Rockfax Description
From beside the leaning blocks, climb the steep crack past plenty of nice fat wires. Low in the grade, but hard enough. © Rockfax

FFA. Henry Barber 1973

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

hfotheri 14/Oct Lead dnf
with simon
Amy121 24/Sep 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 24/Sep 2nd
with simon
mattlyons 07/Sep 2nd rpt
with Josh Willson
Stickle Tarn 28/Aug Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 20/Aug Lead
Roland stopps 12/Aug Lead rpt
with Nevil
Hidden 12/Aug 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 10/Aug Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 10/Aug Lead dnf

Stupidly tried to do this as the first climb and got pumped to fast. Note to self, warm up better

Hannes B 21/Jul Lead O/S
with Matt
Welly Matt 21/Jul 2nd O/S
monkeyman79 17/Jul 2nd O/S
with Rick Kerr
ashtond6 13/Jul 2nd
Kirill 24/Jun Lead dog
with Ilia
Ilia Nadyrbayev 24/Jun 2nd
Roland stopps 18/Jun 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd
harry_lewis 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom Bennell, Matt Arnold
fuzzysheep01 21/May Lead dog

Pumpy as fook. Never that hard but as first lead of the day maybe a bit of a poor choice...

mattlyons 21/May 2nd O/S
with James Oswald
DubyaJamesDubya 21/May 2nd rpt
Lessworkmoreclimbing 10/May Lead β

Led with pre placed gear at start of route after partner expended energy placing it, sat on gear and handed over the lead - thanks Kev. Our book said crux is near top - there was a hard move but I don't think as hard as climbing and placing gear at the start looks like it would be. First E2 on grit, in a fashion.

with Kev
masa-alpin 07/May 2nd rpt

Rob lead.

with Charline H, Rob G
robgixer 07/May Lead rpt
islandlynx 06/May Lead O/S

Looks easy but felt hard.

GeorgeNunn 05/May Lead O/S
with George Reeder
Scott Quinn 30/Apr Lead O/S

pretty decent route, always had this one in mind

CMoore 30/Apr 2nd O/S

Good. hard for 5b

tunnah 30/Apr Lead
mike fenwick 09/Apr 2nd dog

many rests.

with Jas Wood
Greg Cunningham 09/Apr Lead rpt
with Katherine Schirrmacher, dan arkle
bwestwood 02/Apr Lead dog
pie_eater_pete 02/Apr Lead
PaulTanton 02/Apr Lead O/S

Felt a bit damp and green low down. I think the crux is getting to the open mouth slot at half height. Good gear. And really good moves

with Claire
crossleysm 08/Oct/16 Lead RP


with Adam
jon_gill1 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

great route but very very pumpy!

robgixer 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
ripper 02/Oct/16 2nd dog

felt hard, sustained, pumpy - or am I just weak, unfit, out of shape...

melv 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Fi
Hidden 09/Sep/16 2nd
Andrew Barker 09/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Chris M
Chriswallis2 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S

No faith in the gear low down (it was fine) which made me gripped, pumped and sweaty. A real fight.

with Mike W
Mike W 02/Sep/16 Lead rpt
merlin138 13/Aug/16 Lead dog
Alex Handley 13/Aug/16 2nd β
1poundSOCKS 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Got tired placing a wire low down, then had to climb the rest of the route tired. Climbing was sustained, until the top third when it get substantially easier, and the gear is bomber until then. Crux move was off a tenuous finger lock about half way up, but maybe I missed something.

Hidden 05/Jul/16 Lead
Andrew Sloan 30/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Spat off low down. Very steep and pumpy . More like 5c. BMC guide has down graded to E1......I don't think so.

with pete
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Martin Bagshaw 18/Jun/16 Lead G/U

Too pumped from following Michael up Saville Street five minutes before. Yoyoed from 2m up.

shaunhumphreys 03/Jun/16 Lead G/U

what a mess! felt fine when i actually did it

pete1993 03/Jun/16 2nd O/S

got sickening levels of pump getting the nut shaun fell onto out

with Shaun
phil64 05/May/16 Lead rpt

No soft touch at E2, but hard enough for a warm up....Brilliant!

with Andy Bowman
Scott Anderson 24/Apr/16 -
David Sherratt 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead
Andy Moles 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Silvestre, Ferdia
ferdia 11/Apr/16 2nd
with Ben Silvestre, Andy Moles
Proddler ??/2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Felix la shat 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Jake Young 19/Sep/15 Lead β

A Grit Day Out !

with Fabritzio, Dom, Tom Appleby, Alex M, Nick
amccann 19/Sep/15 Lead β

On Dom's gear.

