Great North Road

Adjacent Areas
< Green Death  |  The Embankment >

Trad
Afternoon sun
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

In between the immaculate sheet of the Embankment and the vertical aretes and corners of Green Death, is a slightly more broken section dominated by the huge corner of Great North Road. This provides yet another of Millstone’s classic ticks and one that, because of its grade, gets a lot of ascents. Several of the other routes on this section are just variations on the main corner, but there is also the pleasant Scoop at Diff.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Scoop
35m. A worthwhile easier climb. The ramp trends right then back left to reach the huge ledge and a stance. The juggy corner...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
2
Clock People
14m. One the aid climbers missed; a hairline crack in the 'slab'. Technical in the extreme but well protected where it matters.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
E6 6c
3
Watling Street
16m. Start from the big ledge and climb the arete left of the central section of Great North Road. Delicate and unprotected.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5b
4
Detour
38m. Well-named! Climb the steepening crack to the big ledge and a stance. Traverse right to GNR and up this to just above the...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E2 5c
5
The Hunter House Road Toad
16m. The searing right-hand crack past a couple of pegs.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5 6b
6
Great North Road Top 50
32m. The most popular route in the quarry, and amongst the best HVS routes in the Peak, up the magnificent long corner. It has...
17 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
7
By-Pass
32m. Devious! Start up GNR but continue up the block-choked crack to the big ledge (4b). Traverse right and finish up GNR.
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS 5a
8
Quality Street
32m. An eliminate based on the right arete of GNR! Struggle onto the hanging ramp then swing right and climb to the ledge....
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
9
Master Chef
Tackle the scimitar-shaped hanging arete. From sitting it is V9.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
V8 7B+
10
Technical Baiter
The groove right of the arete is somewhat easier than its left-hand neighbour and has a very long descent for a boulder problem...
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For MILLSTONE

    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

    Search for comments