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.

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
ashtond6 13/Mar/16 2nd
robblowen 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Jonny
FlavioL1989 26/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jonhowson 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Balancey gaining the top of the crack.

with Maia
Hidden 14/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
amccann 09/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/15 Solo O/S
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
the power 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andy Peak 1 06/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/14 -
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
Nevil 19/Jun/14 2nd
with Mike
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
Tithe Technique 06/Oct/13 TR O/S
charley 06/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with JackD, Ange, Kev
Jackwd 06/Oct/13 TR
valentinesbabe 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Gayboy Route :D

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

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
Sam Simpson 30/May/13 Lead O/S
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
kabutsu ??/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
alexjz 26/May/12 2nd O/S
birthers 26/May/12 2nd
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
Jim Slater 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Keates
rich_hw 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ly-Cilph 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Nice bit of gritstone balancing.

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


with Dave
Mr. K 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead
Dave Foster 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sandra
Jim Malo 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with jim
Chumpatus 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with dave
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Cake 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Matt
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
mark20 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tiga271 24/Jun/10 2nd
with mark20
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
Laurence Everitt 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
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.

mtempest 17/May/10 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
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 -
mattorford ??/2010 Lead
mattorford ??/2010 Solo
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
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
Ketu 23/Jul/09 2nd O/S
alexyoung 05/Jul/09 2nd 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
edd rab 11/May/09 Lead O/S
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
lithos 04/Aug/07 Lead


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
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
colin milton 20/Jul/06 2nd
with fenclimb
Hidden 20/Jul/06 Lead O/S
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 -
Hidden 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
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 01/May/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
Hidden ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
r0b 11/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Ian Huyton
Hidden ?/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 01/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Danny Hale
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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