8m.

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

FA. Colin Banton 1978

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

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Pythonist 15 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Bizarrely great route. All easy 5a/5b moves, but it feels really bold as soon as you leave the ground! Definitely better than Small Arctic Mammal. Good slab climbing technique needed, and no real strenuous bits, but given Sundowner at Frogatt is E2 5a, this might just sneak into the E2 catagory, even without the real death-fall height.
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βeta: Bizarrely great route. All easy 5a/5b moves, but it feels really bold as soon as you leave the ground! Definitely better than Small Arctic Mammal. Good slab climbing technique needed, and no real strenuous bits, but given Sundowner at Frogatt is E2 5a, this might just sneak into the E2 catagory, even without the real death-fall height.
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tsmilton 12 May Solo O/S
afterthesend 5 May Solo O/S
Ian Carr 28 Apr -
with Steve
with Steve
Andrew Barker 9 Apr Sent rpt
with Chris M
with Chris M
OliverRoss 20 Mar 2nd
with Will Collett, Felix
with Will Collett, Felix
Will Collett 20 Mar Lead O/S i had a rope, belayer and rack, but there wasn't any gear
i had a rope, belayer and rack, but there wasn't any gear
jaredwaywell 6 Feb Solo O/S
philgillespie 6 Feb Solo O/S
Ian Carr 22 Oct, 2018 Solo
robert-hutton 24 Sep, 2018 -
nick ferro 1 Sep, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 2018 TR dog
Hidden 21 Aug, 2018 -
matt1024 18 Aug, 2018 TR O/S
with TWC
with TWC
AlexMorris 22 May, 2018 Solo rpt
AlexMorris 15 May, 2018 Solo O/S neat
neat
adi bryant 13 May, 2018 Lead
with Preet
with Preet
Jmpollard 29 Apr, 2018 Sent 3rd go, got burnt off :(
3rd go, got burnt off :(
Sam Marks 29 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
with Josh
with Josh
Callum Smith 29 Apr, 2018 Sent
Hidden 30 Aug, 2017 -
Hidden 5 Aug, 2017 TR dnf
Fobbit169 1 Jul, 2017 -
will9911 20 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2017 -
Flavio 1 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell 31 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 26 Oct, 2016 Sent
Alex_Derbyshire 6 Oct, 2016 Solo Spicy solo, lucky save.
Spicy solo, lucky save.
Hidden 3 Oct, 2016 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2016 TR RP
Ciderslider 22 May, 2016 TR RP
with charley
with charley
charley 22 May, 2016 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...
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...
kermit_uk 3 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2016 TR O/S
Neal Jobling 12 Mar, 2016 TR
John Higgs 23 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
miketong 7 Jun, 2015 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, gpcomps
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, gpcomps
gpcomps 7 Jun, 2015 TR dog Pretty tough but enjoyable climbing, few obvious holds
with miketong, Andrew
Pretty tough but enjoyable climbing, few obvious holds
with miketong, Andrew
Hidden 9 May, 2015 Solo β
Bernie L 1 May, 2015 Sent x finished on jug at the arete
with Alex Skates, John, Aiden
finished on jug at the arete
with Alex Skates, John, Aiden
Stefan_Morris 6 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
with Laura G
with Laura G
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 5 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S rylstone comes to the peak
rylstone comes to the peak
Neil McA 11 Nov, 2014 2nd rpt
with Stan
with Stan
Ben07 31 Aug, 2014 TR O/S
Hidden 13 Jul, 2014 Solo
Hidden 20 Jun, 2014 Solo
ashtond6 20 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 6 Jun, 2014 Sent O/S Pretty nice, above pads.
Pretty nice, above pads.
franhammond92 6 Jun, 2014 Sent β
with Nick1812P, Calum Wadsworth, David Robinnette
with Nick1812P, Calum Wadsworth, David Robinnette
Nick1812P 6 Jun, 2014 Sent O/S
cragsman9000 15 May, 2014 TR O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
bob_cbr 15 May, 2014 TR dnf
NeilGriffiths 13 Apr, 2014 -
with Dom, Adam
with Dom, Adam
deacondeacon 4 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S Good!
Good!
amccann 19 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
Matthew Ferrier 15 Dec, 2013 Solo O/S
btalbot 23 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
with Jgresh
with Jgresh
Fragmod 23 Nov, 2013 Solo with mats
with mats
eel 10 Nov, 2013 TR O/S
Hidden 9 Nov, 2013 Solo
Hidden 6 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S
Jake Young 30 Jun, 2013 Solo O/S
Haydn Jones 22 May, 2013 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 pro...fun times!
with the captain
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 pro...fun times!
with the captain
elCapitano 16 May, 2013 Solo O/S
M_W_Court 16 May, 2013 Solo
georgedunton 16 May, 2013 Solo rpt
peteramsden ?May, 2013 Lead O/S
alistairdaish 14 Apr, 2013 2nd
Matt Cooke 17 Feb, 2013 Solo rpt
mark20 9 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 Sent
ash longreach ?Jul, 2012 Lead
monkeyman79 13 Jun, 2012 TR O/S
with Dan Giblin
with Dan Giblin
mbradberry2008 12 May, 2012 Solo O/S
flyinfrenchy 12 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 29 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S Still felt very much like a solo even with one pad, cool moves :)
with rich_hw
Still felt very much like a solo even with one pad, cool moves :)
with rich_hw
Prof. Outdoors 27 Mar, 2012 TR dog
with Lorna
with Lorna
Matt Cooke 17 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Lxaddison 16 Oct, 2011 Solo dnf
with Ewano
with Ewano
Ewano 16 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S Very nice
Very nice
pie_eater_pete 14 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
lozowen 23 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
Skell 29 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Ollie B 19 May, 2011 Solo β seems to be the done thing at the moment
seems to be the done thing at the moment
