Rockfax Description
Progressing up the wide V-chimney is straightforward. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Charley17 25/Oct Lead
with Heather
FlavioL1989 18/Oct Solo O/S
Raggar 10/Sep Lead
with Freddie
iand394 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with Graham Jones
G-VideoDie 29/Aug Lead O/S
with Ian
sarahlaight 16/Aug 2nd O/S
with Jim Wilson
DavidPC 15/Jul Solo O/S
with Jamie Lilley
avmpsycho 18/Jun 2nd
with Dave Gent, Che
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
mikej 10/Jun Solo
Hidden 07/Jun Lead
mlok2000 07/Jun 2nd O/S
SGD 30/May Solo O/S

Via the 'Flushed Head' again under Chris Fitzhughs guidance. Excellent fun!! up and down

Hidden 25/May Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May 2nd O/S
heywoodj 19/May Solo O/S
rockjedi 09/May Solo O/S
JHiley 30/Apr Solo
with PCC
MLH 11/Apr Lead rpt
with J Palmer
Sam McCarthy 10/Apr Solo O/S
bradley_bear_96 30/Mar 2nd
the power 10/Mar Solo O/S
with Billy
Robin Nichols 17/Feb Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Lukem6 24/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Lead dnf
acollins615 15/Nov/14 2nd
JP78 01/Nov/14 Solo rpt
althesin 29/Oct/14 2nd O/S
schristophersmith 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Alkis 25/Oct/14 Solo O/S
sally_v 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S

This was a fun twisty thrutchy chimney/crack, that I enjoyed.

with Naath
naath 18/Oct/14 Lead

Yay, a real life chimney. Best.

with Sally
ThomasDunn 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
johngriffin 01/Oct/14 2nd
philhayes 01/Oct/14 Lead
rurp 30/Sep/14 Sent O/S
Retro Rowan 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
cheeky 15/Sep/14 Solo O/S
mark4344 15/Sep/14 Solo
nicnac67 14/Sep/14 2nd

Julie lead this route, i took a second and it was enjoyable.

with Julue
pawel suhy 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

First trad lead ever

with Camilla PCC, Robin PCC
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead
Durkules 20/Aug/14 2nd
climbingisgreat 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

bit of a squeeze at the end

Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
MLH 09/Jul/14 Lead
with Andy L-H
Mayaculpa 02/Jul/14 Solo
benlatham07 26/Jun/14 Solo β
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 21/Jun/14 Solo
andyclimber 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
JamesRoddie 15/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Ablewings 15/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
pete_naylor 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
steveg 16/Mar/14 Lead
MLH 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S
paulcolvin83 13/Mar/14 TR O/S
with michael lumley-holmes
Marzy95 ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
AshBash 26/Feb/14 Solo O/S
thetradlad 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S

The crappy dank caving route variation

williamrchalk ??/2014 Lead O/S
thedreadedchris ??/2014 -
Neil Henson 01/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
MoWalker3 01/Dec/13 Solo


ben.phillips 20/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Stroppy 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

In offensive quantities of rain, quite a good laugh

tombushell 12/Oct/13 2nd
with Ed
Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S

quite nice, easy

lloydellis93 ?/Oct/13 Solo
church465 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Natalya Penfold
matthewlyen 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Taking up 2 novices

Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
nick ferro 01/Sep/13 -
rbrookes2 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
gGor 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Nayla ElDahdah
mitch 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Hollins
richy381 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Neil Henson 11/Jul/13 Solo O/S
BStar 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rachael
Rachael88 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Adam
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
LovelyMrTom 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ejminee 02/Jun/13 2nd
ilarge 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Thought this was Powder Monkey Parade so stepped around onto the slab to do the finish of Bulbous Bow

with Paul Fobbester
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
OwenDT 19/May/13 2nd
Steve Palmer 04/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 Solo
jwa 22/Apr/13 Solo
with Peter Hill
MarkCunnington 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
mky77 20/Apr/13 2nd
JP78 20/Apr/13 Solo
Phil Hewish 20/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/13 TR
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Jimbo C 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Freshers
paulharmer 09/Jan/13 Lead

Climbed in the dark with Head Torches first routes of 2013!

with John Price
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
JonnyW 04/Nov/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Solo
john max 19/Sep/12 2nd
with Fang
Steve Palmer 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mike Godden
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
mapperley samurai 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Solo
dave1066 16/May/12 2nd O/S
with Pat Ramirez
Josh Dickerson 16/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead O/S
rachchanter 05/May/12 Lead
rjpritchard 26/Apr/12 2nd
SamP88 26/Apr/12 Lead
Nick F Smith 13/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Lead
JamesKing817 27/Mar/12 Lead
jakethepeg 27/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Solo
KippStudley 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Topped out, rather than crawled out.

