Rockfax Description
The thin crack and groove in tandem (climbing just the right-hand fissure is 5a) lead into the base of the wide crack. From here move 2m right and climb directly up the slab more easily. © Rockfax

FA. Stan Moore 1950

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
kathrynr.bell 11/Oct Lead O/S
atom 11/Oct Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Oct Lead
summerse 04/Oct 2nd O/S
Mike.Kinge 04/Oct Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 03/Oct Lead O/S

Good fun. 5a start was tasty.

musicl3e 01/Oct TR
John Brookes
Kirree 30/Sep TR O/S
Manc88 19/Sep Lead O/S
eddbeale 12/Sep TR
cragsman9000 06/Sep Lead O/S

Used only the thin crack at the start.

Neal Jobling 29/Aug Lead O/S
migs493 26/Aug 2nd rpt
Jim Borrington
MD 22/Aug Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 22/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug 2nd rpt
martinbettridge06 12/Aug 2nd
Ian Saxton 12/Aug Lead
pawel suhy 02/Aug 2nd β
Irena PCC, Robin PCC
Hidden 02/Aug Lead O/S
NOG ?/Aug Lead O/S
kez1 ?/Aug Lead O/S
Frankie davies, rob rendle
PhillS 29/Jul TR
DavidPC 15/Jul Solo O/S
Jamie Lilley
Dervey 04/Jul Lead O/S
tom0french 03/Jul Lead O/S
PeteMc 03/Jul 2nd
Vanessa Simmons 30/Jun 2nd

With Tony from MTA

Ben Hollands 27/Jun Lead O/S
Wendy Anderson
Hidden 25/Jun Lead O/S
daniel heaton 20/Jun TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun 2nd O/S
clairemathews 18/Jun 2nd
Richard Apthorp
Hidden 18/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
TomYates 07/Jun Lead O/S
skygodley 06/Jun Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/May Solo O/S
jimbonfire 26/May -
Hamish777 25/May Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May 2nd
Matt Groom 17/May Solo
C May 10/May 2nd
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 10/May Lead
alan.phobos 04/May Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May Lead O/S
George Killaspy 02/May Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May Lead
Aline 26/Apr Lead dnf

Crack only variant, fell on second move, tricky start, need to get back on it. Very bouldery first move but well protected.

martinbettridge06 23/Apr Lead
david harvey 23/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr Lead RP
PastyBoy84 10/Apr Lead O/S
Emmit Andrews
magik_bob 05/Apr Lead
Hidden ?/Apr TR O/S
Hidden 28/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar Solo O/S
thom_jenkinson 07/Mar Lead O/S

Last route of the day. Pretty special view of the sunset.

Shannon Miles, Lucy Rand
laurence_falconer 07/Mar Lead RP
Zolly Whitaker 07/Mar 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar TR O/S
Maddi Stewart ?/Mar Lead G/U

Clean after first move. Tookquite a few attempts to get round the buldge to start.

Hidden 28/Feb Lead
lewiswilson 28/Feb 2nd O/S
Robin Nichols 17/Feb Solo O/S
dunk3607 04/Feb Lead
MarcyBoy87 04/Jan Lead

C section to start

Paul Hy 04/Jan 2nd rpt
adambaker ?/Jan -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
jayray ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Eddie1234 02/Dec/14 Solo

Right hand start (5a)

jimbonfire 01/Nov/14 -
CharlieMack 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
mikespooner 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Jlewis01 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
johngriffin 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
philhayes 01/Oct/14 2nd
Retro Rowan 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
lee1234 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt

right hand start.

Jake M
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
tom0129 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mark4344 15/Sep/14 Solo
mikestr555 14/Sep/14 -
Tomt1er 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Mowglee 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Marita, Ali
will_benfold 24/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Slipped off when barely off the ground, started again (hence clean rpt). Didn't use the groove, just laybacked the thin crack.

