10m.

Rockfax Description
The centre of the slab has bold moves to the midway break (small cams) and then turns technical and reachy above. A bit escapable but the climbing is good enough to ignore that fact. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1985

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List

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Fiend 15 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The BMC (and now Rockfax) grade of E3 5c is correct. Easy moves in reasonable conditions, the crux perhaps being stretching over to place the bomber cams! Slightly eliminate but good and continually nice climbing.
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βeta: The BMC (and now Rockfax) grade of E3 5c is correct. Easy moves in reasonable conditions, the crux perhaps being stretching over to place the bomber cams! Slightly eliminate but good and continually nice climbing.
john nightingale 27 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: E3 in the new guidebook, spot on. friend half, half way up and a surprisingly good friend 00 above, would hold a fall i think.
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βeta: E3 in the new guidebook, spot on. friend half, half way up and a surprisingly good friend 00 above, would hold a fall i think.
Robo 24 Jan, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Seems very bold for E2 5c...bottled it and ended up on Fringe...
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βeta: Seems very bold for E2 5c...bottled it and ended up on Fringe...
UKB Shark 23 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: followed it yesterday - we thought E2 fair though looking at comments soft touch E3 would also be ok
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βeta: followed it yesterday - we thought E2 fair though looking at comments soft touch E3 would also be ok
Ropeboy 21 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Have read the comments with interest so far; it's bold but not as bold as Brush Off so may be bottom end E3? A bold start lead to a much better protected upper half and I did it on a red hot day having vowed never to go on that slab again.
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βeta: Have read the comments with interest so far; it's bold but not as bold as Brush Off so may be bottom end E3? A bold start lead to a much better protected upper half and I did it on a red hot day having vowed never to go on that slab again.
Nick Smith - Climbers 15 Jun, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Mildly bold?? There isn't any gear at all until the midway break, and perhaps one piece higher, near the top. Very scary indeed!
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βeta: Mildly bold?? There isn't any gear at all until the midway break, and perhaps one piece higher, near the top. Very scary indeed!
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Marl 12 May TR rpt
Rocknast 5 May TR O/S
Michael Morrell 4 May Lead O/S First E3, a little soft and eliminate but with great rests and moves although big deck out potential.
First E3, a little soft and eliminate but with great rests and moves although big deck out potential.
Hidden 29 Mar -
tom_drysdale 27 Mar 2nd β
with CRead
with CRead
CRead 27 Mar Lead G/U fine once you commit! bailed off onto fringe benefit some time last year. definitely had to resist the urge of trending left to the arete as that is the dominant line. first e3 although soft?
fine once you commit! bailed off onto fringe benefit some time last year. definitely had to resist the urge of trending left to the arete as that is the dominant line. first e3 although soft?
RKirke 23 Mar TR
Hidden ?Mar -
Hidden 24 Feb 2nd O/S
charley 24 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Oct, 2018 Lead
Hidden 11 May, 2018 -
Hidden ?May, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden ?May, 2018 -
phil64 17 Apr, 2018 TR Wet at the top!
with nick gillett
Wet at the top!
with nick gillett
davesykes 5 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S steady
with coops, Neil McAdie, Stan Halstead
steady
with coops, Neil McAdie, Stan Halstead
profonrock 14 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt
JayAyBee 14 Oct, 2017 Lead β On Dad's gear
On Dad's gear
Marl 5 Aug, 2017 TR rpt
Marl 18 May, 2017 TR rpt Training on traction device
Training on traction device
climberchristy 13 May, 2017 2nd Ben led the E1 but I seconded up the E3 line in centre. Steady enough moves but would be scary on lead with big ground fall potential.
with bencole
Ben led the E1 but I seconded up the E3 line in centre. Steady enough moves but would be scary on lead with big ground fall potential.
with bencole
Malcolm Bass 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 17 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden 6 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
Hidden 4 Apr, 2017 TR dog
buxtoncoffeelover 4 Apr, 2017 TR
Felix la shat 18 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
fuzzysheep01 5 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S Hung around at the bottom of Brush Off for a while but wasn't feeling bold enough. Some pretty sketchy moves traversing across and up to the mid-way break (maybe started the traverse from the arete a bit too high) but you finally reach a few bomber small cams. Nice technical slab climbing after that. A good route.
