/Jan/13 2nd
Roberttaylor 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S


Hidden 23/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Kirill 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
rossco 21/Oct/12 Lead
with pawson
Greza 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Ross
Nigel Bond 19/Oct/12 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Paul Hy 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Rob lead

dr_botnik 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S

brown star climb

the power 15/Oct/12 2nd

hard work

with Paul Hy, rob
deacondeacon 12/Oct/12 Solo O/S
jwpil 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
cmarsden5 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
DBoothroyd 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Marsden
jasonpm 06/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/12 2nd
john lynch 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Ant King, mike lynch
aking12 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mike lynch, john lynch
JHiley 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
Oceanic 02/Sep/12 -
Marcusk 26/Aug/12 TR

Ace climb, very enjoyable

with Mike
Pike 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Smidge awkward getting into the flake, solid HS, not sure about the two stars though.

with Bhav, Matt Wilkinson
RichardMc 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead
sjbrook 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
dannygiblin ?/Jul/12 -
jon59 13/Jun/12 Lead
tsjx 13/Jun/12 2nd
with Bruce
franhammond92 12/Jun/12 Lead
pete1993 12/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Barry D 10/Jun/12 2nd
with Jules_L
Jules Lane ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great route. More strenuous than Tower Face. After faffing about trying to place gear in the awkward flake and getting worried, I gave myself a bit of a talking to, leant off the flake to the right and blasted up it on good holds. That's more like it. Nice.

with Mynydd Barry
tomthecoolperson 30/May/12 2nd
with Andrew
pog100 16/May/12 2nd
with Cath Walton
joemallia 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Howard's lead

with Howard MacDougall, Fidel Sciamanna
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
martin one 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Chris day
embob 11/Mar/12 2nd

Nice route to second, not too much gear in the middle section, but the moves felt great.

with Alex
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
skittles 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 30/Oct/11 Lead

Steep for HS

with Stevie D
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ian JL 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
joermann 25/Jul/11 Lead
99bolivar 12/Jul/11 TR O/S

self protected

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
JonnoP 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Paul Burke
peaker16 26/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Andrew Lodge 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Bry 06/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
adi bryant 07/May/11 Solo
cheeky 07/May/11 Lead O/S
mark4344 07/May/11 2nd
with Matt Payne
kitkat78 03/May/11 2nd O/S
SteveM 02/May/11 Lead
with Andy, Kat
Alpandy 02/May/11 2nd dog
with Steve
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
valentinesbabe 27/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Had a go at this as last climb of the day and got tired and pumped way too quick, didn't trust my gear and had to lower off whimpering like a girl!!!

chumleywarner 27/Mar/11 2nd

did not start either lol

Ben1983 19/Mar/11 Lead β

First two bits of gear in.. made it a habit that day apparently..

Steven Andrews 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Jen
Anna duckett ??/2011 Lead
Alex Thompson 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Slightly awkward climb, missed some obvious gear placements.

with Colin Hill, Mattias
Tom Hobbs 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Batt 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd β
Hoyes 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
colin milton 09/Oct/10 2nd
with shaun l
katyc 26/Sep/10 Lead
Oliver Houston 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jshields 18/Sep/10 Lead
Sankey 18/Sep/10 2nd
with Jon and Ed
MeMeMe 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Tim
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead
tigertim 04/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
petellis 08/Aug/10 Lead rpt
jkarran 08/Aug/10 Lead

Easier to climb laying away on the right, distinctly constricted and awkward otherwise. Pumpy for the grade and feels bold if you miss the gear in the top break.

with Pete
Simon Davenport 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
crazy pierre 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Steeper than it looks.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
pebbles 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

made a meal of this due to shortage of gear - looked nut-tastic but was far from it.

with matt
riven 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
Dave Foster 05/Jun/10 Solo
petellis 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
malc 31/May/10 2nd rpt
with Eric B
Hidden 31/May/10 -
Chris Craggs 30/May/10 2nd
with Steve Cunnington
grubes 30/May/10 Lead O/S

I found it hard to place gear. It quite pumpy probably not the best warm up.

jfav4 30/May/10 2nd
Thomas Smith 30/May/10 TR O/S
with grubes
coombsy ?/May/10 Lead
with Danny C
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
nick ferro 24/Apr/10 -
Chris Ellis 24/Apr/10 Lead

A bit of a fight at the top

with Steve Wade
max_chan 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Lou
PaulHermes 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with Martin VCCC
john lynch 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Lewis Andrew
pastep 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with ebf
SteWatkins ?/Mar/10 -
glennofsheff 21/Feb/10 Lead O/S

good route not as sustained as tower face but harder crux . exciting

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Rhythm24 12/Dec/09 Lead dnf

Spanked by the flake, lowered off.