Jody Palmer, Pete Cawley
jpd80 23/Aug/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 15/Aug/14 Sent O/S
psychomansam 03/Aug/14 -
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead dog
Albachoss 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Sol Armer 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
AlexxelA 22/Jul/14 2nd

Found the start very hard, slipped off a lot, it was a very hot sweaty day. Finally managed by climbing just the right crack which is supposed to be harder but i found easier.

Gary K Duke 05/Jul/14 Lead
Nick Low
benlatham07 26/Jun/14 Solo β
kwickfit 26/Jun/14 2nd
climbingfoetus 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jshields 25/Jun/14 Solo

Central crack only 5a.

Angeline 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Much easier after the beginning.

Johnny B Diggerman 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Deceptively tricky start, the rest feels quite exposed and only a few places to use cams, good climb felt hard for a HS, enjoyed it though

Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd
rockofades 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 18/May/14 Solo
Hidden 18/May/14 Solo O/S
dom94 17/May/14 Solo
Calum Wadsworth 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Matt F, Tom A, Alex, Emma
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead O/S
Powney 06/May/14 2nd
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Apr/14 Lead RP
charley 27/Apr/14 Solo O/S

stuck to the left hand crack and ignored the right...

David Mayers 21/Apr/14 Lead
Paul Widdowson
Double Knee Bar 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
ewan.davies 18/Apr/14 2nd
nation1 17/Apr/14 2nd O/S
RosieLynch 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
aking12 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Stopsy 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
TheaSmea 14/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/14 2nd
AliceGB ?/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead
pete_naylor 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
steveg 16/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
rockman 11/Mar/14 TR O/S

5a crack variation

Hidden 10/Mar/14 2nd
fuzzysheep01 08/Mar/14 2nd dog
Graham Perry
adam clarke 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Adam Lynch
Charli Wisbey ?/Mar/14 TR dog
AshBash 26/Feb/14 2nd O/S

seconded using 5a variation

Muel 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 23/Feb/14 2nd rpt
AMJ098 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Adam White
adam carless 16/Feb/14 Solo rpt
shaky2 16/Feb/14 TR
Lawrence Beesley-Peck ??/2014 Solo
Dave Pen ??/2014 2nd

Tech start, lay away the crack

mapperley samurai 22/Dec/13 2nd
Michael H
andy.smythe 17/Dec/13 Lead
dionisys 17/Dec/13 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Louis Miller 08/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Took the variation through the fissure, pretty strenuous but just about pulled through.

joese7en 24/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead β
cameron_hall 22/Sep/13 Lead dnf
cameron_hall 22/Sep/13 2nd β
cameron_hall 22/Sep/13 Solo rpt
mattgrange 21/Sep/13 2nd
mfisher 13/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Slipped off the start, so ground up 2nd go

Shelley, Mark Roe
MarkRoe 13/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
ashsleight 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Hard start but the test is straight forward.

tdoyle 10/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
JimboWizbo 01/Sep/13 Lead

Lead and seconded, typical HS start (bloody difficult)

danwilliams99 ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cdpuk 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Richard Barnes, Lucy Evans
KLucy 25/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead
JEP 30/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
hirving 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Bill Irving
Martin Bagshaw 20/Jul/13 2nd
Piers Harley 20/Jul/13 Lead
Martin Bagshaw
Mario Grabinski 17/Jul/13 Lead
Connor Dickinson
arthur_de_briton 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
cat mckenna
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
SandyB 30/Jun/13 Lead
David Berlin
PeteWilson 26/Jun/13 Solo O/S
L.D.M 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Louis Melland
benny_m 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Solo rpt
daniel.loram 14/Jun/13 TR
Sian Reece
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Danbow73 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
Jim Brownlow 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 29/May/13 2nd
Chris Calow, Solly Kemball Dorey
accordion_to_who 27/May/13 TR
trisimondo 27/May/13 TR
Fatt Matt 26/May/13 2nd
Rob Gamm
hipyhop 22/May/13 2nd O/S
Mike Soulby 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Edd Willats
Ali Mortazavi 19/May/13 Lead O/S
tjsx101 19/May/13 2nd
Mike Soulby
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Lazytraveller ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
marclloyd77 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
gjh 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd
JP78 20/Apr/13 Lead
tommanion 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

