Rockfax Description
Climb near the outside of the cleft until the front of the fine exposed arete on the right can be gained by a bold swing. Wild! © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn 1971

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

Hidden 05/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Alex Hyde 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S

interesting start

with Sam
Andy Moles 08/Oct/17 Solo
AndyScheller 03/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Went too far left at first, and found the whole route-finding quite stressful. Once I'd managed to get high enough, the swing out onto the arete was fine.

lusonavigator 03/Sep/17 2nd

Worth repeating for the lead

with Andy Scheller
Deezel65 02/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Philip Gardiner 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Ross Keeble
Tony Ryland 20/Aug/17 Lead

Not sure if I followed the route as it was a bit easy and I appeared on the arete quite near the top Good fun though

Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 13/Aug/17 2nd rpt
Luke Jones 06/Aug/17 2nd
with LMC
quickdrawmcraw 06/Aug/17 Lead
Amy121 06/Aug/17 Lead
ColinD 07/Jul/17 Lead
with Henry
HenryMeier 07/Jul/17 2nd β
with ColinD
Hidden 11/Jun/17 2nd rpt
john max 03/Jun/17 2nd
with Nadine Fecht
fechtn 03/Jun/17 Lead
with John Maxfield
Wayne S 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Great fun, nice 3D climbing, a bit out there, not really hard....not much not to like.

Derek Furze 31/May/17 2nd

Great fun! Well worth the effort

paul79 10/May/17 Lead
Bullybones 10/May/17 2nd
with Nell
high peak 1 ?/May/17 2nd O/S
uphillnow 28/Apr/17 2nd
with john warburton
Hidden 26/Mar/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
adi bryant 04/Mar/17 -
Fiona Hughes 23/Oct/16 2nd
with SP
Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Andy Mac
PeteWilson 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S

a nice warm up, rather odd climbing but fun

Hillson 09/Aug/16 2nd
john max 30/Jul/16 Lead
TomGB 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

needed to concentrate coming round the arete and mucked up the rope work causing such drag I had to untie one strand. Other than that, nice route!

Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Rob Jarratt 10/Jul/16 Lead

Mucked up the rope work and got awful rope drag. Windy on the front face. Nice climb though.

with Bill McKee
stuart.leo 23/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Sameer
Capricorn One 23/Jun/16 Lead

What a really really good route. Traditional and then airy. Weird, and this is why I love gritstone so.

with Graham PCC
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
JenDurden 05/Jun/16 Lead
with Sion F-R, TiffTiff
sting 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
kwaidy 07/May/16 2nd O/S
with sting
joe hallam 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with andrew senior
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
jeremyftaylor 16/Apr/16 2nd

We went too high so no wild swing and therefore not really an HS

BarnDawg 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S

ambiguous. an eliminate surely? moved onto the arete at half/two thirds height but was v easy.

with Jeremy
Sophie Nunn 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Mike K, Floris
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Reuben Symons
DubyaJamesDubya 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
jamesb101 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with lucy, Freshers
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
paul birch 11/Oct/15 Lead
davidbird63 09/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Zep Mouris
DaveB61 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Greg Jennings
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd β
Rembrandt 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
No? Yes! 31/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/15 2nd rpt
james.slater 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
simonsclimbing 25/Jul/15 2nd
with James
migs493 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jim Borrington
AielSavage 15/Jul/15 Lead
Chris Oldfield 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
jonathan_doyle 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S

great route, rather exposed

cragtyke 09/Jul/15 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 09/Jul/15 2nd O/S
eldre070 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyed more than i thought. Think i joined the arete too high, as i could have fallen on to it, rather than the wild swing suggested in the guide.

with Cem
cem 05/Jul/15 2nd rpt
petrch 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Maarten Youngman
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
heywoodj 11/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
TomYates 19/Apr/15 Lead
Ian Ackerley 19/Apr/15 Lead
PanzerHanzler 19/Apr/15 2nd rpt
sian88 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Tim Harper 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Duncan
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 19/Mar/15 Lead
with Ralph
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
RKirke 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Alex T
Alex the Alex 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Rog
Jack93 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S
spidermonkey09 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not VS, HS, fun 'traditional' climbing to start!

Angeline 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul, Andy
andyclimber 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Paul Stanton 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Bradbury 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Stag weekend

with Ben Littley
slab_happy 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
paul79 06/Aug/14 Lead
benlatham07 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
vix 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great swinging round the arete, not done with much style tho (shouldnt have worn shorts)

with Lorna
pete1993 23/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Katie
treg 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Jolly fun

with Bird
s.thursz 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Rose
Pixie-Andy 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Interesting, good for rope work, needs thought, several different ways.

