Rockfax Description
The best thing on Mother Cap. Thin moves above a good landing but most will need a mat. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s, Peak Boulder Projects, Grit bits to get streng!.

idlefoddie 02/Sep Sent x
with george , butcher joe, adamre12
Steve Wootton 20/Aug Sent x
James 'pyjamas' 12/Aug Sent dnf
Hidden 16/Jul Sent
Sarah Statham 14/May Sent dnf
Rockmonkey1977 14/May Sent x

Cool problem, took a couple of hours of work.

with Mike, Sarah
marcduhig 08/May Sent x
with Edward W, Owen
Hidden 01/May Sent rpt
Cake 30/Apr Sent dnf

Got the top hold, but didn't match it as I had no spotter and the wind was putting me off.

Bobo521 29/Apr Sent
Dawn_K_B 19/Apr Sent dnf
with Milena Muhlen
Hidden 02/Apr Sent
Joe Harding 31/Mar Sent x
thejunglist 13/Mar Sent x
with Rob
abathingjames 24/Feb Sent x
Wilbur 21/Jan Sent x
philipjames 21/Jan -
with tomhull
tomhull 21/Jan Sent dnf


catt 21/Jan Sent x
Stingraypoindex 21/Jan Sent
Adam Willison 14/Jan Sent β

With Mark

anyamal mountaingoat 14/Jan Sent x

One sesh wonder

phardy 14/Jan Sent dnf
Hidden 14/Jan Sent
Marcus Wright 14/Jan Sent x
Hidden ?/Jan Sent β
Hidden 20/Dec/16 Sent dnf
FloTilley 20/Dec/16 Sent x
sammpratt 19/Dec/16 Sent
Adam Moroz 18/Dec/16 Sent x

Did first try today, excellent conditions. Failed lots on this in the past, although don't think i've been on it in winter before...

Frankie_Tucker 17/Dec/16 Sent β
with Ed
EdGS 17/Dec/16 Sent β
with Frankie Tucker
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Sent β
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Sent x
Alkis 04/Dec/16 Sent x

Bust pulley, had to open-hand all the crimps!

with Rob Mcsweeney, Jack Bradbrook
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Nov/16 Sent
JamesTurnbull97 27/Nov/16 Sent x
Gaz McShee 27/Nov/16 Sent x

Top problem

with Zak, Steve, Eski, James, Rachel
Andrew Jennings 20/Oct/16 Sent rpt
Joel 20/Oct/16 Sent
SDM 24/Sep/16 Sent
with Joe, Michael
joe bennett 24/Sep/16 Sent
with SDM
rpinto 11/Sep/16 Sent rpt
with George
GeorgeWoodward 11/Sep/16 Sent rpt
GeorgeWoodward 04/Sep/16 Sent dnf
rpinto 04/Sep/16 Sent dnf
with George
DanielleMarie 29/Aug/16 Sent x
danJBA 31/Jul/16 Sent x
ambigu0us 16/Jul/16 -
Jack93 12/Jul/16 Sent x
Andrew Jennings 26/May/16 Sent rpt
joese7en 15/May/16 -
ralphio 15/May/16 Sent x
with John work
luke384 14/May/16 Sent x
with matty
Mattlamb90 14/May/16 Sent x

Hot mayte

with Luke
xiangoh 24/Apr/16 Sent x
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Sent dnf
Dan 85 25/Mar/16 Sent O/S
with Joe H
jess bt 14/Mar/16 Sent rpt
johncoxmysteriously 12/Mar/16 Sent

Very good conditions, felt much easier than this grade.

charvey 12/Mar/16 Sent dnf

Tore a tip.

with Charlotte Halton, Nic Robinson, Richard Parker, Tim
Nick Sherring 28/Feb/16 Sent
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Sent x
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Sent x
Matt.c.Warner 25/Feb/16 Sent x
psborland 14/Feb/16 Sent x
Hidden 23/Jan/16 Sent x
Andy Moles 20/Jan/16 Sent x
with James Oswald
MrFantastic 17/Jan/16 Sent x
with Adam, Merlin, Alex Handley, Alice
dale__n 17/Jan/16 Sent
merlin138 17/Jan/16 Sent x
with Alice Hafer, slippyale
Alex Handley 17/Jan/16 Sent x

Cold and wet

fp219 17/Jan/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 10/Jan/16 Sent x
nathanlee 08/Jan/16 Sent rpt

So good!

with Laura Smitton
Harry Chaplin ??/2016 Sent x
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Sent x
Scott Anderson 29/Dec/15 Sent dnf

Will try harder!