Teappleby 19/Sep/15 Lead

Much harder than gates of mordor. Did it after one false start but it was close!!

dom94 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/15 2nd
Andypeak 06/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead
pearson9596 15/Aug/15 Lead rpt
quiffhanger 15/Aug/15 2nd β
Cake 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S


eel 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Lead rpt
KeenClimber 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Jim
clairejane ?/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Hot, should'na got on but psyche... was greasing off and being a twit.

with will
Hidden 28/Jun/15 Lead RP
duncan 28/Jun/15 2nd
Liam Ingram 21/Jun/15 Lead dog

Compulsory post-crux jug is very wobbly so jumped off. Finished it off after calming down a bit. The hold is probably well wedged but it does detract from the route a bit.

Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Bernie L 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 2nd β
jshields 25/May/15 Lead
The old James turnbull 23/May/15 Lead
with rich howells
andy_e 17/May/15 2nd dog
FlavioL1989 17/May/15 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 17/May/15 Lead O/S
with Flavio
Hidden 21/Apr/15 2nd
DanOsb 02/Apr/15 2nd

pumpy little number

with phil b
andybirtwistle ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
dominic lee 25/Oct/14 2nd
nathanlee 25/Oct/14 Lead

Flailed on this years ago, can see why! Good warmup

with Dom Lee
benkelsey 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S

after a bit of faffing

Nick1812P 03/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Dan, Ben
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead β
jkarran 07/Sep/14 2nd

Tough getting the gear out in from stress positions. Good climbing though.

with Aly
WB 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden 30/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead
lena.drapella 27/Aug/14 2nd dnf
with Benjamin Corbey
KamilJ 19/Aug/14 2nd dog
with Dan
dannyboy83 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kamil, Lena
Jim Tan ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Brannock 24/Jul/14 2nd
Robb Bert 13/Jul/14 -
onlyfoddington 12/Jul/14 2nd dog

A really pumpy start which proved far to pumpy for me.

with Michael
pearson9596 12/Jul/14 Lead dog
Mattlamb90 05/Jul/14 Lead β

Lead on ry's gear

with Ryan
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
spidey 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with mat lamb
ashtond6 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
James Oswald 11/Jun/14 2nd
Rachel Slater 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 06/Jun/14 2nd
with Steve Franklin
Andrew Barker 28/Apr/14 Lead β

Got very pumped. Must climb more routes.

with Si
mike mo ??/2014 -
uphillnow ??/2014 -
Rich Kirby 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Helen
morganator 21/Sep/13 Lead

Pumpy, especially so as it was damp

soph 21/Sep/13 2nd rpt
James Oswald 10/Sep/13 2nd dog

With cold hands so really struggled. Tough. Got grit in my eye at the top.

with Masa
masa-alpin 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Lovely and pretty sustained route! Shame that the crucial top block is very wobbly and worrying.

with James O
Ramon Marin 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S

The only route at Millstone that feels right at the grade... meaning easy! :)

with ciaran tracey
Ciro 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt

Still found the first few moves pretty hard, but the rest of the route felt much easier now that I'm starting to get the hang of this jamming malarky. Lovely moves at the very top, especially with a top rope allowing the confidence to dyno :)

with Ramon
perrys 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Goodman
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Mark1800 19/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Shouldn't have warmed up on this, just scraped over the top.

Wayne S 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Deacon
Hidden 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Mike W 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Brannock 27/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Brannock 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
rurp 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

More like e1 5c. hard off ground and short. E2 with no mat

tebs 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ciaran, Adam
climberchristy 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Well protected so easy E2 but crux is a long reach that felt hard for 5b? Maybe just cos I did it last route of a tiring day?

with bencole
Andy Peak 1 06/May/13 -

No way on gods green Earth is this E2 Hard 5b to start hard 5a above very very nice

nicolat ?/May/13 2nd


with James Mitchell
john lynch 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead rpt
James Oswald 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Hard. I reckon bang on at E2 as it says in the Rockfax guide. Gear is really awesome. There is a wobbly hold near the top that really needs to be pulled on.....! Couldn't see a way of not using it. Super

Mr. K 07/Oct/12 2nd dog

Lots of rests, pumpy as hell!