sharpie530 5 May, 2011 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 6 Apr, 2011 Solo
disturbed_one51 6 Apr, 2011 Solo
DeanD ??, 2011 -
DeanD ??, 2011 -
Martin Haworth 12 Dec, 2010 Sent O/S
with Mick r
with Mick r
nathanlee 12 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
Mick r 12 Dec, 2010 Sent β getting scary near the top nice moves though
getting scary near the top nice moves though
Hidden 12 Dec, 2010 Sent
Hidden 11 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 11 Dec, 2010 Sent O/S
Hidden 19 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs 7 Nov, 2010 Solo
AndyFrank 22 Oct, 2010 TR
with Mike Burton
with Mike Burton
stella1 20 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Daniel Wicks 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Aug, 2010 2nd
HimTiggins 16 Aug, 2010 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.
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 9 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
Bill Lawrence 9 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
Oliver Houston 31 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
JRae 31 Jul, 2010 2nd Good route. Right foothold hard to see when stood up after low crux.
Good route. Right foothold hard to see when stood up after low crux.
Hidden 20 Jun, 2010 TR O/S
jonathan watt 20 Jun, 2010 TR hard!! - very small holds, diffcult to reach for the shorter (i.e. me!)
hard!! - very small holds, diffcult to reach for the shorter (i.e. me!)
hellboundblr 18 May, 2010 TR
with Danny Smudge
with Danny Smudge
Hidden 18 May, 2010 TR O/S
Hidden 15 May, 2010 Sent dnf
burto 16 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
joese7en 14 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 8 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Diggler 28 Mar, 2010 Solo
adam 24 ?Jan, 2010 Sent β
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 TR RP
climbingrev 22 Aug, 2009 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)?
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, 2009 Sent O/S A lovely micro route. Mat & spotter.
with rob1
A lovely micro route. Mat & spotter.
with rob1
Hidden 4 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
v man 21 Mar, 2009 2nd
Somerset swede basher 21 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
with Katharine
with Katharine
Ram MkiV 26 Feb, 2009 Solo rpt
with guy vg
with guy vg
Hidden 25 Jan, 2009 Solo RP
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
Mr Wild 14 Sep, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Hammy 30 May, 2008 TR
with Matthew Derbyshire
with Matthew Derbyshire
Jethro ?May, 2008 Solo
AJ007 18 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
with Tobias
with Tobias
Alex Mason 6 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S Lovely micro-route
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, 2007 Solo
with Catherine Adams
with Catherine Adams
Monk 29 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S What a lovely route. Really nice moves and totally commiting.
What a lovely route. Really nice moves and totally commiting.
Ian Broome 20 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
Pythonist 14 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
with Teddington
with Teddington
Hidden 14 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Ben1983 10 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?Feb, 2007 Solo
with Dave P
with Dave P
Pete Graham ??, 2007 Solo
nai ??, 2007 Solo
derico 2 Dec, 2006 Solo O/S
with Jack
with Jack
Brown ?Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
with Henry
with Henry
JonBray 16 Sep, 2006 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 27 May, 2006 Solo O/S
with Reeve and Alex
with Reeve and Alex
Hidden 14 Apr, 2006 Solo
Hidden 1 Apr, 2006 Solo O/S
Neil McA 3 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
with Stan
with Stan
Boy ??, 2006 -
Joe Costello ??, 2006 Solo O/S was ok when i realised all the holds were pretty reasonable and just within my reach
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, 2005 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?Oct, 2005 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 24 Apr, 2005 Solo O/S
Will Gordon ?Mar, 2005 TR
Hidden ?Mar, 2005 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead
Hidden ??, 2005 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2004 TR
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27 Jul, 2003 Solo O/S
bigphil 24 Jun, 2003 Solo
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 1 Sep, 2001 Solo
Hidden ?Jun, 2000 TR
Mark Davies PK ?Apr, 2000 TR O/S
with Laura
with Laura
Strong Steve 4 Mar, 2000 Solo G/U
tuftynick ??, 2000 Solo
Hidden 15 Feb, 1998 Solo O/S
Mike_d78 12 Feb, 1998 Sent O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
ste_d 12 Feb, 1998 Sent
Hidden 25 Oct, 1997 Solo
Hidden 9 Jun, 1996 Solo O/S
r0b 3 Jun, 1996 Solo O/S
Roget 18 Nov, 1995 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 26 Jul, 1995 TR
with Chris Thorp
with Chris Thorp
Hidden 12 Mar, 1995 Solo O/S
cragspud ??, 1995 Lead
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 24 Apr, 1994 Solo
steveb2006 7 Jul, 1993 Solo Set off 'just for a look' but get committed.
Set off 'just for a look' but get committed.
NickJH ?Oct, 1992 Solo O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1992 Solo
Rich Kirby 23 Apr, 1991 Solo
Hidden ??, 1991 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??, 1991 -
Stoney Boy 16 Apr, 1989 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Oct, 1987 Solo
goi.ashmore 28 Sep, 1987 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 1987 Solo
Hidden 26 Oct, 1986 Solo
John Marsland 2 May, 1985 Solo
KRB 22 Jun, 1980 Solo O/S Thought I had done a 1st ascent
Thought I had done a 1st ascent
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Voting
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
Votes cast 51
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 47
Votes cast 46
Style of ascent
Soloed
Toproped
Lead
Bouldered
Followed
Not Set
Onsighted
Flashed (β)
Redpoint
Repeated
DNF
Dogged
Ground Up
Not Set