Rockfax Description
A fine and intimidating route that would not be out of place on Curbar. The upper section is hard to enter, although fortunately good protection is available even without giant cams. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Yorkshire Off Widths.

Hidden 25/Oct Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Oct Lead
mark4344 11/Aug Lead rpt
with Dave Rich
db79 11/Jul 2nd O/S
Neal Jobling 24/Jun 2nd

Climbed styleless and with lots of grunting

with Tony Flint
annep11 20/Jun Lead O/S
maryleese 20/Jun 2nd
gritnit 06/Jun TR
rich_hw 30/May Lead O/S
john_ni 30/May 2nd
MSchobitz 16/May Lead O/S

Quite a full body experience...

hotfeet 16/May 2nd dog
Dibdawg 16/May Lead O/S
with Richard Snow
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
Jmpollard 10/May 2nd
Sophie Nunn 02/May 2nd O/S
with Floris
shaunhumphreys 25/Apr Lead O/S
with Dom P, benkelsey
benkelsey 25/Apr 2nd O/S

Warm up.

with Shaun Humphreys
benkelsey 25/Apr 2nd O/S

Warm up.

with Shaun Humphreys
Ian Hylands 23/Apr Lead
with Sumir Bhat
mrteale 23/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Karlos 11/Apr Lead O/S

Lovely. But big cams do help.

with Adam B
Hidden 11/Apr 2nd
dbrooks 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S

awesome! scary getting established into the crack

with shaun
cem 06/Dec/14 2nd rpt
Kirill 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd
ralphio 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Not what I expected at all. Nicely technical climbing in balance, and not at all powerful or thrutchy. Bridging on the limit of my leg span.

with Nik
Andy Peak 1 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not to hard once you get into the guts of it:-)

with phill ukc
greglad 16/Aug/14 -
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 -
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd dog
gazfellows 29/Jun/14 Lead

Absolutely brilliant . Gritstone scwerming at its best.

with Nic
Mr Messy 16/May/14 Lead rpt
with Sam
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
admackie 18/Apr/14 -
with sexy rach
Jimbo C 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Found this a struggle and didn't have a big cam. Very trad.

with Jurr
amccann 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Fran
franhammond92 16/Mar/14 2nd
greenclimb 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead
PaulTanton 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Excellent Grit tussle

with Chris Wiles, Bruce Woodley
admackie 15/Dec/13 Lead
deacondeacon 15/Dec/13 Lead

Nice route. Pretty sure i've done this before. Definitive HVS. ie. harder than E1 :)

the power 15/Dec/13 Lead dnf
Paul Hy 15/Dec/13 Lead dnf

got leg cramp.

Paul Hy 15/Dec/13 2nd β

got the foot swap sorted to get passed where i cramped up earlier trying lead.

Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S
David Kay 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
vanderz 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Reds 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
althesin 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 23/Nov/13 2nd dog
Tommy Moore 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Good, gruesome fun.

climb the peak 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
DavidPC 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Easier than expected. Good route

Hidden 24/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
spragglerocks 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kat, Steve M
SteveM 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Rachael, Kat
morganator 01/Sep/13 Solo
Ian MK 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Mark Duhig
oodie72 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
marcduhig 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Iain G, Bob
bobstones 01/Sep/13 TR O/S

Another superb route.

kitkat78 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd
keith leonard 14/May/13 Lead
ColinD 14/May/13 2nd
with Keith
Phill Mitch 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with bleggs
gavinpeach 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Great Fun. Brilliant bridging moves. A combination of nice jams and some nice crimpy holds inside the crack.

The Norris 28/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Gavin
Nigel Bond 23/Apr/13 TR
with Bern Hardman
David_Gledson 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Hidden 01/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Mike Hegarty 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Hard getting started up the wide crack but easier higher up.. Nice rest after the cruz section. First time I used my number 6 BD cam.

with James Beanie Boy Godwin
andi turner ??/2013 -
Fatclimber 13/Dec/12 TR dog
with Self Belayed
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd rpt
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 02/Nov/12 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

nice, not too much in the way of offwidthing required. very well protected too.

with CCLee Leatherbreaker
davewsargent ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Harri777 22/Sep/12 2nd
jshields 05/May/12 2nd
with Paul Tretheway
Falko 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt

From a standing position inside the base of the wide crack two lovely little crimps (at arms length and on opposite sides of the crack) facilitated my upward progress. Getting both feet out onto the L face was the key move, allowing me to back-and-foot upwards. A No. 4 Helium Friend protected the move to quit back-and-footing higher up. The gear on the back loops of my harness was an encumbrance!

with Al W.
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Excellent off-width crack route!

with Luke A
Oliver Houston 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Hard Work!!

