Rockfax Description
The best lower-grade route in the quarry - sadly it is not THAT good. Climb the wide crack to ledges then the groove and arete on the left to the unstable summit rubble-field. Helmets advised! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

mmmhumous 02/Sep 2nd
with Laura, Ged
hutchay 25/Aug Solo O/S
luky0514 13/Aug Lead O/S
with Fez
lwoodward96 05/Aug Lead O/S
with Liam JF
Rachael Paxton 01/Jul Lead O/S
with Aliss
Richard Kinsman 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Tony Lamberton
Hidden 07/Jun Lead
Simas87 28/May Lead

Bloody tree!

with Chloë Brown
GeorgiePorgie1 04/May Solo O/S

While waiting for Rob.

fechtn 30/Apr Lead

To start Skywalk

griffithpatrick 29/Apr 2nd O/S
Eloise_SW 29/Apr Lead O/S
slab_happy 09/Apr Lead O/S

Just the start, into Skywalk.

with Ellie
jvarmstrong 08/Apr Lead
with Chris
Chris Manasseh 08/Apr 2nd
with John Armstrong
JoeCoxson 13/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Convinced James into leading something. Pretty uninspiring.

with James Gorman, Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews 13/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with Little Gorman, joe c
Jen Jones 02/Oct/16 2nd β
guy127917 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jen
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
TobyA 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

A bit crap but the heather smelt nice.

with Andrew
SenzuBean 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S

The bottom wide crack was lovely. Rest of the route not as good.

with Tim
MikeDowsett 06/Jul/16 2nd
with Dave Peck
alexpearson 27/Jun/16 Lead β
with George, Nick
fearn723 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Emma Jackson 16/May/16 Lead
with Ruairidh
MischaHY 09/May/16 Solo O/S
with CoraS
CoraS 09/May/16 Lead
with Mischa
garyb1442 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Tony Myers 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/16 2nd O/S
ALR09 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 19/Mar/16 Solo
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 19/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Bristol_Quornstar 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Rubbish route! Loose rock all over the place.

with Sam de Belder
cunijoeme 01/Nov/15 Solo
Capricorn One 01/Sep/15 2nd

More fun in the wet, this time in the dark as well.

with Nina
Hidden 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Solo O/S
pearson9596 11/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Martin Haworth 16/Jun/15 Solo
schristophersmith 24/May/15 Lead O/S
althesin 24/May/15 2nd O/S
Manc88 15/May/15 Lead O/S

Easy romp leading to slightly more exposed arete.

hthom 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with Babika
Hidden 13/May/15 2nd O/S
MattCCC 18/Apr/15 Lead
with pete
mapperley samurai 22/Mar/15 2nd
MattCCC 28/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
CatMc ?/Sep/14 Lead
with clams
david harvey ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Topout is very loose (helmets on)

with martin
clams ?/Sep/14 2nd
martinbettridge06 ?/Sep/14 AltLd
GermanAlex 16/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
mrteale 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 17/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
MikeDowsett 14/May/14 Lead
with Tigger
SuperLee1985 05/May/14 2nd O/S

Nice VD crack climbing in the lower section but the top section was a bit of a disapointment probably only 1 star. The top out was pretty dodgy due to the ridiculous amount of rubble/scree sitting at the top of the climb. Helmets definitely advised.

StevieLee ?/May/14 2nd O/S
Jamie Everitt 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
riff156 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Jo Smith
Bullybones 29/Mar/14 -
with Linda F
MrFreekie 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Tom, Michelle
doroszenko 09/Mar/14 2nd
with Tom, Mark
the power 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S

went up to test the wind...................windy

with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 26/Feb/14 2nd O/S

in trainers and it was effing windy

with Phil T
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
purplemonkeyelephant ??/2014 2nd O/S

This climb is in definite need of some gardening! The initial crack was a bit harder than it looked. The final arete gives great views over the area. Deserving of its stars, if a bit green!

