Rockfax Description
A fine and intimidating route that would not be out of place on Curbar. The upper section is hard to enter, although fortunately good protection is available even without giant cams. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Yorkshire Off Widths, To Goliath's Groove and beyond, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

g1m147 07/Jan 2nd
with Mick.
Bradbury 18/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 09/Dec/17 Lead O/S
HenryMeier 04/Dec/17 2nd β
mrphilipoldham 04/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Easier than I expected, wasn’t even breathing heavily at the top! Intimidating move out of the niche though, easy once you figure it. Lovely back and footing! 03/Dec/17 2nd β
with mskngch
marconi 25/Nov/17 Lead
luky0514 18/Nov/17 2nd
with Ming, Fez
Vlad Pepper 05/Nov/17 2nd
Tom Redwood 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Feels quite committing a fair way above gear at the middle section, lessened when the 'hidden hold' is found. Satisfying route!

with Vlad
eb202 28/Oct/17 2nd dnf

Injured foot impeded progress.

with Michael
Mike505 28/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Ilia Nadyrbayev 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Kirill 15/Oct/17 Lead
with Ilia
George_Surf 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S

1st route of the day. Awkward to get established in the offwidth. Silver big dragon protects.

rachelpearce01 19/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Katsmiff 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

My kind of route. Bridging, wiggling, only get this outdoors kinda climb 😊

Rafal Malczyk 05/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/17 2nd
Alex 74 09/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Jason smeeth
Alkis 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Alex Hyde 09/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Couldn't muster the psyche to push through the rib so took a bit of a fall, had no gear large enough to protect it gave it a go on tp rope

with Sam
Alex Hyde 09/Jun/17 TR rpt

cracked it with the top rope, should have given it a go all along!

with Sam
Hidden ?/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 17/Apr/17 2nd
Capricorn One 25/Mar/17 2nd
max_chan 25/Mar/17 2nd O/S

Easier than I was expecting

with Chris Hindley, Greg - PCC
Hidden 13/Mar/17 Lead
admackie 05/Nov/16 Lead

felt easy today

with Ardo
ashtond6 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Cake 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Not hard at the grade. Normal size 4 cam is fine

Hidden 27/Oct/16 2nd
Lenny 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with James. D
TobyA 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Dave
Dave 09/Oct/16 2nd
Mark Stevenson 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
will_benfold 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
charley 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
GwilymR 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Stephane
Flavio 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hooo 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Rich B
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead
rajeshwarbisht 23/Apr/16 Lead dnf
with Flavio
GermanAlex 25/Mar/16 2nd

Wearing a helmet increases the difficulty of getting established in the crack.

with Ben
benlatham07 25/Mar/16 Lead β
RKirke 05/Dec/15 2nd O/S
Stroppy 05/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Was a little bit awkward getting into the crack but was expecting more of a fight from this one based on the description

Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
mark4344 11/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Dave Rich
db79 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Neal Jobling 24/Jun/15 2nd

Climbed styleless and with lots of grunting

with Tony Flint
annep11 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/15 TR
john_ni 30/May/15 2nd
rich_hw 30/May/15 Lead O/S
MSchobitz 16/May/15 Lead O/S

Quite a full body experience...

Dibdawg 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Richard Snow
hotfeet 16/May/15 2nd dog
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Jmpollard 10/May/15 2nd
Sophie Nunn 02/May/15 2nd O/S
with Floris
shaunhumphreys 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Dom P, Ben Kelsey
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Warm up.

with Shaun Humphreys
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Warm up.

with Shaun Humphreys
Ian Hylands 23/Apr/15 Lead
with Sumir Bhat
mrteale 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/15 2nd
Karlos 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lovely. But big cams do help.

with Adam B
Hidden 11/Apr/15 2nd O/S
dbrooks 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S

awesome! scary getting established into the crack

with shaun
cem 06/Dec/14 2nd rpt
Kirill 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd
ralphio 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Not what I expected at all. Nicely technical climbing in balance, and not at all powerful or thrutchy. Bridging on the limit of my leg span.

