Rockfax Description
Climb easy rock into a grassy niche then the steep awkward crack and short bulging wall above and left. Low in the grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Chris Ellis 11/Oct 2nd
with Helen Odwell
tom.88 11/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug Lead rpt
kermit_uk 25/Jun Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun 2nd
with Vicar
Hidden 04/Jun Lead
SamT1 26/Apr 2nd β
Don't like e3s 19/Apr Lead
the power 02/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd rpt
Robin Nichols 12/Mar Solo O/S
mapperley samurai 25/Jan Lead O/S
Marmoset ??/2015 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
deacondeacon 31/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Snowy, but holds were dry.

Jim Malo 02/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Vix, Mark
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
lee1234 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 27/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Jake M
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Nigel Bond 07/Aug/14 2nd
with Debs
alpinismo.uk 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/14 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/14 TR O/S
leeds_belle 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Zylo
migs493 27/Apr/14 Solo O/S
dk247 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Clarke
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Tony Hy ??/2014 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 14/Dec/13 -
lloydellis93 ?/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Oct/13 Lead
jasonpm 26/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Simon
Hidden 11/Aug/13 TR
jpd80 ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Adam
Mayaculpa 16/Jul/13 2nd
Hardcore Pat 27/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave S
Dimart 10/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dave, Mike, Ben
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead β
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/13 2nd
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Mr Spoons 21/Oct/12 Lead
with Poz
Hidden 14/Oct/12 TR O/S
runestone 19/Sep/12 2nd

led before

with Liz, Jeff
Blod 19/Sep/12 Lead rpt
cathymiller 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan818 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
DaveB61 28/Aug/12 2nd
with Ruth Gordon
Mike Bayley 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Neil Armstrong
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
najki_2000 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf

backed off as didnt find the nice crimp just above the cave/bulge which made placing gear in the break and moving over the cave much easier; did clean on seconding

with Chris Rose
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Jim Brownlow 19/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 Solo
RichardMc 19/May/12 2nd
with Brad Jackson
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead rpt
valentinesbabe 25/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Charley's lead.

Tithe Technique 25/Feb/12 TR rpt
charley 25/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Ange, Kev
malc 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Paul Scott, Martin Hewes
Hidden 25/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PAJames ??/2012 -
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
woody8 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
MikeDowsett ??/2012 2nd
TonyF ??/2012 Lead
lozowen 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
MPSBunny 24/Oct/11 Lead

Yay, did it this time. Managed to bring my left foot out onto the fact which gave me just enough friction to reach up to a small ledge.

Hidden 24/Oct/11 2nd
ianjdodd 23/Oct/11 TR RP
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
j.townley 13/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Awkward around cave area

with Mick Sissons
Chaz2512 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
julian allen 23/Jul/11 2nd
Karlos 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Lead by David. A bit thuggy !

with David PCC, Marilyn
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
egwp01 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ander 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Eggie
Sparrowmonkey 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Eggie
LivinITlarge 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Joe
Mikael 29/May/11 Lead
Hidden 27/May/11 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
GrahamHP 22/Apr/11 2nd
tony wood 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tony W, Gav, Graham
shepman 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
robal 09/Apr/11 -
Hidden 30/Oct/10 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

One 4c move to get established on the upper wall

with Chris
Yanis Nayu 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Must have gone the wrong way; I thought this would be reasonable value at HVS!

with Phil & Andy
tanssop 02/Oct/10 2nd
with Andy & Wayne
James_D 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Esther
Tom Redmond 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rian Whitham
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
fleapitfan 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
tommo1664 10/Jul/10 Lead
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
wazir.safeer 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with No one! Its a frickin' solo!
martin one 25/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with dave knight
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead RP
AmyLauren 10/Apr/10 2nd
with Helen, David
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
mic_b 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2010 -
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Rosa Vilaseca, Eric Olson
Jim Malo 08/Nov/09 2nd
Big Steve 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

bloody hard, never a vs

with Karen
charley 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Kevs lead

with Jack, Ange, Peter, MarkB, Kev
Tithe Technique 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jack, Peter Ziak, Ange, Charley
valentinesbabe 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Straightforward climb

jack01 27/Sep/09 TR
bobbarnes00 17/Sep/09 TR
with Tom Large
fatbuoybazza 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
chili-d 25/Jul/09 -
givemetea 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Craig Jenkins
thrutch 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mattu 01/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
swmackey ?/Apr/09 Lead
with rebecca ravey
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead dog
igneouscarl 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Robert Jones
Pilch 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S

not a bad route really

with Ed
EdShep 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden ??/2009 -
Becky E 27/Sep/08 2nd
Adam1973 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
adam carless 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt

mainly led on Jon's gear.

with Jon_nz
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo O/S
mark20 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Caralynh 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tiga271 20/Jul/08 Lead
with Steve, Alex, Mark20
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
argyle_dude 22/May/08 Lead dog

Missed a vital hold on the crux and took a nice lob. Spotted the hold and finished clean on 2nd attempt.

with smlee84
Hidden 22/Apr/08 2nd rpt
2535rob 14/Mar/08 Lead
popebenedictus 12/Jan/08 2nd rpt
with Edd Rab
edd rab 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
LoopyLou ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 23/Sep/07 2nd
Somerset swede basher 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Abi and Dave
AJ007 03/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd rpt
popebenedictus 21/Apr/07 TR RP
Powder Puff Girl 21/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
howlingbaboon 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Awkward and a bit pants really.

with Kbear
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
Hidden ??/2007 -
taine ??/2007 Lead dog
with Rich
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
Nicos 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Pythonist 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with JdP
Hidden 20/Aug/06 2nd
naughtybadboy 20/Aug/06 2nd
D Berry 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
gibbo38 23/Jul/06 2nd
with brian
Iggy_B 14/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Richard Freeman
Monk 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with RUMC
paul birch ?/May/06 -
climbingrick 25/Apr/06 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Rob Davies ?/Apr/06 2nd
with Phil Ashton
John Lisle ??/2006 -
RichardMc 13/Nov/05 2nd
with Graham Waddington
Hidden 02/Oct/05 2nd O/S
Chris Davids 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Jon
Graeme Hammond 31/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Pete aka Dad
krikoman 31/Jul/05 2nd O/S
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
Hidden 27/May/05 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 03/Apr/05 Lead rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 03/Apr/05 2nd
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
M_W_Court 27/Aug/04 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/May/04 Lead O/S
with Steve Mount
Hidden 28/May/04 2nd
DerwentDiluted 24/May/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
FrankW 17/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Laura
The Mountain Goat 18/Jan/04 Lead dog
with Alex Milham
Hidden 16/Nov/03 2nd
SteveM 11/Oct/03 Lead
with Bekhs
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead rpt
Alaric 07/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/02 Lead O/S
ajc 04/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
rocktigger ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Stu n Clare
Rampikino 14/Sep/98 2nd
ajoliver 02/May/98 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 23/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 -
adam carless ??/1995 2nd rpt
GrahamHP ??/1995 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 15/Apr/93 Solo rpt
charlesmfrench 28/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/91 Lead
Jelly Mould Surfer 02/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
tapley 27/Jul/88 Lead
with Tony Raphael
RichardMc 31/Oct/87 Solo
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Iain Thow 11/Oct/87 Lead

Simon fails and finishes up Emma's Delusion.

with Simon Lee
RichardMc 05/Apr/87 2nd
with Tim Oakes
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/82 Solo
John Brayshaw 01/Aug/82 2nd O/S
with Alfreton MC
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 TR
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
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