Ade in Sheffield 21/Sep/13 AltLd
with Olly Cromford, JenEvans
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
GStone 14/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
Slingsby 14/Mar/13 Lead O/S

a nice long climb (for peak grit). The arete at the top wasn't easily protected due to my lack of cams, but the protection below was good so it would have just been a fun fall

mky77 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
MarkCunnington 02/Feb/13 Solo O/S
mapperley samurai 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Aug/12 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead
gmilne 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kaitlyn
clipskipper 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Solid and safe, but short on belay gear at the top

with Sonia Robins
Deezel65 28/May/12 Lead O/S
jwa 26/May/12 2nd
with Rob Smith
rocktigger 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
Saffers 14/May/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
TonyF 10/May/12 Lead O/S
with Judith
jonberry791 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Maria Martinez-Lopez
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd
Robbiobaby 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb, did the start bit the other day to access the Skywalk but the top bit is worth doing too.

with Cleo
Clee 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Graeme
hippymagic 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Jessica
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
Hidden 26/Nov/11 2nd
phleppy 16/Nov/11 Lead
with Mark
nathan2day 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jorge
LJKing 24/Oct/11 2nd
with Piers Harley
Dave 88 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S

God awful route. Top-out was a disaster, kept hosing my belayer down with loose rock!

with Cousin Jamie
jamie d 02/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd
gemmasimpson77 01/Oct/11 TR rpt
with Chris, Hannah, Joseph, Pete
bushmanray 18/Sep/11 AltLd RP

2 pitch climb great fun

Hidden 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Reedymc 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
markhammonds 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Found one of the early moves quite awkward. Lots of dangerous loose rocks at the top.

gemmasimpson77 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Pete
pete_81 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Gemma
Palindrome ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 23/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Daniel Gemmel
Splodge 10/Jul/11 Lead
Bisteris 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
cheeky monkey77 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
leglesslizard ?/Jun/11 TR O/S
wishicud climbHVS 01/May/11 Lead O/S

easy start. big belay ledge.finnekey finish.

with Big Fat Dan, my wife, she is nice.
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
jack robinson 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S
RiverRoam 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with John
highfivekrissy ?/Mar/11 2nd
with Andy Waring
notclive 06/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Owen
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
pbuggy91 ??/2011 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
edmitchell 17/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
simon mitchie 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Kris & Trevor
TrevorCruse 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Roger led

with Kris, Roger
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Jonathan Hall 30/Jun/10 Solo
jmr 19/Jun/10 Lead

Nice lower down, dusty and green near the top and a pile of choss ON the top: Don't knock any down onto your mates! Belay well back to the concete fence.

with Kevin Kilmartin
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
JRigby ?/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 09/May/10 2nd O/S
Dan_S 09/May/10 Lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 06/May/10 Lead O/S

Great 'adventure' as long as you tread carefully to avoid showering your belayer with house brick sized rocks

with Marilyn
Hidden 24/Apr/10 -
outtathaway 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
scrat 09/Apr/10 Lead

this one played mind games with us both, after ian lowered off i tried ant the sheer heigh and loose roack was daunting, anchor at top looks like its going to fall off and make a mess of the belayers.

fatbuoybazza 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
SteveHi 14/Mar/10 -

Easy, nice ledges everywhere. Horrible belay point: not much gear and very loose sloping rubble - watch out.

with Mark Challoner
sce8 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Helen Savage
Ollie B 05/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Tithe Technique 21/Oct/09 AltLd
chumleywarner 21/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

lots of lose stuff at the top glad I did the first pitch

jdgaventa 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with katy
Ander 03/Oct/09 Lead
with Jimb0
Jimb0 03/Oct/09 2nd
with Ander
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Novelty 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Chossy gale force windy top out. Jonny tried to kill me with several stone dislodgments.

