Rockfax Description
A technical tease. Start on the right, a good pocket around left will be found to be of use. UK tech grade of 5c. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

chancer 26/Nov Sent O/S
wyzfen 30/Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Oct Sent O/S
Matt Smith 23/Oct Sent x

2nd go

adi bryant 15/Oct Solo
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep Solo O/S

Great wee problem, well worth doing.

Martin Haworth 17/Sep Solo O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug Sent x
Lev 08/Aug Sent O/S
Hidden 17/Jul Sent
cpoad 08/Jul Sent x
Steven1993 06/Jul Sent
Amy Hare 06/Jul Sent
craig.england1 05/Jun Sent
with Dave F
ChrisBrooke 02/Jun Solo

Finally gave up after an hour of soloing. Ran screaming back to the car chased by blood-suckers. Should have brought the 'Skin So Soft.'

papasmurf 24/May -
Hidden 20/May Sent
chrisdjackson 17/Apr Solo O/S

above mat

nick ferro 25/Mar Solo
sopaz 06/Mar Solo
mattwyles1 27/Feb Solo
CharlieMack 18/Feb Sent O/S
with Dan Peers
Hidden 30/Jan Sent
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 20/Dec/15 Sent O/S
greenclimb 20/Dec/15 Sent
with Sarah
Bullybones 02/Oct/15 Sent
JP78 27/Sep/15 Sent dnf
Chris1234H 29/Aug/15 Sent
Andrew Harding 29/Aug/15 Sent
Dan Vaj 11/Aug/15 Solo O/S
dobby 200 20/Jun/15 Solo G/U
Hidden 15/Jun/15 Solo O/S
dominic lee 06/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Angus Taylor 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Alkis 07/Mar/15 Sent rpt
charley 27/Feb/15 Sent O/S
paddyisidle 02/Jan/15 Sent

nice boulder problem in the 5+/6a region, not really a trad climb

samdickensuk ?/Jan/15 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Sent O/S
Duncan 88 30/Nov/14 Sent
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Sent O/S
loco wilko ?/Oct/14 Solo
gaz3212 10/Sep/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Sent
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
rurp 29/Jul/14 Solo O/S
benlatham07 28/Jul/14 Sent O/S
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
stuaart ?/Jul/14 Sent
with Neil Redgrave
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
Hardcore Pat 08/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Dr Julie
Hidden 18/May/14 Solo O/S
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
tedswag 20/Apr/14 Solo O/S

May have started on left.

Stopsy 14/Apr/14 -
migs493 12/Apr/14 Sent rpt
jbb ?/Apr/14 Solo

With bouldering mat so can't claim to have soloed it at the grade.

gronbech 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 07/Mar/14 Sent O/S
meltdown34 23/Feb/14 Solo β
with Doug
thomas welch ??/2014 Sent O/S
chancer 29/Dec/13 Sent O/S
owenhancock22 29/Dec/13 Sent
Duncan Campbell 17/Dec/13 Sent
rich_hw 08/Dec/13 Sent O/S
MartinWilliams87 08/Dec/13 Sent
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent x
JoeMortimer 23/Nov/13 Solo
Wayne S 16/Nov/13 Solo
Henry.Todman 16/Nov/13 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths 21/Aug/13 Solo
with Adam
Steve Waters, Mynydd 03/Aug/13 Sent
mtempest 02/Aug/13 Sent
james.slater 26/Jul/13 Sent O/S
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Sent O/S
Mike_Hayes 30/Jun/13 Sent
domskezz 01/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 27/May/13 Sent x
dmoir 05/May/13 Sent O/S
with Ben and Ian
Ben Harper 05/May/13 Sent O/S
Matt Rowat 21/Apr/13 Sent
with Fran
Alkis 20/Apr/13 Sent x
jon bradley 20/Apr/13 Sent
Jelly Mould Surfer 17/Apr/13 Sent O/S
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Sent O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Sent O/S
nige pacer 01/Apr/13 Sent O/S
with Andy Naylor
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo RP
bjackelman ??/2013 Sent
harold walmsley 18/Nov/12 Sent
nick ferro 11/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Sent
Teappleby ?/Oct/12 Solo
with Pete Hall, Sarah, dad, max
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
pete1993 03/Sep/12 Solo
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
robblowen 08/Aug/12 Sent O/S
munch88 26/Jul/12 Sent O/S
with rob
robblowen 26/Jul/12 Sent O/S
with Munch
joemallia 25/Jul/12 Solo
with Vic Archer, Hooshang Amiri
joemallia 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Ignacio del Valle, Fidel Sciamanna
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Sent
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Sent
pastep 10/Jun/12 Solo

