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Rockfax Description
Classy - the original and best! Climb the crack to its top then traverse left past the arete, where a crack and short wall lead to an escape out right. Double ropes and some attention to their organisation is a sensible idea. © Rockfax

FA. Al Austin 1958.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Bamford Edge, 2020 Trips, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Definitive *** Peak Grit

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cmsg 19 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Wonderfull route, but draining. Or perhaps I'm just not fit. Can't agree about the direct though. While it seems more obvious and logical, the traditional line is simply spectacular. This route has it all.
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βeta: Wonderfull route, but draining. Or perhaps I'm just not fit. Can't agree about the direct though. While it seems more obvious and logical, the traditional line is simply spectacular. This route has it all.
derekm 19 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Lovely climb, do take the direct though and try to stay cool on the final traverse. There's always just enough holds, and what a situation!
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βeta: Lovely climb, do take the direct though and try to stay cool on the final traverse. There's always just enough holds, and what a situation!
Chris the Tall 13 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route. Direct start seems more logical and more appealing. Sustained and slightly overhanging - didn't find the hands-free rest so was getting a bit pumped - but the gear is good. Bit reachy in the middle ?
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βeta: Great route. Direct start seems more logical and more appealing. Sustained and slightly overhanging - didn't find the hands-free rest so was getting a bit pumped - but the gear is good. Bit reachy in the middle ?
chris sm 3 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route. The direct version seems the logical line - not sure why you'd want to go indirect.
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βeta: Fantastic route. The direct version seems the logical line - not sure why you'd want to go indirect.
Jon Greengrass 13 Mar, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: After my partner became exhausted trying the final juggy crack, he lowered off and i climbed the lovely arete, where my partners' high point I found all the good jams in the crack blocked by the gear. Overall I thought it quite stiff for a severe
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βeta: After my partner became exhausted trying the final juggy crack, he lowered off and i climbed the lovely arete, where my partners' high point I found all the good jams in the crack blocked by the gear. Overall I thought it quite stiff for a severe

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Goliath's Groove

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Stanage Plantation)