12m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the groove to the roof then exit right (crux) to Croton Oil and a finish up the rickety flake. Low in the grade but pumpy. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1954

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, One Day Challenges: HVS-E4

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Fiend 22 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Short-lived, but a really nice crux move scooting around the nose. Committing rather than hard.
βeta?
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βeta: Short-lived, but a really nice crux move scooting around the nose. Committing rather than hard.
Martin Cooper 3 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Maybe I was just having a good day (unusual) but I thought the crux was straightforward (hold on the left on the arete above the roof)
βeta?
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βeta: Maybe I was just having a good day (unusual) but I thought the crux was straightforward (hold on the left on the arete above the roof)
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Alan James - UKC and UKH 13 Sep 2nd
Hidden 22 Jun Lead O/S
Dan Arkle 22 Jun 2nd
with Kyle
with Kyle
robgixer 16 Feb 2nd O/S
SCClimb 27 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 Lead dog
CameronH 20 Oct, 2018 2nd dog
phardy 3 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Spent a bit too long faffing when I should have just gone for it. The crux felt relatively straightforward
with Droyd
Spent a bit too long faffing when I should have just gone for it. The crux felt relatively straightforward
with Droyd
CRead 26 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Better than I was expecting! Deserves more than one star
with Joe Longbottom
Better than I was expecting! Deserves more than one star
with Joe Longbottom
Teappleby 15 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt Not how I remembered it at all. Also nowhere near the same bracket as croton oil in term of quality.
Not how I remembered it at all. Also nowhere near the same bracket as croton oil in term of quality.
franhammond92 15 Sep, 2018 2nd β Seconded Tom after another aborted lead attempt. Too easy to downclimb from the tricky bit and too many "maybe if I try this instead" options for me to ever commit. Think I'll be putting this one in the Not For Me pile.
Seconded Tom after another aborted lead attempt. Too easy to downclimb from the tricky bit and too many "maybe if I try this instead" options for me to ever commit. Think I'll be putting this one in the Not For Me pile.
Hidden 5 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf
emdawes 21 May, 2018 Lead O/S
emilyhewison 20 May, 2018 2nd
with emdawes
with emdawes
Hidden 20 May, 2018 2nd rpt
AlexMorris 20 May, 2018 Lead RP Done on 2nd before
Done on 2nd before
Jwatson 16 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Mar, 2018 Lead G/U
Alex Hyde 9 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Jmpollard 24 Feb, 2018 2nd Bit blind round the corner!
Bit blind round the corner!
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Nov, 2017 Lead
fuzzysheep01 30 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 30 Sep, 2017 2nd
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 2nd
bencole 13 May, 2017 2nd rpt
climberchristy 13 May, 2017 Lead rpt
with bencole
with bencole
charley 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with jack01
with jack01
Hidden 6 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
Andy Moles 11 Mar, 2017 Lead
with ferdia
with ferdia
ferdia 11 Mar, 2017 2nd
williap 19 Feb, 2017 2nd dnf
Hidden 18 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
will9911 4 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
with tim
with tim
Hidden 26 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Luke90 19 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Oct, 2016 2nd dog
will9911 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
with Tony Madden
Martin Bagshaw 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mullet
with Mullet
ralphio 7 Dec, 2015 Lead G/U Slipped off initial crack as it was still a it damp from overnight rain. Lowered to ground and led clean second go.
with Droyd
Slipped off initial crack as it was still a it damp from overnight rain. Lowered to ground and led clean second go.
with Droyd
Hidden 22 Oct, 2015 2nd
Hidden 22 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
harry_lewis 9 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
spidey 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 28 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 20 May, 2015 Lead O/S
eel 26 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
MSchobitz 25 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S good route, just about managed to span it using a smaller crimp for my left hand.
good route, just about managed to span it using a smaller crimp for my left hand.
Teappleby 25 Apr, 2015 2nd In the rain. Not as hard for the short as everyone says it is. There is a perfectly good intermediate hold, so even if you can't reach the big jug it's fine.
In the rain. Not as hard for the short as everyone says it is. There is a perfectly good intermediate hold, so even if you can't reach the big jug it's fine.
