Rockfax Description
Climb the flake awkwardly then the balancy edge of the slab. © Rockfax

FA. Mark Vallance 1977

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

HenryMeier 01/Nov/17 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 01/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 26/Sep/17 Solo
gritstone7 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with HB
Hidden 29/Jul/17 Lead dnf
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
libby.southgate 19/Jun/17 Lead
with Josh Ring
Bullybones 19/Jun/17 TR
with Nell
Bullybones ??/2017 -
Rob Davies 18/Aug/16 Lead

Awkward start - 5a - but well protected throughout, so HVS 4c grade in BMC guide is strange.

with Phil Ashton
paul79 27/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
cragtyke 26/Jul/16 2nd
with Chris
pingora 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Celso
lusonavigator 19/Jun/16 2nd
with pingora
curlycarl 28/May/16 Lead β
robblowen 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Jonny
ashtond6 13/Mar/16 2nd
Flavio 26/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
amccann 09/Jun/15 Solo O/S
harry_lewis 15/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Dan, Tom Bennell
Teappleby 03/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S
ralphio 02/Sep/14 Lead

Very strenuous getting up the crack. Interesting technical climbing on the slab which was well protected.

with Steve
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 27/Jul/14 2nd
sarahsuth 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
morganator 17/Jul/14 Solo O/S
soph 17/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
MrBIond 07/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 06/Jul/14 2nd
the power 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 05/Jul/14 -
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/14 2nd
disturbed_one51 12/Jun/14 Solo
Steeve 18/May/14 2nd O/S

brilliant route. bouldery startto a lovely finish.

WillDoyle 30/Apr/14 Solo
jimbonfire 21/Apr/14 -
Andy Peak 1 10/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Iv wanted to solo this since i firs Sean it.

onlyfoddington 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Struggled with the first move.

with Adam
alooker 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with David
tebs 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Definitive one (no) star route.

with Sam
Ben Grounsell ??/2014 Lead O/S
elCapitano 07/Nov/13 TR O/S
Jackwd 06/Oct/13 TR
charley 06/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with JackD, Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 06/Oct/13 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Gayboy Route :D

cragtyke 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Bill Lawrence 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with andy lawrence
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Sep/13 Solo
oodie72 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
bobstones 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Ian MK 31/Aug/13 2nd
with oodie72
marcduhig 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ianstevens 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 29/Aug/13 TR dog
richyp 10/Aug/13 2nd
DavidPC 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead
tom bre 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Alfuller18 13/Jul/13 2nd dog

Middle section is a bit tricky! Undoubtedly there are a few ways of doing it but mine was definitely wrong.

Mr Fuller 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Thought the bit to get onto the flake looked pretty easy from the ground and the top looked hard. Turns out I'd got it the wrong way round... Still VS though, and not a hard one either.

with Ally
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ian storey 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with g rush
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd dnf
treg 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Tregellas
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 Lead O/S
kabutsu ??/2013 Lead
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
adrianscott 16/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Tom horton
dannyboy83 21/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hoyes 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Mattyk 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S
angie 25/Jul/12 TR
mjeffery 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Stuart William 05/Jun/12 2nd β
with Matt Reynolds
birthers 26/May/12 2nd
alexjz 26/May/12 2nd O/S
caroline256 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tom B
Hidden 16/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd
adi bryant 15/Oct/11 Solo
chrisbussell 27/Sep/11 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
A Crook 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
NeilGriffiths 18/Sep/11 Lead
with Dom, Adam
charley 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Nice & steady route. Tricky getting onto the flake but good gear. Really liked it...

with Steve C, Clare
Ly-Cilph 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Nice bit of gritstone balancing.

Jim Slater 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Keates
rich_hw 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
JaseSSDD 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Ian Barker
Hidden 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Oceanic 04/Jun/11 -
tompilgrem 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice balancy climbing- low in grade.