Tom Phillips 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with leo
jayrenegade 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Emelio, Nikki, Adrian, Prav
crag_hopper_Jay 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
sunshine.hannah 26/Feb/12 2nd
Kirill 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
PAJames ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
victim of mathematics 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Nowhere near as strenuous or as hard as I was expecting. A big cam was definitely an asset!

James Oswald 18/Nov/11 2nd rpt

Easier than you expect.

with Colin Angus
Helen Gibson 04/Oct/11 2nd

number 4 camalot helped us, without it would feel quite run out and harder than HVS

buxtoncoffeelover ?/Oct/11 2nd
mark4344 20/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Matt Payne
cheeky 20/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead rpt
sopaz 02/Sep/11 2nd
SteWatkins ?/Sep/11 -
Danny Crump 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Richard Vaughan
JonnoP 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ben_250 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S

hard move to get established in crack

with Tom
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd O/S
Brown 31/May/11 Lead
with Gabriel
riddle 28/May/11 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 28/May/11 Lead rpt
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
mark20 21/May/11 2nd O/S
SteveM 21/May/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
thomasadixon 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 19/May/11 Lead O/S

A lot of fun with very cool moves. Shame I was a bit too scared to enjoy them properly! Take a massive cam!

with Mike, Tom
joe1979 02/May/11 Lead
migs493 01/May/11 2nd β
with LO
lozowen 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd O/S
nickmattia 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with ryan jones
Ketu 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Graham, Charles M
cem 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Graham Dolman, Rob Truckle
mwatson ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 Lead

Done before?

kfv 29/Oct/10 2nd O/S
James Oswald 27/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Awesome. Actually felt quite nice having half my leg jammed in the crack. Cool bridging moves.

with James Rees
Stig 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Backed off this years ago. Narly.

with james oswald
philb 26/Sep/10 2nd dog

needed to pull on rope at crux but there u go with mark

Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
BrettB 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with tomas
nai 04/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Mel
Hardonicus 16/May/10 Lead O/S

Yosemite'd a number 5 cam up the crack. Not so bad once you get established with your foot out left.

with Chris Surfleet
willworkforfoodjnr 16/May/10 2nd O/S
climbinmunkey 09/May/10 Lead dnf

Tried this one late in the day and badly wanted to tick it but couldn't summon the nuts to run out above gear and get going on the crack. Will be back with bigger nuts (or cams) and get the tick.

with Helen
john lynch 12/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with simon smith
david morse 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with chris todd
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Shauna 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jules
geddicakes 28/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Ketu 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 2nd rpt

not as hard as I remember, though still no push over

with Rob
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
peppermill 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S

lovely jams that mu arm and fist fitted nicely

with Steve
metal arms 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
markfairbank 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Harry Middleton
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 11/May/09 2nd
with Nige
Hardcore Pat 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Graham Plant
Theeni 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 18/Jan/09 Lead β
with Marek
aspyrex 18/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
adam carless 07/Dec/08 2nd O/S

surprisingly pleasant route, some tricky udging but not the skin-shredder I feared.

Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead dog
fatbuoybazza 06/Dec/08 2nd dog

one rest, the big crack is flamin akward, dont think i'd have enjoyed the lead..

with daveyw
PenJD 31/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 19/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Si dH 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
IAmAStone 25/May/08 2nd

Very hard getting out of the first part of the off width crack. Once this is done nice climbing to the amazing top out on lovely holds.

with Liz Swanson
Tim Steward 10/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Alderson
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Andrew Sloan 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Very thuggish.

charlesmfrench 04/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Ann Fooks, Dave Fooks
dangerousoldfool ?/Sep/07 2nd

Tough and uncompromising

with Mike O
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
stevo smith 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Dad belaying

Graeme Hammond 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S

felt bold with no big gear. Luckily was on good holds when a bird (owl?) flew out of the crack. Good route.

with Tom Pascall
Benjones45_99 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Davies
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with John
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Lead
Alex@home ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with nicos
jimsrankin ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Steve
Another James 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Christophe
goi.ashmore 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Lewis Ashton
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd β
with Sue Austin
Hidden ??/2006 -
drysori ??/2006 Lead
cem 19/Nov/05 Lead rpt
with Eric Olson
Nicos 05/Nov/05 Lead O/S
markbenton 10/May/05 AltLd
with madaxeman
Dave Reeve ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
shark 08/Jan/05 2nd O/S
with Mark Hundleby
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/02 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
cem 17/Dec/00 2nd
with Graham Dolman, Miles Butteriss
Roget 16/Apr/00 Lead rpt
DavidEvans ??/2000 Lead O/S

Several times over the years

ajc 24/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/95 2nd O/S
with mik
craig h 09/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with Matt Ford
Hidden ??/1992 -
Roget 28/May/90 2nd O/S
with jim
Andy Say 17/Oct/89 Solo
mikej 09/Jun/85 2nd
with Mike Byles
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