Rockfax Description
Climb into the chimney/groove from the left via a short polished ramp then climb the steep, juggy crack on the left of the main groove. The first move is awkward. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Hidden 11/Oct Solo O/S
alijam42 11/Oct Lead
Lindsey Goodrum 11/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep 2nd
mky77 27/Sep Lead O/S
buglow 05/Sep Lead

Big-ass wobbly block at the top!

with Tom
migs493 26/Aug 2nd rpt
with Jim Borrington
climbingxcat 19/Aug Lead O/S
with Brian
pawel suhy 02/Aug 2nd O/S

Large block on top is moving!

with Irena PCC, Robin PCC
Hidden 30/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul Lead
Benjy098 11/Jul TR dog
benwh1te ?/Jul Lead
Hidden 30/Jun Lead O/S
vmheathcote 30/Jun 2nd β
with Adam
Monkey_Alan 21/Jun 2nd
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
jamesnorton 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Peter Camidge
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun 2nd
with Vicar
Hidden 04/Jun Lead
Gerlach 26/May Lead
SuperstarDJ 26/May 2nd rpt

A mark of how tired, cold and demoralised as I was that this felt hard! Think I cruised it on lead last time!

martinbettridge06 25/Apr 2nd
david harvey 25/Apr Lead O/S
with martin
ju59 19/Apr 2nd
with John Hutchinson
Hidden 19/Apr Lead
MLH 11/Apr Lead rpt
with J Palmer
OllyT 09/Apr 2nd
the power 02/Apr Solo O/S
MikeDowsett 18/Mar Lead
with Danny Hoyle, Cath Sinclair
Vanessa Simmons 18/Mar 2nd

I managed to wobble the large block on the left at the top as I pulled up. Night climb.

Hidden 07/Mar Lead
Ben Prestwich 18/Feb 2nd O/S
with Jack
Ben T@ylor ??/2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
bigbear86 ??/2015 Lead
Lukem6 24/Dec/14 Solo
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 15/Nov/14 2nd
with Rob Dorey
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Lead
jimbonfire 01/Nov/14 -
Rachel Rose Jeffree 17/Oct/14 Lead β
johngriffin 01/Oct/14 2nd
philhayes 01/Oct/14 2nd
eddiem1 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
nicnac67 14/Sep/14 2nd

Last climb of the day so decided to go for it and thoroughly enjoyed the route. messed the anchors up with o.c.d. overdrive but James sorted me a third, middle anchor and taught me 1st point, trace back from figure of 8

with Julue
Tomt1er 29/Aug/14 Solo O/S
jpd80 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Leigh
Helsbels_sim 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Simoisfab 23/Aug/14 Lead
grady_9 19/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 17/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/14 Solo
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Better than it looks

with Lee Ironmonger
LauraC567 04/May/14 2nd β
thesooz 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah
bantamdave 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
rohai545 09/Apr/14 2nd
with Helen
ht543 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Krish
OliverRoss 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Dad was chicken winging at the end.

with Dad
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Gerlach 16/Mar/14 2nd
SuperstarDJ 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Jonah Davis, Tash Davis, Anna Dobrowloska
matthomas79 15/Mar/14 Solo O/S
dsgarner 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Michelle M
dsgarner 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Sean S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
adam clarke 08/Mar/14 2nd
with Adam Lynch
gGor 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
squirrel00 12/Jan/14 Lead
with martin/owen
HannahC ??/2014 -
thedreadedchris ??/2014 -
Terri 28/Dec/13 TR
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead
alaster tonge 22/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
tdoyle 10/Sep/13 Lead
Foxy1984 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
alijam42 05/Sep/13 Lead
Robnort 03/Aug/13 TR O/S
mikestr555 21/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
rohai545 18/Jul/13 2nd
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Krish
kermit_uk 16/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 15/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Benn A 08/Jul/13 Solo O/S
matbrown333 ?/Jul/13 Solo
Alaric 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
josephxtian 23/Jun/13 Lead β
stevelismore 23/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Good lead for Joe-being bombarded by a rook whose nest he had disturbed

with Joe
Danbow73 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ben_Megson 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead
Tala M 06/May/13 Solo O/S
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
alan.phobos 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Colin
Steve Lacey 13/Apr/13 Lead dnf
PeteMc 07/Apr/13 2nd
tom0french 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Lyndsay Superclimber 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Karen, Jimbo
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
rohai545 19/Feb/13 2nd

