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Millstone Edge  


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Elevation: 600'
Location: 53.3207, -1.6295 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jun 26, 2008
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Description 

Millstone Edge is a remarkable venue for climbing. Unlike many of the other edges Millstone is an old quarry, and the rock features left by the quarrymen are very striking.

The rock is generally of excellent quality, although the top outs for some of the routes need caution as the steep slopes above the cliff can be sandy in places.

The cliff faces west, dries quickly after rain and is easy to reach.

Getting There 

From Hathersage head East on the A6187, after about 1 mile the road follows sharply round to the left. Park up either on the left before the turn or shortly after in the cap park.

Follow the track (just to the west of the sharp turn) heading North. You'll soon arrive at the first area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.8 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',7],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Millstone Edge:
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   London Wall Area
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Inspecting the crux layback from a wide bridging position

Great North Road 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Green Death Area
The most classic HVS at Millstone, no pushover at the grade. The start is easy but the crux at 40' is a finger crack in a corner, usually laybacked - best done quickly. The upper section is easier than it looks thanks to some helpful face holds. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By the professor
Aug 12, 2013
The road east from Hathersage is the A6187 not A6167. It might be useful for newcomers to note that easiest climbers access. Park in the large lot (one must buy a parking ticket from dispenser---it takes only credit cards). Walk east on the main trail about 100 meters or so, staying left at all junctions, to find the first and lowest viewpoint. This has a stone fence. Step over the fence and follow it right and down the obvious draw which leads to the Entrance Bay (has some small and insignificant climbs laced with brush).

Do NOT follow the main path up the hill and parallel to the stone wall. This is a hill walker's trail that skirts the top of Millstone Edge and continues for miles beyond.