The technical grade makes it easier but its still quite a challenging climb

Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead rpt
pearson9596 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Lizzie Culwick
MarkRoe 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

5a start.

quickdrawmcraw 02/Mar/13 Lead
victim of mathematics 01/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Feb/13 2nd
Theeni 04/Jan/13 2nd O/S
John McEvoy
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd β
Hidden 15/Dec/12 Lead
pog100 18/Nov/12 2nd
Cath Connor, Cath Walton
kcollender 18/Nov/12 Lead
woodsy 17/Nov/12 Lead
nick ferro 11/Nov/12 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd
Shaw Brown 03/Nov/12 2nd

5a start

Bill Lawrence 20/Oct/12 Solo rpt
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Sent

Did the crack direct & finished up Trafalger Crack.

Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
cjbaker 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Solo O/S
iccy 30/Sep/12 AltLd
boanerge 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Left side. iccy climbed harder right side

the power 27/Sep/12 Lead

a good way to wear a pair of trousers out good fun

Legs 23/Sep/12 Sent

Did the start as a boulder problem, then countiued up Trafalgar Crack.

runestone 19/Sep/12 Lead dog

fell at first move , then did feels 5a, using the crack only.

Liz, Jeff
john max 19/Sep/12 Lead
Bob Brown
Heggie 15/Sep/12 Lead
Mimi Cheung
Fragmod 10/Sep/12 Lead

did the 5a version, should be 5b!

peterbeaumont 05/Sep/12 Solo O/S
gaz_jones 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S

With 5a start

Craig Story
Dan818 28/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead
SecretSquirrel 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Oceanic 19/Aug/12 -
mapperley samurai 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Via the right hand fissure only. 5a.

adam carless 05/Aug/12 Solo rpt
gazfellows 02/Aug/12 Lead
Lara, Nic
southern_smit ?/Aug/12 Lead
ianjdodd 23/Jul/12 TR O/S
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
RichyBOYY 11/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/12 2nd
kcollender 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/12 2nd
Nick1812P 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
JackHatton 11/Jun/12 2nd
jamie langlar
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
bwestwood 02/Jun/12 Solo
mattwilk 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Gets HS in Rockfax which seems more realistic, though start is very hard for an HS. Satisfying when you make the moves and get established, pretty easy after that.

rich.wy 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Difficult first moves.

Hidden 25/May/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/May/12 2nd dog
Daniel Heath 16/May/12 Solo rpt

With hard rockover start but easy finish.

bennevis 16/May/12 2nd
Palindrome ?/May/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
Vincej 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
fraserbarrett 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Daymo 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

the direct start 5a

Tom Lawson, Tom
tomparrott 10/Mar/12 Lead
mrginna 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Started up the Chimney to the left. According to BMC guidebook this was a HS 4b!

Hidden 03/Mar/12 2nd
chambers.je ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Loved the start on this.

idiotproof (Buxton MC) 26/Feb/12 -
PieMan 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
David Smith
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S
the power 28/Jan/12 2nd
PieMan 02/Jan/12 2nd rpt
big djw ??/2012 2nd
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/11 2nd RP
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Nov/11 2nd
gb83 02/Nov/11 2nd rpt

direct start. getting v polished. good slab above.