with Jonny
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead
graphiclunarkid 17/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Managed to get my ropes wrapped around a large clump of heather growing off the ledge at half-height. Add to that the horrible, chossy top-out, and the heavens opening up on my second as she followed me up the route, and you'll forgive me for not agreeing with the number of stars this route gets in the guide book!

arctic_jen 17/Jun/09 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd
Keith Jones 01/Jun/09 2nd
with ali
Ivan Muckle 02/May/09 Lead
newvena 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with rik
charley 01/Feb/09 2nd

In the snow...

with Andy
Andy_B39 08/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Sam Edwards
Hidden 08/Jan/09 2nd
aberSam ?/Jan/09 2nd

nice climb. bit of a problem with rope-drag. a few dicey moves to finish

summo ??/2009 -
sylwia ??/2009 Lead
Tamati ??/2009 Lead
Dan3266 22/Nov/08 TR O/S
with Simon Gladstone
adam06 25/Oct/08 2nd
hils theaker 25/Oct/08 Lead
with Adam
dzlhodgson 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Chossy and pretty horrible. Though did have a fun end up the arrete

with Cate Muir
catemuir 19/Oct/08 2nd
with David Hodgson
alias dave 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
alias dave 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
psronan 26/Sep/08 2nd O/S
CathS 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb, especially the exposed mini-arete to the top. Not so keen on the tottering pile of choss at the top-out...

with Ian (lmc)
Hidden 09/Sep/08 Lead O/S
charley 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Scott, Steve, Kev
Tithe Technique 13/Aug/08 TR
with Charley, Steve, Scott
cannotfindaname 13/Aug/08 2nd
with charley ,scott, kev
Dan3266 03/Aug/08 TR
with GStone
GStone 03/Aug/08 TR O/S
chrism225 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Spiros
Tez339 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
smargerison 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Stewart
si_green99 11/May/08 Lead O/S

A nice route even if the people climbing it after us were taking there little children up it!

with Greg Spicer
atom 11/May/08 Lead

very loose at top

Phil1967 06/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan
Jethro ?/May/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead
dts 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/08 Lead
AnneMarie 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Muddy, loose pebbles on top

with James Randerson
Hidden 16/Apr/08 2nd
Timothy Greenhalgh 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Chico
gb83 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

used to access sky walk

with I.Killey
crag_hopper_Jay 06/Jan/08 Lead
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Daniel Wicks 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/07 2nd
pelvoux 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S

First climb of the day. Big stone nearly fell of on Mario

with Mario
Hidden 04/Sep/07 2nd O/S
joe larner 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Andy DB 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
rdoug1as 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Fantastic (easy) VD solo, even the little lady (Bex) popped her solo cherry up Brixton Road

with Bex P
c_s_hawkins 04/Aug/07 2nd
with max
jugglingeek 28/Jul/07 Lead rpt

Scary top. To set up a belay you have to walk around the massive boulder at the top. Try not to knock scree down off the top, like me.

Somerset swede basher 21/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Jim & Amanda
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Solo O/S
igneouscarl 20/May/07 Lead O/S
mr bounce 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Shona
jugglingeek 03/May/07 2nd

Excellent climb. I recommend this to anyone wanting a nice high VDiff

sasmojo ?/May/07 Lead O/S

Used to access Sky Walk

with Ananay, Nikki
Jim Vach 28/Apr/07 2nd
danrhodes1987 04/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Paul Scott
David Robinson ?/Apr/07 Lead
rob wmc 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Alan & Pete
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
davek 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Gravelley, barely placed any gear

with Shaun L
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Lead
ebunick 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Climbed at 0030.... pretty good gear realy, night climbing here we come!! not so sure about the onsight bit.... could barely see a thing!

with Alex
jchenoweth 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Climbed at 23:00 by head torch

with Hazel
Oddjob 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Seconded at 00:45 with no headtorch, on Bob's recommendation. So much fun.

with Nick
rob k 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with N Smeeton
peas 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S

OK, not a bad route, not great either.