Pocket really helps.

Hidden 26/May/12 Sent x
Jack.H.92 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 19/May/12 Solo
timmyhobby 18/May/12 Solo O/S
Morwood 20/Mar/12 Sent x
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Ceridwen 15/Mar/12 Solo RP
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Sent
with -
marcoleptic 12/Mar/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Sent
drcorbasisgod 26/Feb/12 Sent x
paul__in_sheffield 25/Feb/12 Sent O/S
with Noodle
adi bryant 06/Jan/12 Sent
dan stead ?/Jan/12 Sent x
with Team Hull
Snowbones ??/2012 -
Hidden 01/Dec/11 Sent O/S
thetourist 20/Nov/11 Sent O/S
with Jon Coutts, James Godfrey
catblack 29/Oct/11 Sent
with Skippy
tchallen99 24/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Lordcarr 23/Oct/11 Sent O/S
with Rach
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Sent x
sgl0jd 01/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Sent x
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Keendan 29/Aug/11 Sent O/S
mattgrange 27/Aug/11 Sent x


LardClimber 27/Aug/11 Sent
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
keith Lonsdale 09/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
ben_250 10/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Andrew
steve2006 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with andre
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 28/Apr/11 Sent
with Terry harris-ellis
Lev 12/Apr/11 Sent O/S
sharpie530 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Tamati ?/Apr/11 Solo
iamstebarker 22/Mar/11 Sent
lazybones 20/Mar/11 Sent O/S
with Helen Jones
heeley 20/Mar/11 Sent β
belay bunny turned bad 18/Mar/11 Sent
with loundsy
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent O/S
mtempest 12/Feb/11 Sent
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 12/Feb/11 Solo
lozowen 11/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Sent
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Solo O/S
phildavies84 31/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Sent x
whiting.jp 24/Oct/10 Sent
with jamesca
tobydunford 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
r@bag 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
mattorford 13/Sep/10 Solo
_m.cox_ ?/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Dave Talbot, Jason Williams
newvena 30/Aug/10 Sent O/S
with jc
JohnnyC101 30/Aug/10 Sent O/S
with Daz
haydng 22/Aug/10 Lead RP

This route is loads better without the pocket on the left. Still probably V1/2.

Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Mike_Hayes 16/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
llamaglama 11/Aug/10 Solo
with Jam
roberto18 07/Aug/10 Solo
AsleepOnBelay 29/Jul/10 Sent
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
afearn91 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Jack Loftus 11/May/10 Solo
tebs 26/Apr/10 Sent x

climbed twice as part of a warm up. took a few goes the second time

Hidden 23/Apr/10 Sent
Jamesb55 17/Apr/10 Solo RP
paul__in_sheffield 11/Apr/10 Solo
with Noodle
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Sent O/S
migs493 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Solo
joese7en ??/2010 -
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Sent x
Justin T 10/Oct/09 Solo RP
with Cherry
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/09 Solo G/U

rubbish fell off the first move this time :o

disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
andy jennings 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Birdo 23/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Scott McRae 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Easy for 5c

JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Solo O/S
rubygem 07/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
shed_hed 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Andy Winter
markhilton 14/Jun/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo dnf
Peakology 01/Jun/09 Solo rpt