Bradbury 25 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
with Twisty
with Twisty
the power 4 Apr, 2015 Lead dnf Two attemps at the crux came off both times and flipped upside down ripped me top cam out on 2nd fall haha radical
Two attemps at the crux came off both times and flipped upside down ripped me top cam out on 2nd fall haha radical
Andy Peak 1 4 Apr, 2015 2nd
Hidden 8 Feb, 2015 2nd dog
shaunhumphreys 5 Dec, 2014 Lead G/U tried a while ago on a sweaty day and couldnt commit to the move! felt fine today!
tried a while ago on a sweaty day and couldnt commit to the move! felt fine today!
adi bryant 17 Nov, 2014 Lead RP Mildly damp..
Mildly damp..
Andy Peak 1 26 Oct, 2014 Lead Triyed every way i could think statick, then i just had to slap for the good one:-)
with phill ukc
Triyed every way i could think statick, then i just had to slap for the good one:-)
with phill ukc
climberchristy 25 Oct, 2014 Lead rpt Glad to get this one today as have sat on crux in past. Short lived but tough crux.
with bencole
Glad to get this one today as have sat on crux in past. Short lived but tough crux.
with bencole
Gudge 3 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Short, sharp & sweet!
with Bob Ewen
Short, sharp & sweet!
with Bob Ewen
Hidden 29 Apr, 2014 Lead dnf
Jack93 28 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
bantamdave 12 Apr, 2014 2nd dog
with Tony Maden
with Tony Maden
belay bunny turned bad 11 Apr, 2014 2nd
with Al Doig
with Al Doig
Hidden 11 Apr, 2014 Lead
JakeWShaw 8 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt Harder than the tainted memory I have of seconding this on my first day of leading!! Reversed 4/5 times before changing from new shoes into old ones I trusted! Great route.
Harder than the tainted memory I have of seconding this on my first day of leading!! Reversed 4/5 times before changing from new shoes into old ones I trusted! Great route.
Hidden 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Mar, 2014 2nd dog
Andy Peak 1 3 Feb, 2014 Lead dnf did not commit to roof on poor hold. must try harder
did not commit to roof on poor hold. must try harder
Hidden 29 Dec, 2013 2nd rpt
Hidden ?Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
pete1993 27 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S took a while to commit to reaching round the corner, but once i got the big hold and the high foot it was plain sailing, ace route
with amccann
took a while to commit to reaching round the corner, but once i got the big hold and the high foot it was plain sailing, ace route
with amccann
Calum Wadsworth 13 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S Very good. Not too bad once I committed to the move but spent a long time psyching up for it/getting more pumped.
Very good. Not too bad once I committed to the move but spent a long time psyching up for it/getting more pumped.
Matthew Ferrier 13 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S Height seems to be an advantage for the crux.
Height seems to be an advantage for the crux.
amccann 24 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
chrisfrugill 27 Sep, 2013 Lead Fell off DNF
with Mark Leach
Fell off DNF
with Mark Leach
Harry Thorpe 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
thetradlad 23 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
mshorter 17 May, 2013 Lead
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 -
Hannes B 9 Apr, 2013 2nd
with debsb
with debsb
debsb 9 Apr, 2013 Lead
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
SteveM 2 Feb, 2013 Lead dnf
thomaspomfrett 5 Jan, 2013 2nd dog
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 Lead
Hidden 13 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 17 Sep, 2012 Lead Led on pre-placed gear from partners ascent. very steady at the grade.
Led on pre-placed gear from partners ascent. very steady at the grade.
disturbed_one51 2 Jun, 2012 Lead
Jonathan Hall 2 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2012 2nd
JRae 19 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Zora, pmurdy
with Zora, pmurdy
pmurdy 19 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Jonny Reay
with Jonny Reay
JakeWShaw 16 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 16 Mar, 2012 Lead β A bit bold but e1 5a seems closer to the mark, watched some yooth do the crux beforehand which probably knocks an e point off
with Ryan
A bit bold but e1 5a seems closer to the mark, watched some yooth do the crux beforehand which probably knocks an e point off
with Ryan
Nick1812P 16 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Gambit 25 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
with barney1
with barney1
Hidden 24 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
stuaart 29 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S Neil led. Slightly off route he thought.
with Ben, Neil Redgrave
Neil led. Slightly off route he thought.
