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27m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Pleasant and mild at the grade, though the final arete is a bit on the airy side.
1) 4b, 15m. A long groove leads via a couple of moves on its left arete to a stance in the corner on the right.
2) 4b, 12m. Shuffle out left to gain the arete (a bit light on gear) and finish through the crusty bulges in a spectacular position. © Rockfax

FAA. Peter Biven, Trevor Peck 1956.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Northern Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Brown star climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Millstone Edge, The Gritlist, Peak District Grit Graded List

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nick w 5 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: top pitch is good climbing but on suspect rock ,first pitch very steady .not a bad climb if you want to push into vs
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βeta: top pitch is good climbing but on suspect rock ,first pitch very steady .not a bad climb if you want to push into vs
bone 5 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Looks like I'm the only one who doesn't rate this climb. First pitch is ok but second one Bag of... I reckon. Example of the bad side of Millstone - sliding plates of temporary gritstone.
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βeta: Looks like I'm the only one who doesn't rate this climb. First pitch is ok but second one Bag of... I reckon. Example of the bad side of Millstone - sliding plates of temporary gritstone.
Scott 22 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: 1st pitch fairly straightforward VS stuff up a series of ledges / grooves to a good stance- nothing remarkable. 2nd pitch- WOW! fantastic airy exposed moves attacked with confidence out onto and up the arete to a sinker small wire placement then on and up enjoying the moves and exposure to a possibly slightly marginal big friend (extended with short sling) under where the 'deck-of-cards' stuff begins. Belay to stake / blocks 3 stars for this pitch alone. Enjoy!
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βeta: 1st pitch fairly straightforward VS stuff up a series of ledges / grooves to a good stance- nothing remarkable. 2nd pitch- WOW! fantastic airy exposed moves attacked with confidence out onto and up the arete to a sinker small wire placement then on and up enjoying the moves and exposure to a possibly slightly marginal big friend (extended with short sling) under where the 'deck-of-cards' stuff begins. Belay to stake / blocks 3 stars for this pitch alone. Enjoy!

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Altar Crack

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Rivelin Edge)