James Oakes 22/Nov/15 Sent x
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 04/Nov/15 Sent x

in the foggy darkness

with Deacon
heywoodj 19/Oct/15 -
kermit_uk 11/Oct/15 Sent x

2nd go, should have flashed right hand popped moving up to finish jug. Class!

Michelle_250 11/Oct/15 Sent O/S

with andy j, kermit_uk
bigdrew 11/Oct/15 Sent β
dave_middleton 19/Sep/15 Sent x
Mick r 19/Sep/15 Sent dnf

got through the crux but failed to top out.

Andrew Jennings 08/Sep/15 Sent rpt
with Jamie Lilleman
RichyBOYY 26/Aug/15 Sent x

cool problem - v4 6b is about right i rate

hankyc 09/May/15 Sent x

have to get body position just right then goes pretty straightforwardly, classic route

kmaxwell 16/Apr/15 Sent β
amccann 22/Mar/15 Sent x

After a few goes.

with Matt G
Hidden 22/Mar/15 Sent
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Sent
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Sent x
Wizzy 21/Feb/15 Sent x

2nd go. Probably 6a+

Tom Keaveny 07/Feb/15 Sent
Robin Nichols 04/Feb/15 Sent O/S
with Jemma
Haydn Jones 03/Feb/15 Sent β
with Dickon Morris, will doyle, tom, ed morris
WillDoyle 03/Feb/15 Sent
icantthinkrightnow 04/Jan/15 Sent
bclifton ??/2015 -
KiaranR 30/Dec/14 Sent β
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Solo rpt
OliverRoss 30/Dec/14 Sent x
with Andy Grey, Wil Treasure
Dizz 30/Dec/14 Sent dnf

Next time :)

geddicakes 29/Dec/14 Sent x
with Jim Brownlow
Hidden 28/Dec/14 Sent
Sandy Moore 28/Dec/14 Sent
marconi 24/Dec/14 Sent x
with Mackie
Ian Broome 12/Dec/14 Sent rpt
with Laika
Gambit 06/Dec/14 Sent x

Great Great problem, glad to do it

with OlI
Somerset swede basher 06/Dec/14 Sent x
Teappleby 25/Nov/14 Sent

found it harder than I remember!

shaunhumphreys 25/Nov/14 Sent x


Tophe 09/Nov/14 Sent
AshWH 05/Nov/14 Sent x
with Jess, Dick
jess bt 05/Nov/14 Sent
with Ash
belay bunny turned bad 02/Nov/14 Sent
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Sent x
switch 01/Nov/14 -
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Sent x
psborland 26/Sep/14 Sent dnf
Matthew Ferrier 23/Sep/14 Sent x


Teappleby 23/Sep/14 Sent x

nearly flashed it! just dropped the final slap, got it soon after.

Nick1812P 23/Sep/14 Sent x

3rd go.

Calum Wadsworth 23/Sep/14 Sent x
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Sent
rpinto 22/Aug/14 Sent dnf
rpinto 20/Aug/14 Sent dnf
NickHobbs 16/Aug/14 Sent x
with Bill
TimG 12/Aug/14 Sent x
with John
jess bt 08/Jun/14 -

class problem

Ewano 19/May/14 Sent x

Had been doing it all wrong. Felt easy.

Ed morris 17/May/14 Sent x
with stefan
Jonesy_A 05/May/14 Sent x

Brilliant problem though slightly scary with only one mat... good send train in the end though! :-)

Hidden 02/May/14 Sent x
spidermonkey09 29/Mar/14 Sent
Dave Mayes 16/Mar/14 -
Jake Young 08/Mar/14 Solo RP

on my bill, no mats

Alex Norman 16/Feb/14 Sent x
Henry.Todman 26/Jan/14 Sent x
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Sent dnf
Jack.H.92 12/Jan/14 Sent
with Conor
Duncan Campbell 10/Jan/14 Sent

Tried in 2011, and didn't quite make it. Managed it today thanks to a brisk wind. A brilliant, technical wall climb with a tenuous crux move! Mega psyched!

