Rockfax Description
Worthwhile but bold. Starting at the tunnel, climb the arete on its left before pulling round onto the front face. A poorly-protected mantelshelf reaches better holds, then traverse right to a wide crack to finish. High in the grade, bizarrely it used to be VD! © Rockfax

FA. R.A.Brown 1944

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

9fingerjon 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd O/S
stevo smith 02/Apr/17 Lead
with Chris B.
GregClixby 03/Nov/16 2nd β
GregClixby 30/May/16 Lead O/S
MrFantastic 11/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Felt pretty committed once I'd moved up the arete, so had to go for it with a steady head on,felt OK really.

with Vic, Matt
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
williap 19/Oct/14 2nd

VS 4B? The first bit of gear is basically half-way up, and that mantle is psyched and prepared!

Paul ablitt 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah
scottcoates 19/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
RM199 09/May/14 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 09/May/14 2nd
colin milton 09/Apr/14 2nd
with shaun l
dangmtb 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Oceanic 02/Sep/12 -
Matt Cooke 01/Sep/12 2nd β
with Rosh
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peach
kenneM ?/Apr/12 Lead
with Davey Luke
Martin Cooper 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Bold HVS 5a

with Stan
thedatastream 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Easier than it first appears but harder than 4b

Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
adi bryant 26/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
garethb 15/May/11 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 TR
tigertim 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Might as well have done the direct start at HVS as the VS variant has no gear till higher up. Not really suitable for someone's first VS.

MeMeMe 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Tim
nick ferro 24/Apr/10 -
victim of mathematics 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Much easier if you just man up and mantle the ledge on the left instead of pansying about with the right hand side of the arete. Scary with the dodgy gear though!

crossdressingrodney 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

The mantleshelf can be avoided by a horribly wobbly and delicate move round the right of the arete. The gear is rubbish.

JulesV 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S
chrisallan 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

very serious route with poor gear till above the crux, still bold HVS in my book, being quite green didn't help either. This did give a good buzz on lead on a nice route.

with Jools
djp1 03/Jul/08 2nd
with Dom
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead
stevo smith 07/Aug/07 Lead dnf

Bailed!? Nd to go back...

with Pam
Chris Craggs 12/Oct/05 2nd

Used to be VDiff - bloody hell!

with Colin Binks
Mark Stevenson 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
PenJD 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
DerwentDiluted 27/Jul/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Solo
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S

called for top rope on the crux :(

with Graeme
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 TR rpt

after failing on lead yet again

with Carmen
Hidden ??/2002 Solo O/S
Tim W 29/Jul/01 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
ste_d 01/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 01/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 10/May/98 2nd

Dave led.

with Doug, Dave Walch
Ropeboy 26/May/97 Lead


Hidden ??/1996 TR O/S
Roget 14/May/95 Solo O/S
with jon
babymoac ??/1995 -
Hidden 08/Jul/93 Solo O/S
roncaves 02/Aug/92 Lead
with Steve Leather
leathers ??/1990 -
Andy Say 01/Jul/87 Solo O/S
Budge ??/1987 Solo O/S

Soled when graded VDiff, harrowing

Pete Pozman 02/Sep/86 Solo O/S
malc 02/Jun/84 Solo
charlesmfrench 13/Feb/82 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
mikej 27/Sep/70 Solo
with E
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 21
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 21
Votes cast 19
Style of ascent
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