Bell Bottom Arete S 4a
[Nice moves just short lived, 2 kb]4m. At the left-hand edge of the wall, gain a hanging groove and then climb the crack in the arete, short-lived but steep. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Photo: Nice moves just short lived © Ouncepounce

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 230 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

loco wilko - Solo - Oct/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14

stpauliblade - Lead - 20/Sep/14

tom0129 - Lead - 20/Sep/14

cheeky - Lead - 15/Sep/14 with Mark Philipson

mark4344 - Lead - 15/Sep/14 with Matt Payne

mikestr555 - Lead - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Sent - 03/Aug/14

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

Hidden - 2nd RP - 16/Jul/14

Rpt
jshields - Solo - 25/Jun/14

Clemmo - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Rich Purvis

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

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 18/May/14

Matt Harmon - Solo O/S - 18/May/14

amccann - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

Stopsy - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Merri

will_benfold - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/14

adam carless - Solo rpt - 16/Feb/14

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 2014

BTphonehome - Solo - 15/Nov/13

CRiddiford - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Sep/13

Chris Perry - Solo - 08/Sep/13

JimboWizbo - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 21/Aug/13 with Adam

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jul/13

mfisher - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

matbrown333 - Solo - Jul/13

johngriffin - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/13

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Jonny M - Lead dog - 02/Feb/13 with Helen Tsai

mrginna - Sent O/S - 02/Feb/13 with lukebamforth, Emma Campbell

tiga271 - 2nd - Jan/13 with Dave

bclifton - Lead - 2013

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

nick ferro - Solo - 11/Nov/12

A good laugh
partz - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Andrew Clow, Johnny Webb

JonnyW - 2nd - 04/Nov/12 with Andrew Clow, Matt Everett

bold
runestone - 2nd - 19/Sep/12 with Liz, Jeff

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/12

Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Harry Yarrow

yarrow - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Ross.Cooper

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

wolverine - Solo - 19/May/12

Josh Dickerson - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

Alex.M-M. - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

Claire Sephton - Lead - 27/Mar/12 with Adam

laurie turpin - Lead - 22/Mar/12

Michael Aylen - Lead - 22/Mar/12

Derek Furze - Solo - 20/Mar/12

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

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

Daymo - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/11

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

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Anna Morris

williap - Solo - Aug/11

Nice route, quite hard for grade but a lot easier than it's neighbour " sailors crack" which chewed us hands up and spat them out ( fell off)!!!
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Ash Crazy fool Green

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Fab moves should have soloed it though
Ouncepounce - TR O/S - 23/Jul/11

Danny Crump - Solo - 22/Jul/11

Katie S - Lead - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

Eastern Grit said it's a 4a!? Certainly a struggle for me!
lanc23 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/May/11

graphiclunarkid - Solo O/S - 12/May/11

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Ahbi

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

iamstebarker - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11

simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 13/Apr/11 with Si

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/11

sharpie530 - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/11

stefie c - Solo - 02/Apr/11

mwatson - 2011

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

parksy986 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with eddie roebuck

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Goody - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Suzie Hughes

tony wood - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10

wirralclimber1984 - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/10

payeo20 - Solo - 18/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

Jack Loftus - Solo - 11/May/10

charley - Solo rpt - 09/May/10

Purple Roni - 2nd - 28/Apr/10 with Andy Hilton

Kev's lead
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Angela Paul

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Angela Paul

chumleywarner - Solo rpt - 23/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

Maxim2023 - Solo - Apr/10

migs493 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Novice

bennevis - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Heather

Climbed after abortive attempt on Sailors crack (must improve jamming). Short but steep, had me puffing.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Paul Davies

tdudley - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10

gronbech - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Robin & Edward

LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Joe

johniebriggs - Lead - Jan/10

AielSavage - Lead O/S - 2010

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

Pilch - Solo - 31/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - 26/Sep/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 22/Sep/09

Karlos - Solo O/S - Sep/09

Soloed before.
Andrew Barker - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Cat Black

clive-greenwood - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/09

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

ajoliver - Solo rpt - 18/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

jwpil - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

aldred - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09

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

sean72 - Solo - 21/Mar/09 with Chadrads

Peakology - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Chalkycat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Dom

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Tim Kavanagh

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jan/09

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - 2009 with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

krikoman - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/08

vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/08

charley - TR - 26/Aug/08 with Andy

andi taxi - TR - 26/Aug/08 with charly fell, laughterton

highfivekrissy - Lead - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

adam carless - Solo rpt - 10/May/08

bigbobbyking - Solo - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/08

edd rab - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben Harding

daza - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/08 with Sam D

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Dec/07

Chris Baker - 2nd - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/07

Alfredo - Solo - Nov/07

roscoe6 - Lead - 22/Oct/07

Stuart S - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Amanda Lyons

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

phill bentham - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07

Cool lay back at top, hard on the arms and bit scary cos of landing
Dane - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/07

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/07

popebenedictus - TR O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Ruth Harding

Did not have the confidence to pull round on solo.
Jon_Warner - Solo dnf - 26/May/07 with Dave Pattinson

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

Rampikino - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with Cat

Gambit - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Family trip

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

Steve682 - TR O/S - 2007 with Ruth

Hidden - 2007

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/06 with Dayo

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Dec/06

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 23/Dec/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with David Rafe

The Mountain Goat - Solo - 11/Sep/06

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/06

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Little Old Lady

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

edmitchell - May/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/05

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

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/05

darren1 - 01/Aug/05

Hidden - TR - 10/Jul/05

mikej - Lead - 14/Jun/05 with Rick Naylor

Rampikino - Lead - 11/Jun/05 with Liz & Claire

cem - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/05

chrishedgehog - Solo - 16/Jan/05

OffshoreAndy - Solo - 03/Aug/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jul/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/03

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

kevp - Solo - Aug/03 with Jasen Ainley

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/03

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

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 29/Mar/03 with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

crater - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/02 with chris

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 08/Sep/01

Andy Fielding - Solo - 27/Aug/00

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

mikej - TR - 28/Oct/99 with M

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/97

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 24/Dec/94

Hidden - Solo - 14/Aug/94

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/92

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/91

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/89

Andy Say - Solo - 08/Oct/88

tapley - Solo - 18/May/88

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Apr/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/85

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

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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