Steve Palmer 02/Nov/11 2nd O/S
birthers 30/Oct/11 2nd
caroline256 30/Oct/11 Lead
HarryB 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
MPSBunny 24/Oct/11 2nd
ciaran1999 24/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/11 Lead dog
Krystalli 23/Oct/11 -
Rob B, Andy W
PieMan 23/Oct/11 2nd rpt
agallimore 22/Oct/11 TR
ChrisBrooke 22/Oct/11 2nd
Duncan Bell
axeman 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S

as a warm up,

Daniels735 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Did 5a start

Clair Fowler
DanC1985 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Climbed right-hand fissure - 5a

Fraser hill-casey ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tiga271 30/Sep/11 Lead
pie_eater_pete 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
PieMan 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
phja 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd dog
niall_stone ?/Sep/11 -
Hidden 31/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Solo O/S
simoncov 07/Aug/11 2nd RP

Got spat off again with rope above me, I seem to have a mental block on this one.

Richard Battersby
Adrianw 07/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Wilst 01/Aug/11 Lead

First HS lead

williap ?/Aug/11 Lead
hellboundblr 31/Jul/11 Lead

5a start.

O. O.
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 26/Jul/11 2nd
Richard Apthorp
wishicud climbHVS 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Polished left foot layback start, barn door to salvation!!! Romp up the rest.

Ash Crazy fool Green
Chaz2512 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Rachel Somerville 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Ian W
JamieSparkes 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 19/Jul/11 2nd O/S
philtaylor 19/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/11 -
Dan Geh 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tgeh 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
dan geh
KatieG 03/Jul/11 Lead
al jackson ?/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Adam1973 25/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Ann S 25/Jun/11 2nd
Pete Randall 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Bill Thurston
ben_250 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Beth, Andrew
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
liamoloughlin 28/May/11 Solo O/S
migs493 28/May/11 Solo O/S

Did the slightly harder start at 5a.

ianjfsutcliffe 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Dave Mason 10/May/11 Lead O/S
Darren Belfield
JdotP 08/May/11 Lead O/S

Part of SPA training

jasoncash 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Charlie O'Brien, Andy Cash
andycash 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jason cash
oddessy_uk 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
natalie28 24/Apr/11 TR O/S
Rachel D
simoncov 24/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Spat me off, despite attempting various different approaches.

Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
iamstebarker 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
chris smith 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
GrahamHP 22/Apr/11 2nd
tony wood 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tony W, Graham
Tomber 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RichardMc 17/Apr/11 Lead
Dave Coles
John Bish 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
samappears 16/Apr/11 Lead β

First HS, and first 4c lead :) admittedly my start was interesting. I got 1 nut in as high as I could stood on the ledge (not very high), and although it was a good placement, I felt the need for 2more very close together. Eventually got on with it got my foot out to the right, and hauled myself up :)would love to do this route again more cleanly. Good route. Easy top part (esp after Trafalgar wall). Limited gear above.

Louis Diaz
chrisanderson 16/Apr/11 TR
jon_gill1 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
MarkCunnington 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
sharpie530 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
jenniferanncleaver ?/Apr/11 Lead
Nathan Coward
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Solo
freemanTom 12/Mar/11 Lead

Previously failed on this, Was really psyched and did the 5a start no prob. Finished up the crack, didn;t know suposed to do right.

Normal Steve
Chalky Cat 10/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Peakology 10/Mar/11 Lead O/S
peaker16 06/Mar/11 Lead
Microwired22 25/Feb/11 -
Hidden 18/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Feb/11 2nd O/S
lozowen 04/Feb/11 Solo
jon_gill1 14/Jan/11 2nd O/S

nice climb!even in the wet!

big Si
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead
monika paprzycka 09/Jan/11 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mhawk 15/Dec/10 Lead RP

Wet and orrible!! Pre placed gear in lower crack then climbed clean

mattshort 07/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Dhcol 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Ultimo Dyno Boy 07/Nov/10 Lead
Nicholas Livesey 06/Nov/10 Lead
Jim Hobson
jonny_098 02/Nov/10 TR dog

First move is a very awkward layback as the section of rock to match feet on is small and slippery (wet). Crack is very enjoyable.

