Rockfax Description
The deeper central groove has an awkward start and exit. © 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
Hidden 11/Oct 2nd O/S
Lindsey Goodrum 11/Oct 2nd O/S
th0ma5_ander50n 19/Sep TR O/S
Hidden 19/Sep TR O/S
Felix Ottey 06/Sep Lead O/S
mark stones 05/Sep Lead
gaz3212 04/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug Solo O/S
jammy4536 15/Aug Solo O/S
Mike.Kinge 15/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Aug Solo O/S
astonbettridge06 14/Jun 2nd
with martin bettridge
TomYates 07/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun TR
ht543 30/May Lead
with Krish
rohai545 30/May 2nd
with Helen
redwards195 24/May -

Belayed on climb

Hidden 23/May Solo O/S
Ian Saxton 10/May Lead
with paul
Paul Naylor 10/May 2nd
Angus Taylor 22/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jan Solo O/S
John Higgs 09/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Caitlin Bell
benlatham07 01/Nov/14 Sent O/S
BeckyS 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Andrew M
johngriffin 28/Sep/14 2nd
Charli Wisbey 21/Sep/14 TR
with Elwyn
mky77 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
TobyA 04/Sep/14 Solo O/S
shepman 04/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/14 TR
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/14 Lead
Mayaculpa 02/Jul/14 Solo
Serena Lambre 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
bobstones 21/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 30/May/14 Solo
Hidden 03/May/14 Solo
Sy Finch 14/Apr/14 Solo O/S
rohai545 09/Apr/14 2nd
with Helen
ht543 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Krish
Bob Black 14/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
gronbech 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Alex_Derbyshire 06/Mar/14 Solo
Markheighton 06/Mar/14 Solo
withey1992 04/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
the power 16/Nov/13 Solo O/S
lloydellis93 ?/Oct/13 Solo
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
josephxtian 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Padge
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
mfisher 13/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Shelley, Mark Roe
matbrown333 ?/Sep/13 Solo
LivinITlarge 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Wheeler
ht543 15/Aug/13 TR
with Cormac
Benn A 08/Jul/13 Solo O/S
RCrockford 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Sheila
nogoodgrice 06/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dave S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Solo
AshBash 26/May/13 Solo O/S
dutybooty 26/May/13 Solo O/S
Blueso 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with BirdDog, Anna
B4tgirl 12/May/13 2nd
with Birdie, Tony
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
nogoodgrice 21/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead
mapperley samurai 06/Apr/13 Solo
with Ben Moss
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
pete_naylor 21/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Rick
Ricky Layf 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Pete
Reds 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Reds 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 23/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Lead
Chrispy1080 04/Nov/12 2nd
will909 31/Oct/12 Solo O/S
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Solo
nevets1984 13/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Steve J P 19/Aug/12 TR
with BW
Bernie Wylde 19/Aug/12 Solo
with sp
stev1e.wilso 18/Aug/12 Lead
with Rosie
Rozzlarr1992 18/Aug/12 2nd
with Dad
Hidden 09/Aug/12 TR
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo
Roget 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Charley17 24/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Solo
BusyLizzie 14/Apr/12 TR
Jellybaby 14/Apr/12 TR

this was really hard! it took me ages and i did it very badly

with Graham Madgwick, Lizzie Cooke
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Kendrick 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Si
simonscubadiver 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
LakesWinter 10/Mar/12 Solo
with Cassie
Daymo 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Tom Lawson, Tom
tomparrott 10/Mar/12 Solo
with Daymo
Hidden 03/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PAJames ??/2012 -
Charlie Watson ??/2012 -
ChrisBrooke 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
daviesp2 22/Oct/11 Solo
Mike Bayley 22/Oct/11 2nd
with Neil Armstrong
Poco Loco 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
BikeClimbWalk 25/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
thedatastream 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S

