Rockfax Description
The scary front face of the square buttress, trending right - neat. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Banton 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Hidden 30/Aug/17 -
Hidden 05/Aug/17 TR dnf
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
will9911 20/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/17 -
Flavio 01/May/17 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell 31/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 26/Oct/16 Sent
Alex_Derbyshire 06/Oct/16 Solo

Spicy solo, lucky save.

Hidden 03/Oct/16 -
Hidden 16/Aug/16 TR RP
MDR61 22/May/16 TR RP
with charley
charley 22/May/16 TR O/S

Nice moves but not sure I would be too happy soloing this one just yet, couple of committing moves. Maybe when it's a bit colder and would want a mat below...

with Mark, Ian
kermit_uk 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 TR O/S
Neal Jobling 12/Mar/16 TR
John Higgs 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
miketong 07/Jun/15 TR dog

No gear I could see, a layback from a small hold in the middle after the bulge helps getting to the final moves. Very balancey and crimping. I won't be leading this any time soon.

with Andrew, Greg Partridge
gpcomps 07/Jun/15 TR dog

Pretty tough but enjoyable climbing, few obvious holds

with miketong, Andrew
Hidden 09/May/15 Solo β
Bernie L 01/May/15 Sent x

finished on jug at the arete

with Alex Skates, John, Aiden
Stefan_Morris 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Laura G
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S

rylstone comes to the peak

Neil McA 11/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Stan
benlatham07 31/Aug/14 TR O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Solo
ashtond6 20/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 06/Jun/14 Sent O/S

Pretty nice, above pads.

with Nick P
franhammond92 06/Jun/14 Sent β
with Nick Priestley, Calum Wadsworth, David Robinnette
Nick1812P 06/Jun/14 Sent O/S
cragsman9000 15/May/14 TR O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 15/May/14 TR dnf
NeilGriffiths 13/Apr/14 -
with Dom, Adam
deacondeacon 04/Apr/14 Solo O/S


amccann 19/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Matthew Ferrier 15/Dec/13 Solo O/S
btalbot 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 23/Nov/13 Solo

with mats

eel 10/Nov/13 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Jake Young 30/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Haydn Jones 22/May/13 Lead O/S

took a rope and assortment of small gear expecting to find some as the guide had no fluttery heart, ended up slapping the top which was slopey and shouting "watch me!" and then realised i had no times!

with the captain
elCapitano 16/May/13 Solo O/S
M_W_Court 16/May/13 Solo
georgedunton 16/May/13 Solo rpt
peteramsden ?/May/13 Lead O/S
alistairdaish 14/Apr/13 2nd
Matt Cooke 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with Rosh
mark20 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
ash longreach ?/Jul/12 Lead
with jim
monkeyman79 13/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Dan Giblin
mbradberry2008 12/May/12 Solo O/S
flyinfrenchy 12/May/12 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 29/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Still felt very much like a solo even with one pad, cool moves :)

Prof. Outdoors 27/Mar/12 TR dog
with Lorna
Matt Cooke 17/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Rosh
Hidden ??/2012 -
Lxaddison 16/Oct/11 Solo dnf
Ewano 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Very nice

pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Skell 29/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Ollie B 19/May/11 Solo β

seems to be the done thing at the moment

sharpie530 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 06/Apr/11 Solo
disturbed_one51 06/Apr/11 Solo
DeanD ??/2011 -
DeanD ??/2011 -
Martin Haworth 12/Dec/10 Sent O/S
with Mick r
nathanlee 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Mick r 12/Dec/10 Sent β

getting scary near the top nice moves though

Wood for Trees 12/Dec/10 Sent

Second go after failing in august, great micro route

Hidden 11/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 07/Nov/10 Solo
AndyFrank 22/Oct/10 TR
with Mike Burton
stella1 20/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Daniel Wicks 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/10 2nd
HimTiggins 16/Aug/10 TR O/S

Top roped to see if it might make a feasible solo (being that there is no gear!). Not for me yet. Fantastic route though.

James Oakes 09/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Bill Lawrence 09/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Oliver Houston 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
JRae 31/Jul/10 2nd

Good route. Right foothold hard to see when stood up after low crux.

with Oli H
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR O/S
jonathan watt 20/Jun/10 TR

hard!! - very small holds, diffcult to reach for the shorter (i.e. me!)

hellboundblr 18/May/10 TR
with Danny Smudge
Hidden 18/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Sent dnf
burto 16/Apr/10 Solo O/S
joese7en 14/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Diggler 28/Mar/10 Solo
adam 24 ?/Jan/10 Sent β
Hidden 17/Oct/09 TR RP
climbingrev 22/Aug/09 TR RP

Took a couple of go's to work out the first two moves, but then made a clean ascent up this balancey slab. As I'm only 5'7", this was quite a tricky E1 - nightmare lead I would imagine - 1 piece of gear(ish)?

Andy Clarke 13/Jun/09 Sent O/S

A lovely micro route. Mat & spotter.

with Rob
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Solo O/S
v man 21/Mar/09 2nd
Somerset swede basher 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine
Ram MkiV 26/Feb/09 Solo rpt
with guy vg
Hidden 25/Jan/09 Solo RP
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Mr Wild 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hammy 30/May/08 TR
with Matthew Derbyshire
Jethro ?/May/08 Solo
AJ007 18/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Tobias
Alex Mason 06/Mar/08 Solo O/S

Lovely micro-route

The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
sadams 16/Nov/07 Solo
with Catherine Adams
Monk 29/Sep/07 Solo O/S

What a lovely route. Really nice moves and totally commiting.

Ian Broome 20/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Pythonist 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Teddington
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Ben1983 10/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Feb/07 Solo
with Dave P
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
nai ??/2007 Solo
derico 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
with Jack
Brown ?/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Henry
JonBray 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 27/May/06 Solo O/S
with Reeve and Alex
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Joe Costello ??/2006 Solo O/S

was ok when i realised all the holds were pretty reasonable and just within my reach

Hidden ??/2006 -
Andrew Barker ??/2006 Sent β
Hidden 22/Nov/05 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 24/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Will Gordon ?/Mar/05 TR
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
willackers ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Rob Napier
Hidden 26/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/04 TR
Hidden ??/2004 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/03 Solo O/S
bigphil 24/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 01/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/00 TR
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/00 TR O/S
with Laura
Strong Steve 04/Mar/00 Solo G/U
tuftynick ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 15/Feb/98 Solo O/S
nokishatov 12/Feb/98 Sent O/S
ste_d 12/Feb/98 Sent
Hidden 25/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/96 Solo O/S
r0b 03/Jun/96 Solo O/S
Roget 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 26/Jul/95 TR
with Chris Thorp
Hidden 12/Mar/95 Solo O/S
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/94 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/93 Solo
NickJH ?/Oct/92 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby 23/Apr/91 Solo
Hidden ??/1991 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 -
Stoney Boy 16/Apr/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/87 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/87 Solo
Hidden 26/Oct/86 Solo
John Marsland 02/May/85 Solo
KRB 22/Jun/80 Solo O/S

Thought I had done a 1st ascent

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