with Ben, Neil Redgrave
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
Longsufferingropeholder ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??, 2012 Lead O/S
cobweb 22 Oct, 2011 Lead Me thinks e1 ;-)
with martyn hopson
Me thinks e1 ;-)
with martyn hopson
Bill Lawrence 10 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
James Oakes 10 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Katya 9 Aug, 2011 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Nice line, not too bad at the grade.
with Katya
Nice line, not too bad at the grade.
with Katya
ojp 30 Jul, 2011 2nd
Dave Foster 30 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Unbalanced but good. One hard move with daunting fall potential, then the rest of Croton Oil. Had to climb down from crux for re-psyche and rest before climbing through. Didn't feel low in the grade in full sun!
with Si
Unbalanced but good. One hard move with daunting fall potential, then the rest of Croton Oil. Had to climb down from crux for re-psyche and rest before climbing through. Didn't feel low in the grade in full sun!
with Si
Hidden 31 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2011 Lead dnf
coombsy 21 May, 2011 Lead O/S Lead withy John whilst Neil and Rich were on Croton Oil. All met at the top which was fab for a pic and the regular stupid banter. Brill
with John B
Lead withy John whilst Neil and Rich were on Croton Oil. All met at the top which was fab for a pic and the regular stupid banter. Brill
with John B
mark20 21 May, 2011 Lead rpt
Jake Young 19 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with JRae
with JRae
thomasadixon 19 May, 2011 Lead O/S Good cruxy route.
Good cruxy route.
BeccaSnowden 19 May, 2011 2nd Tried to lead but felt too scary trying to rock over. Seconded easily enough.
Tried to lead but felt too scary trying to rock over. Seconded easily enough.
JRae 19 May, 2011 Lead
Mike_Hayes 14 May, 2011 -
Graeme Hammond 8 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ahab
with Ahab
Jonny_86 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Low in the grade. Nice moves when stepping out under the roof.
Low in the grade. Nice moves when stepping out under the roof.
nick ferro 16 Apr, 2011 AltLd RP
Tony Holdsworth 11 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Adam Hughes
with Adam Hughes
akhughes 11 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??, 2011 -
mwatson ??, 2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??, 2011 -
Wil Treasure 6 Nov, 2010 Lead
Hidden 6 Nov, 2010 2nd
Stig 27 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Quality
with james oswald
Quality
with james oswald
James Oswald 27 Oct, 2010 2nd dog Felt fine on second when I knew how :) Nice
with James Rees
Felt fine on second when I knew how :) Nice
with James Rees
BrettB 18 Jul, 2010 Lead β
with tomas
with tomas
mel holmes 4 Jun, 2010 2nd
with nai
with nai
nai 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden 22 Apr, 2010 2nd
steveb2006 16 Apr, 2010 2nd
with David Andrew
with David Andrew
goshawk 16 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Steve Burns
with Steve Burns
steveb2006 27 Mar, 2010 Lead
pedro.silva 14 Mar, 2010 2nd dog
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 2010 -
davesykes ??, 2010 -
with Jenny
with Jenny
Cake 15 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S Came down twice I think, but barely weighted the rope. The crux was a powerful move for me.
Came down twice I think, but barely weighted the rope. The crux was a powerful move for me.
Hidden 31 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
mark20 31 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 25 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Very straightforwrd ascent. About as mild an E2 experience as one could get (without mats of course)
Very straightforwrd ascent. About as mild an E2 experience as one could get (without mats of course)
Hidden 22 Sep, 2009 2nd β
Hidden 22 Sep, 2009 Lead
chris sm 30 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt Quite tricky. But just one move.
with Pippa Froggatt
Quite tricky. But just one move.
with Pippa Froggatt
Brown 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Evan
with Evan
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 Lead
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 2nd
john lynch 12 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
Lewis Andrew 12 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with John Lynch
with John Lynch
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
lukehunt 15 Mar, 2009 -
with Nathan Lawrence
with Nathan Lawrence
Theeni 15 Mar, 2009 Lead dnf
CJEFF ?Mar, 2009 2nd
Pixie-Andy 12 Oct, 2008 2nd
masa-alpin 12 Oct, 2008 Lead dog I took a near-ground fall at the crux - my feet just touched the ground. In the end I managed.
I took a near-ground fall at the crux - my feet just touched the ground. In the end I managed.