In big boots as part of the 9 Edges Challenge 2011

with Ol
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

down climb for next route

with serge
Hidden 17/Sep/11 -
Hidden 17/Sep/11 -
pippa_g 15/Sep/11 2nd O/S

hard for a diff, not too well protected either

with Graeme
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with Matt
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
65m moderate millington 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
j.townley 13/Aug/11 Solo
j.townley 13/Aug/11 Solo
kfv 02/Aug/11 Solo O/S
pffft 31/Jul/11 Solo 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
KiddaValue 24/Jul/11 Solo
-Deej-1 24/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
adam carless 18/Jul/11 Solo rpt
victim of mathematics 18/Jul/11 Solo rpt


Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
egwp01 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S

First Solo

Hidden 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Ander 05/Jun/11 Solo
with Eggie
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo rpt


Hidden 14/May/11 Solo O/S
Sam Cooke 14/May/11 Solo O/S
cragspud 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Wharncliffebabe
Hidden 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Richard Hill 17/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Jon Mitchell
RichardMc 17/Apr/11 Solo
with Marian Hobbs
Steve Palmer 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Brian K
DGY 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Barbara
le_grimpeur 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Paul L
MPSBunny 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Chris Herbert
Martin McPhillie 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Katie Simmons
edmitchell 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
emmarowe 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hoppo 11/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Feb/11 2nd
conor 18 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
paul birch 25/Sep/10 Solo
tiga271 17/Sep/10 Solo
tomthecoolperson 13/Sep/10 Sent O/S
with Andrew
antmorgan1991 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Laura-lou 24/Aug/10 Solo
with dad
edd rab 19/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/10 Solo
oddessy_uk 01/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Kingsjester 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Tricky move in the centre.

Hidden 24/Jul/10 Solo
CharlieBartlett 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Most enjoyable

with EdBartlett, Jenna Bartlett
oddessy_uk 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gronbech 05/Jun/10 Solo
with Ed
simon mitchie 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
robjc89 ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
JoEglington ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
chili-d 15/May/10 2nd
with Poz
AndyPagett 09/May/10 Solo
with Adam Mitchell
CJC 05/May/10 Solo
with Matt
Hidden 05/May/10 Solo
Gulon 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JackPott 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
charley 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tim Harper 09/Apr/10 Lead
with Jonny
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
PieMan 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Paulow ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Interesting start, especially as it was a bit green! Really a Mod?

with Maureen
Hidden 24/Jan/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 -
james999 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lenny 07/Nov/09 Solo
with Paul
paulharmer 02/Nov/09 Lead

Climbed in the dark with a head torch

with John Price
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 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 04/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 04/Oct/09 Solo
valentinesbabe 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Straightforward enough

with Peter Ziak
RichardMc 27/Sep/09 Solo
Richard Holowka 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S

We all have to start leading somewhere.

Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 20/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
robblowen 04/Aug/09 2nd β
rednip120372 04/Aug/09 Lead
with robblowen
mikej 28/Jul/09 Solo
with Rick Naylor
markburgin83 19/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/09 Solo
deacondeacon 21/Jun/09 Solo
thrutch 21/Jun/09 Solo
with helen
Stevo_the_pirate 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Jeronimo 19/Jun/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Mayes
Benrj 25/May/09 Solo
paulharmer 06/May/09 Lead
with David Hale
Hidden 26/Apr/09 TR O/S
Onion magnet 22/Apr/09 Solo
with Jack
jwpil 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
paulharmer 20/Apr/09 2nd
with John Price
nikinko 17/Apr/09 TR O/S

Gets Diff in the guide booki. Awkward, not much gear. Backed off lead.

with Jane and Lynn
D Berry 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
iskra2000 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Clare Downie
tractorbachcoch 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Peter, Teresa
Lady T 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Iwan
chadrads 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
Mattyk 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Tim Kavanagh
cannotfindaname 26/Jan/09 Lead
with andy smally
Hidden ??/2009 -
dhale79 ??/2009 -
with Paul Harmer
andi taxi 29/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Solo
bridget143 12/Oct/08 Solo O/S
DanT 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Retroman3 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Dan, Jag, Layla
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
andybeanland 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd
Hammy 11/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
andi taxi 23/Aug/08 Solo

worth a look for a solo climb..

