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20m.

Rockfax Description
A great classic featuring fine climbing and good protection. At the lowest toe of the pinnacle, climb a wide crack (often damp) to ledges then the wall trending left via a series of finger-cracks. Finish up the rickety flake with care. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Crew 1963.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, The Peak: Past and Present, World Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, 'Soft' Peak HVSs., 50 of the Best, Ultimate HVS ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Definitive *** Peak Grit, One Day Challenges: HVS-E4, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Rockfax Peak Gritstone East (2001) Top 50, Rockfax Eastern Grit: Peaks and Pinnacles, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions, The Gritlist, Rivilin, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, So you think you’re a VS climber?

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sheffieldchris 30 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: first hvs found it very balancy like most and as i streatched left for the flake had to let go with my right hand. when on the lower ledge thrust gear into the back in a spot of panic which is not a good place to put it
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βeta: first hvs found it very balancy like most and as i streatched left for the flake had to let go with my right hand. when on the lower ledge thrust gear into the back in a spot of panic which is not a good place to put it
JohnHutch 3 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Fabulous route. Finally led it this year after following it several times. Startled by a lot of hissing from indignant creature (baby bird? I couldn't see) deep in the crack leading to the ledge.
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βeta: Fabulous route. Finally led it this year after following it several times. Startled by a lot of hissing from indignant creature (baby bird? I couldn't see) deep in the crack leading to the ledge.
craigswoods 31 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome route!
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βeta: Awesome route!
leon 30 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: i was surprised at how balancy this route was. another rivlin hvs classic
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βeta: i was surprised at how balancy this route was. another rivlin hvs classic
Iggy_B 22 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Did this in awful conditions a few weeks ago, a fantastic climb nonetheless! Better not to put gear behind that flake otherwise it will come off with you!
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βeta: Did this in awful conditions a few weeks ago, a fantastic climb nonetheless! Better not to put gear behind that flake otherwise it will come off with you!
mat_galvin 17 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route. Very technical with a lot of balancy 'working out' of moves whilst below or level with good gear. Worth sorting out some pro before the final push to the top from the ledge
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βeta: Great route. Very technical with a lot of balancy 'working out' of moves whilst below or level with good gear. Worth sorting out some pro before the final push to the top from the ledge
Tyler 10 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The rickety flake sounds and feels very fragile, considerable care required (or someone needs to prise it off)
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βeta: The rickety flake sounds and feels very fragile, considerable care required (or someone needs to prise it off)

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Route of Interest

Great Portland Street

Grade: HVS 5b ***
(Millstone Edge)