Rockfax Description
A lower exit pulls through the roof at the notch in the overhang to reach easy ground rapidly. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
(Highball V3)

FA. John Allen 1986

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Hidden 08/Oct Sent
John Higgs 09/Dec/14 Solo dnf
with Caitlin Bell
RichardLeggett 21/Sep/14 TR

Bouldering start

RichardLeggett 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

I won't be winning any technique competitions

RichardLeggett 03/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Sent
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
adam carless 14/Apr/13 Lead RP

finally got this bugger of a move. Backed off it many times in the past as a boulder problem, eventually decided today that since there was gear to protect the move I'd lead it instead. Got it first go with the rope on, but it still felt really hard. Probably deserves V4 rather than HVS!

with scc
andrew hammond 01/Oct/11 Solo RP
jack adams 01/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with andy
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S


with serge
Daniel Heath 29/Aug/11 Sent

with aid - my partner's knee. Managed to step the jug and miss out the 6a bit :)

lozowen 19/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Jan/11 -
Ram MkiV 29/Aug/10 Sent
with loads of people from hull
rob1 29/Aug/10 Sent
GuyVG 29/Aug/10 Sent
with Steve
robal ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
DaveFidler ??/2009 Solo
craig d 12/Oct/08 Solo
masa-alpin 22/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Couldn't do and jumped off...

Creep_pea 02/Jun/08 TR dnf
with Sam
Somerset swede basher 15/Sep/07 Solo G/U

Got it 4th attempt i think, good problem. Stiff pull but doesnt seem so bad once you've worked it out.

with Sarah and Abi
Joe Marsh 10/Aug/07 Solo rpt

3rd go

Pythonist 22/Apr/07 Solo rpt
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S

Cool start, but requires long legs and the ability to squash your shoulders next to your hips!

Scottish78 03/May/05 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
npanderson, Ahilton83
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
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Style of ascent
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