Rockfax Description
The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. It is slightly escapable and also easier for the tall. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Hoey 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Hidden 23/Sep/17 TR dog
Marl 08/May/17 TR

Dodgey flake on this route is now completely loose a d virtually detached.

Hidden 07/Apr/17 TR
Louishmouis 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Dad
amccann 26/Oct/16 Lead RP
with Fran
amccann 16/Oct/16 2nd β
James Oakes 16/Oct/16 Lead β

Abseiled to brush and chalk holds and had a quick look at the gear.

Hidden 30/Jan/16 Lead rpt
dr_botnik 29/Dec/15 TR rpt
deacondeacon 29/Dec/15 Lead RP

Top roped then led. No pads, no side runners, no hand placed peg. I trusted the gear, but would probably hit the floor from the upper crux wether the flake held or not. Nice, steady climbing, probably only 5c.

Cake 21/Nov/15 -

Excellent moves throughout. Lots of 5c, maybe one 6a move for a tall person. Flashed it on TR, then practiced about 5 times. All gear pre-placed and the good cam had a naughty extension.

Hidden 21/Nov/15 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 28/May/15 Solo RP

Did it on a top-rope beforehand, quite glad I did too. Despite the fact it's easy those flakes are a long way below AND - most importantly - highly suspect. If you did come off I'd imagine that they'd be coming with you too! Easier for the tall.

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/May/15 TR rpt
Nick1812P 21/May/15 Lead O/S
with speedy
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 17/May/15 Lead O/S

technically not bad but wouldn't want to fall. never 6b

with Roisin
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Nic Sellars
MysteriousCeorl 20/Mar/15 TR
dominic lee 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
ashtond6 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt

Awesome, stupidly fell onto the hand placed peg first attempt

Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead RP
Mike Todd 01/Mar/14 Lead RP

Dodgy gear throughout, glad I didn't have to test it!

Hidden 16/Feb/14 TR O/S
dr_botnik 03/Feb/14 TR O/S

Had to slap for the good hold, could feel the inertia of my body falling off before I realised I'd latched it! great moves, bit too bold for the lead today though, especially with how rattely that flake sounded

Hidden 03/Feb/14 TR
ashtond6 09/Nov/13 2nd
Kim M 01/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Nige
Hidden 21/Jul/13 TR
Hidden 09/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Dec/12 2nd
dannyboy83 25/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Dad
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/Aug/12 Lead RP
Katya 22/Aug/12 2nd β
with Paul
Hidden 11/Mar/12 TR dog
davesykes 20/Nov/11 2nd

Easier for the tall, esp on 2nd.

with eric
mwatson 03/Oct/11 TR


with shunt
dodfoster ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Ground up, 2nd go.

with tom
Alkis 10/Oct/10 TR dog
oliver.ghill91 10/Oct/10 TR RP
BeccaSnowden 09/Oct/10 TR O/S

Felt more like 6a. Would still be a scary scary lead though...

with Andy
Hidden 09/Mar/10 TR β
alaan 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Bit greasy and blustery - took a long time to commit. Top crux is worrying as you really aren't going to get away with coming off...

with bex
Becky E 10/Aug/08 2nd

Weasled right of the first crux.

jugglingeek 26/May/08 TR dog

Some dynamic moves and some disgracefully sloping holds. Way too hard for me really but I did make it all the way to the top with just two falls.

Andrew Sloan 02/Mar/08 TR O/S
martroberts 03/Jan/00 Lead RP

Top class route. Very nervous even with the success yesterday

martroberts 02/Jan/00 TR O/S

Only climbed E2 before trying this on toprope but got it first time. Did it another 5 times without falling and came back the day after to lead with Dad

tuftynick ??/2000 2nd O/S
with James Ibbotson
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead RP
tmawer ??/1999 TR O/S
with Kate Arnold, Jim Arnold
Stoney Boy 14/Mar/93 Lead

Top roped first

with Andy MaCallum, Neil McCallum
samt 04/Apr/92 TR

flashed it on t rope!

with Rob Weston
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