Somerset swede basher 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Roxy, Rob
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Misha 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Only 5b - because every move is 5b, apart from the last few pulls, which are thankfully 5a! Hard to start but gets easier but pumpier.

with Ian W
Stoney Boy 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
aretherenoneleft 16/May/12 Lead O/S
tom.e 12/May/12 Lead β
with Ben Silvestre
khawk 12/May/12 Lead dog
with DT
lithos 29/Mar/12 2nd

pete crusied it as usual. Nice moves and holds.

with pete harris
Tony Holdsworth 29/Mar/12 2nd rpt

A day of perfect weather.

with Rob Stone, Peter Harris
Apharri 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Matt Cooke 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 07/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with gaz
robin_hackney 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Pleased to see it gets E2. It felt hard for E1! Really well protected route if you don't drop half your nuts on the floor!

Dave Foster 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Absolutely agree with Cragrat Rich, the start's despo til just short of half way then the angle eases and the holds improve. Attempted the lead for the second time but couldn't commit to the moves up to the ledge. Handed over to Robin who crushed it with good technique and a solid head. E2 for sure.

with Robin
JRae 08/Sep/11 Lead
ste_d 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with mik
nokishatov 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd β
belay bunny turned bad 26/Jul/11 Lead RP

Ground up!! So pumped

with loundsy
markfairbank 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Soft for E2 i'm sure, but i'll take it for my first :)

with Ray Sharples
Graeme Hammond 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great climbing, no real hard moves, but never a proper rest and you must hang on to place the excellent gear, though every hold is bigger than expected. Just about E2 I think.

Jim Slater 19/Jul/11 2nd O/S
w.pettet-smith 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead
dan gibson 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Ahab ?/Jul/11 Lead dog
chrisbussell 28/Jun/11 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead
Shauna 09/Jun/11 2nd rpt

felt like the living end!

thomasadixon 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great route, pumpy but never too hard, just keep on moving!

with Alan
Reaver2k 01/Jun/11 2nd
HimTiggins 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with John
victim of mathematics 19/May/11 2nd dog

Fell off after all difficulties as I was too pumped to hold the enormous jugs. Gutted.

soph 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/11 2nd O/S
JRae 11/May/11 2nd
with P Latham
Hidden 11/May/11 Lead O/S
Boy 19/Apr/11 Lead
with Boggo
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 13/Apr/11 Lead
with steve yo
steve_yo 13/Apr/11 2nd
with smooth
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dj_brigham05 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
cymjt ??/2011 -
J.Wells 26/Sep/10 2nd β
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fell off at the good ledge 2/3 of way up cudn't get the jams in properly. So pumpy. Found the move 3/4 of way up to get the moving ledge really hard had to pop for it off flat side pull fell 1st time got it second. Felt like 5C it prob is 5b if I could do 5b jamming, or really tall. Then took bigger fall bout 20ft off the big falt holds at top so so pumped. Fun though great route. After rest finished it off.

with johny
Dan Lane 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

get flash pumped as it was the first route of the day.

with James McHaffie
Mr Wild 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Pumpy but always able to get a shake-out when you need it, and bombproof gear.

with Chris Fox
dominic lee 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt
OliBoyes 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Barr
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Chris_barr 04/Jul/10 Lead β
with Oli
andrea83 28/Jun/10 TR dog

FANTASTIC!!! Such a lovely climb. Must be sustained on lead, had easier time top roping after Pat who removed gear. Had a fall as came out of balance.

vanderz 28/Jun/10 Lead dog
Jonathan Hall 25/Jun/10 Lead

Really enjoyed it, watch the loose hold at 2/3's height!

disturbed_one51 25/Jun/10 2nd
with Wee man
Ollie B 31/May/10 Lead
with M.Sharpe
sharpie530 31/May/10 2nd
with ollie b
mark20 28/May/10 Lead O/S

Thought I was off the crux! Solid 5b all the way

Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Shauna 18/May/10 Lead dnf

oops - far too hard for me to be honest.

with Steve
Hidden 14/May/10 2nd dog
Kirk 14/May/10 2nd dog
with P Harris, Crofty
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd rpt
gordonday 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with clive
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Adam Potter 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd
joese7en ??/2010 2nd O/S
Cragrat Rich 30/Oct/09 Lead

This was a clean lead coming three years after a failed attempt and subsequent seconding. Still hard despite the knowledge gained previously. Problem with this climb is, the start leads you to think it's gonna be alot harder than it turns out to be, so it's hard to keep the spirits up onsight!