George Lewtas
HeatherF 19/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead
Fran S8 17/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
ajc 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Graymee 10/Oct/10 2nd
Simon Turner
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Ellie, Matt
Marq 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
ParkFace ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Rob Stordy
part.tom ?/Oct/10 2nd O/S
armouredego ?/Oct/10 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
cj1970 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 13/Sep/10 Sent O/S
tedburt 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Aaron Burdett
android 29/Aug/10 TR rpt
catty_9 29/Aug/10 TR


Neil Rodgers (PCC) 21/Aug/10 Lead dog

Made after a few attempts at the starting move, not much to rest of route

Claire PCC, Rosa Vilaseca
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Solo
chris.mac 15/Aug/10 -
Jim Slater 06/Aug/10 Solo rpt
treg 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice starting move. Didn't seem like a HS. It seems most people are voting VS and the lowest option is HS. I would say S4b.

tiggersdontclimbtrees 01/Aug/10 2nd
Will Furnass 31/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Reds 18/Jul/10 2nd RP
schristophersmith 18/Jul/10 Lead
JEP 11/Jul/10 Solo
Andy Hardy 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Ridiculous start - I used the thin crack and L arete. Strenuous.

Kelly D 10/Jul/10 TR O/S

DId right hand (5a) variant using the crack only after a couple of attempts on the 4c start which I completely couldn't do! Easy going after the start. Definitely not a VS 5a with that move. Go try Mast Gully Buttress!

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 04/Jul/10 Lead
Adam Gayton
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
phildavies84 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

5a start then finished up the vdiff chmney with jamming only!

cloneragan 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ian Halliday
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
wirralclimber1984 13/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/10 2nd
Jack Loftus 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S
radioactivekid 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Goody 30/May/10 TR O/S

Just the start then up Trafalgar Crack.

Petra Guy, Jane Mellor, Suzie Hughes
pebbles 23/May/10 Lead O/S

initial crack is the most slippery thing since soap

jadm2 23/May/10 2nd O/S
riddle 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead RP
zappa 02/May/10 2nd
emmafromSB 02/May/10 Lead
martinbettridge06 ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead dog
Ben Sidsaph 23/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Lee Packer
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
charley 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S

couldn't manage the 4c move but did the 5a on the right no problem

jamessandels 12/Apr/10 Lead
Mykl White
scrat 11/Apr/10 2nd
lancashire_dry 08/Apr/10 2nd
Daniel Heath 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Christian Minett
tinyali 23/Mar/10 2nd
Rob Middleton
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
tom bre 21/Mar/10 2nd β

Hmmm! Hard start! I backed of this after sussing the start, worried about more hard climbing i gifted the lead to good man Paul

freemanTom 21/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Failed dismally to get anywhere. 4c? Saw people strugggling on it all day.

Paul Davies
The Mountain Goat 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd rpt
victim of mathematics 24/Jan/10 Lead dnf

Tried using the right hand crack only. Seemed desperate for 5a, although the slightly damp conditions can't have helped. One to come back to.

victim of mathematics 24/Jan/10 Lead rpt

Using both cracks - much easier.

victim of mathematics 24/Jan/10 2nd rpt

Using the left hand crack only (apparently 5a according to the old Chatsworth guide). Not significantly harder, and actually slightly better, than using both cracks.

Matt Bill Platypus 24/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/10 2nd dog
Chris Sansum 24/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Matt did Trafalgar Crack finish (probably didn't notice that the line goes up the slab on the right rather than the crack which is easier).

Matt Lunn
stephenhartley ??/2010 Lead O/S
pete1993 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 05/Dec/09 2nd dog

Finger ends freezing, would have been ok if I could feel them !

Eric Olson
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead
Dhcol 07/Nov/09 2nd
seth1512 22/Oct/09 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
android_lloyd 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Richard G Wilkinson 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Right Hand Fissure makes an interesting start

lloyd Gray
shed_hed 10/Oct/09 Lead dnf
Holly Clothier
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
andy jennings 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 25/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
markytaylor 23/Sep/09 2nd
jimbomann ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Tricky start.