JonnyW 18/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
jmcshopes ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
chrissy 06/Nov/11 Lead
with jaqui
ianjdodd 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
loz1234 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 01/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
tinab 24/Sep/11 Solo
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

down climb for next route

with serge
oodledoodle 14/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
t_hume 28/Aug/11 2nd
ronmcdonald ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Marcusk 28/Jul/11 Lead
with Jon
JonJavlin 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Marcus Kenyon
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
KiddaValue 24/Jul/11 Lead

First lead.

-Deej-1 24/Jul/11 2nd
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jack89 20/Jul/11 Solo
adamwesthead 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Phil Cox 03/Jul/11 Lead
with John Coe
Eddie Shelbourne 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Terry harris-ellis
egwp01 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Dylan
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Ander 05/Jun/11 Solo
with Eggie
Sparrowmonkey 05/Jun/11 Solo
with Eggie
bigbadbob12345 04/Jun/11 2nd
CharlieBartlett ?/Jun/11 Solo rpt

My favourite route, doable in walking boots but it can be slippery and catch you out if you're too cocky!

Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/11 Solo O/S
sylwia 07/May/11 Lead
with Ross
papalazarou 01/May/11 Solo O/S

Nice easy chimney. Good warm up

Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
65m moderate millington 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S

solo up admirals head at the back, great fun, then seconded rowans lead

TheLiz 13/Apr/11 Lead
with Tim Lee
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Lev 12/Apr/11 Solo
markhammonds 08/Apr/11 2nd β

Joe's first lead.

with Joe Barragry
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead
Rob-Tomo 16/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Eastern Grip guide book Diff.

climbing_wiggy 27/Feb/11 2nd rpt
with Jo, Mary
mary 27/Feb/11 Lead
with Jo
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Sent
65m moderate millington 21/Dec/10 Lead O/S

i love grit :)

with robin heathcote
phildavies84 31/Oct/10 Solo O/S
ElvisLeg 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S

This done in order to retrieve gear from an attempt at the HVS to the left.

with Daniel Heath
Hjort 03/Sep/10 Solo O/S
kirky_p 02/Sep/10 2nd
edd rab 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
jenniferanncleaver 01/Sep/10 Lead
Sam..Oliver 01/Sep/10 Lead
LivinITlarge 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
chris.mac 15/Aug/10 -
with rick
Hidden 03/Aug/10 2nd
Kermi 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
crack 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tony, Darren
littlerubberninja 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S

In decent

Steve Palmer 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rich E
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
oddessy_uk 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tommo1664 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
gronbech 03/Jun/10 Solo
with Ed, Tom M & N
riddle 22/May/10 Solo
with Yasmina
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Martin Stevens 16/May/10 2nd O/S
with Simon D.
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
charley 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S
sstanier 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Bailey
Somerset swede basher 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Katharine.eaton 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Dom
Davie Thomson 08/Apr/10 Lead
with Jack, Richard Slaney
lancashire_dry 08/Apr/10 2nd
tommyt82uk 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
DrJon 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Cold and wet but nice and easy

with Martin, Pete
migs493 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Novice
The Bad Cough 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
daviesp2 21/Mar/10 2nd
The Mountain Goat 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
partz 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Dan's first lead

with Dan Smart, Tim Clark
partz 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
TomWebber 13/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
tinyali 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
fulcrumjack ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
MPSBunny 04/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
intotheoutside 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Mayes
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Solo
mrtom 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Nothing 'clean' about this, it was filthy - more like caving! :)

Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo β
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Houston
Hidden 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
mark237 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with charlie bell
maxkellock 11/May/09 Solo O/S

awkward start simple once started

markbenton ?/May/09 Solo
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
JWB 19/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Solo
Phil1967 17/Apr/09 Solo O/S

By torch light

Pilch 04/Apr/09 Solo
chadrads 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
PieMan 18/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Slightly awkward start, great thereafter. Helmet handy as you might bump your head on overhanging rock.

with Jim
howlingbaboon 10/Jan/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
howlingbaboon 27/Dec/08 Solo rpt
dja 11/Dec/08 Solo O/S

climbed inside the chimney with the squirming exit. named admiral's head (as in toilet)

matt ling 11/Dec/08 Solo O/S

admirals head chimney with sqirming exit - shown by Chris

with dja
howlingbaboon 26/Oct/08 Solo rpt
howlingbaboon 05/Oct/08 Solo rpt
Reds 25/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Skinny Rat 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Yeuk. Easily my least favourite route ever. View from the top is nice, but there are many, far better ways of getting to it!

