Hollybush Gully (Birchen)* VD 4b
[Chris getting stuck into Hollybush Gully, 3 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The gully with a jammed boulder at 3m is a fight. The technical grade is a guesstimate - how else do you grade struggles? The upper part is easy romping. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Photo: Chris getting stuck into Hollybush Gully © Jimbo C
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 309 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

harrison - TR - 25/Jul/15 with Sarah

Gatley - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15

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

cmars89 - Lead - 07/Jun/15

Tcampbell390 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Craig marsden

Up and down to and from the chock under the watchful eye/guidance/smile of Chris Fitzhugh. Proper olde school. I gurned up it, Chris made it look artistic.
SGD - Solo O/S - 30/May/15 with Vicky Holmes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/15

jing - Solo - 17/May/15

chris fox - Lead - 16/May/15 with James Godwin

rockjedi - Solo O/S - 09/May/15 with Chris Fox

seanlikeskites - 2nd O/S - 02/May/15 with Rich Cope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/15

the power - Solo - 30/Apr/15 with rob

dr_botnik - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Phil Taylor

Subwaycups - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/15

MLH - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15 with J Palmer

Jam your foot in as deep in you can and chicken wing.
rockafunked - Lead RP - Apr/15

the power - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/15 with Billy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/15

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/15

Lukem6 - Solo - 24/Dec/14

johngriffin - 2nd - 01/Oct/14

philhayes - Lead - 01/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14

will_benfold - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14

Again, but without using the chockstone
will_benfold - Solo rpt - 24/Aug/14

Pintsize - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Jodie

Albachoss - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/14

MLH - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Andy L-H

benlatham07 - Solo β - 26/Jun/14

jshields - Solo - 25/Jun/14

peter.ravenscroft27 - Solo - 24/Jun/14

Hardcore Pat - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

Calum Wadsworth - Solo O/S - 17/May/14 with Matt F, Tom A, Alex, Emma

Teappleby - Solo - 17/May/14 with Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann, Matt Ferrier

Angus Taylor - Solo rpt - 05/May/14

Jhancox - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/14

mrj_langley - Lead O/S - Apr/14

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/14 with Soloed

Marzy95 - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Steve intended to climb the HVS on the left, but I think we ended up on this instead!
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/14 with Steve

thetradlad - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

Having udged up past the chock for powder monkey why not?
AndyRogers - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/14

lloydellis93 - Lead - Jan/14

lloydellis93 - Solo - Jan/14

In grim rain was a good struggle
Stroppy - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Tom Bushell

very nice, start and finish (looks more difficult than it is)
Russ - Solo β - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Sep/13

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

mitch - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Dave Hollins

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

Danbow73 - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/13

Ben_Megson - 2nd - 26/May/13

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with james "sasquatch", Jenny Monkey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

funkyvin1 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/13

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/13

ajc - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/13

Several times, with and without the chockstone
Jimbo C - Solo rpt - 16/Feb/13

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13

thedreadedchris - Lead - 2013

kcollender - Lead - 18/Nov/12

fun start!
ashtond6 - Lead - 07/Oct/12

deacondeacon - Solo - 01/Oct/12

Having pussied out of Powder Monkey Parade
Mr Fuller - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Ben Lewis

gronbech - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/12

adam carless - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/12

Ben Shortt - 2nd - 16/Aug/12 with Robb Haze

Robb.Haze - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Ben Shortt

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

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

Blurgy319 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with L Vajzovic

Phil_hood - Lead β - 21/Jul/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

robblowen - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Wayne

Crazy start, but great route. Probably only Diff after start
climbingrev - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Tim Angell

Fun squirming
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/12

Finally worked this one out, as a result far easier than the previous times I climbed PMP.
mike_hough_uk - Lead - 03/Jun/12 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with Mike Hough

Hidden - 23/May/12

ju59 - 23/May/12

gb05 - Solo O/S - 07/May/12

Climbed with ease, but height is very much a factor!
Snorfalorpagus - Solo O/S - 07/May/12

Seconded dan
Steve J T - 2nd - 05/May/12

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/12

Claire Sephton - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with David Guthrie

Horrible struggle. Chucked a sling round the chock and pulled up on it.
Montecore - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12 with Ben Larby

BenLarby - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Montecore

JonnyW - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with Richard Ashworth

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12 with -

Colin3859 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with allen gibson

quoting paul "just get angry at it"
Allen3859 - 2nd β - 11/Mar/12 with Colin Bushell

cactus111 - 2nd - Mar/12

hfac - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with Jonny F

hfac - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with Jonny F

Climb with steve
bikergirl88 - Lead - 02/Dec/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

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

treg - Solo - 09/Sep/11 with Beka

Becky H - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Adrian Hampshire

guided by Chris ('The Old Fella') to use right angle arm lock with right arm (facing left)to start - then turning slightly right/centre place left foot up at back of crack and then shimmy up using 'arm & foot' - only climbed as far as chockstone this time
danny269 - Solo - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Sam Cooke - Solo - 24/Jul/11 with Robert Chynoweth

