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Restricted Access

The woods are owned and managed for low volume timber extraction (mostly birch). The new owner (as of 2023) has no objection to climbing along the length of the edge. However, the following is expected of all visiting climbers:

  • Approach the crag via its left end using the path which runs between a wall on your left and a stream on your right.
  • Do not approach the main body of the crag directly from the footpath beneath.
  • No felling or cutting of trees without prior permission from the landowner via the BMC. Any approved work of this nature to be carried out by competent individuals only and subject to written risk assessment. 
  • The owner has no objection to the removal of holly, gorse, bramble and ivy. However, in all cases prior consent must still be sought.
  • Please leave no litter, and remove any you find.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Tawny owls sometimes nest on the crag in the spring (previously on Kremlin Crack or Roof Route) - if present avoid the route(s) they are occupying until the nest is vacated.

Tawny owls have been known to viciously attack  people climbing near their nest, so please steer well clear of these routes until the chicks have fledged, both for the benefit of the birds and your own wellbeing.

7m.

Rockfax Description
Trend right across the unprotected face past tricky moves at 3/4 height, then finish direct. Positive holds but bold. © Rockfax

FA. Geoff Milburn 1962.

Ticklists

Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List

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User Date Notes
Offwidth 28 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Maybe this climb doesnt suit me but I find it desperately scary to lead and even seconding it find the move at about 4m in (and 6m up) no pushover at 4c. Good moves and a good test of nerve so plenty of value for such a short route.
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βeta: Maybe this climb doesnt suit me but I find it desperately scary to lead and even seconding it find the move at about 4m in (and 6m up) no pushover at 4c. Good moves and a good test of nerve so plenty of value for such a short route.
Monk 17 Nov, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Quite exciting towards the top. It may be easier if you are tall. The crux is about 3/4 of the way up.
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βeta: Quite exciting towards the top. It may be easier if you are tall. The crux is about 3/4 of the way up.
Jamie B 5 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Very good indeed, but effectively a solo. Small holds, but they're all there.
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βeta: Very good indeed, but effectively a solo. Small holds, but they're all there.

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Himmelswillen

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

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