Rockfax Description
The wall a couple of metres right of the arete has hard moves to get established in the midway break and then eases dramatically. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

MikeyP 16/May Lead
Mike505 14/May Lead O/S
MatthewH 07/May 2nd O/S
with Alex Greeney
Hidden 10/Apr 2nd
gaz3212 14/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
FlavioL1989 18/Oct/15 Solo O/S
cragsman9000 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
Angus Taylor 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S
alex goodall 26/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S


with Anne-Marie Shepherd
dominic lee 06/Jun/15 Solo
The Norris 02/Jun/15 TR dog
with Gem
SGD 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Short but good.

Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/14 TR dnf
benlatham07 26/Jun/14 Solo O/S
batterj2 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Ricky Nos
climbingrick 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 03/Aug/13 2nd

Right hand in thumb-up fist jam. Left handhold a good under-pocket.

mtempest 02/Aug/13 Lead dog
cjd91 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
claregardiner 20/Jul/13 Lead
Mario Grabinski 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Connor Dickinson
Mario Grabinski 17/Jul/13 2nd
with Connor Dickinson
Hidden 25/Jun/13 TR
scott mayled 04/Jun/13 TR O/S
with zoomer
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
Zoomer 04/Jun/13 TR O/S

A lot stiffer than MGB next door.

with A Student
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
ashtond6 07/Oct/12 2nd
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Tried keeping to the right (didn't want to stray onto the line of Monument Gully Buttress) but couldn't find a way up.

with Aeron Buchanan
cameron_hall 09/Sep/12 TR β

Having decided to try going left on top-rope, I got this first go. Tried some more on top-rope afterwards, looking for a way up to the right, but didn't manage to find a way.

with Aeron Buchanan
SecretSquirrel 19/Aug/12 2nd
with Oceanic
Oceanic 19/Aug/12 -
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
robblowen 17/Jul/12 2nd β
with Wayne
Hidden 11/Jun/12 -
shaun walby 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Whelan
Hidden 25/May/12 TR O/S
Nick F Smith 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan Bell
charley 17/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Got as far as a left foot in the break but didn't have enough energy or confidence to commit. Tried it three times loosing energy each attempt, slipped & fell while down climbing the third go and landed on Steve. Will have to try it again next time with fresh arms...

chumleywarner 17/Sep/11 2nd dnf
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
adam carless 18/Jul/11 2nd O/S

VoM led the VS to the left on 2 ropes, I followed on the right rope up this route. Had a proper faff getting past the break.

Guy Wilson 07/Apr/11 Lead
with Rick Cotgreave & Gavin Moy
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
freemanTom 12/Mar/11 Lead dog

Numerous returns to ground from gear. Felt easy when finally did it as is usually the way.

with Normal Steve
lozowen 04/Feb/11 Solo
Plungeman 19/Sep/10 2nd dnf

Belayed Silje for about 90 minutes until she finally got over the ledge, then failed to get past it in 20 minutes of trying - back to the Severes!

with Silje
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd dog
haydng 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
AlistairB 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Richard Gilbert 22/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Committed to the break but heel hook was inappropriate and hand holds disappeared, fell and gear popped - no drama really. Haydn stepped up and rocked over a high foot, much better. I should have led this - cross with myself.

with Haydn Gaukroger
bigdrew 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Lizzie
LisaA 17/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Jim Slater 12/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
bigdrew 08/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 05/May/10 Lead
powellj69 05/May/10 Lead
stefie c 05/May/10 2nd
mark20 03/May/10 Lead rpt

Greasy/wet, 1 fall, lowered, then did clean

bennevis 19/Apr/10 TR
with Jon
James_D 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Great moves over the roof, took some figuring out!

with Tim
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
tallsop 25/Aug/09 2nd
with Dave Saxby
paulerussell 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Poad
max_chan 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Phil1967 31/Mar/09 TR
with SPA Assess
eeonz ?/Feb/09 TR
Hidden ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 2nd
drysori ??/2009 Lead
btc 05/Apr/08 2nd
with floris b
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
OffshoreAndy 17/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Somerset swede basher 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah and Abi
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead β
jchenoweth 09/Jun/07 Lead dog
derico 26/May/07 Lead
with George W
Pythonist 18/May/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Jennions
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Adam Moroz ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hannah Moulton ??/2007 TR
with Spudly
Nicos 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Rampikino 08/Oct/06 Lead
with MMC Various
naughtybadboy 08/Oct/06 Lead
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Sep/05 TR
Lev 02/May/05 Lead O/S
with James Byrne
Phil West 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
SteveM 11/Oct/03 Lead dnf

Backed off

LankyPaddy 19/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Dave Mason ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/02 Solo O/S
cem 10/Jun/01 2nd
with Neil Northrop
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead dnf
with Ben
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
Strong Steve 03/May/99 Lead G/U
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Apr/99 2nd
ajoliver 02/May/98 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Russell
CrashMat Rob 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Kelly's Ian
Roget 31/Mar/97 Solo O/S
adam carless ??/1992 TR O/S
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 2nd
malc 12/Nov/89 TR
tapley 25/Aug/89 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Dave Musgrove 19/Mar/89 -
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, David
goi.ashmore 30/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1988 2nd O/S
steveb2006 23/Jul/83 Solo
steveb2006 21/Apr/83 TR
with Mark ?
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 TR
Andy Say ??/1971 Lead
mikej 30/Aug/65 TR

A bit stiff for Severe

with Paul Richardson
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