Rockfax Description
One of the major routes of the 1980s up the soaring angular arete. A hard starting section enables the sanctuary of the bore holes to be reached (gear). Continue with rising anxiety to a final wild leap which is roughly twice as far off the ground as your last runner. There is a fixed belay on a bunch of pegs at the top. Climbed on the left-hand side is Re-mastered Edge, E7 6c. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett late December 1983

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Hard Grit, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, World Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Consumed, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Definitive *** Peak Grit, On Peak Rock.

WilliamRupp 13/Feb TR
Alex Norton 05/Nov/18 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/18 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Sep/18 Lead RP
Patrick Hill 18/Nov/17 Lead dnf

G/U attempts

with James T, Scottish Nick, oliver.ghill91
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 02/Oct/17 Lead RP

Such a good route, but also happy to put it to bed - I really do find headpointing terrifying!

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 26/Sep/17 TR dog

In two sections (pretty much). Felt scary enough on a top rope but started to come together.

Hidden 18/Dec/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Dec/16 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Nov/16 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25/Oct/16 TR

Did it clean a few times, contemplated the lead, but basically wasn't feeling it - one for another (better) day.

with Calum Muskett
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 22/Oct/16 TR
penny.orr 22/Oct/16 TR

Amazing route! The last move is very spooky. Not sure I'll ever be confident enough to go for the lead!!

Ram MkiV 07/Mar/16 Lead β

Used Nathan's spot on beta to get up to stood in shot holes. Improvised beta on top half, amazing sequence and position. Top move's probably the most satisfying lash I'll ever do.

nathanlee 07/Mar/16 Lead β

Had all the info under the sun from watching Nic and Sam last week. Nearly messed it up a few times but just about managed to hold it together... Ended up totally free styling the top move and nearly fell off the jug! Saved it for years, had no expectations, chuffed.

NDD 03/Mar/16 Lead RP
with nathan, sam harvie
harvie ??/2016 -
Jake Young 09/Dec/15 TR dnf

this is not a goer.... had a play to 1/3 height

with dom94
Hidden 20/Feb/15 Lead RP
The old James turnbull 24/Mar/14 Lead RP

Woo hoo that happened, now of to get drunk! Lank helped as ever.

with drew
Ally Smith 02/Mar/13 TR

Got some good sequences, but head wasn't in the right place to commit

with Mikey Moo
Ally Smith 04/Oct/12 TR RP

Defniitely keen to get this done; no where near as hard as i remember from when i tried it 7(?) years ago

Afro ben ?/Sep/12 Lead
MicheleC 30/Mar/12 Lead β

a lovely evening just before I had to come back to Italy

Cailean Harker 19/Feb/12 Lead

Climbed Ground up after taking a few lobs from near the top! Ace route!

Dan Arkle ??/2012 Lead
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Lead RP

climbed 2 times on TR with some falls. Than Second go

TomPR 21/May/11 Lead


jacobjacob 22/Mar/11 Lead RP

Second go, ground up. Remember watching it in hard grit aged 10... never thought I would be good enough to do it :D Video: https://vimeo.com/21436773

i_a_coops 22/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Fell off eyeballing the shotholes, smashed ankle despite having 8 pads. Ended up in Sheffield hospital (in bed E6, looking across at E7)

TomPR 16/Feb/11 Lead


dominic lee 30/Oct/10 Lead RP

A milestone. Better than it looks.

Hidden 01/Aug/10 TR dnf
hamer89 03/Mar/10 Lead RP

First E7, what a route

Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead G/U
pipof747 16/Nov/08 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead RP
fizzy_elephant 04/Nov/07 TR dog

ard as coffin nails

with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden 26/Mar/07 TR dog
ayoungblakelock ?/Jul/02 TR O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Apr/02 Lead β

Strictly speaking a redpoint as I TR'd it in 1995. No falls and no further inspection on this day though so it felt onsight to me! An amazing route and a big bolt of adrenaline as I made the top slap.

simes303 ??/1999 Lead RP


Seb Grieve 18/Feb/90 Lead RP

Took me ages to source the gear (An Amigo and Tricam 2.5) Was a super windy day so had to climb between the gusts since the wind was so strong that it made a strange slapping sound as it hit the faces. Slipped off going for the shot-holes but landing is fine (no mats in those days). Got blown off the top arete a few times but eventually latched the jug. However, I thought I was going to be blown of the finishing moves (Certain deck-out) so took me 10 mins to finish the route.

donie ??/1990 -
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High E8
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High E7
Mid E7
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High E6
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High 7a
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High 6c
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High 6b
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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