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.

12m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the groove to the roof then exit right (crux) to Croton Oil and a finish up the rickety flake. Low in the grade but pumpy and committing. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1954.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 , Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List , An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List , 20 Good Gritstone E2s

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User Date Notes
Fiend 22 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Short-lived, but a really nice crux move scooting around the nose. Committing rather than hard.
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βeta: Short-lived, but a really nice crux move scooting around the nose. Committing rather than hard.
Martin Cooper 3 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Maybe I was just having a good day (unusual) but I thought the crux was straightforward (hold on the left on the arete above the roof)
βeta?
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βeta: Maybe I was just having a good day (unusual) but I thought the crux was straightforward (hold on the left on the arete above the roof)

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Grade: E2 5b ***
(Burbage South Quarries)

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