JH Led

with Jonny Holmes, Chris Cope
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
deacondeacon 09/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead
theycallmefrodo 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
KittyKat 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nicole Penn
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
BoulderyDave 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Mike Bayley 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Neil Armstrong
Griff1990 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
alijam42 11/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
alisterrobbird 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Blurgy319 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Kerr, Ben Lasham
newvena 26/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with will
Andysomething 26/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 25/Jul/12 -
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
AndyPagett 14/Jul/12 Lead
nick ferro 01/Jul/12 -
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/12 TR O/S
gillywillyhoo 13/May/12 2nd
Desi Gillespie 07/Apr/12 2nd
with Matt Gordon
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
nogoodgrice 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
ju59 30/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/12 -
CharlieMack 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
partz 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Rhi Rhi 18/Mar/12 -
with Matt
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
cathymiller 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jmcshopes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
Nick F Smith 04/Dec/11 Solo
charley 20/Nov/11 Solo O/S
with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 20/Nov/11 2nd rpt
Steve Palmer 02/Nov/11 2nd O/S

In trainers.

with Nathan
ianjdodd 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 19/Oct/11 TR O/S
with L Vajzovic
McKenna 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Lance
Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd O/S
lou_p 24/Sep/11 Lead
with Duncan
Dinger 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Lou
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Wilst 01/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
mattpw 03/Jul/11 TR

Set up top rope for this climb.

with Marina Goodyear, Neil Drew, Nick Butler
Phil Cox 26/Jun/11 Lead
with John Coe
fleapitfan 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Emma J
Mike Soulby 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tim W
adam carless 12/May/11 Solo O/S
Duck Egg 02/May/11 Lead O/S


with Annie Russell
papalazarou 01/May/11 Solo O/S

Might have used a bit too much bridging? Gave an easy climb - perhaps I should have stayed out left more.

andreadeanlynch 17/Apr/11 Lead
igneouscarl 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
samappears 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

nice warm up lead to get back into trad leading after a few mths off. (2nd=Louis, 3rd=Jenny [eq]). Lots of gear :)

with Louis Diaz
Lev 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/11 -
MPSBunny 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Chris Herbert
rfdl100 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Vic O'dell, Simon Waters
Hidden 30/Sep/10 TR dog
Daniel Heath 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Emily Quinton 30/Aug/10 -
Laura-lou 24/Aug/10 Lead
with dad
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
NB Pixel 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
hapymike 25/Jul/10 Lead
Reds 18/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Jams Crwca 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
littlerubberninja 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
31770 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ian Johnson
Chris46 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Oliver
Tim Hudds 03/Jul/10 2nd
with Chris
Oliver46 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Chris
szelest 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
P Rogers ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with matty
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
lancashire_dry 08/Apr/10 2nd
DrJon 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Martin, Pete
The Bad Cough 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
r@bag 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Paulow ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
migs493 19/Feb/10 Solo O/S
robjc89 ?/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
DannyK 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Monkey
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Solo
cooper leek 19/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
paulharmer 08/Sep/09 2nd
with David Hale
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
goddamm7 05/Aug/09 -
mattshort 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
ellypryce 25/Jul/09 2nd
with matttshort
ellypryce 25/Jul/09 2nd
with matttshort
valentinesbabe 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb...straightforward VDiff

with Matt Dalby
MichJ 11/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 02/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
edmitchell 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with alice wood
Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
sam coward 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Helen
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/May/09 Solo
Sam James-Louwerse 28/May/09 2nd
PanzerHanzler 17/May/09 2nd rpt
with Emma Hawkins
staceyjg 02/May/09 2nd O/S
minaturechris 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Stacey
john.gaffney 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Easy but good fun!

