Rockfax Description
The shallow left-facing groove has a few pleasant moves. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

FlavioL1989 18/Oct Solo O/S
Becks87 11/Oct Solo O/S
with Adam L
atom 11/Oct Solo O/S
Felix Ottey 06/Sep Lead O/S
Chris Dovey 22/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug Sent O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead
Mike.Kinge 15/Aug Solo O/S
Palmer 09/Aug Lead
with Sarah
paulharmer 05/Aug 2nd
with John Price
Hidden 02/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
Ian Saxton 18/Jun Lead
with paul
Paul Naylor 18/Jun 2nd
seanlikeskites 07/Jun 2nd O/S
mattgrange 07/Jun Solo O/S

Not worth HS

Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun TR
daviesp2 30/May Solo
tom bre 27/May Lead O/S


with conner read
samdickensuk 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Apr Lead
Hidden 04/Jan Lead O/S
John Higgs 09/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Caitlin Bell
benlatham07 01/Nov/14 Sent O/S
loco wilko ?/Oct/14 Solo
johngriffin 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Charli Wisbey 21/Sep/14 TR
with Elwyn
summerse 21/Sep/14 TR O/S
mky77 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
gaz3212 10/Sep/14 Solo O/S
TobyA 04/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Somewhat insecure feeling.

Hidden ?/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
hirving 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S

climbed after Robbie fell off it

with Robbie Irving
Arkel 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Gareth Jones
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
magik_bob 13/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/14 2nd
Marq 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 02/Jul/14 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
bobstones 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 30/May/14 Solo
Anne Gumbley 18/May/14 2nd
with Louise Bell
Hidden 03/May/14 Solo
traineed 21/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
rohai545 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Helen
ht543 09/Apr/14 2nd
with Krish
MazElden ?/Apr/14 2nd
with Graeme
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead
Tony Hy ??/2014 Lead O/S
the power 16/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 TR
lloydellis93 ?/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
MarkRoe 13/Sep/13 Solo O/S
mfisher 13/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Shelley, Mark Roe
lloydellis93 ?/Sep/13 Solo
matbrown333 ?/Sep/13 Solo
Hardcore Pat 27/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Solo
dutybooty 26/May/13 Solo O/S
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Solo β
Jelly Mould Surfer 17/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Tamati 05/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Dave Turnbull, BMC 23/Nov/12 Solo
MikeLell 17/Nov/12 Lead

Small fall on first runner.

kirky_p 31/Oct/12 Lead
TomGudgeon 31/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Pegg, Matt Williams
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Solo
nevets1984 13/Oct/12 TR O/S
Steve J P 19/Aug/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 19/Aug/12 Lead
with sp
Hidden 09/Aug/12 TR
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
adam clarke 28/Jul/12 2nd
with James Hulme
Boran 28/Jul/12 Lead dnf
with Jen
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
paulharmer 14/Jul/12 TR
with John Price
Robin Nichols 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
mikej 18/Jun/12 TR
with Mr Shunt
Hidden 23/May/12 -
ju59 23/May/12 -
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Charley17 24/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Kendrick 29/Mar/12 TR
with Si
simonscubadiver 29/Mar/12 TR O/S

Gear all low down so didn't fancy the lead - i thought it was stiff for HS 4A.

Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
nogoodgrice 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Greencaubeen
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 10/Mar/12 Solo

Did a couple of times.

with Cassie
Hidden 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S


ladymuck 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Rich098 03/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Tithe Technique 25/Feb/12 TR rpt
valentinesbabe 25/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Charleys lead

charley 25/Feb/12 Lead rpt
southern_smit 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S

great solo

Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PAJames ??/2012 -
Charlie Watson ??/2012 -
ChrisBrooke 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
Mike Bayley 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Neil Armstrong
Poco Loco 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Dave B, R. Horler
crag_hopper_Jay 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Peter Howlett 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with Matt
pippa_g 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Graeme
lozowen 19/Aug/11 Solo
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
sam coward 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
j.townley 13/Aug/11 Solo
PieMan 07/Aug/11 Solo RP
kfv 02/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Ben Hollands 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson
Chris Harding 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
JCookie 24/Jul/11 2nd
with Richard Plater
RiPomc 24/Jul/11 Lead

Remember top-roping this and hoped to find it easier - But didn't.

with Julie Cooke
KiddaValue 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
-Deej-1 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Gear fell out 3/4 way up, pretty much a solo I'd say!

Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
adam carless 18/Jul/11 Solo rpt
victim of mathematics 18/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Felt a bit thin.

Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead
Hanski 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Jill Van de Meulen
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mikael 25/Jun/11 Lead
stev1e.wilso 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/May/11 Solo O/S
tommo1664 23/Apr/11 Solo
Nathancoward 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Richard Hill 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Mitchell
Steve Palmer 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Brian K
Martin McPhillie 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Katie Simmons
edmitchell 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
oddessy_uk 19/Mar/11 Solo rpt
emmarowe 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/11 -
Hoppo 11/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Feb/11 2nd
Dave138 ??/2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
jshields 13/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead
paul birch 25/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 13/Sep/10 Sent O/S
with Andrew
Tithe Technique 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
with Mark Stones, Luke Paul, Geoff Burrows, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul
chumleywarner 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Luke, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher
charley 11/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead
edd rab 19/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/10 Solo
najki_2000 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S

nice little route

with Emily, Chris Rose
oddessy_uk 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
gronbech 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Ed
JoEglington ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
thebullmaster 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with Phil Y
payeo20 18/May/10 2nd
Hidden 14/May/10 2nd O/S
CJC 05/May/10 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 05/May/10 Lead
wazir.safeer 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with No one! Its a frickin' solo!
Gulon 24/Apr/10 2nd RP
JackPott 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
paul__in_sheffield 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Noodle
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead
J25 09/Apr/10 -
Tim Harper 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jonny
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
scrat 04/Mar/10 Solo
migs493 17/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Paul W
Lenny 07/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Leon
trigger118 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Adderbury Climber 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Claire Molloy 17/Oct/09 TR
with Noelle
NoelleG 17/Oct/09 TR
JLS 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 08/Oct/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 04/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 04/Oct/09 Solo
andy jennings 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Momber
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead
Richard Holowka 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead
Scott McRae 20/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Alkis 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Nathanael Booker, Simon Gale
LivinITlarge ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Joe
mikej 28/Jul/09 Lead
with Rick Naylor
markburgin83 19/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 19/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/09 Lead
D Berry 12/Jul/09 Solo rpt
robblowen 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with craig
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 21/Jun/09 Solo
thrutch 21/Jun/09 Solo
with helen
Jeronimo 19/Jun/09 Solo
Whealiebob 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Darrel
Darrel 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
robjc89 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Mayes
virtualinsanity 30/May/09 Lead dnf

Only low gear so wussed out

with C
evilbree 30/May/09 TR
with N & J
virtualinsanity 30/May/09 TR
with C
Benrj 25/May/09 Solo
paulharmer 06/May/09 Lead
with David Hale
staceyjg 02/May/09 Lead O/S
minaturechris 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Stacey
paulharmer 20/Apr/09 Lead
with John Price
nikinko 17/Apr/09 TR O/S

Unsure of gear for lead, hence TR

with Jane and Lynn
iskra2000 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Clare Downie
igneouscarl 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Robert Jones
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
chadrads 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
sean72 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Chadrads
Onion magnet ?/Mar/09 2nd

A bit more interesting

Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead
Mattyk 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Tim Kavanagh
ajoliver 30/Jan/09 Solo rpt
mike278 04/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
dhale79 ??/2009 -
with Paul Harmer
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 17/Aug/08 2nd rpt
mark20 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
alexrankine30 20/Jul/08 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
tanssop 05/Jun/08 Lead β
with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 05/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Downclimbed after getting stuck half way up. Good number 7 nut in the small crack.

