Rockfax Description
Climb the smooth face on the right passing the Africa-shaped flake with difficulty. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Cropper 1978

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Rob Jarratt 20/Aug/17 TR

Just one move off the ledge really.

with Phil MacNeil
haribotheclimber 18/Jun/17 Lead G/U

Quite possibly the most scared ive ever been! Med/large rp just before the crux which was a mental life saver! Super stoked!

OllyD ?/Jun/17 TR
Andy England 30/Apr/17 TR dog
Keith Swainson 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Andrew Barker 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Tough move. Small gear.

with Chris M
Hidden 23/Jun/16 2nd dnf
K Mckay 05/Jun/16 2nd dog

Grand lead by James! I thought this was bloody hard. Very bouldery move.

gav 05/Jun/16 2nd β

Tried the lead but wasn't happy with the gear so downclimbed and let James lead it.

jwdickinson25 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with gav
Hidden 11/Apr/16 TR
oldhippy 27/Mar/16 TR dnf

got off ledge (just)

with Graham
ChrisAllen 16/Jan/16 Solo
tom jefferies 16/Jan/16 TR O/S
Rich Malcolm 10/Oct/15 TR O/S
with Matt Brennan
Hidden 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
justtoots 11/Jul/15 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead RP
BarnDawg 27/Jun/15 2nd dog

Chris' first E2 - that 'counterintuitive' low heel hook beta, total red herring if you ask me.

with Chris
Hidden 19/Jun/15 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 12/Jun/15 Sent O/S
with Calum
Patu 24/May/15 TR RP

Short people: use counterintuitive (but amazing) left heel hook when trying to reach for the crimp under the flake.

jshields 20/May/15 Lead

Hard for the short.

Andy Fielding 10/May/15 TR
with Mike Walton
loco wilko ?/May/15 2nd
with DMC
CJSuttz 29/Apr/15 Solo G/U

Really nice climb. Climbed with some pads at the bottom.

with DMU Climbing
Hidden 22/Mar/15 TR β
mark20 30/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mark4344 14/Sep/14 TR
Dan Vaj 14/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Matt payne
benlatham07 11/Aug/14 TR O/S
pbuggy91 16/Jul/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Jun/14 TR O/S
akhughes 18/May/14 Solo
Jimbo C 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Got some 'good' microwires below the flake and went for it. Technical but very short-lived, maybe Hard E1?

with Spiros
benny_m 13/Apr/14 TR O/S

Tough move off the ledge even being able to reach the flake, wouldn't seem worth stopping to place gear on lead

with James
David Kay 21/Sep/13 TR
Moritz L 21/Sep/13 TR O/S

great few moves.

deacondeacon 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Managed to get three bits of gear in and one of them was bomber. Result! Moves are pretty steady and easy to read

Tangerine_Kingdom 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Too short to reach the flake, used some questionable heel hook beta. Also the lightest rack I've ever used, a single "00" blindly placed

with Harry Stuart-Smith
robblowen 02/Aug/13 Solo RP

Top rope solo, really tricky move to get off the ledge, managed it second go.

matthomas79 09/Jun/13 TR rpt
JulesV 26/May/13 Lead rpt

I'm sure this was easier last time i did it. Maybe it was the greasy conditions. Couldn't get anything worthwhile in the wire slot so suspect it may have worn out. The crux moves felt harder than anything on Edge Lane..

Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 08/May/13 Lead RP

Soloed previously to the top a few times from the big ledge with a tied off abseil rope (a shunt would be better?). One tricky move leaving the big ledge and a few more good moves and you are on the top, used a single small peanut which might have protected the crux. Worthwhile micro route.

with Jim
Jim Slater 08/May/13 2nd O/S
Nick205228 ??/2013 Lead
tpbeckley ??/2013 Lead
Nick205228 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Andrew Jennings 27/Sep/12 Sent
with John Alexander
Tophe 27/Sep/12 Sent
BRoe 14/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Some good fun in really greasy conditions.

Hidden 06/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/12 TR O/S
Morwood 04/May/12 TR

will go back and lead

dfbpdave 31/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Dave Foster 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Couldn't get any RPs in so psyched up and made the move (after a couple of reversos).

with Robin
robin_hackney 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
nathanlee 15/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 15/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Nathan
joe1979 19/Feb/12 Solo
j miller ??/2012 Lead O/S
mbradberry2008 19/Nov/11 2nd
flyinfrenchy 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S

1st E2, probably wouldn't recommend it as anyone else's though...

richiebongo ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Gwen Thomson
Adam Clifford 14/Aug/11 Solo β
peaches69 14/Aug/11 Solo rpt
peaches69 07/Aug/11 Lead RP

top roped 1st as gear look crap/tiny

with adam, marc lloyd
marclloyd77 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Adam Williams, Simon Crisp
pie_eater_pete 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
aretherenoneleft 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
henryjepson ?/Apr/11 Solo
highrepute 22/Mar/11 Sent
jacobjacob 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
i_a_coops 22/Mar/11 Solo β
with Jacob
masonwoods101 ??/2011 Solo

with a pad

Hidden ?/Oct/10 Solo β
thrutch 25/Jul/10 Lead
with nathan
Hidden 16/Jul/10 TR O/S
adam06 02/Jul/10 TR

need rps to top roped

gpcomps 22/Jun/10 TR dnf
Stoff 22/Jun/10 TR rpt

Touch move to get off the ledge.

with gpcomps
Hidden 12/May/10 TR O/S
Stoff 11/May/10 TR
john lynch 02/May/10 Solo rpt
with Neil Elmore, fred prall, Lewis Andrew
Roberto ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/09 TR O/S
thomasadixon 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Bit soft to be E2 really.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 12/Oct/09 2nd RP
with Tom
charley 09/Sep/09 TR O/S
with Kev
Tithe Technique 09/Sep/09 TR
with Charley
jchenoweth 15/Aug/09 TR O/S
AlistairB 22/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Johan
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/08 -
john lynch 03/Dec/08 Lead

practised a couple of times on top rope.

with Lewis Andrew
Lewis Andrew 03/Dec/08 Lead

had a couple of goes on top rope first awesome route

with John Lynch, Rich Armour
Hidden 16/Oct/08 TR dnf
Skinny Rat 14/Sep/08 TR dnf

Managed the first move onto the ledge. Couldn't quite make it past 'Africa' though. :-(

with Dave
Hidden 07/Oct/07 TR O/S
Somerset swede basher 21/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Jim & Amanda
Ben Harper 10/Apr/07 Lead RP
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/06 TR RP
Rob Davies 29/Jul/06 Lead dnf

Didn't trust single runner

with Angus McLean
aztec_bums 21/Jun/06 TR RP

awesome route my first E amazing

with andrew batley
Phil Jennings 21/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Woodseats Venture Unit#
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Pythonist 29/Oct/05 Solo O/S

The 5c-ish move off the mid-ledge is tricky, but get halfway through standing up and you'll realise the upper flake isn't as far away as you thought!

with Ian Lau
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Marilyn
Ian Broome 10/May/05 Solo
Iggy_B ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Shaw
Hidden 23/Mar/02 TR O/S
mikej 27/Oct/99 TR
with M
Hidden ?/Jun/99 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/98 TR
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
phil64 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Billg 07/Jun/86 Solo O/S
KRB 17/Apr/85 Lead O/S

One move

with Mike Bridges
Rob Davies 01/Jul/84 TR
Mark Kemball 26/Jun/82 TR
Neil McA 26/Apr/80 TR
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