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The superb highball arete. © Rockfax

FA. Al Rouse 1985

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Sep/17 Sent

Maybe I'm off form, but I found this one terrifying (even more so than The Bookend, although that was a bit harder)!!

Graeme Hammond 20/Aug/17 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Jul/17 2nd
Alkis 17/Jul/17 Lead RP

Fell off this some years ago. Seconded Gordon up it and then decided to try and lead it again, which went fine.

with Gordon Weight, Alasdair Dickinson, Jack Bradbrook
Gordon W 16/Jul/17 Lead β

great route - led it, says E3 in the guide, but its safe and not super difficult apart from the first move, so E25c maybe?

with Alkis
Nick1812P 01/Apr/17 Sent O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 01/Apr/17 Sent x
with Ed Hastrop, Will , Nick
Stroppy 01/Apr/17 Sent x
Ben Grounsell 05/Nov/16 Sent x
JamesTurnbull97 01/Nov/15 Sent β

Really cool feature

James Oswald 17/Oct/15 Sent
Wood for Trees 17/Oct/15 Sent rpt
Duncan Campbell 17/Oct/15 Sent

Puntered first move by thinking the big foothold would be too far away and used a poorer closer one. Brilliant climbing up an amazing feature. Should be on every highballer's list.

with The Wald, Dan Middleton, Will P-S, GuyVG
Felix la shat 27/Sep/15 Sent x
Alkis 04/May/15 Lead dnf

Treated it as trad, so no mats. Got to the top notch on the fin but sweated off both side of the arete and came off.

OliverRoss 04/May/15 Lead dnf
with Alkis
amccann 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
benkelsey 03/Nov/14 Lead β

between E2 and E3 5c. didn't think I was going to fall off but mildly scary

with Alex Mccan, Shaun Humphreys
Bloke on a Rope 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S

Pretty sure the E4 is a typeo gets E3 in the guide which is still pretty generous.

Teappleby 03/Aug/14 Lead β

pulled Cal's rope and led it, so had the cams in (not that they're hard to place). It was great moves near the top, but would not have argued if I was told it was E2. . .

with David Robinette, Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth
Calum Wadsworth 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Definitely not E4! I would say top end E2 5c. Really good moves though, would thoroughly recommend it.

with David R, Tom A, Emma
mrteale 18/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Superb problem. Felt E3 5c to me.

with MrBlond
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead
WillDoyle 14/May/14 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo RP
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo β
Hidden 23/Nov/12 Sent O/S
Wood for Trees 18/Nov/12 Sent

annoyingly messed up very first move off floor a few times, unusual moves on the crux, great feature

deacondeacon 21/Jul/12 Lead

One fall when foot popped before crux, then climbed. E3 in eastern grit. No pads

al123 24/Jun/12 Sent

3rd go after messing around, 2 pads highball V2/3

Ed morris 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Don't think the gear is high enough if you mess up the last reach, but you are only a few metres up.

adam carless 20/May/12 TR O/S

although I'm happy to have got this, I really should have grown a pair and led this onsight. Will have to lead it next time.

with scc
pmurdy 18/May/12 2nd
with Mike W
mwatson 18/May/12 Lead O/S
Sidekick 06/May/12 Lead rpt
mark20 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

E3 6a *

bwestwood 28/Oct/11 2nd
pie_eater_pete 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 13/Aug/11 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
dominic lee 16/Apr/11 Solo O/S
nathanlee 16/Apr/11 Solo
with Dom Lee
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 23/Jan/11 Sent
with Nic and Dale
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Birdo 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Daniel Wicks
Somerset swede basher 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Wicks and Birdo
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Toby 15/Nov/09 Lead
with Nate
tom.e 31/Oct/09 Lead β
with Malcolm
Boy ?/Oct/09 -
with Fiona Fullwood
Phill Mitch 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Good enough gear to go for it,E3 in my guide but I don't mind taking the extra E point,thanks.

with gaz
Lordcarr 12/Apr/09 Solo dnf

Fell from the top. big graze on arm. love my mat!

with Emma and Spencer
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
danoflynn 10/Feb/08 2nd β
Andrew Barker 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Awesome moves - I thought leading was a better option as the gear seemed good and I don't trust Bamford landings.

Hidden 04/Nov/07 Solo dnf
Ian Broome 18/Jul/07 Sent O/S

onsight of crux, tried start other day. With Mat

Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead β
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Solo O/S
dan gibson 10/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with AJ
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 26/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 Solo O/S
bronsonite 20/Nov/05 Solo O/S
nathanmanc ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Oct/04 Solo β
Mike_Hayes ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead
sadams 20/Feb/00 Lead
with Tom Briggs
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Billg 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
goi.ashmore 06/Nov/88 Solo
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