Hung around at the bottom of Brush Off for a while but wasn't feeling bold enough. Some pretty sketchy moves traversing across and up to the mid-way break (maybe started the traverse from the arete a bit too high) but you finally reach a few bomber small cams. Nice technical slab climbing after that. A good route.
pete1993 28 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Good value without micro cams, few nervy moments but all the moves are fine when you commit
Good value without micro cams, few nervy moments but all the moves are fine when you commit
Teappleby 26 Oct, 2016 Lead rpt
with Olga Kondrashova, franhammond92
with Olga Kondrashova, franhammond92
James Oakes 22 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with mattlyons, Lucy Bradbury, harry.morrish
with mattlyons, Lucy Bradbury, harry.morrish
Hidden 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 13 May, 2016 Lead O/S Chuffed. Thankfully none of the moves felt more than 5b so I wasn't half as terrified as I expected to be. If the moves are 5b then its probably only E2? Worthwhile route which I have always been to scared to get on in the past.
Chuffed. Thankfully none of the moves felt more than 5b so I wasn't half as terrified as I expected to be. If the moves are 5b then its probably only E2? Worthwhile route which I have always been to scared to get on in the past.
Hidden 13 Sep, 2015 TR dog
Andrew Abraham 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ceara
with Ceara
mark4344 11 Aug, 2015 TR
with Dave Rich
with Dave Rich
Hidden 12 Jun, 2015 -
jimbonfire 7 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Ryan Mcconnell
with Ryan Mcconnell
spidey 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S contrived. uses the first gear on the E1 then moves left. would be bold without the micro cam toward the top
contrived. uses the first gear on the E1 then moves left. would be bold without the micro cam toward the top
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 -
Neal Jobling 30 May, 2015 TR O/S
with Andy Burr
with Andy Burr
Sam McCarthy 23 May, 2015 Lead rpt wish I hadn't seconded it peviously
wish I hadn't seconded it peviously
James Lowe 23 May, 2015 2nd
with Tom Bennell, Sam McCarthy
with Tom Bennell, Sam McCarthy
Jono_1989 20 May, 2015 Lead O/S
MSchobitz 16 May, 2015 2nd rpt
with USMC, franhammond92
with USMC, franhammond92
Sam McCarthy 16 May, 2015 2nd O/S gonna come back for the lead
gonna come back for the lead
franhammond92 16 May, 2015 Lead O/S Possibly a little far right at times but returned to the proper line where it counts
Possibly a little far right at times but returned to the proper line where it counts
Hidden 10 May, 2015 Lead β
Hidden 10 May, 2015 Lead β
Sam Marks 10 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with leeds bunch, sheffield bunch
with leeds bunch, sheffield bunch
Morgan P 10 May, 2015 2nd O/S hard
hard
Kim M 6 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Nige M
with Nige M
MSchobitz 25 Apr, 2015 Lead β first E3!
first E3!
Teappleby 25 Apr, 2015 2nd Wandered all over between this and the brush off. Nice lead by Micki, absolutely cruised it!
Wandered all over between this and the brush off. Nice lead by Micki, absolutely cruised it!
Graeme Hammond 23 Apr, 2015 Lead RP
with Becky E
with Becky E
MysteriousCeorl 20 Mar, 2015 TR
Cake 27 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Close enough to onsight, given that I had just climbed fringe benefit.
Close enough to onsight, given that I had just climbed fringe benefit.