PanzerHanzler 17/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Pilch 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Ed
EdShep 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Pilch
Phil1967 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
robjc89 ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Maria Crisp-Hihn
Hidden 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
Chris Ellis 04/Jun/08 Lead
with Helen Odwell
texuspete 26/Apr/08 Solo
bigbobbyking 13/Apr/08 Solo
robotninja 11/Apr/08 Solo β
with Simon H
taz_116 11/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/08 Solo O/S
2535rob 14/Mar/08 Solo
PenJD 01/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
mikej 12/Feb/08 Solo
with Rick Naylor
benman 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with roger m
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
edd rab 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Abi and Dave
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
King Smudger 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smith
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo
Ruth Smith 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with nick smith
lithos 20/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 26/Jul/07 Solo O/S
andrewwightman 23/Jul/07 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
mr random ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
tristangale 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark
Climb Rox ?/May/07 Solo
edmitchell 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with kai ren, andrew mitchell
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Solo
climbingpixie 07/Apr/07 Solo
popebenedictus 06/Apr/07 TR rpt
Powder Puff Girl 06/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
tommo1664 01/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 17/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Solo
PondLife 23/Feb/07 TR
john power 23/Feb/07 TR
Hidden 22/Feb/07 Solo
adam carless 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Jonny M 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S
GiveHerHelen 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/06 Solo
AJ007 23/Sep/06 Solo
Pythonist 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with JdP
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
Sankey 14/Aug/06 Solo
with Julia
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Solo O/S
naughtybadboy 23/Jul/06 Solo
donkster 17/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/06 Lead O/S
FrankW 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
Alfredo ?/May/06 Solo
tallsop 17/Apr/06 Lead
with Sam T
Hidden 17/Apr/06 2nd
Swirly 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with katherine
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
lewis 09/Apr/06 Solo
Jacob Ram 06/Mar/06 Solo
VS4b ?/Feb/06 Solo
John Sergeant ??/2006 Solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
tiga271 ??/2006 Solo
with Dave
Nicos 20/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with solo
SuperstarDJ 27/Nov/05 Solo

A much tougher moderate than The Gangplank, a couple of tricker moves over a nasty landing.

mikej 15/Nov/05 Solo
with Rick Naylor
climbing_wiggy ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Nocker
Mutl3y ?/Jul/05 Solo
mikej 14/Jun/05 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 2nd
with Liz & Claire
Hidden 31/May/05 Lead O/S
dp1 23/May/05 -
rachel959 23/May/05 TR
with Dan Peach
Hidden 21/May/05 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/May/05 TR
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
Si dH 23/Jan/05 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 16/Jan/05 Solo
colin milton 09/Oct/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo rpt
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
krikoman 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Vince Norris, Jack Whiting
Pelleas ?/Apr/04 Solo
jamie ward 27/Mar/04 Solo
Reds 06/Mar/04 Solo
victim of mathematics 08/Feb/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 16/Nov/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 19/Sep/03 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Ander 04/Apr/03 Solo
skygodley 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 04/Mar/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 28/Feb/03 Solo
sam coward ??/2003 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Alaric 07/Sep/02 Lead O/S
rob k 28/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
Budge 23/May/02 Solo O/S
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
mikej 10/Dec/01 Solo
DerwentDiluted 18/Nov/01 Solo
Martyn ??/2001 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 10/Sep/00 2nd rpt
with Caroline Young
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/98 Solo
ajoliver 18/Apr/98 Solo O/S
RobSimmo 05/Dec/97 Solo O/S
Laramadness 24/Dec/94 Solo O/S
Hammy 10/Apr/93 Solo
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Ian Archer 12/Mar/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 05/May/83 Solo
John Brayshaw 14/Apr/82 Solo O/S
mikej 18/Oct/81 Lead
with S
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
Hammy 22/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
with E
mikej 27/May/73 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Jan/71 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 28/Nov/64 Solo
with David Short
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