with Sharon
vvanhinsbergh 18/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Agile Panda 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Sleath and Ben Shannon
Hidden 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/08 Solo
matsavage 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
aliem 06/Apr/08 Lead
robjc89 ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Stilman
PenJD 15/Mar/08 Solo
King Smudger 10/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Ben Gibbins
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt
mikeryder 07/Mar/08 Lead O/S

couldn't resist crawling through for the finish!

with craig vanrooy
benman 27/Jan/08 Lead
with roger m
bullwinkle 26/Jan/08 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 Solo O/S
tavarua 26/Oct/07 TR O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 20/Oct/07 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
rambler_gary 12/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Jamie's first lead climb

with Jamie
The Oracle 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Scales
King Smudger 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smith
Ruth Smith 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with nick smith
Jamie Buxton 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

My first lead climb yeah

Alfredo ?/Sep/07 Solo
Niall_H 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Katja B.
angleseykayaker 24/Aug/07 Solo
with Mike Crump
ebastock 22/Jul/07 Solo
with John Beddard
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 18/May/07 Solo O/S
CarolineH 14/Apr/07 Lead
climbingpixie 06/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Nomes 27/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Solo O/S
FrankW 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Liz Y
timc84 ??/2007 Solo O/S
with Tom Clow
Hidden ??/2007 -
fizzy_elephant 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
with stu
Hidden 23/Nov/06 Lead
adam carless 11/Nov/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Oct/06 2nd rpt
Oddjob 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Dave Wearing 01/Oct/06 2nd
with Jason Kirk, Gybebunny.
Gybebunny 01/Oct/06 Lead
with Dave W, Jason K
Hidden 01/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/06 Solo rpt
oooaaah 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Rory McDermott
jrhallen 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Phil
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
2RoyalAnglian 09/Jul/06 Solo
with mark ansty
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
gibbo38 11/Jun/06 Lead
with Robert
david morse 11/Jun/06 Solo
mol 03/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
baldcoder 05/May/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
tallsop 17/Apr/06 2nd

sams 1st lead

with Sam T
Hidden 31/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/06 2nd
Sankey 12/Mar/06 Lead
with Andy E
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
sammyt ??/2006 Lead
with Tom A
climbing_wiggy ??/2006 2nd β
with Nocker
tallsop 23/Dec/05 Lead O/S

first lead, not bad

with Sam T
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 26/Sep/05 Solo
Chris Davids 07/Aug/05 Solo O/S
dp1 04/Aug/05 Solo
rachel959 04/Aug/05 TR
with Dan Peach
Mutl3y ?/Jul/05 Solo
markbenton 28/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 21/May/05 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 03/Apr/05 Solo rpt
Nicos 03/Mar/05 Solo O/S
with solo
smudge 04/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Tom Stoddart ?/Jul/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/May/04 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 23/Apr/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
petekeron ??/2004 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Sue Underwood 15/Jun/03 TR
with Sallie Smith, Darren Hopper
chrishedgehog 09/Jun/03 Lead
with pamela, patrick and lara
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 24/May/03 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/May/03 2nd O/S
with Pete Greaves
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/03 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden 07/Dec/02 Lead
Binder 26/Oct/02 -
with JBM, CAM
Yourlead 29/Jul/02 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/02 Lead
Steerpike ?/Dec/01 Lead O/S
with CMC
DerwentDiluted 22/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo O/S
Budge 13/Jul/00 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
paul birch ??/1999 -
LakesWinter 10/Jul/98 Solo
with Curly
five ?/Jul/98 Solo
RobSimmo 03/May/97 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 03/May/97 2nd
Martyn ??/1997 Lead O/S
Phil West 14/Dec/96 Solo O/S
colin milton 16/May/96 Solo
Hidden ??/1996 -
nigehughes ?/Jun/95 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/95 Solo
andrewbooth1000 13/Mar/95 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/94 Solo
WRMusall 25/Jun/94 Lead
Rampikino 15/Jun/93 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/90 Solo
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
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
Ian Archer 12/Mar/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
Iain Thow 20/Sep/86 Solo
Hidden 15/Sep/85 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 24/Jun/85 Solo
Nigel Bond 04/Mar/81 Solo
Hidden 02/Nov/80 Solo
Nigel Bond 01/Sep/80 Solo
mark-abz 03/Apr/80 Solo
tapley 26/Jan/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Nigel Bond 21/Jan/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden ??/1979 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 22/May/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
RichardMc 11/Apr/76 Solo
Chris Ellis 20/Mar/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 16/Jan/72 Solo
mikej 31/Jan/71 Solo
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 13/Dec/69 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
Andy Say ??/1968 Lead
mikej 28/Nov/64 Solo
with David Short
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