with torialou
torialou 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with John
JWB 19/Apr/09 Solo O/S
petzl 14/Apr/09 2nd
with honourableschoolboy
Hidden 13/Apr/09 TR
Will Gordon ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
chadrads 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Lady T 29/Mar/09 2nd dnf
with Peter, Iwan
Hidden 28/Mar/09 2nd O/S
CJC 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
CJC 22/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Matt
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd β
stvey 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Lister
sadsetts 16/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Al
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 28/Feb/09 Lead
with gustav
Gustav 28/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Matt G
B-bop ?/Feb/09 -
with Juan, Francy
paulharmer 30/Jan/09 AltLd
with John Price
Hidden ??/2009 -
dhale79 ??/2009 -
with Paul Harmer
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Sarah Bough 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Webb, Kea Archibold
Hidden 29/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
texuspete 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Abie Meddings
Hidden 11/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Pilch 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Ed
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
highfivekrissy ?/Aug/08 Lead
morganator 22/Jul/08 Solo
aliem 22/Jun/08 Lead
with Tom Taylor
climbingrev 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Ran up this in big boots. Meg stuck by jammed crab.

RiPomc 24/May/08 Lead
with Julie Cooke
JCookie 24/May/08 2nd
with Richard Plater
texuspete 10/May/08 Lead
with Brenda Peacock
Hidden 09/May/08 2nd
Hidden 09/May/08 Lead
jasoncanjuggle 08/May/08 2nd O/S
benman 06/May/08 Lead O/S
with roger m
mintcake 03/May/08 Lead
with Chrissy & Mary
matsavage 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead
whiting.jp 06/Apr/08 2nd
with jamesca
colin milton 04/Apr/08 Solo
King Smudger 10/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Gibbins
mikeryder 07/Mar/08 Lead O/S

try to avoid using the monument as a belay, theres a little signe telling you not too

with craig vanrooy
flat eric 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
craig h 10/Feb/08 Solo rpt
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Lead
poofish 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Fliss Bell
popebenedictus 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Solo β
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Goody 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pat Flynn
Ollie Wickham 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan Fergerson
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Solo
CarolineH 14/Apr/07 2nd
PanzerHanzler 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S
mike_hough_uk 08/Apr/07 2nd
chri55ie 08/Apr/07 Lead
Twisty 15/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 03/Mar/07 Lead
The Mountain Goat 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Payne
Jules_Robbo ?/Mar/07 2nd
with Laurence Everitt
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd
naughtybadboy 18/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Dave Wearing 01/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Gybebunny, Jason Kirk.
Gybebunny 01/Oct/06 2nd
with Dave W, Jason K
howlingbaboon 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Chris (Matlock)
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
2RoyalAnglian 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with mark ansty
CJE 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Simon Clarkson
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Phil1967 11/May/06 2nd O/S
with Dan
collingwood 21/Apr/06 Lead O/S

although it was raining slightly, easy enough and quite enjoyable

with Martin Hoather
Rampikino 14/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
Hidden 22/Mar/06 Lead
davewing 25/Feb/06 Lead

Found this easier than Left Ladder Chimney. Topping out into 1" of wet snow was an experience to avoid!

Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
tiga271 ??/2006 Lead
with Mark
Katie Weston 21/Nov/05 Lead
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
climbing_wiggy ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Nocker
masa-alpin 28/May/05 2nd β
with Adam W
howhard 25/May/05 Lead rpt
with Martin Hoather
just wanna climb ?/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden 06/Oct/04 2nd O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/Aug/04 Solo
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Tom Stoddart ?/Apr/04 Solo
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Feb/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 01/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 15/May/03 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 26/Apr/03 Lead
with Helen Odwell
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
chris warner ?/Oct/02 Solo
Alaric 07/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 18/Nov/01 Solo
Rampikino 03/Mar/00 TR
rocktigger ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Clare
Ian Archer 18/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 18/Aug/98 -
andrewbooth1000 30/Jul/98 Solo
paul birch 12/Aug/97 -
Rampikino 10/Aug/96 Solo
Hidden ??/1996 -
BruceW ??/1995 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/94 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/92 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 06/Jul/91 Lead O/S
babymoac 27/Jan/91 Solo
Laramadness 27/Mar/89 Lead O/S
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
tapley 07/Apr/88 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
steve prior ?/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 Solo
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/82 2nd O/S
with Alfreton MC
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Nov/77 Solo
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 17/Jan/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1969 Solo
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