Rockfax Description
From under the arete trend right past the bulge to the centre of the wall and a poor rest. Finish delicately up the face. © Rockfax

FA. John Robson early 1960s 1962

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

riff156 14/May Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
FlavioL1989 07/May Solo O/S
Andy Moles 28/Apr Solo
Hidden 17/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr Lead
Sophie Nunn 10/Apr Lead O/S
with Mike K, Floris
BenedictIEP 03/Apr Lead O/S

Did something between this and magnum force. Involving bits of both.

Jam_sandwich 03/Apr 2nd rpt
philmitch 13/Mar 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Mar Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 13/Mar Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
onlyfoddington 13/Feb 2nd O/S

A bit of a move to start but perhaps a bit of a shame I did not get more hvs under my belt.

with Ian
ian d f 13/Feb Lead O/S
Phil Anderson ??/2016 2nd

Direct start as per Magnum Force

atom 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Becks87 31/Oct/15 2nd O/S
georgenvk 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with markrob
Hidden 08/Oct/15 TR
Brown 13/Sep/15 2nd
with Lilifa
ned_85 13/Sep/15 Lead
with Mike, Ryan Baird
Just Another Dave 10/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Dexter JW 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Deary65 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Bold but good coming out onto the face

with Dexter
Deezel65 09/Jul/15 -

Nice and steady

Ian Hylands 25/Jun/15 Lead

Straightforward, but placed more gear than necessary.

with Nick
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd
RM199 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
dan gibson 04/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Olga
bryce.dorin 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Corty
oldhippy 03/May/15 2nd O/S
with Haggis
petecallaghan 19/Apr/15 Lead

Rested on gear

with Tom Bennachio
John Higgs 21/Feb/15 Solo O/S
amccann 03/Nov/14 Solo β
benkelsey 03/Nov/14 2nd O/S

to warm up

with Alex Mccan, Shaun Humphreys
shaunhumphreys 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Stroppy 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
RKirke 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with Alex T
Albachoss 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with Ed
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Alex the Alex 02/Nov/14 Solo
with Rog
Olli-C 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Waddle
Nick1812P 22/Oct/14 Lead O/S
tatz45 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Owen
DavidR 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd
dom94 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Poppy Henson
Jam_sandwich 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Joanne ?, Sam Carey
lanc23 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
benlatham07 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Ceara 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Mel Brown, Sam Riley
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd dog
harold walmsley 21/May/14 2nd rpt
with Colin Struthers
WillDoyle 14/May/14 Solo
fatbuoybazza 03/May/14 Lead rpt
David Kay 10/Apr/14 2nd
Moritz L 10/Apr/14 Lead rpt
rurp 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Desperate, insecure hvs 5a. Rounded strenuous and good fall potential. A wolf in sheeps clothing

with bill farmer
Hidden ??/2014 -
nick ferro 06/Oct/13 -
rbrookes2 06/Oct/13 2nd dnf
Matt Cooke 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Marshall
Calder 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Mark, Ste
stemill 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Mark, Graham
Hidden 24/Sep/13 2nd
danm 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Jake
greenclimb 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Sarah
SPD224 08/Sep/13 2nd
with Jim Hardwick, Martin Smith
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S
rocktigger 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Clare
hotfeet 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Fraser Campbell
jason smeeth 18/Aug/13 2nd
with hotfeet
Gudge 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 01/Aug/13 Lead
Dan Leach 15/Jul/13 2nd
with Nick Bates
claregardiner 10/Jul/13 Lead
hipyhop 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lukem6 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with tom
Kirill 16/Jun/13 Lead dog
cem 16/Jun/13 Lead rpt

HVS 5a in the current definitive guide, which I think is about right

ig248 16/Jun/13 2nd
with Kirill
EeFu 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Martin Brierley 19/May/13 2nd
RossT 19/May/13 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Mowglee 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Huw
Marti999 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 15/Apr/13 2nd
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Stefan
Stefan_Morris 13/Apr/13 2nd
with jenny
Tala M 10/Apr/13 2nd O/S
schwenk 09/Mar/13 TR

U W club. It was too snowy to lead anything.