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cem 17/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead β
Sgt. Vest 21/Mar/11 Solo O/S
keith leonard ??/2011 -
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Byronius Maximus 07/Nov/10 2nd
with Mary Goad, Andy Winter
Bradbury 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck, Mary Winter
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Solo
220bpm 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Dave
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead
Mr. K 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Dave Foster 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sandra
Jim Malo 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Barry
Chumpatus 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with dave
fatbuoybazza 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with jim
Cake 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 05/Jul/10 2nd rpt

Oddly felt trickier this time.

with Jim
SteWatkins ?/Jul/10 -
John Lewis 27/Jun/10 Lead dnf
with Maureen
tiga271 24/Jun/10 2nd
with mark20
mark20 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Haworth
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 2nd
Jonathan Hall 31/May/10 Solo
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
mtempest 17/May/10 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/May/10 2nd

Both Mike (leading) and I found this very hard to get established on the flake. Very deceptive from below. Our monster cam protected the first moves. The slot is best left free of gear so that it can be properly used as a hand hold.

victim of mathematics 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

No idea why this is given HVS. It's very good, but pretty well protected...

with Jaime
Andy Fielding 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Dave Sadler
Hidden ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
mattorford ??/2010 Lead
mattorford ??/2010 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
Ketu 23/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S

much easier once i took the 2nd bit of gear out of the hand hold, holes in the shoes couldn't so easily be solved but good none the less

with Rob
alexyoung 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
edd rab 11/May/09 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 11/May/09 2nd O/S

Don't get this HVS grade as it was massively easier than todays other routes (roof route, triglyph, every man's misery)

with Edd Rab
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
jcurley 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Harald 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 07/Mar/08 Lead
with rich armour
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Timothy Greenhalgh 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Stewart ( Bogner)
Hidden 18/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S

I know the BMC guiide says HVS 4c, but I can't imagine why. Well protected throughout, with plenty of places to rest. I did an HS 4c the next day which was both harder and less well protected!

with Carmen
lithos 04/Aug/07 Lead


BicepAndrews ?/Aug/07 TR
Jim Vach 02/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Pilch 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ed
EdShep 24/May/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/06 Lead O/S
colin milton 20/Jul/06 2nd
with fenclimb
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Richard ?/Jul/06 -
with Carrie
mikej 09/Jun/06 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 02/Jun/06 Solo O/S
samwelli 05/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Jackson and Clare Dunkley
Reds 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Henry
Strong Steve 10/Jul/05 Lead O/S
bigphil ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Kate & Andy
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 07/Aug/04 Solo O/S
SteveM 28/Jun/04 Lead
with Regina, Cogie
Skell ??/2004 Lead O/S
cem 03/Aug/03 2nd
with Liam Mark
Hidden 27/Mar/03 Lead
Peakpdr ??/2003 -
Mark Stevenson 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 28/Jul/02 Lead
with A. Murray
reg_measures 12/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with peter (slim)
adamwesthead 08/Sep/01 Lead O/S

Taylor 3rd

with Forshaw
Chris Ellis 29/Jul/01 2nd
with Martin Veale
FrankW 22/Jul/00 2nd O/S
with Andy R
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29/Aug/99 Solo
clive-greenwood 17/Sep/98 Lead
Ragnaar 09/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with martin hirons
Chris Murray 01/May/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
Hidden ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
r0b 11/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Ian Huyton
clark alston ?/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 01/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Danny Hale
BlueJohn 26/Apr/96 Lead
Laramadness 29/Oct/95 Sent O/S
Scott McRae ?/Aug/95 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/94 Lead O/S
The Reaper 23/Sep/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/93 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Lead
IanD353 ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
Roget 05/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Andy Say 07/Aug/90 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/86 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/86 Lead
goi.ashmore 03/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 14/Jul/85 -
with Kim Greenald
John Marsland 16/May/85 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/85 Solo
Mark Kemball 09/Jun/79 Solo
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High 5a
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High 4c
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High 4b
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