Half Nelson* VS 5a
12m.

Rockfax Description
A more delicate right-hand finish to Nelson's Slab. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
High in the grade. Take the trickier slab directly above the start


FA. Chris Craggs 1993

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 245 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

kermit_uk - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Michelle

Gemma_Penny - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with Clive Harris

Clive2334 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Gemma

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/15

mlok2000 - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/15 with John Bayliss

harder start than it would have been years back as no grit left at the bottom where you want to place your foot to get off the ground - like trying to get friction on a wax candle
john_ni - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Chris Kolm-Murray

tedburt - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Aaron Burdett

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Tim Reynolds

Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Chris Evans

timreynolds - Lead - 25/May/15 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/15

nick ferro - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/15

amccann - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Shaun H, Matt H, Dom Beer

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/14

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Jody Palmer, Pete Cawley

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/14

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Hannah Carter

RichardLeggett - 2nd - 03/Aug/14

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Chris Murray

HannahC - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Chris Sansum

Sam Husband - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Tom

charley - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/14

cragsman9000 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Neil

bob_cbr - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with cragsman9000

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/14

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with David O

Kap - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dave Garner

dsgarner - TR O/S - 15/Mar/14

cmars89 - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Pete Duckworth

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Steve Moore

fredallingham - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

mattgrange - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

darrencabowabo - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - Sep/13

dan_blair87 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/13

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dave Minshall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Benn A - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13

pog100 - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with zora, Reaver2k

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/13

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/13

David Kay - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Moritz Lessmann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with LazyTraveller

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

andy.smythe - Lead - May/13

Lazytraveller - 2nd O/S - May/13 with Tom Luff

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2013 with Tony Fidler

hard start
the power - 2nd - 10/Nov/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

will909 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/12

TomGudgeon - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/12 with Matt Williams

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12

The starting move is a bit grim, but otherwise lovely.
Wilst - Lead - 01/Oct/12

Fragmod - 2nd - 10/Sep/12

pbuggy91 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

Dan818 - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/12

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Elved Roberts

Not entirely sure if I did the Half Nelson or Nelson slab finish.
Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Krish

arandall - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Wendy Matthews

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

only VS as the 1st move is 5a prob easy to slip out of the bottom crack, after that its a severe slab tho
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Jim Stanton

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/12

JackHatton - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with jamie langlar

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

charley - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Charley Fell

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/12

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/12

Nice move at the start. Slightly bold on the upper slab. Thoroughly enjoyable.
treg - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Dan Osbaldeston

David Qualtrough - 2012

admackie - 2012

Oceanic - 16/Oct/11

Aid@n - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Getting back a stuck nut for pidginjim required sitting on the rope
adam carless - TR dog - 01/Oct/11

Did the hard move at the bottom fine but bottled the bold easy slab. For the first time ever on a lead someone had to drop me a top rope; Thank you Dan. Not my finest moment.
pigeonjim - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/11 with Adam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - Oct/11

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Matt Box

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Brown - Solo - 01/Sep/11 with Solo

Johnny Rowland - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

lozowen - Solo - 19/Aug/11

armouredego - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Tom Parsons

part.tom - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with armouredego

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Chaz2512 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/11 with solo

Hard start as expected, rested on gear just a little. Rest of route is solid and really good.
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Karlos - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

GrahamHP - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

liamoloughlin - Solo O/S - 28/May/11

Tough initial move
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Delphine

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Adam

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with victim of mathematics

geddicakes - Solo O/S - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

robal - 09/Apr/11

matt0759 - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with James Ayres & Dan Parker

Hidden - 06/Mar/11

RKernan - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with John O'Hara

PaulHermes - AltLd - 24/Oct/10 with Tibor

Really nice route, tricky start then balancy finish, great.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Matt

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

mike241181 - 2nd - 20/Sep/10 with Will

edd rab - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/10

Katya - Lead - 10/Aug/10 with Alex Dalton

Good.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10 with Saffra

DaveFidler - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

Very exposed and run out up the slab
frume - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with mark, Rory Juss

mike_clayton - Lead dog - Apr/10 with picollo pritchard, paul cubbins

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

joese7en - 2010

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - TR - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/09

markytaylor - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09

the start of this is battered
SGD - Lead - 22/Sep/09 with Jonny WMC

Hidden - 2nd RP - 19/Sep/09

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with dave nw, donk

donkster - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with ben, DaveNW

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

mattshort - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Elly Pryce

With assistance over the crux at the start!
ellypryce - 2nd - 25/Jul/09 with matttshort

With assistance over the crux at the start!
ellypryce - 2nd - 25/Jul/09 with matttshort

A better finish than Nelson's Slab
mark20 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09

alexrankine30 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Mark

Rampikino - Lead - 05/Jul/09 with Cat

Phil West - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09 with Wingnut

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

max_chan - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Trevor Wilson

JWB - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Ines

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/09

robal - 2009

Hidden - 2009

DaveFidler - Solo - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Neil Pacey - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Tanya Savage

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/08

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Jon Lury

morganator - Solo - 22/Jul/08 with Sophie Whyte

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

alek - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Phill Cunnington

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 2008 with Helen Lear

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Sarah and Abi

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Ellen Taylor

ellentaylor - 2nd dog - 11/Sep/07 with Adam Thomas

Rampikino - Lead - 09/Sep/07 with MMC Various

chri55ie - 2nd - 09/Sep/07 with Mat Dowsett

NickST - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Greg Grace

Ropeboy - Lead - 24/Aug/07

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07 with John Camateras

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/07

popebenedictus - TR rpt - 09/Aug/07 with Edd Rab

edd rab - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Ben Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Edd R

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Fat Alan

derico - Lead - 26/May/07 with George W

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/07

popebenedictus - TR O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Ruth Harding

Why the heck is this on here as HVS? It was correct at VS!
Pythonist - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

Col Allott - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Alex Sturrock

tommo1664 - Solo - 08/Apr/07

tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/07 with Lauren Foster/Keeler

deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007

Nicos - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/06 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Sep/06

mc1105 - Lead - Sep/06

Another James - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06 with Kirsten S

anyes varenne - 13/Aug/06 with suzanne

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/06

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with James

AJ007 - Solo - 11/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/06

Iggy_B - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/06

Oli - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Nick Smith

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/May/06

Rampikino - Lead - 23/Apr/06 with MMC Various

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/05 with Dale

mikej - Lead - 15/Nov/05 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - TR - 19/Oct/05

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

leon - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Andrew Southam

Stefan - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04

Adam had lead Nelson's Slab his yet hardest 5b (VS), and I seconded on this route.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 13/Apr/04 with Adam W

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/04 with Terry

Hidden - 2004

DavidR - Lead O/S - 2004 with Aidan McGuffie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - Jul/03

darren1 - 21/Jun/03

SteveM - Lead - 20/Apr/03 with Bekhs

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/02

nige pacer - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 15/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/02

PenJD - Lead O/S - 2002 with Roger Newman

cem - 2nd - 10/Jun/01 with Neil Northrop

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/00

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with Clare

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Aug/98

Iain Thow - Solo - 21/Jul/98

Jas66 - Lead O/S - May/97

Roget - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/97

Freezing cold and damp.
Phil West - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/96 with David Atherton

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 04/Sep/96

rurp - 1996

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