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Lead O/S
C May ??/2013 2nd
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ??/2013 Lead
with C May
JamieSparkes 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

very pleasant well protected climbing guarded by a stiff rockover :)

with CCJohnD
Spoons 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd dog
Climbster 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 02/Sep/12 2nd β
with Matt
Pete Scott 22/Aug/12 Lead β
Jeronimo 21/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead
Batt 10/Aug/12 2nd
spragglerocks 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 08/Aug/12 Solo
Trevera 04/Aug/12 Lead
with nick sillem
smokeyj ?/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
cem 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Johan Piper
deacondeacon 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
martroberts 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route which seemed equally tricky in several places. Nui seconded ok

Moritz L 14/Jul/12 Lead dog

rested on gear

with pete
mattshort 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mattpw 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Nick Rundall 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 21/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Falko 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice mix of thuggery and finesse: 2-star HVS 5a imo.

with Les Deakin
Les Deakin 13/Mar/12 2nd
with Falko Rech
Twisty 11/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Byron Buck
Gambit 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Barney
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Deezel65 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Pretty bold feeling

drysori 15/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
Harry Thorpe 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rosie Southwell, Ewan
Sebastien Gastaud 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
tigertim 24/Aug/11 Lead
Ewano 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
claregardiner 31/Jul/11 Lead
shouter 09/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 23/May/11 Lead
LardClimber 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Nic Dynes
Chris Craggs 01/May/11 2nd

1st route back on the grit, slipped off and scoured my shin - bugger!

with Steve Cunnington
Elsier 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Kenny, Ian
philboy 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
crazy pierre 17/Apr/11 Lead β

1st HVS ever! Very balancy onto the face.

Gustav 17/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with James H
Brannock 16/Apr/11 Lead dog
riddle 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ketu 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Charles II
psychicbread 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Max
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mtempest 12/Mar/11 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 12/Mar/11 Lead

Found much better protection this time. Still think this is solid HVS though.

mwatson ??/2011 -
ollie_e ??/2011 -
Ollie B 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
Pete Nugent 31/Oct/10 2nd

Done in mistake for "Life During Wartime" - thought it seemed too easy for E3 5c!! Good gear in the niche before moving right to some reachy moves up the wall.

with Ged Barlow
ojp 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Dave
Dave Foster 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Si
liamoloughlin 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
geddicakes 18/Sep/10 2nd
with Liam
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
petemeads 22/Aug/10 Lead

Very pleasant, not too hard or risky.

with Simon Pollard
fatbuoybazza 08/Aug/10 Lead dog
with TimG
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
dashitboarder 01/Aug/10 Lead
chrisclimber_1986 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

5a move out from the overhang, next gear is a reasonable cam but then its run out till the top unless you have very small cams, plus the climbing is still not trivial once you get past the overhang but an excellent route and worth 2 stars

with alkis, Chris Nawrat
Alkis 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Chris Nawrat, Chris Aslin
The Bad Cough 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jon22 24/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead rpt
tomthecoolperson 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Andrew
simeclimb68 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S
thebullmaster 18/Jul/10 Lead
with simon p
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
That Shallot 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Jack
jwpil 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mat
Joris.Roulleau 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
manwithacam 13/Jun/10 2nd

suprisingly nice climb. Technical, balancy, delicate, easing up the ripples

with Joris
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Duck Egg 15/May/10 Lead O/S

I found this to be somewhat nails. Defo HVS.

with Jamie Moss
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
tigertim 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Margaret 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Hilary (PC)
PanzerHanzler 16/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Gustav 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with G
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy ?/Apr/10 2nd
with Chris
Andy Peak 1 06/Mar/10 Lead
keith leonard ??/2010 -
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S
with ryan jones
Laurence Everitt 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S
JCB42 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
keithpeck 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Anthony Allsopp 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Nicole Moriarty
markfairbank 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Easy HVS 5a maybe?

with Paul Sheehan, Kieth Turner
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
Chris the Tall 11/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Very windy this time. Was convinced I'd done Magnum Force last time!

simon1965 11/Aug/09 2nd
Alex Winter 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Foster
spacey 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 11/Jul/09 Lead
with spacey
Batt 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Nice pull out onto face, pretty easy going really.

Rob Davies 04/Jul/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Alan James - UKC and UKH 27/Jun/09 Solo
boulderholder 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
lithos 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S

another fun route, well protected top end VS with 1 awkward move and nice positions

with john byrne
BeccaSnowden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Easy HVS

with Tom
thomasadixon 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Certainly felt like a (soft) HVS to me, one 5a move with ok gear. Harder than say, Tody's wall.

with Becca
morrisdaboss 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Cecile
saz_b 07/Jun/09 Lead dog

Good hard start, plenty of good gear. Tired from training day prior, had to take a short rest before finishing :( Not used to grit grading - VS/HVS felt about right. 5b?? No way!

with Micheal Hordon
maybe_si 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
JPGR ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Yvette
max_chan 25/May/09 Lead O/S

HVS in BMC guide. Would say it probably is. Just.

with Lou
Sandrine 25/May/09 2nd
with Chris Wyatt
Jim Slater 25/May/09 2nd O/S
with Angus Malcolm
chris wyatt 25/May/09 Lead O/S

No one hard move but the transition from strength to balance climbing makes it pretty good.