with Phil Lucas
Yanis Nayu 05/Jun/08 2nd β
with Phil Lucas
Lenny 05/Jun/08 -
RiPomc 24/May/08 TR
with Julie Cooke
JCookie 24/May/08 2nd
with Richard Plater
Jacob Ram 11/May/08 Lead
with elisa best
bigbobbyking 13/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 21/Mar/08 Solo
flat eric 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
naughtybadboy 04/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Oli 17/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Becky
edd rab 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
ducle 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Nick DeCuyper and Calem Whiting
Somerset swede basher 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Abi and Dave
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd
Feeling bold 27/Aug/07 2nd
with Mike (Germany)
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 25/Aug/07 Solo
lithos 20/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Solo
John Eley ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Katya 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Iain
popebenedictus 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 30/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 21/Jul/07 2nd
Pilch 23/Jun/07 Solo

Ed lead this and i soloed it, a tricky route considering how short it is.

with Ed
EdShep 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S

felt more like a solo with just 1 piece of gear quite low down.

with Pilch
MartinN 17/Jun/07 TR O/S
richardr ?/Jun/07 Solo
paul_d 26/May/07 Lead O/S
wwykeham 26/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
edmitchell 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with kai ren, andrew mitchell
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Chris (Matlock)
Jane 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Neil
climbingpixie 07/Apr/07 Solo

Soloed with rope to bring up second. No gear worth bothering with on this micro-route.

with Kbear
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
tommo1664 01/Apr/07 Solo
Guy Wilson 01/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Byron Buck
Hidden 21/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Oli 17/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Becky
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Jonny M 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
PondLife 23/Feb/07 TR
john power 23/Feb/07 TR
D Berry 04/Feb/07 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
Climb Rox ??/2007 Solo
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with David Rafe
AJ007 23/Sep/06 Solo
Pythonist 22/Sep/06 Solo rpt
with JdP
Hidden 12/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/06 Lead
gibbo38 23/Jul/06 2nd
with brian
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
donkster 17/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
FrankW 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
Alfredo ?/May/06 Lead
Swirly 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with katherine
lewis 09/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Graham
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/06 2nd rpt
with lewis
D Berry 21/Jan/06 Solo rpt
John Sergeant ??/2006 Solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
tiga271 ??/2006 2nd
with Dave
Nicos 20/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Pythonist 13/Nov/05 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 29/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Don Wells
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
mikej 14/Jun/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
Hidden 21/May/05 Lead O/S
WRMusall 14/May/05 TR
with Adult Climbing Class
Graeme Hammond 01/May/05 TR O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Theeni 16/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with Matt Dalby
baldcoder 10/Apr/05 Solo
with Little Old Lady
Alex Mason ?/Apr/05 Solo
with kieth poskitt
chrishedgehog 16/Jan/05 Solo
Mutl3y ??/2005 Lead
Tez29 13/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Mousey
colin milton 09/Oct/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
Hidden ?/Sep/04 2nd
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Monk 24/Apr/04 Solo O/S
IanMcC 14/Apr/04 -
Reds 06/Mar/04 Solo
D Berry 06/Dec/03 Solo rpt
D Berry 16/Nov/03 Solo rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Becs
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 19/Sep/03 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
D Berry 26/Jul/03 Solo rpt
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 21/May/03 Lead dog
Hidden 09/May/03 -
Ander 04/Apr/03 Solo
skygodley 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 04/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 15/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Arthur Austin
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
D Berry 09/Nov/02 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Alaric 07/Sep/02 2nd O/S
crater 01/Aug/02 Lead O/S
rob k 28/Jun/02 Lead
cem 16/Jun/02 2nd
with Sally Dipple, Dave Amos
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 06/Apr/02 Solo
John Brayshaw 10/Sep/00 Lead rpt
with Caroline Young
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/98 Solo
ajoliver 18/Apr/98 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
adam carless ??/1995 Solo rpt
mikej 08/Aug/93 Solo
with M
Hammy 10/Apr/93 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 27/Dec/91 Solo
Chris Ellis 19/May/91 Lead
with Mike Guy
Laramadness 28/Sep/90 Solo O/S
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
tapley ??/1988 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 19/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/82 Solo O/S
mikej 18/Oct/81 Solo
with S
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
with E
mikej 24/Feb/74 Solo
with E
mikej 27/May/73 Solo
with E
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 26/Apr/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 18/Jul/65 TR
with Barry Regan, Ted Markham
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