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.

Hidden 01/Nov Solo rpt
FlavioL1989 18/Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct Solo O/S
th0ma5_ander50n 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Sandhu1892 19/Sep 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
xiangoh 16/Aug Solo G/U
Hidden 02/Aug 2nd rpt
NOG ?/Aug Solo O/S
ht543 30/Jul Lead
with Krish
rohai545 30/Jul 2nd
with Helen
harrison 25/Jul TR
with Sarah
pingora 12/Jul Lead O/S
Gatley 03/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
cmars89 07/Jun Lead
Tcampbell390 07/Jun 2nd O/S
SGD 30/May Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 25/May Solo O/S
jing 17/May Solo
chris fox 16/May Lead
rockjedi 09/May Solo O/S
seanlikeskites 02/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
the power 30/Apr Solo
with rob
dr_botnik 30/Apr Solo O/S
Subwaycups 26/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Apr Lead O/S
MLH 11/Apr Lead rpt
with J Palmer
Hidden ?/Apr Lead RP
the power 10/Mar Solo O/S
with Billy
Hidden 02/Mar Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 09/Feb Solo O/S
bigbear86 ??/2015 Lead
Lukem6 24/Dec/14 Solo
johngriffin 01/Oct/14 2nd
philhayes 01/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Solo rpt

Again, but without using the chockstone

Pintsize 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Mike Soulby 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jodie
Albachoss 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/14 Solo O/S
MLH 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andy L-H
benlatham07 26/Jun/14 Solo β
jshields 25/Jun/14 Solo
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
Hardcore Pat 08/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Dr Julie
Calum Wadsworth 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 17/May/14 Solo
Angus Taylor 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Jhancox 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
mrj_langley ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 13/Mar/14 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Marzy95 ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 23/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Steve intended to climb the HVS on the left, but I think we ended up on this instead!

with Steve
thetradlad 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 14/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Having udged up past the chock for powder monkey why not?

lloydellis93 ?/Jan/14 Lead
lloydellis93 ?/Jan/14 Solo
Stroppy 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S

In grim rain was a good struggle

tombushell 12/Oct/13 Lead
with Ed
Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo β

very nice, start and finish (looks more difficult than it is)

Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
johngriffin 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
mitch 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Hollins
Benn A 08/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Danbow73 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Ben_Megson 26/May/13 2nd
Lukem6 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Solo
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
ajc 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 16/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Several times, with and without the chockstone

Matt1234 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
thedreadedchris ??/2013 Lead
kcollender 18/Nov/12 Lead
ashtond6 07/Oct/12 Lead

fun start!

deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Solo
Mr Fuller 29/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Having pussied out of Powder Monkey Parade

gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
adam carless 19/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Ben Shortt 16/Aug/12 2nd
with Robb Haze
Robb.Haze 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Blurgy319 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
Phil_hood 21/Jul/12 Lead β
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
robblowen 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Wayne
climbingrev 12/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Crazy start, but great route. Probably only Diff after start

Jimbo C 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Fun squirming

Hidden 24/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Solo
mike_hough_uk 03/Jun/12 Lead

Finally worked this one out, as a result far easier than the previous times I climbed PMP.

chri55ie 02/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 23/May/12 -
ju59 23/May/12 -
gb05 07/May/12 Solo O/S
Snorfalorpagus 07/May/12 Solo O/S

Climbed with ease, but height is very much a factor!

Steve J T 05/May/12 2nd

Seconded dan

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Solo
Claire Sephton 27/Mar/12 2nd
with David Guthrie
Montecore 25/Mar/12 Lead dog

Horrible struggle. Chucked a sling round the chock and pulled up on it.

BenLarby 25/Mar/12 2nd
JonnyW 18/Mar/12 Lead
with Richard Ashworth
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
Colin3859 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Allen3859 11/Mar/12 2nd β

quoting paul "just get angry at it"

cactus111 ?/Mar/12 2nd
hfac 25/Feb/12 Lead
with Jonny F
hfac 25/Feb/12 Lead
with Jonny F
bikergirl88 02/Dec/11 Lead

Climb with steve

Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
treg 09/Sep/11 Solo
with Beka
Becky H 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Adrian Hampshire
danny269 03/Sep/11 Solo

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

Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Sam Cooke 24/Jul/11 Solo
with Robert Chynoweth
KiddaValue 24/Jul/11 Lead

Second lead. Real ungraceful struggle by boulder

-Deej-1 24/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Terry harris-ellis
chrisanderson 04/Jun/11 Lead
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/11 Solo O/S
Brian Rodgers 11/May/11 Solo O/S
Jim Brownlow 06/May/11 Solo
stpauliblade 26/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lev 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
DGY 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Barbara
le_grimpeur 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Paul L
Luke Davies 30/Mar/11 Lead
frankcp87 26/Mar/11 2nd
with Ian Holbrook
Hidden 17/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo β
Pilch 23/Jan/11 Solo rpt
edd rab 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Denatone 25/Aug/10 2nd

