Rockfax Description
Layback up the leaning flake quickly until a tricky traverse leads left to gain a small ledge. Bridge the corner then escape out left onto slabby rock, climbed rightwards to the summit. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1958

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Hannes B 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Lucy T
kermit_uk 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Not a true onsight as have done the rasp before. Surprisingly good route that packs a good punch but fizzles out at the end.

Jwatson 04/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Mowglee 24/Aug/17 Lead RP

Easy when you know how. Had failed on this a few weeks back. Much better this time.

with Ali
Mowglee 09/Aug/17 Lead dog

Pumped! Had done the Rasp last year, but apparently remembered nothing about it, and faffed far too much on the bottom half.

with Ali
Dave Musgrove Jnr 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Viv
Vilius A. 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Downclimbed first few meters after the first attempt, then climbed on the second.

Hidden 08/Aug/16 2nd
Mark Stevenson 25/May/16 Lead rpt
with Malcolm Max Streeton
Hidden 03/May/16 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/16 -
Martin Bagshaw 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Simon from Sheffield, Martin Franke
Keith Swainson 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Georgie
bclifton 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/15 Lead
DavidR 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Bernie L 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Calum Harvey
charvey 11/Jun/15 2nd dog

Still fucked from the the rasp, fell twice, didn't do all the moves.

with Bernie
NDD 03/Jun/15 Solo
HimTiggins 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Alan
Tubs 25/Apr/15 Lead dog

Rasp attempt #1 ends in ignominious failure.

with Alan D
Luke Dawson 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Albert Exley 22/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/15 -
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 Lead G/U
g1m147 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Mick.
soph 18/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Karel Snoek
Hidden 06/Nov/14 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 01/Nov/14 Lead dog

Retrieving gear after a disastrous attempt on the Rasp. This didnt go swimmingly either... lovely move round the bulge once I got it though.

jon_gill1 20/Oct/14 Lead dog

Feeling pretty rough but this route totally spanked me and is much closer to E1 than HVS purely for the polished start and sustained moves!

with big Si
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Lead
Rachel Slater 15/Jun/14 Lead RP

Tried years ago.

Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead dog
James Oswald ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Done again.

MrBIond 19/May/14 2nd
mrteale 19/May/14 Lead rpt

2nd go

with MrBlond
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
dominic lee 23/Nov/13 Solo
with dave turnbull
Simon Allcock 31/Oct/13 2nd
with Wilki
amccann 17/Oct/13 Lead dog
mjeffery 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
David Kay 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steph
zcsharp 19/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Danish
TDSvejstrup 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S
theloringharvey 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Katherine Durtnell
Hidden 21/Apr/13 -
dr_botnik 07/Apr/13 2nd dog
with deacon
deacondeacon 07/Apr/13 Lead

Not a proper onsight as I had lead the Rasp 10 minutes before hand. Got a vague feeling I've seconded it previously too but not sure.

WillDoyle 04/Apr/13 Lead β
Haydn Jones 04/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Matt Allcock 03/Apr/13 Lead
jameslam 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Matt A
BRoe 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

So rob could second it

with Rob L
kabutsu 04/Nov/12 2nd
with BRoe
James Oswald 21/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Awesome still. Seconded it twice after Masa fell off the first time. E1

with Masa
masa-alpin 21/Oct/12 Lead RP

Fell off at 4 metres in my first (onsight) attempt, as a warm-up on the day, after everything went very wrong and I got pumped, before topping out. Terribly disappointed. Lead cleanly in my second attempt.

with James O, John Reedy
keith leonard 11/Sep/12 -
Keendan 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Climbed the first half from the Rasp before, but the crux was onsight. Pretty scary at one point setting up the big reach left.

jwpil 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
dannyboy83 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 -
Jimbo C 07/Jul/12 Lead dog

Ridiculously steep moves. Bit off more than I could chew and shamefully rested on a nut at the top of the flakes before finsihing. Desperate for HVS. One to come back to for the clean lead.

with Pete
timmyhobby 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S
climbinmunkey 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

Went too low at the traverse and fell! Got it sorted when I went high. Great climb.

with Helen
helenstuart 10/Jun/12 2nd dog

Rested trying to get stuck gear - size 7 WC rock still in route - sorry. Intimidating top out.

with Mike
DaveFidler 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Malc
Pete Graham 29/Feb/12 2nd
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Boy 01/Nov/11 Solo
James Oswald 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Ace laybacking up the very steep flake. predicted runners from the ground and used the stuck nut. Nice traversing move leftwards to what one hopes will be a hands off rest... it isn't. Weird topout which felt like solid 5a....