with Chris Ford
Mike Lee 10/Aug/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Lead dog
crossdressingrodney 29/Jun/06 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Rebecca Buckenham 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Andre
HannyHancock ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead β
Hidden 30/May/06 2nd O/S
Jon Wickham 14/May/06 2nd O/S
with Oliver Bennet
2shortplanks 12/May/06 Lead O/S
AJ007 14/Apr/06 Lead
with Ali
Hidden 08/Jan/06 Lead
Clog 08/Jan/06 2nd
with Mutl3y
Mutl3y 08/Jan/06 Lead
with Clog
maybe_si ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
RachyH ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dave
Bry ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 23/Dec/05 Lead
Paul Tomo 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Justin
DerwentDiluted 27/Sep/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
leerthorp 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with kathryn
Simon Caldwell 14/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
LoopyLou ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 15/Jan/05 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
reg_measures 09/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Ralph
Harry The Owl 07/Jul/04 Lead O/S

With Tim... Belayers NEED to look out and wear helmet. Nearly took my partners head off setting up belay.

with Jools
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
peter myers ?/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden 03/Sep/03 2nd
Chris Davids ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Will
loose85 11/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 30/May/03 Solo O/S
Snowie 12/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/03 2nd
chrishedgehog 21/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden 13/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Roget 11/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd
Pero 01/Jun/02 Lead
Sankey 06/Apr/02 Lead
with Rich
Hidden ??/2002 -
loonyclimber ?/Sep/01 Lead
chris warner ?/Sep/01 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hedley 20/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with John Handley
thetourist 09/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/01 2nd
dyfan901 21/Apr/01 2nd
with Iain "Jocky" Marr
Hidden 18/Apr/01 Lead O/S
cem 23/Sep/00 2nd
with Miles Butteriss
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Craig Cambell
jamiev ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Nilima Patwardhan
Hidden 29/May/00 -
simonharpham ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Banjo
Brown ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
manmike ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Andy T
paul birch ?/May/99 -
Hidden 18/Apr/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/98 Lead O/S
ajc 14/Dec/97 2nd O/S
Howard J 02/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Keith
Adrian Daniels 08/Mar/97 Solo
Matt Tranter ?/Feb/97 -
iskra2000 19/May/96 2nd
with Adrian Heather
Phil West 27/Apr/96 2nd O/S
with David Atherton
Budge ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Gill, Jan, Petra
StevePr ??/1994 Lead O/S

Craig fell near top,loose

with Craig
andrewbooth1000 05/Sep/93 2nd
with Bruv
Phil1967 05/Sep/93 Lead O/S
with Bruv
Hidden 13/Mar/93 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
IanGilbertJones 22/Nov/92 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Solo
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden 16/Mar/90 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/89 Lead
BigHairyIan 13/Nov/88 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 14/Aug/88 Lead
with Dave Battye
Hidden 03/Jul/88 Lead
Iain Thow 11/Sep/87 Solo
freeheel47 ??/1987 -
Hidden 29/Aug/86 Solo
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Richard Weller 17/Nov/84 Lead

In gumboots in the rain

with Pollyanna Kellett
Pete Pozman 06/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with Mick Murphy
Hidden 07/May/84 Lead
Hidden 05/May/84 2nd
Tom V ??/1984 -
Dave Musgrove 23/Oct/83 Lead
with David
andy tetsill ?/Jul/83 Solo
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/80 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mark-abz 09/Apr/80 Lead
with Olly C
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
dangerdave ??/1980 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Dec/79 Solo
Hidden 17/Jun/79 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Al Evans ??/1976 -
rogerskews ??/1976 -
with Martin Coward
Mark Kemball ?/Nov/74 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/74 Lead
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead
Alan James - UKC and UKH ??/1972 2nd
with Mike James
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1972 Lead
bob@daysmill ?/Mar/69 Solo

Snow assisted!

mikej 02/Jul/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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