Hidden 25/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd O/S
catt 25/May/09 2nd O/S

Nice little route. Bit of a pull onto the slab then delicate above.

Morgan Woods 25/May/09 Lead O/S

Soft for HVS but some good slopey climbing.

with Iain
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Cake 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
Dave Reeve 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mark20 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Sam1991 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Found it very committing, nice route though

with Mark
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
deklan 31/Mar/09 Lead
with paul
paul1234 31/Mar/09 2nd
with Dec
Twisty 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

agree with the VS grade, was waiting for the 5a move but it never came!

with Nigel Stock
pog100 21/Feb/09 2nd
Reaver2k 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Guide says HVS but would have to agree it is very easy for this. The move out from the roof is the hardest but think 5a would be pushing it a little. Some gear is in the breaks just to the right makes it pretty safe, but still slightly run out by the time you reach the next good break. Top end VS, bottom end HVS.

with Dad, Becca, Michael, Matt (Becca)
jiles ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
cymjt ??/2009 -
Dan Lane 29/Nov/08 2nd O/S

did first half of next route right. nice.

Skinny Rat 12/Oct/08 2nd dog
with Dave
Rock Fairy 12/Oct/08 2nd

Hurt me hand doing this one :-(

with Dave & Mike & Sharon
jonka ?/Oct/08 Lead
with gareth
Lev 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd dog
LittleJoe 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
msherelle 03/Aug/08 -
with Joe
msherelle 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Joe
Martin Haworth 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Alex Thompson 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Haydn Martin & Karl Walton
Another James 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
smudge 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Rob
SecretSquirrel 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jon_nz
Ing 03/May/08 2nd
with Stevie G
jimbobimbo ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Hidden 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jenny
petellis 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 06/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
AJ007 06/Oct/07 Lead
with Mike H
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd dog
adam carless 03/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Carl someone
karl_waterhouse 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John and Jim
Paul Tomo 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Tomlinson
LankyPaddy 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Tim W 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Janna Trevorrow
Hidden 25/May/07 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 28/Apr/07 TR O/S

Rounded holds on wall. Poor protection.

bullwinkle 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with John
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Johnson, Ollie Keeler
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Good slabby moves, it'd be much easier on a cold day.

Joe Dove 14/Apr/07 2nd
with kev
dannyboy83 11/Apr/07 Solo O/S
colin milton 04/Apr/07 2nd
with pep
kitkat78 03/Mar/07 Lead β
with Graham P
chrissloan84 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Nicos 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
John Lisle ??/2007 -
adamscottthomas 05/Nov/06 Lead dog

Found this hard. No good rest after the steep start and then found the small slopers intimidating. Had to rest. Perhaps it was just because it was windy and cold or perhaps i was climbing like a muppet!

bob3141 05/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Solo O/S
scott gibson ?/Nov/06 Solo
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/06 TR dnf
steveb2006 02/Sep/06 2nd

Paul leads

with Paul Ramsden, Valerie Partington
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
richardr ?/Aug/06 -
Hidden 26/Jun/06 TR
Nicos 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
malc 07/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Paul S
Hidden 13/Jul/05 TR
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead
AngelaC 01/May/05 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/05 Solo
nai ??/2005 Lead
with Tim
tlr ??/2005 2nd
with Pom
John Marsland 09/Oct/04 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S

Very cold

with Daz
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead
cem 09/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
steveb2006 30/Mar/03 Lead
with Pete Carter, Ian Cartwright
Leofallon 16/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
Martin Bennett 22/Mar/98 -
with MT
Hidden 26/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 19/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 18/Oct/97 Lead
Podling 16/Mar/97 Lead
Iain Thow 09/Oct/96 2nd
with Dave Walch
crossleysm ??/1996 Solo


John Southworth 08/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 21/Jun/95 2nd
with Steve Dean
Hidden 21/Mar/95 Lead
D Tempest 24/Oct/93 Solo
with Michelle, Rick
steveb2006 10/Oct/93 Lead
with Dennis May
Roget 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
with colin, baccy
leathers ??/1992 -
goi.ashmore 06/Nov/88 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/May/87 Lead
with Paul L
Tom V ??/1985 -
Hidden 19/May/84 Solo
Diggler ??/0000 Lead O/S
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