with Bubbles
Gianthit ??/2014 -
icantthinkrightnow ??/2014 Sent x
David Kay 26/Dec/13 Sent dnf
al123 17/Dec/13 Sent β
rockaddict 30/Nov/13 Sent
rfdl100 30/Nov/13 Sent dnf
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent
rpinto 25/Nov/13 Sent dnf
TimG 08/Nov/13 Sent x

spend a good 2 hours working it. worth it!

with Jack
crazy crane 12/Aug/13 Sent
Arisdad 14/Jul/13 -
al123 28/Apr/13 Sent
benkelsey 16/Apr/13 Sent x

4th go. bit greasy.

with HPC
JakeWShaw 15/Apr/13 Sent x
Laramadness 15/Apr/13 Sent x
Matt Allcock ?/Apr/13 -
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Sent x
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Sent x
Garrouli 16/Feb/13 Sent x
with Ioanna
dood1 16/Feb/13 Sent β
masonwoods101 12/Feb/13 Sent rpt
al123 26/Jan/13 Sent
Hidden 16/Jan/13 Sent
p_won 16/Jan/13 Sent dnf

Brilliant!.. couldn't top out though, hands on last slopers!

angus 07/Jan/13 Sent x
with Philbert
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Sent x
nai 05/Jan/13 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 04/Jan/13 Sent
with nicky
Hidden ??/2013 -
bjackelman ??/2013 Sent
DaveFidler 26/Dec/12 Sent x


Gus 11/Dec/12 Solo
with sam whittaker
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Sent x
cheesequestion 10/Nov/12 Sent x
with Jon Street, Beige Dave
The Grist 10/Nov/12 Sent β
dohart 04/Nov/12 Sent x

brilliant moves - felt easy ! sequence is right foot under you need you left foot out left and press down. then right hand up then left hand up. then left foot high on big slopey ledge and rock over. then left hand up right hand up. then right foot under you on pebble and left foot high and pop for good hold.

Hidden 12/Oct/12 Sent dnf
Adam Booth 12/Oct/12 Sent dnf

Too windy! Did all the moves up to the top slopers...

JLS 09/Oct/12 Sent x

2nd go, scarpered off along ledge without doing true top out.

with Jacqui
Climbster 08/Sep/12 Sent dnf

Touched the finishing hold x 2. V. pissed off not to finish. Should have tackled it earlier in the day.

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 08/Sep/12 Sent x

Nice! Technical and crimpy

with Matt
James Nott 28/Jul/12 Sent x
Kelly D 28/Jul/12 Sent dnf


MTL 04/Jun/12 Sent x

Great problem - Had to slap for the jug and only just got it

Hidden 12/May/12 Sent
adi bryant 17/Apr/12 Sent x

A few goes and then tapped the jug instead of grabbing it. Next go caught it, "..yeh! I've done a Johnny Dawes route..oh hold on, doesn't the original route go overrr.. that. Ok then, time to humbly scurry away..for now..

dohart 06/Apr/12 Sent dnf

could match the break but couldnt move up

with wendy
AielSavage 29/Mar/12 Sent
Chi Cheng 21/Mar/12 Sent rpt
joe.91 21/Mar/12 Sent x
john lynch 19/Mar/12 Sent rpt
with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
Jeromecooper 17/Mar/12 -
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Sent
tebs 26/Feb/12 Sent x

Pretty terrifying finish on my own

rich_hw 19/Feb/12 Sent x
snomonkee 19/Feb/12 Sent x
Sam The Gecko 15/Feb/12 Sent x

Brilliant climb,but i was scary near the top

cliffrad 14/Feb/12 Sent rpt
with eazy
eazyclimbing 14/Feb/12 Sent
with cliff
Pete Sanger 12/Feb/12 Sent x
J.Wells 08/Feb/12 Sent x

2nd go, topped out capstone

Dave Foster 29/Jan/12 Sent x

Pretty steady if you can reach the top sloper off the undercuts! No way you'd catch me going over that capping stone though.

with Si 2
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent x
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent x
greenclimb 15/Jan/12 Sent x
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo RP
danjimwill 12/Jan/12 -
fp219 09/Jan/12 -
john lynch 09/Jan/12 Sent rpt
with fred prall, Lewis Andrew
tomsmartacus 08/Jan/12 Sent dnf
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
deacondeacon ??/2012 Sent

