Rockfax Description
The awkward crack splitting the wall to a short V-groove. © Rockfax

FA. Reg Schofield early 1930s 1932

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, 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
th0ma5_ander50n 19/Sep TR O/S
Hidden 19/Sep TR O/S
Felix Ottey 06/Sep Lead O/S
gaz3212 04/Sep Solo O/S
samdickensuk 28/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug 2nd
Palmer 09/Aug Lead
with Sarah
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
Ian Saxton 14/Jun Lead
with paul, martin
Paul Naylor 14/Jun 2nd
with martin, Ian Saxton
Hidden 06/Jun TR
Hidden 23/May Solo O/S
dom94 08/Apr Solo O/S
amccann 08/Apr Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 08/Apr Solo O/S

very awkward

the power 02/Apr Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 12/Mar Solo 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
BeckyS 28/Sep/14 TR
with Andrew M
johngriffin 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
TobyA 04/Sep/14 Solo O/S
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Arkel 15/Aug/14 Lead
with Gareth Jones
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd
magik_bob 13/Jul/14 Lead
Mayaculpa 02/Jul/14 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
1918hasti 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Paul Bradwell
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
MazElden 19/Apr/14 Lead
with Graeme
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead
gronbech 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
lloydellis93 ?/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
mfisher 13/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Shelley, Mark Roe
matbrown333 ?/Sep/13 Solo
Hardcore Pat 27/Jun/13 Solo O/S
LovelyMrTom 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ejminee 02/Jun/13 2nd
AshBash 26/May/13 Solo O/S
hipyhop 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Cherelle
dutybooty 26/May/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
Alex Wade 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Perrine Triballi, Alex Linge
TomGudgeon 31/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Pegg, Matt Williams
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Solo
Steve J P 19/Aug/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 19/Aug/12 Lead
with sp
stev1e.wilso 18/Aug/12 Lead
with Rosie
Rozzlarr1992 18/Aug/12 2nd
with Dad
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
paulharmer 14/Jul/12 Lead
with John Price
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
Nick1812P 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/12 -
ju59 23/May/12 -
Charley17 24/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Solo
Big Steve 06/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Daymo 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Tom Lawson
Rich098 03/Mar/12 Lead rpt
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Monkey_bill ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Charlie Watson ??/2012 -
ChrisBrooke 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
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

lots of fun packed in to such a small climb - even got a knee bar in

with Graeme
Hidden 20/Aug/11 2nd
Big Rik 20/Aug/11 Lead
sam coward 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
j.townley 13/Aug/11 Solo
kfv 02/Aug/11 Solo O/S
pffft 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hanski 03/Jul/11 Lead
with Jill Van de Meulen
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 06/Jun/11 Lead
with Terry harris-ellis
liamoloughlin 28/May/11 Solo O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/May/11 Solo O/S
Chris46 08/May/11 Lead rpt
cragspud 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Wharncliffebabe
geddicakes 07/May/11 Solo O/S
pc1983 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good practice arm jamming for Victory Crack!

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
papalazarou 08/Apr/11 Solo O/S
MPSBunny 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Chris Herbert
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Chris46 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver
Oliver46 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
matt0759 06/Mar/11 Solo
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
tomthecoolperson 13/Sep/10 Sent O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 05/Sep/10 TR
ParkFace ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Stordy
edd rab 19/Aug/10 Solo rpt
najki_2000 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S

found it quite awkward, hard to protect the starting move if you are short and cant reach the WC friend 4 placement

with Emily, Chris Rose
robjc89 ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Mayes
oddessy_uk 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gronbech 05/Jun/10 Solo
with Ed
simon mitchie 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 TR
cem 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Gulon 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JackPott 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
charley 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
colin milton 09/Apr/10 Solo
chris murnin 05/Apr/10 Lead
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
migs493 19/Feb/10 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Thought it wasn't quite a S 4a as in Rockfax but would definitely give it an HVD just because it was awkward.

with Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe
Tithe Technique 24/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Geoff Burrows, Ange
migs493 17/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Paul W
JLS 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Jacqui
disturbed_one51 04/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 04/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/09 TR O/S
Scott McRae 20/Aug/09 Solo dnf

Much harder than V.Diff, very offwidth. Fell off bouldering and broke two vertebrae. I was leading up to HVS / moves up to 5c at the time.

robblowen 04/Aug/09 Lead O/S
rednip120372 04/Aug/09 2nd
with robblowen
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/Jul/09 Lead
robblowen 12/Jul/09 2nd β
with sara, Krissy, craig
deacondeacon 21/Jun/09 Solo
thrutch 21/Jun/09 Solo
with helen
popebenedictus 20/Jun/09 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Jeronimo 19/Jun/09 Solo
Whealiebob 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Darrel
Darrel 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
iskra2000 13/Jun/09 Lead
with Clare Downie
Benrj 25/May/09 Solo
Bex_M 03/May/09 Lead dog

Fell off on lead - then seconded okay

with Ewan Buckingham
Onion magnet 22/Apr/09 Lead
with Jack
jwpil 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
frume 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Bluck
paulharmer 20/Apr/09 Lead
with John Price
climbinmunkey 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

12m? Surely not? Very short but a quality 4c ish move.

with Helen
chadrads 21/Mar/09 TR O/S
sean72 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Chadrads
Mattyk 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Tim Kavanagh
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 30/Dec/08 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/08 2nd
DanT 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Pilch 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Ed
scott mayled ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S


James Moyle 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
Ben Sidsaph 26/May/08 2nd O/S
with Lee Packer
Jacob Ram 11/May/08 Lead
with elisa best
PenJD 01/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
jjclarke70 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Jo White
edd rab 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Abi and Dave
Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 25/Aug/07 Solo
iamlost 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
lithos 20/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Rampikino 22/Jul/07 Lead
with Cat
mr random ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
tristangale 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark
richardr ?/Jun/07 Solo
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)
popebenedictus 06/Apr/07 TR O/S
Powder Puff Girl 06/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
Ronnie Concave ?/Apr/07 Lead

Good but way too short

with M.Borglewood
eldre070 ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Laura Eldred
adam carless 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with David Rafe
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd
victim of mathematics 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
AJ007 23/Sep/06 Solo
Pythonist 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with JdP
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/06 Solo O/S
gibbo38 23/Jul/06 Lead
with brian
naughtybadboy 23/Jul/06 2nd
oooaaah 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Rory McDermott
donkster 17/Jun/06 Solo O/S
FrankW 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Laura
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/May/06 Solo
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with lewis
Hidden ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
tiga271 ??/2006 Lead
with Dave
Nicos 20/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with solo
mikej 15/Nov/05 Solo
with Rick Naylor
SuperstarDJ 29/Oct/05 Lead O/S

Firing on all cylinders by now!

with Don Wells
climbing_wiggy ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Nocker
Mutl3y ?/Jul/05 2nd
with Clog
Clog ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Mutl3y
mikej 14/Jun/05 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
Hidden 31/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/05 2nd O/S
baldcoder 10/Apr/05 Solo
with Little Old Lady
Alex Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead

first lead of the day out of about 20

with kieth poskitt
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 2nd
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Tom Stoddart ?/Jul/04 Solo
krikoman 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Vince Norris, Jack Whiting
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 16/Nov/03 Lead O/S
LankyPaddy 19/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
skygodley 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 04/Mar/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 28/Feb/03 Solo
Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Alaric 07/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/02 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/02 TR
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 06/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Lead
ajoliver 18/Apr/98 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
rurp ??/1995 -
Laramadness 24/Dec/94 Solo O/S
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 27/Dec/91 Solo
Chris Ellis 19/May/91 Lead
with Mike Guy
Hidden 14/Apr/91 Lead O/S
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
tapley ??/1988 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 19/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
John Brayshaw 14/Apr/82 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/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 Lead
with E
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 26/Apr/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 26/Apr/65 Solo
with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
AndyPagett, Natalyaaa, Hidden
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