Rockfax Description
At the left-hand edge of the wall, gain a hanging groove and then climb the crack in the arete. Short-lived but pretty steep. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Chrissy202 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Charlie P
gd303uk 19/Oct Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 18/Oct Solo O/S
Becks87 11/Oct Solo O/S
with Adam L
atom 11/Oct Solo rpt
Stanners 09/Sep Solo O/S
with James Rich
mr random 01/Aug Solo
with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin
harrison 25/Jul TR O/S

Found this pretty tricky - relied on strength to layback to the top. Enjoyable if you like physical moves.

with Sarah
mattprince 20/Jun Solo O/S
dobby 200 20/Jun Solo O/S
heywoodj 19/May Solo O/S
seanlikeskites 02/May Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr Solo
cem 08/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
loco wilko ?/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
stpauliblade 20/Sep/14 Lead
tom0129 20/Sep/14 Lead
cheeky 15/Sep/14 Lead
mark4344 15/Sep/14 Lead
with Matt Payne
mikestr555 14/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Sent
Hidden 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/14 2nd RP
jshields 25/Jun/14 Solo


DavidPC 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 08/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Dr Julie
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 18/May/14 Solo
Matt Harmon 18/May/14 Solo O/S
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Stopsy 14/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Merri
will_benfold 22/Mar/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 16/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Lawrence Beesley-Peck ??/2014 Solo
BTphonehome 15/Nov/13 Solo
CRiddiford 24/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Solo
JimboWizbo 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 21/Aug/13 Solo
with Adam
Jim Slater 07/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Solo
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
matbrown333 ?/Jul/13 Solo
johngriffin 01/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 05/May/13 Solo
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Jonny M 02/Feb/13 Lead dog
mrginna 02/Feb/13 Sent O/S
tiga271 ?/Jan/13 2nd
with Dave
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
nick ferro 11/Nov/12 Solo
partz 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

A good laugh

JonnyW 04/Nov/12 2nd
runestone 19/Sep/12 2nd


with Liz, Jeff
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
Ross.Cooper 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 Solo
Josh Dickerson 16/May/12 Solo O/S
Alex.M-M. 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Claire Sephton 27/Mar/12 Lead
with Adam
laurie turpin 22/Mar/12 Lead
Michael Aylen 22/Mar/12 Lead
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
Daymo 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
MarkCunnington 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
williap ?/Aug/11 Solo
wishicud climbHVS 25/Jul/11 2nd

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)!!!

with Ash Crazy fool Green
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Ouncepounce 23/Jul/11 TR O/S

Fab moves should have soloed it though

Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Katie S 12/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 -
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
lanc23 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Eastern Grit said it's a 4a!? Certainly a struggle for me!

Hidden 14/May/11 Solo O/S
graphiclunarkid 12/May/11 Solo O/S
francesanncavanagh 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Ahbi
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
iamstebarker 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
simonscubadiver 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Kendrick 13/Apr/11 2nd
with Si
Lev 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
sharpie530 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
stefie c 02/Apr/11 Solo
mwatson ??/2011 -
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
parksy986 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Goody 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Suzie Hughes
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
wirralclimber1984 13/Jun/10 Solo O/S
payeo20 18/May/10 Solo
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
Jack Loftus 11/May/10 Solo
charley 09/May/10 Solo rpt
Purple Roni 28/Apr/10 2nd
with Andy Hilton
valentinesbabe 23/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Kev's lead

Tithe Technique 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 23/Apr/10 TR O/S
chumleywarner 23/Apr/10 Solo rpt
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Maxim2023 ?/Apr/10 Solo
migs493 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Novice
bennevis 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Heather
freemanTom 21/Mar/10 Lead

Climbed after abortive attempt on Sailors crack (must improve jamming). Short but steep, had me puffing.

with Paul Davies
tdudley 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
gronbech 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Robin & Edward
LivinITlarge 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
johniebriggs ?/Jan/10 Lead
AielSavage ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Solo
Karlos ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 08/Aug/09 Solo rpt

Soloed before.

clive-greenwood 05/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
ajoliver 18/May/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/May/09 Lead O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
aldred 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
chadrads 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
sean72 21/Mar/09 Solo
with Chadrads
Peakology 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Chalkycat
Chalky Cat 11/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dom
Mattyk 20/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Tim Kavanagh
John Eley ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
Hidden 22/Dec/08 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
krikoman 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 18/Sep/08 Solo O/S
charley 26/Aug/08 TR
with Andy
andi taxi 26/Aug/08 TR
with charly fell, laughterton
highfivekrissy ?/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
adam carless 10/May/08 Solo rpt
bigbobbyking 03/May/08 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/08 2nd O/S
edd rab 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
daza 06/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sam D
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Chris Baker 04/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Solo
roscoe6 22/Oct/07 Lead
Stuart S 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
phill bentham 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Dane 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S

Cool lay back at top, hard on the arms and bit scary cos of landing

nai 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
bullwinkle 05/Jun/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 02/Jun/07 TR O/S
Jon_Warner 26/May/07 Solo dnf

Did not have the confidence to pull round on solo.

howlingbaboon 18/May/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 08/Apr/07 2nd
with Cat
Gambit 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Family trip
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Steve682 ??/2007 TR O/S
with Ruth
Hidden ??/2007 -
gibbo38 24/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Dayo
Hidden 24/Dec/06 2nd
naughtybadboy 23/Dec/06 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with David Rafe
The Mountain Goat 11/Sep/06 Solo
Somerset swede basher 11/Sep/06 Solo O/S
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
baldcoder 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
edmitchell ?/May/06 -
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Pythonist 13/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 26/Sep/05 Lead
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
Hidden 10/Jul/05 TR
mikej 14/Jun/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
cem 19/Mar/05 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 16/Jan/05 Solo
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 25/Oct/03 Solo rpt
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
kevp ?/Aug/03 Solo
with Jasen Ainley
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 29/Mar/03 Solo
with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn
Smelly Fox 19/Mar/03 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
crater 28/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with chris
Hidden 18/Oct/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead rpt
DerwentDiluted 08/Sep/01 Solo
Andy Fielding 27/Aug/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
mikej 28/Oct/99 TR
with M
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
ajoliver 08/Apr/97 Solo O/S
Laramadness 24/Dec/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/94 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Oct/91 Solo
Chris Ellis 21/Sep/91 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/89 Solo O/S
Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
tapley 18/May/88 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


petemeads ??/1976 Solo
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