Rockfax Description
At low water, the direct start to Suspense is technical and bold. Small wires and cams protect sparingly - remember to leave room in the slots for your fingers. Above the crux, a bold sprint leads to the crux of the regular route. © Rockfax

FAA. Alan Clarke 1958. FFA. Roger Greatrick early 1980s.

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

BRoe 27/May/17 Lead O/S

Absolutely awesome... been wanting to get on this for so long! Weather didn't have a clue what it was doing, expert belaying from hef.

with Heather O
Andy Peak 1 19/Apr/17 Lead RP

Super fun:-) and reasonably safe after the bold easy bit. Always wanted to do this first e5 I ever tried to top rope in 2010, stunning!

Brannock 29/Sep/16 2nd
Proddler 19/Apr/16 Lead RP

Crux felt pretty tech, and it was a little warm. Glad to have lead such a fantastic line.

Louishmouis ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
James Oakes 22/Mar/16 Lead β
nathanlee 18/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Went left after the "crux" via desp moves and avoided the bold sprint mentioned in the guide. Hard and bloody brill.

with Dom Lee
WillDoyle 30/Jul/14 Lead dog

Worked on a TR years ago, lead with 1 fall off the first crux.

Gambit 28/Sep/13 TR dog

Interesting, maybe for the headpoint??

with Tom
Apharri 24/Jun/13 Lead

Ground or rather 'pool' up. Very reachy, couldn't reach between the crux holds so ended up getting a thumb sprag with my right and crossing over with my left to the hold. 6b for sure. The move after is reachy too. 1 fall

with Dave Wharton
ChrisBrooke 28/Apr/13 2nd
with Dan McManus
Hidden 17/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/13 2nd β
Keendan 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

First legitimate E5 onsight! Gear was better than expected (two cams in the slot before the crux) crux was sketchy, with a small pop/deadpoint for the right handhold. Must be much harder for the short. The "bold sprint" was not too hard after the crux, and thoroughly enjoyable.

with Hannah
soph 16/Sep/12 2nd
with Andy Reeve
stephenhartley ?/Sep/12 2nd β
with Burns
Hidden 29/Mar/12 TR
Pete Graham 02/Mar/12 Lead
with Mike
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Bob ??/2012 -
rockaddiction 05/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jun/11 TR
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead β
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
dan gibson 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
lukehunt 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with francocookson
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ed and Cavey
Ben Wolstenholme 25/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead β
alaan 30/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Forgotten how to climb slabs - really fun, mind!

with bex
Hidden ??/2007 -
chrishedgehog 17/Mar/05 2nd
Gus 04/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Rob Clifton
Roget ?/Jun/02 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Viv
Hidden 08/Jan/00 TR dog
tuftynick ??/2000 2nd
with Aide Jebb
tlr ??/2000 2nd
with Adrian
PaulHermes ??/1997 -
Roget 08/Oct/95 Lead dog

fell off once

with jon
mattnuttall 18/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry, Alan Holden
Okecroak 15/Apr/94 2nd
with I Butler, M Mercy
AlanLittle ?/Apr/94 TR
Hidden ??/1994 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead RP
samt 18/Jun/92 TR
samt 25/Apr/92 TR

got it clean!

with Rob Weston
Hidden ??/1992 -
mik1miller ??/1992 Lead O/S
with elliot blaylock
Sean Kelly ?/May/90 -
with Duncan Lee
Hidden ??/1990 -
Billg 23/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 11/Mar/89 Lead
Fakey Rocks ??/1989 TR
Seb Grieve 09/Sep/86 Lead O/S

Yep, felt like E5 even though it was given E4 at the time. Very technical with poorish gear.

Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/85 Lead O/S

There was a lot of water in the pool..and I can swim.

with Graham Parkes
GordonHart ??/1985 TR dog
Hidden ?/May/83 Lead
Mark Kemball 27/Feb/82 2nd
with Bill McKee
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