AnniH 12/Jul/14 2nd β
with Zoe and Andy
Harri777 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Will Boxall, Matt Snell
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
JasonK 17/Jun/14 2nd
with Tom Smith
Hidden 06/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Wendo
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Bryan M 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pero
Matt250 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
the power 17/Dec/13 2nd O/S
admackie 17/Dec/13 -
ralphio 02/Dec/13 2nd O/S

With headtorch as getting dark. Move out onto the arête would have been mildly thought provoking if leading.

maumau 02/Dec/13 Lead O/S
nick ferro 06/Oct/13 -
rbrookes2 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Alex Eperon 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
mattgrange 05/Oct/13 Lead

Awkward fun

andyclimber 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
edd rab 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with adrian scott
Becky E 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Julian
max_chan 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
rich_hw 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Alan100 22/Sep/13 Lead

Easier than it looked from the ground! Good fun though and worth a couple of stars.

Chris Manasseh 12/Sep/13 Lead
with Adam Galluzzo
Hidden 12/Sep/13 2nd
Paul Hy 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Rob S
dr_botnik 03/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
andyclimber 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
drolex 07/Aug/13 2nd

Easier than expected but lots of fun

simon mitchie 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

great climb

dbm 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Budge 11/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Brian Mattock, Carl Tiivas
joemallia 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
EeFu 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cem 16/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd
Ali Mortazavi 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rita
blackholesun 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Jun/13 Lead
with Keith
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 05/May/13 Lead
with hannah
tjsx101 27/Apr/13 Lead
with Jethro Pryke, Dave Cattell
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Vincej ??/2013 Lead
with Nevil
john_ni 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Savage (ODL)
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
martroberts 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Awkward chimney then lovely easy climbing on the arête

3kidsandanorton 11/Aug/12 Lead
with Kay
James Oswald 27/Jul/12 -

Cool route. I managed to bleed all over it though....

with Colin Angus
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
victim of mathematics 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Dead easy, but good fun.

Moritz L 14/Jul/12 Lead


with pete
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
GermanAlex 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Awesome! Varied, interesting climbing with good positions. Completely underrated at 1* (Rockfax), the exciting "swing" round is extremely protectable. HS as in rockfax guide probably adequate, neither technically hard enough nor unprotected enough for VS.

with Josh
sgl 12/May/12 Lead
with will
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Simon_Letman 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
Twisty 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
disturbed_one51 11/Mar/12 Lead
JJB 11/Mar/12 2nd
Tadams 11/Mar/12 2nd
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
sopaz 06/Nov/11 2nd
jshields 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Dave Scott
Alkis 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
hotfeet 15/Oct/11 Lead
g1m147 02/Oct/11 Lead
with Diane
jw231 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Mel Brown
runwildjohn 01/Oct/11 2nd

Mike led

stonemikey 01/Oct/11 Lead
runwildjohn 01/Oct/11 2nd

Mike led

max64 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd
max_chan 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Phil PCC
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Moore, Jon Taylor
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

rather varied route, positive holds either side of the swing

with Jonathan Keats PCC
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Paul D Jones 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Sitting in a chimney is always an amusing experience. Was ill equipped for the top out so it was a tad spicy.

tom.ireson 26/Jun/11 2nd β

pure comedy climbing! bit of a shock when you step out on to the slab though...

with Paul Jones
Alex Shermer 15/Jun/11 Lead β
with Phil Smith
Dave Musgrove 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Pete Finklaire
CRiddiford 04/May/11 Solo O/S
Jake Young 04/May/11 Solo O/S
nickmattia 03/May/11 -

Back an' foot. Tha'll ger up owt like that lad.

with ryan jones
MikeDowsett 01/May/11 2nd
with Pete Scott
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 25/Apr/11 -

think I went too high before stepping across

Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
NB Pixel 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Think I made this too easy by going up the chimney too far- my swing wasn't quite as wild as anticipated!

with Simon H.
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead β
rwm7131 16/Apr/11 2nd
with JamesA
leonjones 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Max Streeton
gordonday 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jack
jwpil 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Gordon
treg 03/Apr/11 2nd

Good fun. Probably HS as in Rockfax.

with Chris S
Jonathan Hall 03/Jan/11 Lead
sylwia ??/2011 2nd

Overated hard to find swing move.

