Great North Road

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In between the smooth sheet of the Embankment and the vertical aretes and corners of Green Death is a more broken section with the huge corner of Great North Road. This provides yet another of Millstone's classic ticks and one that gets a lot of ascents. Several of the other routes here are variations on the main corner, and just left again there is the amiable Diff of the The Scoop.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Knightsbridge
A fine thin crack which is one of Millstone's classic E2s with a crucial and fingery bulge near half-height. Most people start...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
2
Scoop Crack
A poor start leads to a better top pitch. Climb (or avoid) the grassy cracks in the broken arete to the big ledge and a stance....
4 user comments
 
Loose
VS 4b
3
The Scoop
A worthwhile easy climb. The ramp trends right then steep rock is climbed left to the huge bivi-ledge and a stance. The juggy...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
4
Clock People
One the aid climbers missed; a hairline crack in the slab. Technical in the extreme but well protected where it matters.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
5
Watling Street
Start from the big ledge and climb the arete left of the central section of Great North Road. Mild but delicate and...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3 5b
6
Discovery
The cracked arete leads to a tiny ledge and the bold and easily avoidable crux up the blunt arete. Scoop Crack is a logical...
 
Loose
HVS 5b
7
Detour
Well-named; wandering but worthwhile! At least one stance will be needed along the way. Climb the steepening crack to the big...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2 5c
8
The Hunter House Road Toad
The searing right-hand crack past a couple of pegs. Tough!
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5 6b
9
Great North Road Top 50
The most popular route in the quarry, and amongst the best HVS routes in the Peak, up the magnificent long corner. It has a...
17 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS 5a
10
By-Pass
Avoids the crux of Great North Road. Start up GNR but continue up the block-choked crack to the big ledge (4b ). Traverse...
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS 5a
11
Quality Street
An eliminate based on the right arete of GNR! Struggle onto the hanging ramp, swing right and climb to the big ledge. Climb...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
12
Deaf Dog
The flakes lead to the ledge. Seldom climbed.
 HVS 5b
13
Master Chef
Tackle the fine scimitar shaped arete.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
f7B
14
Technical Baiter
The groove right of the curved arete. It has a very long descent for a boulder problem, unless you reverse it.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
f5
15
Technical Master
The arete is a classic boulder problem and may be the shortest three star route in the Peak. Climbing it on the left-hand side...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
f6B
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    Lorica
    "Changed from VS 4c * to VS 4c **, 80% of 5 votes for **" 23/Mar

    Gimcrack
    "5a and hard VS if you follow the jamming crack without a deviation - might be 4c..." 13/Jun

    Coventry Street
    "I wonder if the votes for grading relate just to the bottom bit. The lead crux i..." 30/Mar

    Soho Sally
    "Really good varied climbing - but suffers a bit from lack of traffic - so get on..." 02/Sep

    Whitehall
    "Did this today - well done to whoever cleaned it up - it must have been a messy ..." 17/Aug

    Blind Bat
    "Old peg is actually OK and can be backed up with a friend 1 ish. Good crimping" 04/May

    Regent Street
    "I found the top crack hardest, both feet slipped but bomb proof finger locks and..." 15/Dec top50

    Piccadilly Circus
    "Good varied route when done as a big pitch. The hard section is short lived with..." 26/Oct

    Brimstone
    "E2 for me, but if you're happy hanging out on steep stuff with average holds it ..." 02/Oct

    Dextrous Hare
    "great route, good rp's protect" 15/Jul

    Lotto Direct
    "After the Lotto start (E1 5c), this is pretty easy at 5b max, but run out up the..." 10/Jul

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