John Beddard
Karlos ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
sce8 29/Aug/09 Lead RP
Michelle and Christian
Babika 14/Aug/09 2nd

Used both cracks at 4c, not the 5a RH variant

Peter Neden
fatbuoybazza 10/Aug/09 Lead β
Martin Haworth 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 2nd
Andrew Sloan 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead
Chris_Williams 25/Jul/09 TR O/S
Zenobia Mehta
Hidden 16/Jul/09 Solo O/S
rapidrich 07/Jul/09 Solo β
catblack 27/Jun/09 Lead
LozM 27/Jun/09 Lead
Ian R
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Dux 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Lead dnf
jnewington 22/Jun/09 2nd
kris saunders
popebenedictus 20/Jun/09 Lead rpt

crack only 5a variant

Batt 20/Jun/09 2nd dog

Getting into the crack hard bit, rest is a doddle!

alexyoung 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Did the 5a variant. Got the starting mantle move on the second go.

adrianscott 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
adrianscott 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Phil1967 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
andrewbooth1000 15/Jun/09 2nd rpt

4c start

KeithW 14/Jun/09 Lead dog

Tried R variant (5a) first, but fell. L edge isn't that much easier!

Dave Clark
GeorgeArmstrong 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rob Harrison
howlingbaboon 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt

Harder than I remember.

Peakology 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Hard start, rest not too bad.

Chalky Cat 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Tricky starting move to meet up with Trafalgar Crack, took finding a left foot hold and 2 pieces of gear in the crack to make the udgy move over to the right foothold on the chockstone in the thin right crack. Satisfaction.

gav 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Hard start, the rest is simple

Hidden 24/May/09 Lead
GPN 23/May/09 Solo O/S
ebastock 23/May/09 2nd
r.greaves 23/May/09 2nd
malc 20/May/09 Lead O/S
markbenton ?/May/09 Lead
Jonny M 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Andre Knirsch
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 05/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/09 2nd
Lou Kennedy 30/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Mattyk 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Did the start and then finished up crack of trafalgar crack at some locals suggestion. pleasant enough. upper crack very easy

Tim Kavanagh
robin heath 10/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Carl Riley
thinair48 08/Feb/09 Lead

Hard start - one hand in each crack then right foot up to worn sloper

Ben Stone
thomasadixon 23/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Start using the crack only, felt tricky for 5a (harder than the so called 5b on Hammock).

Alan, Andy
Reaver2k 23/Jan/09 2nd dog

Very hard first move using the crack for hands only. sort of a layback on the left wall and really strenuous pull to get your right foot up, then reach up and do a bit of a ringlock round a slightly tapering bit a bit higher up to get established. The rest is nice and easy if a bit damp.

Tom Dixon, Andy
wingalina 18/Jan/09 Lead rpt
paul.valentine 17/Jan/09 2nd
Graham Jones
Kirill 03/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Kayan ??/2009 Lead O/S
powellj69 ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo rpt
metal arms 23/Dec/08 Lead O/S
embob 29/Nov/08 2nd dog

Alex did the burly start - I fell off about 3 times.

Hidden 29/Nov/08 Lead
dunk 28/Nov/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Sidekick 14/Nov/08 Solo O/S
alexrankine30 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
kevp 22/Oct/08 Solo
zassy 22/Oct/08 2nd O/S
mark20 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Awkward start but good gear. Camperdown Crawl is better.

victim of mathematics 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
pepperpot 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Ralph Atkinson
tiga271 18/Oct/08 2nd
Andy Clarke 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Right-hand start.

clairejane ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Becky E 27/Sep/08 Lead
Adam1973 27/Sep/08 2nd rpt
tinyali 23/Sep/08 Solo β

Fun start. Had to get H to put my foot high enough.