with Nik
phillipwright ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Nov/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not to hard once you get into the guts of it:-)

with phill ukc
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 -
Rob Grant 03/Aug/14 -
with heliya
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd dog
gazfellows 29/Jun/14 Lead

Absolutely brilliant . Gritstone scwerming at its best.

with Nic
Mr Messy 16/May/14 Lead rpt
with Sam
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd
admackie 18/Apr/14 -
with sexy rach
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
amccann 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Fran
franhammond92 16/Mar/14 2nd
Jimbo C 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Found this a struggle and didn't have a big cam. Very trad.

with Jurr
Paul ablitt 15/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Mike_Hayes 08/Mar/14 Lead
PaulTanton 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Excellent Grit tussle

with Chris Wiles, Bruce Woodley
the power 15/Dec/13 Lead dnf
Paul Hy 15/Dec/13 Lead dnf

got leg cramp.

admackie 15/Dec/13 Lead
deacondeacon 15/Dec/13 Lead

Nice route. Pretty sure i've done this before. Definitive HVS. ie. harder than E1 :)

Paul Hy 15/Dec/13 2nd β

got the foot swap sorted to get passed where i cramped up earlier trying lead.

David Kay 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Moritz L 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S
vanderz 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 23/Nov/13 2nd dog
althesin 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Reds 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
climb the peak 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
DavidPC 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Easier than expected. Good route

richyp 24/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
kitkat78 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
bobstones 01/Sep/13 TR O/S

Another superb route.

marcduhig 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
oodie72 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Ian MK 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Mark Duhig
SteveM 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Rachael, Kat
morganator 01/Sep/13 Solo
spragglerocks 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kat, Steve M
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd
ColinD 14/May/13 2nd
with Keith
keith leonard 14/May/13 Lead
Phill Mitch 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with bleggs
The Norris 28/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Gavin
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Alan
Nigel Bond 23/Apr/13 TR
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Hidden 01/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Mike Hegarty 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Hard getting started up the wide crack but easier higher up.. Nice rest after the cruz section. First time I used my number 6 BD cam.

with James Beanie Boy Godwin
andi turner ??/2013 -
Fatclimber 13/Dec/12 TR dog
with Self Belayed
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd rpt
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 02/Nov/12 2nd O/S
elCapitano 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
davewsargent ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete ?/Oct/12 2nd
Harri777 22/Sep/12 2nd
jshields 05/May/12 2nd
with Paul Tretheway
Falko 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt

From a standing position inside the base of the wide crack two lovely little crimps (at arms length and on opposite sides of the crack) facilitated my upward progress. Getting both feet out onto the L face was the key move, allowing me to back-and-foot upwards. A No. 4 Helium Friend protected the move to quit back-and-footing higher up. The gear on the back loops of my harness was an encumbrance!

with Al W.
masa-alpin 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Excellent off-width crack route!

with Luke A
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Oliver Houston 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Hard Work!!

Leofallon 21/Mar/12 2nd
Tom Phillips 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with leo
jayrenegade 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Emelio, Nikki, Adrian, Prav
crag_hopper_Jay 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd
Kirill 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
PAJames ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
James Oswald 18/Nov/11 2nd rpt

Easier than you expect.

with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Nowhere near as strenuous or as hard as I was expecting. A big cam was definitely an asset!

Helen Gibson 04/Oct/11 2nd

number 4 camalot helped us, without it would feel quite run out and harder than HVS

buxtoncoffeelover ?/Oct/11 2nd
mark4344 20/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Matt Payne
cheeky 20/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead rpt
sopaz 02/Sep/11 2nd
SteWatkins ?/Sep/11 -
Danny Crump 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Richard Vaughan
JonnoP 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ben_250 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S

hard move to get established in crack

with Tom
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Brown 31/May/11 Lead
with Gabriel
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd O/S
riddle 28/May/11 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 28/May/11 Lead rpt
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
SteveM 21/May/11 Lead
with Kat
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
kitkat78 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
mark20 21/May/11 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 19/May/11 Lead O/S

A lot of fun with very cool moves. Shame I was a bit too scared to enjoy them properly! Take a massive cam!