Year is a guess

Hidden 01/Dec/11 Sent O/S
Dan Lane 24/Oct/11 Sent dnf

So close, would be much easier on a cold day but still got to the 2nd slopey crimp, couldn't hold it though.

with Ruth Taylor, Andy Turner
petellis 15/Oct/11 Sent dnf

Too hot and sweaty but would be fine on a cold day

matty7891 07/Oct/11 Sent dnf
Dave Heaton 07/Oct/11 Sent
with Kate Menadue, Martin Cathrow, James Forbes
Chi Cheng 12/Jul/11 Sent rpt
with Mike Borg-Costanzi
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Sent
al123 01/Jun/11 Sent
maybe_si 07/Apr/11 Sent x
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Sent
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Sent
Chi Cheng 19/Mar/11 Sent x
with Mike Borg-Costanzi
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent rpt
dmoir 12/Mar/11 Sent
with Oli
jacobjacob 11/Mar/11 Sent rpt
cliffrad 11/Mar/11 Sent β
henryjepson ?/Mar/11 Sent
john lynch 28/Jan/11 Sent


with kela, ed, Tom, Lewis Andrew
Chris_barr 09/Jan/11 Sent x
with Mike
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Sent
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 03/Jan/11 Sent x
with loundsy
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Sent x
infected mushroom ??/2011 -
cymjt ??/2011 -
birdie1989 ??/2011 -
masonwoods101 ??/2011 -

dead good this, hard v4?

thefuturesmiles ?/Dec/10 Sent x
highrepute 27/Nov/10 Sent
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Sent
mark20 16/Nov/10 Sent x

Easy in the cold

Hidden 14/Nov/10 Sent x
Hidden 14/Nov/10 Sent x
Simon_Letman 13/Nov/10 Sent
dominic lee 13/Nov/10 Sent
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Sent x
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Sent O/S
metal arms 07/Nov/10 Sent

5th go. Didn't fancy the topout so strolled off right in the break.

RiverRoam 07/Nov/10 Sent x
with Wing & Keith
tim newton 06/Nov/10 Sent x
Daniel_Boocock 16/Oct/10 Sent x
andy jennings 16/Oct/10 Sent x
with ben
Ben Harper 16/Oct/10 Sent rpt
with shane, Baby A
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Sent x
jakk 16/Oct/10 -
Qisheng Xie 16/Oct/10 Sent x
with Mike Jones, Joe Prinold
Daniel Wicks 10/Oct/10 Sent x
Hidden 30/Sep/10 Sent rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/10 Sent
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Sent
Pown 09/Aug/10 Sent x
James Nott 25/Jul/10 Sent x
Kelly D 25/Jul/10 Sent dnf

Got both hands on the first rail, and started the move up to the next but couldn't hang on. Not strong enough or brave enough! One to practice :D

Hidden 16/May/10 Sent x
climberjames 15/May/10 Sent x

Truly highball! Precarious last move before the optional traverse, stab for the rainwater groove and you are done - 6 Attempts.

disturbed_one51 05/Apr/10 Sent
Jonathan Hall 05/Apr/10 Sent

Finally, been wanting to do this for ages!

tebs 01/Apr/10 Sent dnf

Another shut down at this grade, about 15/20 goes before the rain. Delicate and difficult to commit.

Hidden 14/Mar/10 Sent
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Sent x
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/10 Sent x

ACE - feels much better when you've done it, had a few pathetic attempts previously, a true highball.

with Rob
nathanlee 13/Feb/10 Sent x


simon cox 31/Jan/10 Sent
Hidden 03/Jan/10 Sent
Sidekick ??/2010 Sent O/S
stella1 ??/2010 Sent x
James Oswald ??/2010 -

Done to break after lots of tries last year. Completely and utterly awesome. One of the best Font6bs I've done! :)

fp219 ??/2010 -
Whealiebob 13/Dec/09 Sent x

Nice problem!

with Stee, Terry
jowgli 10/Dec/09 Sent x
Hidden 01/Dec/09 Sent
peewee2008 01/Dec/09 Sent x

5 attempts ace problem

with Caleb
Hidden 30/Nov/09 Sent
Hidden 11/Nov/09 Sent x
Duck Egg 31/Oct/09 Sent x

Finally,after a siege to rival Leningrad. What a gem of a problem.