Skinny Rat 21/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Don't know if this counts as a climb, as I couldn't get past the first move! :-)

Ing 21/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead
Philsy 13/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/08 2nd O/S
scott mayled ?/Sep/08 TR


PanzerHanzler 17/Aug/08 Lead
Heinrich 12/Aug/08 2nd

Good gear placement options

Adam1973 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
rockman 18/Jul/08 2nd O/S
timcedwards 18/Jul/08 Lead
ed edwards 18/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Ste 'O' C
Creep_pea 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
argyle_dude 22/May/08 Lead O/S

Took the direct start

popebenedictus 15/May/08 Lead RP

Finally, after many previous attempts. ruth followed up Trafalgar Crack

gb83 15/May/08 Lead dog

direct start

Hidden 05/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/May/08 2nd rpt
bigbobbyking 03/May/08 Solo
roberts1234567890 01/May/08 Lead
Andy Weston
mulletcocktail2000 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S

wiggled up the inital groove on a dodgy body jam!!!

john and chris
Hidden 02/Apr/08 2nd
btc 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Susannah Ellis
blakey21 19/Mar/08 2nd
2535rob 14/Mar/08 TR
john lynch 09/Mar/08 Lead
rich armour, Bo Robertson
Laurence Everitt 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
alun1111 16/Feb/08 -
Ing 09/Feb/08 2nd
Jim & Stevie G
Dan 85 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S
gethin_allen ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

did the alt. 5a start just because I didn't find the proper start

Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Oli 13/Dec/07 Solo rpt
Peakpdr 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

at night

D Berry 28/Oct/07 Solo rpt
roscoe6 22/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/07 TR O/S
Pilch 10/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
shameless 23/Sep/07 2nd
Rampikino 09/Sep/07 Lead
MMC Various
chri55ie 09/Sep/07 2nd
mike_hough_uk 09/Sep/07 2nd
Rampikino, chri55ie
Chad123 08/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd
Zoomer 29/Jul/07 Lead
Jules 210681 29/Jul/07 2nd
tradguy 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Mark Hazell
nai 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/07 TR
bullwinkle 05/Jun/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd O/S
peterbull ?/Jun/07 -
peterbull ?/Jun/07 Solo
malc 31/May/07 2nd O/S
Martin Hewes
vvanhinsbergh 29/May/07 Lead O/S

Hard start

Adam Thorpe
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
gibbo21 20/May/07 2nd
gibbo38 20/May/07 Lead
Henryrouse 10/May/07 2nd
Ollie Wickham 10/May/07 Lead O/S
Duncan Fergerson
BazVee 22/Apr/07 -
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd rpt
tallsop 11/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead
tallsop 03/Apr/07 TR
tommo1664 01/Apr/07 Solo
Jim Slater ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/07 Lead O/S
ebastock ?/Mar/07 2nd
John Beddard
Milne 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S

great start.

wayne blackwell
gibbo38 18/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
jo86 04/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden 29/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/07 Solo O/S
AlisonSmiles 13/Jan/07 2nd
Carl Pulley
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
robal ??/2007 Lead O/S
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
Kris Scheinkonig
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
fizzy_elephant 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
maybe_si 15/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Nicos 15/Oct/06 Solo O/S
WRMusall 14/Oct/06 Lead
Bruce and John
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd
naughtybadboy 08/Oct/06 Lead
Dave Wearing 01/Oct/06 2nd
Ken and Blackie.
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead dnf
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 11/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Joe Marsh 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Alex (SPA Course)
jchenoweth 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Climbed while on SPA course

Hidden 13/Aug/06 Solo O/S
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
b.hayley ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
russonly 28/Jun/06 Solo β
aled.sage 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Alice Cruickshank
Andy Fielding 24/Jun/06 Solo
Caralynh 18/Jun/06 Lead
paul_d 18/Jun/06 2nd
crossdressingrodney 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Libby 10/May/06 TR
phillipjohnson 10/May/06 TR
baldcoder 05/May/06 Lead O/S
Little Old Lady
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Lead rpt
thetourist 18/Mar/06 Lead
Claire Ryder
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Oli 25/Feb/06 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Pete Graham ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 04/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Xav 27/Nov/05 Lead O/S