Hidden 12 Oct, 2008 2nd
Hidden 29 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2008 Lead rpt
tom.e 18 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
Hidden 1 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Mick r 24 Feb, 2008 Lead β lead through after Vash backed off - one hardish move but not bad for E2
with Vash
lead through after Vash backed off - one hardish move but not bad for E2
with Vash
Alex Mason 24 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S tried 2 years ago (but reversed to deck), quite reachy and pumpy while hanging around.
with Tom Martin
tried 2 years ago (but reversed to deck), quite reachy and pumpy while hanging around.
with Tom Martin
jamiev 6 Jan, 2008 2nd β
with Kenta Tanaka
with Kenta Tanaka
lowersharpnose 1 Jan, 2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 3 Nov, 2007 2nd O/S
DavidR 3 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Oct, 2007 Lead
Hidden 17 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 May, 2007 2nd O/S
PTatts 28 Apr, 2007 Lead β
with Lisa Morgan
with Lisa Morgan
dan gibson 27 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with AJ
with AJ
Hidden 11 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 3 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Toby Dunn
with Toby Dunn
RossG123 ??, 2007 Lead
Phill Mitch ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Alex@home ?Dec, 2006 Lead O/S first e2 - don't care if it is low in the grade it's still an e2 ;-)
with nicos
first e2 - don't care if it is low in the grade it's still an e2 ;-)
with nicos
cem 5 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with Natasha Geere, GrahamD
with Natasha Geere, GrahamD
Coel Hellier 25 Jun, 2006 Lead
Lev 29 Apr, 2006 Lead rpt
with Emma
with Emma
Hidden 29 Apr, 2006 2nd dog
chris sm 14 Apr, 2006 Lead dog
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??, 2006 2nd β
with reeeve
with reeeve
Mark Riley ?Sep, 2005 2nd β
Mark A Humphries 12 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with gary wood
with gary wood
Dave Reeve ?Mar, 2005 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
with Steve Hordley
RossG ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2005 2nd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
steve mee 19 Sep, 2004 2nd dog
with Tony Ball
with Tony Ball
DubyaJamesDubya 19 Oct, 2003 Lead O/S
with Martin Flint
with Martin Flint
Hidden 4 Sep, 2002 Lead β
steveb2006 27 Oct, 2001 2nd
with Dave Taylor
with Dave Taylor
skygodley 27 Jan, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??, 2000 Lead
Billg ??, 1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Apr, 1997 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 24 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
with Dave Plummer
with Dave Plummer
goi.ashmore 28 Sep, 1996 Lead O/S
with Dave Banham-Hughes
with Dave Banham-Hughes
Bruce Kerr 9 Apr, 1996 2nd
with Robert Durran
with Robert Durran
uphillnow ??, 1996 -
Hidden 10 Jun, 1995 Lead dog
ste_d 1 Jun, 1995 2nd O/S
Mike_d78 1 Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
Hidden 23 Apr, 1995 Lead
Hidden ??, 1995 -
Sean Kelly ??, 1995 -
steveb2006 12 Jun, 1994 Lead
with Terry Bolger
with Terry Bolger
steveb2006 3 Oct, 1993 Lead
with Ian Cartwright
with Ian Cartwright
IanD353 ?Mar, 1993 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 1992 Lead O/S
IanHazzard 11 Aug, 1990 -
Roget 28 May, 1990 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
steveb2006 31 Mar, 1990 Lead
with Gez Morgan
with Gez Morgan
Hidden ?Feb, 1990 Lead
MikePycroft 7 Jan, 1989 Lead
steveb2006 7 Jan, 1989 2nd Mike leads after I fail, replacing my No 2 friend with a better 2.5 friend (which I didnt have)
Mike leads after I fail, replacing my No 2 friend with a better 2.5 friend (which I didnt have)
Stoney Boy 1 Oct, 1988 Lead O/S
with Colin Hughes
with Colin Hughes
Andy Say 29 May, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 1988 2nd
Neil McA 31 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with Burt Levy, Martin Wilson, Tom Lewis
with Burt Levy, Martin Wilson, Tom Lewis
David Slater ?Oct, 1985 Lead
with Leicester Uni MC
with Leicester Uni MC
Rick51 23 Aug, 1981 2nd
Andy Stephenson 21 Oct, 1979 Lead O/S Led at HVS 5a - not sure how it came to be upgraded so much.
Led at HVS 5a - not sure how it came to be upgraded so much.
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