with Gaz Billings, MikeCheque
Hidden 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead
doogstrue 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with andy s
chrisallan 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Adam1973 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 18/Aug/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 18/Aug/09 Lead
with Wee man
stewart murray 18/Aug/09 2nd
shed_hed 16/Aug/09 Lead β
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd
phja 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with darren
doogstrue 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with andy s
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Tithe Technique 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Charley, Geoff
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
ayuplass 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with miles
Jim Slater 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Rosa, Tim Pearson
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
gazbonutter 11/Jun/09 2nd
vanderz 04/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Climber Paul ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with tp
danrhodes1987 31/May/09 Lead
liamoloughlin 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
s kennedy 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with shelley barbour
Pilch 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

This felt quite pushy for the grade

with Graham
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead
smokeyj ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead
victim of mathematics 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Awkward indeed. Strenuous to place gear, but the climbing itself is good and not too hard.

stuckonarock 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Seth
Hidden 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Payne
clive-greenwood 27/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Anna
Anna Horrox 27/Aug/08 2nd
Graeme Hammond 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Twisty 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Alright- graeme can't place cams

with Graeme Hammond
djp1 03/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dom
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 30/May/08 2nd
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/08 2nd O/S
Mr Sparkle 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
rossbeesley ?/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Richard Armour
Hidden 28/Feb/08 2nd rpt
MikeLeeds 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 17/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd
robbo ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 15/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Reaver2k 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

A very pumpy little number! I think I was using my arms way too much though! Initial tricky moves lead up to the groove. Constantly felt like I was supposed to be out on the right hand side laybacking it (it was pushing me out) but I had to move up it for my own security! Had some right trouble placing gear in places, and found myself clinging to one piece of rock whilst I was pumping out making a small safety net. Need to learn to trust my gear, or atleast place gear which I can't not trust! Once at the top, have a rest on the big jugs and move out right to a easy finish up a short flake. Must use feet more, must use less gear, must use jugs on arete everyone are talking about? Dad flew up it, flicking out my carefully placed wires which took a couple of minutes each, felt a small sence of disappointment, sorry Dad!

pog100 11/Nov/07 2nd
mje1398 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with John M
lithos 07/Oct/07 Lead
Simon Caldwell 07/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Carmen
moreno 05/Oct/07 2nd
ieverett ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Liz Moreno
Rampikino 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Cat
MikeDowsett ?/Sep/07 Lead
with Pete Scott
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Solo
eduardo 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Pilling
howlingbaboon 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Solo rpt
adam carless 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S

worrying traverse near the top, but huge holds all the way.

Hidden 25/May/07 Lead O/S
Lukey B 06/May/07 2nd O/S
mr bounce 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Shona
munchkins 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S

It is a really nice route! Highly recommend to anyone who is around S leve. Just remember to lean off the flake. Must lead it next time. Short of time this round.

with Dan,Ed, Em
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead
Different Steve 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Pete Krug & Louise Farr
IanJackson 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Big Ian
Profile Removed 22 11/Mar/07 Lead dog
with H
Hidden ??/2007 -
Bob 17/Dec/06 2nd
with Alex Challoner
Batty 18/Nov/06 TR
Si dH 11/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Tom Lambert
mel holmes 06/Nov/06 Lead
with nick w
Brown 12/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with John
Sidekick 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Karl Wooffindin 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Manly.
Profile Removed 22 04/May/06 2nd O/S
Tenchu ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
peas 28/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Chris Ford
drysori ??/2006 -
Chris Craggs 12/Oct/05 2nd
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 31/Jul/05 2nd
Alex Mason ?/Jun/05 Solo

nice route huge holds on the flake.

Hidden 11/May/05 Lead
Simon Caldwell 27/Nov/04 2nd rpt
with Carmen
mooseloose 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Alan Rocky Roberts
Hidden 20/Jul/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/May/04 Lead
Sankey ?/Jan/04 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
SteveM 26/Oct/03 Lead
with Tobs
PenJD 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Peakpdr ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/02 2nd O/S
Smeegan ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Owen
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden 25/May/02 2nd rpt
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd rpt
stevo smith 27/Oct/01 Solo rpt

Climbed many times over the years. Lead on April 1995

Hidden 12/May/01 Lead O/S
Roget 21/Apr/00 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/99 Solo O/S
99bolivar 27/Apr/99 2nd
with Richard Smith
Iain Thow 10/May/98 2nd

Doug led.

with Doug, Dave Walch
Hidden 15/Mar/98 Lead
Tim W 15/Mar/98 Lead
martroberts 20/Apr/97 Lead β
Tim W 10/Jan/97 2nd
with Andrew Wilkinson
five ?/Apr/96 Lead O/S
with SB
DerwentDiluted ??/1996 Lead
with Matt Hawley
nai ??/1996 2nd
DanEm ??/1995 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jul/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/92 Lead
steve prior ?/Jul/89 Lead
with Claire P
Andy Say 27/May/87 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 02/Sep/86 Solo O/S
malc 02/Jun/84 Lead
John Marsland 11/Jul/81 Lead
with Barry Gray
charlesmfrench 22/Apr/81 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
rogerskews ??/1971 -
with CMC Members
mikej 03/Mar/68 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 11/Feb/68 Solo dnf
with Richard Gravenstede
mikej 31/Dec/67 TR
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
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