with Mike, Tom
joe1979 02/May/11 Lead
migs493 01/May/11 2nd β
with LO
lozowen 01/May/11 Lead O/S
dan_o_b ?/May/11 2nd O/S
nickmattia 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with ryan jones
Ketu 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Graham, Charles M
cem 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
uphillnow ??/2011 Lead

Done before?

mwatson ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
kfv 29/Oct/10 2nd O/S
James Oswald 27/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Awesome. Actually felt quite nice having half my leg jammed in the crack. Cool bridging moves.

with James Rees
Stig 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Backed off this years ago. Narly.

with james oswald
philb 26/Sep/10 2nd dog

needed to pull on rope at crux but there u go with mark

Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
BrettB 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with tomas
nai 04/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Mel
Hardonicus 16/May/10 Lead O/S

Yosemite'd a number 5 cam up the crack. Not so bad once you get established with your foot out left.

with Chris Surfleet
willworkforfoodjnr 16/May/10 2nd O/S
climbinmunkey 09/May/10 Lead dnf

Tried this one late in the day and badly wanted to tick it but couldn't summon the nuts to run out above gear and get going on the crack. Will be back with bigger nuts (or cams) and get the tick.

with Helen
john lynch 12/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with simon smith
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd O/S
david morse 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with chris todd
Shauna 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jules
geddicakes 28/Mar/10 Lead
Mike_Hayes 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 2nd rpt

not as hard as I remember, though still no push over. Also 18/12/17 with Andy W

with Rob
Ketu 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
peppermill 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S

lovely jams that mu arm and fist fitted nicely

with Steve
metal arms 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
markfairbank 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Harry Middleton
brockers 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Wonderful Route. A great thrutch to get established in the crack, after which it went relatively easier than I first thought. Pro was ok even with only small Cams available.

with Carole Feldman
DavidEvans 11/May/09 2nd
with Nige
Hardcore Pat 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Graham Plant
Theeni 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 18/Jan/09 Lead β
with Marek
aspyrex 18/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
adam carless 07/Dec/08 2nd O/S

surprisingly pleasant route, some tricky udging but not the skin-shredder I feared.

Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 06/Dec/08 2nd dog

one rest, the big crack is flamin akward, dont think i'd have enjoyed the lead..

with daveyw
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead dog
PenJD 31/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 19/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Si dH 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
IAmAStone 25/May/08 2nd

Very hard getting out of the first part of the off width crack. Once this is done nice climbing to the amazing top out on lovely holds.

with Liz Swanson
Tim Steward 10/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Alderson
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Fraser13 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Andrew Sloan 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Very thuggish.

charlesmfrench 04/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Ann Fooks, Dave Fooks
dangerousoldfool ?/Sep/07 2nd

Tough and uncompromising

with Mike O
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
stevo smith 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Dad belaying

Graeme Hammond 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S

felt bold with no big gear. Luckily was on good holds when a bird (owl?) flew out of the crack. Good route.

with Tom Pascall
Benjones45_99 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Davies
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with John
Hidden 17/Dec/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Lead
Alex@home ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with nicos
jimbobimbo ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Steve
Another James 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Christophe
goi.ashmore 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Lewis Ashton
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd β
with Sue Austin
Wil Treasure ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
cem 19/Nov/05 Lead rpt
with Eric Olson
Nicos 05/Nov/05 Lead O/S
markbenton 10/May/05 AltLd
with madaxeman
Dave Reeve ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
ukb & bmc shark 08/Jan/05 2nd O/S
with Mark Hundleby
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/02 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
cem 17/Dec/00 2nd
with Graham Dolman, Miles Butteriss
Roget 16/Apr/00 Lead rpt
DavidEvans ??/2000 Lead O/S

Several times over the years

ajc 24/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
roncaves 29/Apr/97 Lead
with Lynn Bland
crossleysm ??/1996 Lead
ste_d 01/Jun/95 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S
craig h 09/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with Matt Ford
Hidden ??/1992 -
Roget 28/May/90 2nd O/S
with jim
Andy Say 17/Oct/89 Solo
mikej 09/Jun/85 2nd
with Mike Byles
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