Jonathan Hall 20/Oct/09 Sent dnf

Grrr, did the moves to get to the ledge then strayed left and found myself groping for slopers! Needless to say its a long way to fall from!!

siwid 14/Oct/09 -
SecretSquirrel 04/Oct/09 Sent dnf

work in progress...

Hidden 22/Sep/09 Sent x
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Sent
mbutton ?/Aug/09 Sent O/S
with Alex Adgar
Tony Little 27/Jul/09 Sent x

shuffled off right at the top

with Claire
Ollie B 27/May/09 Sent
Hidden 25/May/09 Sent dnf
matsavage 01/Apr/09 Sent dnf

Tried quite a few times, was solid on the first crimp quite a few times, but not able to move to the final break to finish.

tlr 31/Mar/09 Sent
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Sent rpt
Don Jebus 23/Mar/09 Sent x
with frazer
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Sent rpt
nai 25/Feb/09 Sent
OffshoreAndy 14/Feb/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/09 Sent rpt
ukb & bmc shark 24/Jan/09 -
with Nic, Pif & Dolly
The Reaper 17/Jan/09 Sent dnf
Hidden ??/2009 Sent
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x


Hidden ??/2009 Sent O/S
Toby ??/2009 -
PenJD 30/Nov/08 Sent x
Lex Wilkinson 16/Nov/08 -
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Sent
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Sent
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Sent
tlr 05/Oct/08 Sent
with Andy B
Zephian 25/Sep/08 Sent dnf

Really enjoyable, about two moves from completing but a hard choice and definitely pushing my grade!

with Dan Wicks, Tom Bullock
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Sent
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Sent x
Hidden 14/Apr/08 Sent x
Matthallinan 14/Apr/08 Sent
craig d 21/Mar/08 Sent x
alaan 01/Mar/08 Sent O/S
mattyork2 01/Mar/08 Sent x
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Sent rpt
Alex Mason 30/Jan/08 Sent x

Good problem had to slap at the top, little bit highball.

Tim W 05/Jan/08 Sent x
RossG ??/2008 -
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Sent x

Ground up including top-out. One pad. Year a guess.

hebson ??/2008 -
Hidden 11/Dec/07 Sent
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Sent x
felixthelion ?/Nov/07 Sent
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Sent
peterbull 10/Oct/07 Sent
TomHaigh ?/Oct/07 Sent x


Peakpdr 13/Aug/07 Sent
with PeakDJ
Hidden 13/Aug/07 Sent
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Sent x
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Sent x
Hidden 18/May/07 Sent x
Ropeboy 22/Apr/07 Lead

Done as a route, topped it out, E3 6b.

dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Sent O/S
tatz45 26/Mar/07 Sent x
with Ian Hook
Rob Grant 21/Mar/07 -
Rob Grant 21/Mar/07 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Mar/07 Sent x
TRNovice 20/Jan/07 Sent dnf
with Jenn and endless winter
bigphil 04/Nov/06 Sent rpt
TRNovice 09/Sep/06 Sent dnf
with Jenn
Paul Leader 30/Apr/06 Sent dnf
Hidden 07/Apr/06 Sent x
mattnuttall ?/Jan/06 Sent x

snow on the ground, felt hard.

with Alan Holden
Joe Costello ??/2006 Sent x
with Liam
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Sent x
Ian Broome 21/Mar/05 Sent

just to break!

Mark A Humphries 08/Mar/05 Sent x
RossG123 ??/2005 Sent
clairey ??/2005 Sent
Smelly Fox ??/2004 Sent x
Peakpdr ??/2004 Sent O/S
with john
Mick r ??/2004 Sent x
Ram MkiV ??/2004 Sent

at least 5 digits taped I believe from previous day's rasping

with Mick Radcliffe
Hidden 02/Mar/03 Sent
Hidden 04/Jan/03 Sent
Luke Gilbert ??/2002 -

jumped off i'm afraid

Hidden ?/Jan/01 Sent
sadams 30/Mar/00 Sent
with unseconded
Hidden 27/Feb/99 Solo
Andrew Jennings ??/1998 Sent
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