Mr. K 23/Oct/11 2nd dnf

Absolutely destroyed my arms hanging around removing some stuck gear so only got as far as trying the traverse out left. Seriously pumpy route and top-end E1.

ronmcdonald 20/Oct/11 TR

nelson smashed ron dogged

Graeme Hammond 22/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing, personally I thought it was worth E1

andybirtwistle 24/Jul/11 Lead
with Mark Elwell
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jul/11 Lead dog

One rest.

with Ian Holtby
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead rpt
thomasadixon 03/Jul/11 Lead RP

In Mar/09 took a rest where this splits off to the Rasp. Knackering. Clearly need more training - guess it worked.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
tomjagger ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Cooke
Nick Sillem ??/2011 Solo O/S
madasten 13/Nov/10 2nd dog

Got pumped out trying the lead :( I will return...

hellboundblr 13/Nov/10 Lead

Knee bar rest very helpful. Used it twice.

with Billy
Chris_barr 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Lockyer
sam corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Alistair Corbett
al123 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Alistair Corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Olli-C 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Alex Shermer 13/Oct/10 2nd dnf
Rachel Slater 13/Oct/10 Lead dog

one rest, should have kept going

joese7en 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 14/Sep/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
JRigby 21/Jul/10 2nd
Jonathan Hall 21/Jul/10 Lead

I thought this felt E1 for sure, maybe im just weak though. Not the best route to choose for a warm up on a muggy evening.

liamoloughlin 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks!

Hidden 15/May/10 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Joe Costello 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
highrepute 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tebs 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

After the file, was thinking of the Rasp but decided to give this a go as practice for the main event, which will have to wait. Fun route, steep but juggy start, then hardish moves to mantle the ledge, easy 3D wierdness above, slopey wierdness to finish.

with Chris
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S

Wimped out of The Rasp onto this easier exit.

Bristoldave 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Got tired on rasp so down climbed & did this

with Helen
galpinos 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Ben T
tmawer 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with tina
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
rubygem 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead dog
IAmAStone 30/Jul/09 Lead dog
with Charlie Jefferson
Mr Wild 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/09 2nd
Ed Booth 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Sankey 15/Jun/09 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd
cem 07/Jun/09 Lead dog

Had to take rests at crux - too pumped

Alex Mason 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Good practice for the rasp, but decent in its own right

Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Also seconded a couple of years ago

Tim Steward 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Cayzer
Stig 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
dan gibson 06/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/08 Solo β
mattyork2 21/Apr/08 2nd
alaan 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
gregoritos ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead rpt
SecretSquirrel 26/May/07 2nd
timo.t 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Rob, Mark
Hidden 18/Apr/07 -
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead
Nicos 13/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with christos liaskos
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead β
ukb & bmc shark 20/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Pythonist 15/May/05 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ??/2005 -
with Pierre
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 01/Sep/04 Lead O/S
SteveM 07/Jul/04 Lead
with Cogie
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd O/S
tompercy ?/May/03 Lead
with Ollie M, Tom Bridgeland
shoulders 05/Apr/03 Lead
with alexis
AJ007 12/Sep/02 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 08/Sep/02 Lead dog
dan_o_b ?/Sep/02 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Aug/02 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/00 2nd
Mark Stevenson 07/Jul/00 Lead dog
Roget 23/Apr/00 Solo rpt
tlr ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/99 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/98 Lead rpt
CrashMat Rob 17/May/98 Lead dog
with Nicky
pete johnson 09/May/98 Lead O/S
with Bob Allen, Lun
Chris Reid 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/97 2nd
uphillnow 23/Sep/96 Lead

was going to do the Rasp but not going well enough so switched to this.

with mat allatt, Rik
Roget 15/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/95 2nd
cragspud ??/1993 2nd O/S
Tony Little 13/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Guy and Simon
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Andy Say 01/Oct/89 Lead
phardman 08/May/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 02/Mar/88 Lead RP
with Dave Forster
Dave Musgrove 14/Jun/87 2nd
with Pete Finklaire
Hidden 11/May/85 Lead
charlesmfrench ??/1985 Lead RP
nigehughes ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Andy Muir
Hidden 02/Jun/83 Solo O/S
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/82 Lead O/S
with Chez
Andy Fielding ??/1980 2nd
Dave Musgrove ?/Nov/79 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Keith Jenkins
mikej 21/Jun/68 Lead
with Geoff Williams
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