Shorts and a vest were a bad choice of clothing for this one

Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
chris.mac 15/Aug/10 -
with rick
Graeme Hammond 12/Aug/10 Solo rpt
andycash 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with charlie o'brian
Guy 28/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
NB Pixel 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Some found this difficult to start- perhaps easiest for the small?

with DizLiz, JT
petzl 10/Jul/10 Lead
with Tom Richards, Ben Ormerod
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
colin milton 09/Apr/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Solo β
partz 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Dan Smart, Tim Clark
TomWebber 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with SUMC
Matthew Edwards 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
willreddin ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead
valentinesbabe 08/Nov/09 2nd O/S

Without using the chockstone...as recommended by old fella Chris

with Peter Ziak, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher
Tithe Technique 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Peter Ziak, Ange, Steve Fletcher
chumleywarner 08/Nov/09 TR O/S
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
mrtom 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Mark Lim
simonw1 29/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo β
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 -
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Houston
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
RiverRoam 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Tried to use this route as a down climb decent, after sending Powder monkey.

with Wing & Keith
DaNo123 13/Jun/09 Lead
with cat
howlingbaboon 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt

Ashamed to admit, I used the chockstone

maxkellock 11/May/09 Lead O/S

lacked gear placements tight space hard start

frankcp87 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
PondLife 18/Apr/09 Lead β
with Matthew Fletcher
Phil1967 17/Apr/09 Solo O/S

By torch light- Last route and the perfect end to the evening

chadrads 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
sean72 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Chadrads
charley 22/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
drysori ??/2009 Lead
howlingbaboon 23/Dec/08 Solo rpt
SteveM 19/Oct/08 Solo
with Kat
Hidden 11/Aug/08 Solo O/S
highfivekrissy ?/Aug/08 Lead
howlingbaboon 30/Jun/08 Solo rpt
charley 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S
cannotfindaname 29/Jun/08 Solo
with andy smally
samir 22/May/08 Solo
gw66 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sami
jasoncanjuggle 08/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo O/S
mintcake 03/May/08 Solo
luke13 ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with Mike
aliem 06/Apr/08 Lead
howlingbaboon 24/Mar/08 Solo rpt

no chockstone

stemill 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Calder 08/Mar/08 2nd
with Ste
Hidden 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S
ug99018 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Pilch 03/Feb/08 Solo O/S
jdgaventa 26/Aug/07 Solo
ioboy 26/Aug/07 2nd
kwickfit 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Awkward start then doesn't really come to much

with Brian
cem 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
howlingbaboon 18/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Solo O/S
gdb4060 ?/Jan/07 Solo
tiga271 ??/2007 2nd

with mark

with Dave
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Nov/06 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd
Epic Ebdon 23/Sep/06 Solo β
Hidden 08/Sep/06 2nd
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Joe Marsh 20/May/06 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
baldcoder 05/May/06 TR

not sure why this was marked TR

with Little Old Lady
Hidden 04/May/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/06 Solo rpt
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 21/May/05 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 14/May/05 2nd
with Liz
Hidden 01/Apr/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Solo
Ruth Smith 21/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with ryan timms
Mutl3y ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Si dH ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Tim Taylor
Budge 15/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Solo rpt
CGlennie 28/May/04 Lead
victim of mathematics 23/Apr/04 Solo rpt
pterelaos ?/Apr/04 Lead
with chris
victim of mathematics 08/Feb/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/03 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 04/May/03 2nd rpt
with Pete Greaves
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/03 Lead
Monk ??/2003 -
rob wmc ?/Nov/02 Lead O/S
with Pete
Rampikino 06/Oct/02 Lead
with Paul Starr
chris warner ?/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Ander 22/Jul/02 Lead
with Kev
Hidden 08/May/02 Solo
Steerpike ?/Dec/01 2nd O/S
with CMC
DerwentDiluted 02/Sep/01 Solo
John Roe 02/Jun/01 Lead
with John Dunn
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
Howard J 16/May/00 Lead rpt
rocktigger ??/2000 Solo O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Solo
Roget 01/Mar/97 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
adam carless ??/1992 Solo
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/90 Solo
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
babymoac 23/May/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Iain Thow 05/Aug/86 Solo
steve prior ?/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 19/Aug/85 Solo
Chris Ellis 10/Aug/85 Solo
charlesmfrench 11/Jun/83 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Jun/83 Solo O/S
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 Solo
Hidden 02/Nov/80 Solo
tapley 26/Jan/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 19/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
Andy Say ??/1968 Solo
mikej ?/Oct/64 Solo
with Clarry May
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