Rockfax Description
Just left of the blunt nose is climbed left and right. © Rockfax

FA. 'An unknown youth' 1952

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

drewish 09/Apr Solo O/S
with McFizzle
Hidden 27/Mar Sent
Joe Costello 27/Feb Sent β
Hidden 27/Feb Sent
Andy Moles 15/Jan Sent
with -
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Sent O/S
with Jemma
Simon_Letman 03/Oct/15 Sent x
with Michelle, kermit_uk
rockjedi 09/May/15 Sent x
highrepute 18/Jan/15 Sent
ehole 17/Jan/15 Sent
Duncan Campbell 11/Jan/15 Sent

2nd go. It's all about the rat crimps! Good to get this so quick when I couldn't conceive of climbing it last year.

with Dan Middleton, laura
stvey 02/Jan/15 Sent x
Hidden 02/Jan/15 Sent
dannyboy83 24/Sep/14 Solo RP
Dave Bond 31/May/14 Sent
Hidden 20/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Sent
andy jennings 22/Feb/14 Sent x
with Mr. Lovatt
Alex Thompson 22/Feb/14 Sent dnf

Worked the starting moves, skinned a pinkie knuckle...

with Luke
Hidden 08/Feb/14 Sent x
Duck Egg 02/Feb/14 Sent x

Great problem. Took quite a few goes. Spicy mantle finish. V4 in the BMC guide is mean. 6C+ is fair.

with Jon Stewart
Hidden 12/Jan/14 Sent
MartinWilliams87 08/Dec/13 Sent x
Henry.Todman 16/Nov/13 Sent x
joese7en 24/Oct/13 Sent rpt
Mike_Hayes 30/Jun/13 Sent
David Kay 08/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Found this really hard. Need to do some more bouldering outdoors I think.

Ben Harper 05/May/13 Sent x
dmoir 05/May/13 Sent
with Ben and Ian
birdie1989 02/Mar/13 -
masonwoods101 02/Mar/13 Sent x
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo RP
sadams 23/Feb/13 Sent
with Tom, Leo & Daisy
john lynch 17/Feb/13 Solo
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Sent x
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Sent x
mark20 02/Feb/13 Sent x
chrism225 02/Feb/13 Sent x
with mark, Caroline
Toby 02/Feb/13 Sent
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Sent
belay bunny turned bad 08/Dec/12 Sent x
mic_b 07/Dec/12 Sent x

Bouldered up to the break

Mike_Hayes 01/Dec/12 Sent
Laurence Everitt 01/Dec/12 Sent x
ellis 20/Oct/12 Sent
Bill Lawrence 20/Oct/12 Sent x
with rob cooper, andy lawrence
dan gibson 05/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 11/Mar/12 Sent
with Ed and Bendy
DaveFidler 29/Feb/12 TR RP

Seriously hard! Very good. Had a real epic trying to link into the last move. In the dark. V5ish.

Alex Mason 02/Jan/12 Sent x

Superb 6c/+ boulder problem into a slopey Severe.

with James Noble, Jo Allen, Laura Perry, Noaksy, Billy Laurence, Guy VG, Steve Ramsden
James Oakes 02/Jan/12 Sent x
Wood for Trees 02/Jan/12 Sent

stumped me until Jo showed me a great sequence of moves, recomended. My skin wasn't up to much today.

with mason, Bill, Noaks, Laura, Joble, party man Ramsden
catblack 29/Oct/11 Sent x

scary finish to the boulder problem, then easy slab climbing to the top. pleased to do this in 1 session.

with boothy, ness, Skippy, Tom Lyons, Andy Barker
fp219 20/Oct/11 Sent
sgl0jd 01/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
tommo1664 30/May/11 Solo
nai 04/Mar/11 Sent x
with Joe, will
joese7en 18/Jan/11 Sent x
Fran S8 17/Oct/10 Solo
Ram MkiV 29/Aug/10 Sent
with loads of people from hull
Mike_Hayes 16/Aug/10 Solo
Andrew Barker 08/Aug/09 Solo

Ground up. Tricky moves on the bouldery start, mostly because you can't see your footholds. Exposed but easy finish. The start is a very good boulder problem.

tallsop 05/Apr/09 Sent

in around 8 attempts

Hidden ??/2009 -
aliem 06/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 19/Jan/07 Solo RP
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Pythonist 20/Nov/05 Sent x

Good footwork required - as perhaps someone to point out the lower feet once your body is over the upper slab

Scottish78 03/May/05 Lead O/S
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
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