Repeat solo with approach shoes

gg4419 ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Sent x
GPN 23/May/09 Sent O/S
ajoliver 18/May/09 Solo rpt
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
frankcp87 29/Apr/09 Solo rpt
jwpil 23/Apr/09 Sent O/S
Jim Slater 23/Apr/09 Sent x
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Sent
Pilch 04/Apr/09 Solo

seem to do this a differnet way every time

Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo β
morrisdaboss 29/Mar/09 Solo β
with JB
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Solo β
PanzerHanzler 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S

VS - 5c for me - no mats used.

elCapitano 25/Jan/09 Solo O/S
gw66 23/Jan/09 Solo
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
JohnFJP ??/2009 Solo
Sidekick ??/2009 Solo O/S
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Stig 26/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Dave
howlingbaboon 26/Oct/08 Solo RP
with James
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
petemeads 18/Oct/08 Solo

First time on Birchen for about 30 years - soloed about 20 other easier routes, failed on many more (too scary/slippery/steep)

craig d 12/Oct/08 Solo
Reds 25/Sep/08 Sent x
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Solo rpt

On both sides. Done before.

with Rob Richards
frankcp87 28/Aug/08 Solo RP

5C! Go me!?

with Emma Stokes
mattjam ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Solo rpt
adam carless 10/May/08 Solo O/S
bigbobbyking 03/May/08 Solo

Lovely problem. Took a couple of goes to get off the ground then had it.

PenJD 02/Mar/08 Solo
with Si P, Si K and Miles
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 13/Dec/07 Solo rpt
oliverthomp 02/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/07 Solo
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo

found it easier to not use pocket on left wall

Hidden 02/Oct/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 15/Sep/07 Sent x
with Bouldered
Stuart S 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 25/Aug/07 Solo
Joe Marsh 10/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Jenn 07/Aug/07 Solo O/S

My first VS. I never realised VS was that hard :-) Got it first go.

Peakology 31/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Dane 14/Jul/07 Solo RP

Nice problem, hard to get established before slapping for break. Got it third go.

nai 14/Jul/07 Sent O/S
HimTiggins 05/Jun/07 Solo O/S
peterbull ?/Jun/07 -
peterbull ?/Jun/07 Solo
Jon_Warner 26/May/07 Solo RP

Takes some working out

tommo1664 05/May/07 Solo
Pythonist 22/Apr/07 Solo rpt
Mike_Hayes 18/Apr/07 Solo
tallsop 03/Apr/07 Solo
with andy
liamoloughlin ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/07 Solo RP
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
jamiev 14/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/06 Solo O/S
chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Sent O/S
with Dave Turner
maybe_si 15/Oct/06 Solo O/S
dicky79 14/Oct/06 Sent β
with Pete
Peakphil 10/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Sent O/S
nmwr 27/Aug/06 Solo
JonBray 30/Jul/06 Sent x
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
russonly 28/Jun/06 Solo β
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
zcapxa5 26/Feb/06 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
mc1105 ?/Jan/06 Solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 15/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Pythonist 13/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/05 TR
Reds 19/Aug/05 Solo RP
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo
mikej 14/Jun/05 TR
with Rick Naylor
catt 04/Jun/05 Solo RP
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with christos liaskos
smudge 01/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
SteveM 21/Jul/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 Solo
duncan 25/Oct/03 Solo O/S
with Nick
Swirly 23/Aug/03 Solo O/S
kevp 10/Aug/03 Solo
with Jasen Ainley
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Solo
m675bowsl ?/Apr/03 Solo
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden 26/Dec/02 Sent O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 22/Sep/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 22/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/99 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
craig h 13/Sep/98 Solo rpt
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/May/98 Solo O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 24/May/97 Solo
craig h 15/Jul/96 Solo
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 07/Jul/93 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/Apr/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 05/Jul/91 Sent
kato'sdad ?/May/91 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden 22/May/90 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/89 Solo O/S
Laramadness 14/Oct/89 Solo β
Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 24/Oct/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


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