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 12 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Good but a bit soft and eliminate
with Roisin
Good but a bit soft and eliminate
with Roisin
Hidden 3 Oct, 2014 Lead β
WillDoyle 2 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 9 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
beth.westonhoward 1 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Jon Fane
with Jon Fane
Hidden 1 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 4 May, 2014 Lead
ashtond6 22 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
robw007 1 Mar, 2014 Lead β
Teappleby 11 Dec, 2013 Lead First E3 on lead. Pretty good small cams in the break and the climbing felt relatively easy. Great fun!
First E3 on lead. Pretty good small cams in the break and the climbing felt relatively easy. Great fun!
Matthew Ferrier 11 Dec, 2013 Lead β On Tom's gear. Pretty good.
On Tom's gear. Pretty good.
amccann 12 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12 Nov, 2013 2nd
with amccann
with amccann
Wayne S 26 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Pockets had spiders webs in them but pretty steady climbing. Very happy to get to the gear placement though! Really midge evening but they were too scared to come onto the face, they regrouped while I was belaying though.
Pockets had spiders webs in them but pretty steady climbing. Very happy to get to the gear placement though! Really midge evening but they were too scared to come onto the face, they regrouped while I was belaying though.
Hidden 22 Apr, 2013 TR O/S
Andrew Lodge 22 Apr, 2013 TR O/S Great fun, on a top rope!
Great fun, on a top rope!
DH 16 Mar, 2013 TR O/S
Nick1812P 17 Feb, 2013 Lead dnf escaped off on to fringe benefit
with Anna
escaped off on to fringe benefit
with Anna
bclifton ??, 2013 Lead O/S
jfane ??, 2013 Lead O/S
tinab ??, 2013 Lead
rd20 11 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
GarethHall 11 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with rd20
with rd20
Ben1983 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2012 2nd
disturbed_one51 2 Jun, 2012 2nd
Jonathan Hall 2 Jun, 2012 Lead
Hidden 24 Mar, 2012 TR O/S
MD 11 Mar, 2012 TR dog
with eduardo
with eduardo
eduardo 11 Mar, 2012 TR
with MD
with MD
Chad123 26 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S Cheated slightly as used (rubbish) side runner in the E1 to reach the break - pregnant wife banned me from anything bold today! Lovely slab climbing in top half especially interesting....
with Emily
Cheated slightly as used (rubbish) side runner in the E1 to reach the break - pregnant wife banned me from anything bold today! Lovely slab climbing in top half especially interesting....
with Emily
Gambit 25 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
with barney1
with barney1
adi bryant 25 Feb, 2012 - I toproped MG on this.
I toproped MG on this.
tcn_2002 18 Feb, 2012 TR
Neil McA 14 Jan, 2012 2nd rpt
with Stan
with Stan
Nick Sillem ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 27 Nov, 2011 TR O/S
with Putt
with Putt
cragtyke 27 Nov, 2011 2nd
with john g
with john g
davewsargent 24 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 24 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
J.Wells 22 Sep, 2011 Lead rpt
Katya 9 Aug, 2011 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 9 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt
with Katya
with Katya
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 11 Mar, 2011 2nd
Martin Cooper 2 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Andrew, Stan
with Andrew, Stan
thomasadixon 24 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Felt harder than the brush off! Better gear though.
with mwatson, andy
Felt harder than the brush off! Better gear though.
with mwatson, andy
Hidden ?May, 2010 Lead RP
Si dH 28 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S Followed this after Chris had led Fringe Benefit, scooting right and back to get the gear. Way beyond my leading capability at the minute - a bit scary that until recently it got E2!
with Chris Foster
Followed this after Chris had led Fringe Benefit, scooting right and back to get the gear. Way beyond my leading capability at the minute - a bit scary that until recently it got E2!
with Chris Foster
J.Wells 20 Apr, 2010 2nd
with liam
with liam
Hidden 20 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
steveb2006 27 Mar, 2010 Lead Val doesnt second
Val doesnt second
pedro.silva 14 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Smeary, delicate, hopeful climbing. Just fantastic
Smeary, delicate, hopeful climbing. Just fantastic
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 Lead β
Andrew Barker 31 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S Followed the direct line up the slab, fun but very similar moves the whole way. The gear felt almost too far right to be on the route, especially as it'a an eliminate, but I wasn't complaining about using it!
