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22m.

Rockfax Description
The sustained right-angled groove is quite hard at the grade, though protection is excellent. Beware the dusty shelving top. © Rockfax

FAA. Pete Biven, Trevor Peck early 1950s (at A3!) FFA. Joe Brown 1957.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Millstone London roads and places (Not finished), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Bridging Corners, Grooves, Diedres in the UK, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Millstone Edge, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions, The Gritlist, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS

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Amberrosebrown 20 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Pumpy!
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stevelismore 2 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Top out is very loose so don't call "safe" until you've got a belay set up!
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βeta: Top out is very loose so don't call "safe" until you've got a belay set up!
stevelismore 2 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Top out is very loose so don't call "safe" until you've got a belay set up!
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βeta: Top out is very loose so don't call "safe" until you've got a belay set up!
Paul Tomo 4 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: When i first looked at it i thought this is going to be a hard route to do, there is lots of gear if you need it and plenty of rest spots as well, Excellent route and i think it is in the higher grade of the VS. Paul Tomo
 
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βeta: When i first looked at it i thought this is going to be a hard route to do, there is lots of gear if you need it and plenty of rest spots as well, Excellent route and i think it is in the higher grade of the VS. Paul Tomo
GrahamD 12 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A good honest VS with good gear and good variety.
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βeta: A good honest VS with good gear and good variety.
Matt_b 5 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Good gear, good rests, good VS.
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βeta: Good gear, good rests, good VS.
helix 31 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: sustained excellent top-of-the-grade VS 4c+. i found some v good jugs hidden away in the crack, and used plenty of lay-backing more than jamming. a quality climb.
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βeta: sustained excellent top-of-the-grade VS 4c+. i found some v good jugs hidden away in the crack, and used plenty of lay-backing more than jamming. a quality climb.
Jon Greengrass 25 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Laybacking on good holds, and some good jams to save on strength plus a no hands rest between the "hard" bits. A great pitch.
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βeta: Laybacking on good holds, and some good jams to save on strength plus a no hands rest between the "hard" bits. A great pitch.
shaun walby 24 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Good pro where you need it, a bit of jamming mostly laybacking. Good rest's..good crack climb at the grade but definately higher end VS.
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βeta: Good pro where you need it, a bit of jamming mostly laybacking. Good rest's..good crack climb at the grade but definately higher end VS.
Vics 13 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Found Portland Street no harder?
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βeta: Found Portland Street no harder?
Albie 2 Sep, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Definately top of the grade. A must do climb for anybody pushing their grade. If you can lead this and Fern Crack [Stanage] you should be a HVS contender.
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βeta: Definately top of the grade. A must do climb for anybody pushing their grade. If you can lead this and Fern Crack [Stanage] you should be a HVS contender.
Robo 28 Jul, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Great route. Encourages thuggy heaving and gruntoing though. try to avoid showering stones on your second at the top.
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βeta: Great route. Encourages thuggy heaving and gruntoing though. try to avoid showering stones on your second at the top.
Different Steve 7 Jan, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Sustained VS climbing but somewhat easier than it's rather daunting appearance.
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βeta: Sustained VS climbing but somewhat easier than it's rather daunting appearance.

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Himmelswillen

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Wharncliffe Crags)