Hidden 30/Oct/09 Lead RP
simonp ?/Oct/09 Lead β
with Annelies Sarrazyn
James Oakes 13/Sep/09 Lead β

Lead on bills gear till about 1/2 way, then lead rest placing gear...

with Andy Lawrence, Bill Lawrence
jkarran 05/Sep/09 Lead

No hard moves, no easy moves, no proper rests... not my strong suit! This took everything I had and was in doubt to the very last hold. Fantastic :)

with Matt, Grant
GrantB 05/Sep/09 2nd
with James
mattyork2 05/Sep/09 2nd
with James Karran and Grante!
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead dog
Nicos 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
thebigeasy 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Nicos
sadams 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Es Tresidder
highrepute 20/Aug/09 2nd
Joe Costello 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Liam
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead dnf
Tony Holdsworth 03/Jun/09 2nd rpt


with Peter Harris
Andrew Sloan 10/May/09 Lead dog

Dogged all the way, really need to build up my stamina!

with scott
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead
Si dH 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Soft for E2 - felt more like a hard E1. Really good route, just a shame it doesnt go on another few moves longer! (and then it would be E2 as well!)

with Chris Foster
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Dave Rumney 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Sean Roberts
Ram MkiV 25/Jul/08 Lead
with al & andy
andy gravestock 24/Jul/08 Lead β
with steve and al
Coel Hellier 22/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead dog
Ian Parnell 04/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Adrian Berry
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead dog
tlr 20/Jun/08 2nd
with Pom
nai 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tim
alaan 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Matt
mattyork2 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/08 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull ?/May/08 Lead
with fraser
davidgent ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lydia
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Sep/07 TR
pelvoux 09/Sep/07 Lead dog

Too pump to do the last move. First E2

with Mario
ieverett ?/Sep/07 TR
with Richard Guest
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd
cem 13/Aug/07 2nd
with Ian Frith
Hidden 02/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 17/Jun/07 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Andrew Sloan 16/Sep/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Lead
Andrew Sloan 28/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Tony Ball
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead dog
Alex Mason 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

sustained hard E1 really pumpy tho with gradual ease.

with mick radford
Ben1983 ?/Jun/06 Lead dog
ukb & bmc shark 24/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Bruce Woodley
Ropeboy 04/Jun/05 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
ukb & bmc shark 01/Sep/04 Lead
with Jon Winter
Hidden 17/Apr/04 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Fowkes
Mark Stevenson 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Loz Owen / Chris Howard
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Mick r 12/Apr/02 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2002 -
Carl Smethurst 16/Sep/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Hidden 21/Jun/01 Lead
skygodley 11/May/01 Lead O/S
Roget 06/May/01 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/May/01 2nd
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with gaz
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 17/Sep/00 -
with Phil
Hidden ??/2000 -
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 2nd
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/98 Lead dog
clark alston ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Dick Hanson
babymoac 30/May/98 Lead dog
John Marsland 28/Aug/94 2nd
with Allen Newby
Hidden 02/Aug/94 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/94 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/94 Lead dog
Hidden 04/May/94 Lead dog
SteveB_NWUK_99 ??/1994 Lead O/S

Lead in the 1990s. Sustained.

Hidden ??/1994 2nd
charlesmfrench 16/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/92 AltLd
Tony Little 18/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Merk
Hidden 07/Jul/92 Lead O/S
The Reaper 30/Jun/92 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/92 2nd
NickJH ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1992 -
neilh 20/Sep/91 Lead
with sara hyde
Rob Davies 24/Aug/91 TR
roncaves 18/May/91 2nd
with James Thomas
leathers ??/1990 2nd
with James Thomas
phil64 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
tapley 10/Dec/89 2nd
Hidden 16/May/89 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
KRB 17/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Tom V ??/1984 -
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
Mark Kemball 16/Sep/81 2nd
with John Jefferies
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/80 2nd
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/77 -
with Phil Smith
Al Evans ??/1976 -
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