Followed the direct line up the slab, fun but very similar moves the whole way. The gear felt almost too far right to be on the route, especially as it'a an eliminate, but I wasn't complaining about using it!
Hidden ??, 2010 2nd β
tri-nitro-tuolumne 22 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rob Truckle
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
Misha 10 May, 2009 Lead O/S Hard and tenuous to the break, felt easier after - gear makes such a difference! Didn't quite follow the most direct line to the break - went slightly righ for a couple of moves, probably avoiding the most tenuous ones.
Hard and tenuous to the break, felt easier after - gear makes such a difference! Didn't quite follow the most direct line to the break - went slightly righ for a couple of moves, probably avoiding the most tenuous ones.
MD 10 May, 2009 2nd dog Was more technically difficult below the breaks with the gear than above
with Misha
Was more technically difficult below the breaks with the gear than above
with Misha
metal arms 10 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
stephenhartley ??, 2009 2nd
Hidden 24 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
PennyL 24 Oct, 2008 Lead β
with PeakDJ
with PeakDJ
Brown 2 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Bridget
with Bridget
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
riklegge ??, 2008 -
with Mike Pickwell
with Mike Pickwell
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
climbingrick 20 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Apr, 2007 TR O/S
alicia 15 Mar, 2007 2nd
with Fiend
with Fiend
bfreeman ?Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
maybe_si 17 Dec, 2006 TR O/S
with charlie
with charlie
Hidden 27 Aug, 2006 2nd dog
Iggy_B 3 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Shane
with Shane
Hidden 19 Jul, 2006 TR O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 2006 TR O/S
steveb2006 20 Nov, 2005 Lead
with Pete Carter
with Pete Carter
mikeski ??, 2005 2nd
Brian Rodgers ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with mikeski
with mikeski
Pythonist ??, 2003 Lead O/S When it was E2, and felt fine at the time...
with Darcy Mitchell
When it was E2, and felt fine at the time...
with Darcy Mitchell
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 TR
Mark Davies PK ?Apr, 2001 TR O/S
with Francis Lickerish
with Francis Lickerish
ewen ??, 2001 -
stuart100 10 May, 2000 TR O/S
with Claire Graham
with Claire Graham
Tim W 13 Feb, 2000 TR dnf
Hidden ??, 2000 -
tuftynick ??, 2000 Lead
David Qualtrough 9 May, 1998 -
Billg ??, 1998 Lead O/S
steveb2006 18 Jun, 1997 Lead Nice climbing
with Rob Gambles
Nice climbing
with Rob Gambles
steveb2006 15 Feb, 1997 TR Top rope in the dusk - Terry and John H have done Fringe Benefit and drop the rope down to me
with Terry Thornton
Top rope in the dusk - Terry and John H have done Fringe Benefit and drop the rope down to me
with Terry Thornton
Hidden ??, 1997 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 8 Sep, 1995 TR
Hidden 16 Jul, 1994 TR
Hidden 13 Jul, 1994 TR
Neil McA 16 Oct, 1993 Lead O/S
with Dave Hesleden, pete barrass
with Dave Hesleden, pete barrass
Hidden ?Sep, 1993 TR
Hidden 8 Sep, 1991 TR O/S
Rob Davies 14 Jul, 1991 TR
goi.ashmore 23 Jun, 1991 Lead O/S
with Rich France
with Rich France
Hidden ??, 1991 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 22 Aug, 1990 Lead O/S
with John Evans & Co
with John Evans & Co
Hidden 13 Aug, 1989 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??, 1989 TR
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