SPA tainning

RichardMc 13/Nov/05 Lead
Graham Waddington
Lex_2004 ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
orb ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 02/Sep/05 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Molly Thompson
mol 07/Aug/05 2nd
Hopevalleypaul 02/Aug/05 2nd
Gareth W
chrissloan84 ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
JuneBob 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S

I may not have put in any gear in the end, can't remember.

Neale, Ali
Hidden 25/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 18/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Pete aka Dad
madaxeman 29/Jun/05 Lead
Mark Benton
collingwood 29/May/05 Lead O/S
Rob Henzell
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead
AngelaC 03/May/05 Lead
John Brayshaw 03/Apr/05 Lead O/S
chris skipton 03/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/05 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/05 Lead
donkster ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
sam coward ??/2005 Lead O/S
barney_edin 10/Dec/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/04 2nd
clive-greenwood 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
krikoman 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Dave Broom
Budge 08/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Graham T ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
BrianT 03/May/04 Lead O/S
lancslad (John Hunter)
Harry The Owl 14/Apr/04 Lead dog

Getting off the ground... GOD!

masa-alpin 13/Apr/04 2nd β
Adam W
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
CGlennie 22/Feb/04 Lead
Hidden 02/Feb/04 Lead O/S
A Crook 17/Jan/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 25/Oct/03 Solo rpt
Katie Weston ?/Sep/03 2nd
Mark Riley ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Blod 20/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Guy F
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 05/Jul/03 Lead rpt
James Tyson
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Solo
Neil Curtis 15/Feb/03 2nd
Arthur Austin
Hidden 19/Jan/03 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
dangerousoldfool ??/2003 Solo dnf

Fell off this on a solo and got hurt. Overconfidence. Lesson learned.

Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Hidden 17/Aug/02 Lead
OffshoreAndy 17/Jul/02 2nd
Steve Mount
D Berry 30/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Claire Berry
cem 16/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Sally Dipple, Dave Amos
DerwentDiluted 15/Jun/02 Solo
mark stones 16/Feb/02 Lead
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/00 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/00 -
ChrisJD 03/Sep/00 Solo
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 2nd
craig d ??/1999 -
Hidden 06/Dec/98 Solo
Ian Archer 18/Aug/98 Lead O/S
chris d williams 18/Aug/98 -
FrankW 09/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/98 Solo
Hidden 08/May/98 Solo O/S
ajoliver 18/Apr/98 Solo O/S

Both starts, 5a and 4c

paul birch 29/Mar/98 -
Hidden 14/Feb/98 TR
chris sm 19/Oct/97 Solo O/S
Rampikino 22/Aug/97 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/97 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/97 Lead
Debbie Wilkinson
Martyn ??/1997 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1996 -
andrewbooth1000 22/Oct/95 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/95 Lead
adam carless ??/1994 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
tlr 13/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/Apr/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Laramadness 12/Sep/90 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer 02/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/89 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 19/Mar/89 -
Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, David
tapley 11/Mar/89 Lead
Alison Tapley
Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 04/May/88 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 20/May/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Aug/86 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hidden 09/Sep/78 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 06/Nov/77 Lead
Martin Stanton
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
RichardMc 22/May/77 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Lead
John Antill
Gordon Stainforth 30/Aug/75 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/75 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
mikej 24/Feb/74 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 27/May/73 Solo
mikej 16/Jan/72 Solo
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
mikej 13/Dec/69 Solo
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
Wil Hurford
mikej 02/Oct/66 Solo
Nigel Sumner
mikej 30/Apr/66 Solo
Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
Howard Furguson
mikej 09/May/65 Solo
Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 104
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 102
Votes cast 97
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set