Marcin78 ??/2011 2nd
with Tomek
mwatson ??/2011 -
Rachel Slater 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

fun route :)

Alex Shermer 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Can be a 2-star if the route is better defined naturally (the traversing point is sort of arbitrary).

with Lisa M
Oliver Houston 16/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
ajc 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
LankyPaddy 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Austen Clark
Ewan Russell 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with CUMC folk, Myself!
gethin_allen 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Pete V
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Pilch 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A fun route which became relatively easy once established.

with Ed
harold walmsley 29/Jun/10 Solo O/S

may have traversed out too high?

pabbage 23/Jun/10 -
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Goody 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Maybe too high onto arete?

with Innominata
Alkis 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Extremely mild yet somehow very pleasant! Good climb if you want to rest your arms.

Reds 31/May/10 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 31/May/10 2nd
PanzerHanzler 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
DaNo123 16/Apr/10 Lead
with Hanzler
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
alancash100 ??/2010 Lead
Jim Slater 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Jobling
thomasadixon 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Nice & exposed, soft for the grade.

BeccaSnowden 30/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd
Helen Gibson 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Richard
david morse 12/Sep/09 Solo
with mikey em BB andy G anna x2
climber130887 12/Sep/09 2nd
mattyork2 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with James Karran and Crispin
jkarran 30/Aug/09 2nd

Very worthwhile if a bit odd.

Si dH 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Great exposure for the grade, but not particularly bold. Really good.

with Gary
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Bradbury 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mary Winter
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Cake 02/May/09 2nd O/S

Pretty fine climb

with Matt
Hidden 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S
mjeffery 18/Apr/09 2nd
Jimbo C 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Gethin
Bernie Wylde 05/Apr/09 Lead
with sp
JDDD 05/Apr/09 Lead
Steve J P 05/Apr/09 2nd
with BW
gillybon ??/2009 Lead
jonka ?/Oct/08 Lead
with gareth
Graeme Hammond 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

A great, probably often overlooked route.

with luke
deacondeacon 26/Sep/08 Lead
alaan 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
GrantB 13/Sep/08 Lead
with Alaan
Andysomething 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Mark Binney
Hedley 24/Aug/08 -
with Steve Grey
Steve Waters, Mynydd 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Felt like a big undertaking... for 4b!

with Bryn
Dax 24/May/08 Lead O/S

A bit disappointing really .. I mean it's a fine climb but didn't really feel like a VS. However was a bit nervous to see a number of nut placements that had obviously been used before - but the rock appears to have exploded as though the previous placements had been fallen on and ripped.

with Dom
adam carless 18/May/08 Lead O/S

definitely not your standard "follow the holds up the wall" type climb - much amusement and not much technical difficulty - great!

SecretSquirrel 18/May/08 2nd
bridget143 14/May/08 Lead rpt

Slight variation on this route, probably Severe, a slightly higher step right but still a good route.

with Rob Peppit
Steve Waters, Mynydd 11/May/08 Lead O/S

Great positions - much easier than it looks. Positive ledges and cracks to bridge and back-and-foot on. Well protected once you have shuffled along. Probably only HS at most. Great fun and highly recommended. Should have 2 stars.

with Mark (KMC)
Mike Soulby 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
Heinrich 01/May/08 2nd O/S

Really nice feel to it

with Steve
hamish2016 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

a really fun route!

with vince vahinsberg
vvanhinsbergh 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Mega good fun, a worthwhile climb

Hidden 25/Apr/08 Lead O/S
danoflynn 10/Feb/08 2nd β
Andrew Barker 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
RM199 ??/2008 -
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Piers Harley 06/Oct/07 Lead β
with sarah pentalow
LiL Saz 06/Oct/07 2nd
martin48 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with dave
cpoad 17/Sep/07 Lead O/S


with Guillaume B
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd rpt
howlingbaboon 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Sue Armitage
hang_about 10/Jun/07 2nd


Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Nicos 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Hannah Moulton ??/2007 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
scott gibson ?/Nov/06 2nd
Allan Watson 22/Oct/06 Lead
with Ian Atkins
jl 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Penny
MeMeMe 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead rpt
cem 04/Jun/06 2nd
with Frances Taylor
timreynolds 28/May/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
mikej 04/Oct/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 11/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 22/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/05 Solo
John Brayshaw 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 09/Oct/04 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Tracy
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S

I thought it was fun - Daz didn't

with Daz
chris warner ?/Oct/03 Lead
with james raitt
max_chan ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Warren
Mark Stevenson 05/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
goi.ashmore 24/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Roget 18/Mar/00 Solo O/S
with jon
Hidden 16/Oct/99 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 22/Mar/98 -
with MT
Iain Thow 09/Oct/96 2nd
with Dave Walch
Mark Kemball 29/Nov/82 Solo
with Paul Clark, Paul "Curly" Williamson
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