Second lead. Real ungraceful struggle by boulder
KiddaValue - Lead - 24/Jul/11

-Deej-1 - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with KiddaValue

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/11

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/11

Eddie Shelbourne - Lead - 13/Jun/11 with Terry harris-ellis

chrisanderson - Lead - 04/Jun/11

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/11

Brian Rodgers - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

Jim Brownlow - Solo - 06/May/11 with Ben Burns

stpauliblade - 2nd - 26/Apr/11

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

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

Lev - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Emma Ross

DGY - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Barbara

le_grimpeur - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Paul L

Luke Davies - Lead - 30/Mar/11

frankcp87 - 2nd - 26/Mar/11 with Ian Holbrook

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo β - 06/Mar/11

Pilch - Solo rpt - 23/Jan/11

edd rab - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10

Shorts and a vest were a bad choice of clothing for this one
Denatone - 2nd - 25/Aug/10

eel - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

chris.mac - 15/Aug/10 with rick

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 12/Aug/10

andycash - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with charlie o'brian

Guy - Solo - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

Some found this difficult to start- perhaps easiest for the small?
NB Pixel - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with DizLiz, JT

petzl - Lead - 10/Jul/10 with Tom Richards, Ben Ormerod

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/10

colin milton - Solo - 09/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Christian Minett

Hidden - Solo β - 14/Mar/10

partz - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dan Smart, Tim Clark

TomWebber - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with SUMC

Matthew Edwards - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dave Sperring

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

willreddin - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 12/Dec/09

Without using the chockstone...as recommended by old fella Chris
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Peter Ziak, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Peter Ziak, Ange, Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Angela Paul

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

mrtom - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Mark Lim

simonw1 - Solo - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo β - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - 22/Aug/09

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

robjc89 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Tom Houston

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with jay mowat

Tried to use this route as a down climb decent, after sending Powder monkey.
RiverRoam - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Wing & Keith

DaNo123 - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with cat

Ashamed to admit, I used the chockstone
howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 12/Jun/09

lacked gear placements tight space hard start
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 11/May/09

frankcp87 - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09

PondLife - Lead β - 18/Apr/09 with Matthew Fletcher

By torch light- Last route and the perfect end to the evening
Phil1967 - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/09

chadrads - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with sean veal

sean72 - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Chadrads

charley - Solo - 22/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 23/Dec/08 with Chris FitzHugh

SteveM - Solo - 19/Oct/08 with Kat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/08

highfivekrissy - Lead - Aug/08

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 30/Jun/08

charley - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/08

cannotfindaname - Solo - 29/Jun/08 with andy smally

samir - Solo - 22/May/08

gw66 - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Sami

jasoncanjuggle - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/May/08

mintcake - Solo - 03/May/08

luke13 - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Mike

aliem - Lead - 06/Apr/08

no chockstone
howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 24/Mar/08 with Chris FitzHugh

stemill - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 08/Mar/08 with Ste

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/08

ug99018 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Andy Kegan

Pilch - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/08

jdgaventa - Solo - 26/Aug/07

ioboy - 2nd - 26/Aug/07

Awkward start then doesn't really come to much
kwickfit - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Brian

cem - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Soloed

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 18/May/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/07

Alfredo - Solo - Mar/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/07

gdb4060 - Solo - Jan/07

with mark
tiga271 - 2nd - 2007 with Dave

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/06

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/06

Epic Ebdon - Solo β - 23/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/06

AJ007 - Solo - 11/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

Joe Marsh - Lead O/S - 20/May/06 with Nicola

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/06

not sure why this was marked TR
baldcoder - TR - 05/May/06 with Little Old Lady

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/May/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/06

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/05

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/05

Hidden - Solo - 01/Apr/05

Hidden - Solo - Apr/05

Ruth Smith - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/05 with ryan timms

Mutl3y - Lead - 2005

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/04

Phil West - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/04

Si dH - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Tim Taylor

Budge - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Jun/04

CGlennie - Lead - 28/May/04

victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 23/Apr/04

pterelaos - Lead - Apr/04 with chris

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/04 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/03

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 04/May/03 with Pete Greaves

SteveM - Solo - 20/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/03

Monk - 2003

rob wmc - Lead O/S - Nov/02 with Pete

Rampikino - Lead - 06/Oct/02 with Paul Starr

chris warner - Lead - Oct/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Ander - Lead - 22/Jul/02 with Kev

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/02

Steerpike - 2nd O/S - Dec/01 with CMC

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 02/Sep/01

John Roe - Lead - 02/Jun/01 with John Dunn

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

Howard J - Lead rpt - 16/May/00 with Liz Sell

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 2000

marcoleptic - Solo - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/97

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 1995

adam carless - Solo - 1992

Tony Buckley - Solo - Jul/90

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/89

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jun/87

babymoac - Solo - 23/May/87

Hidden - 1987

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Aug/86

steve prior - Solo - Aug/86

Hidden - Solo - 19/Aug/85

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/85

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/83

John Brayshaw - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/83

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Apr/82

steveb2006 - Solo - 02/Nov/80

tapley - Lead - 26/Jan/80 with Alison Tapley

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Hammy - Solo - 19/Aug/77 with Jonathon Stacey

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 21/May/77

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 01/Jan/71 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 04/May/69 with Wil Hurford

Andy Say - Solo - 1968

mikej - Solo - Oct/64 with Clarry May

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