Copenhagen Wall* VS 5a
[Bouldering at Birchen, 3 kb]10m. Start just left of a pink block jammed below the overhang. Using a pocket and flake, reach the first break then trend right on better holds to a finish up the right edge of the wall. © ROCKFAX
FA. Norman Kershaw 1951

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Photo: Bouldering at Birchen © SGD
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 397 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 19/Oct/14

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

cheeky - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/14

mr random - Lead - 31/Aug/14 with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin

Mr Christian - Solo - 29/Aug/14

OliverRoss - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/14

rurp - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/14

benlatham07 - Sent x - 28/Jul/14

peter.ravenscroft27 - Solo - 24/Jun/14

dom94 - Solo - 17/May/14

spenser - Solo - 17/May/14

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

adam carless - Solo rpt - 05/May/14

Deezel65 - Solo rpt - 05/May/14

Did this because I thought it was an HVS (navigation error!), was slightly annoyed when I realised it was the wrong climb.
Mark Duncan - Solo RP - 05/May/14 with edmund aspbery

Did this because I thought it was an HVS (navigation error!), was slightly annoyed when I realised it was the wrong climb.
Mark Duncan - Solo RP - 05/May/14 with edmund aspbery

Rampikino - Solo - 04/May/14 with SOLO

with Edwin and May Ann
derekwwl - TR dog - 21/Apr/14 with May Ann

phildawson - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Magda Bo

With mat so not claiming to ahve soloed it at the grade.
jbb - Solo - Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Cragtyke

65m moderate millington - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/13 with naomi hatto

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Dec/13

fredallingham - Solo - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/13

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

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 21/Aug/13 with Adam

A Crook - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Neil Griffiths

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

Without cheat block.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Sent - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

dpiddock - 2nd RP - 02/Jun/13 with James C

Danbow73 - TR O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Annaliese, Aaron

joscott - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Dan Longster

Dan818 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Joanne scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

tradguy - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with philippa wiffen

Matt Rowat - Sent - 21/Apr/13 with Fran

jon_gill1 - Solo rpt - 20/Apr/13

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 19/Apr/13

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

joedoherty - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

nige pacer - Sent O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Andy Naylor

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Sam Cooke - Sent - 16/Feb/13

Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 2013

With direct start
harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/12

nick ferro - Solo - 11/Nov/12

nick ferro - 11/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Nov/12

Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Lucy

lucyh - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with James Pomeroy

McKEuan - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/12

One move wonder
partz - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Andrew Clow, Johnny Webb

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

Hidden - Solo RP - 14/Oct/12

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/12

Fraser hill-casey - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

Benn A - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/12

The direct start, left of the cheat block. Good 5b move. Guidebook suggests 5a using the block.
adam carless - Sent O/S - 15/Sep/12

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

mullermn - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/12

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12

Sophie Nunn - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

misterb - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/12

Ben Hollands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Wendy Anderson

atom - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 14/Jul/12

Jethro - Solo - Jul/12 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

tomthecoolperson - Sent - 25/Jun/12 with Andrew

Right foot high off poor smear...then slap!
PaulHermes - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Tibor

Managed to fall off just after the crux due to a wet hold.
pastep - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Will242

jon_gill1 - Solo - 19/May/12

wolverine - Solo - 19/May/12

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

Stopsy - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

Morwood - 2nd - 24/Apr/12 with gillywillyhoo

gillywillyhoo - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo - 26/Mar/12

Morwood - Sent O/S - 20/Mar/12

Derek Furze - Solo - 20/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 18/Mar/12

Small enough to be a boulder problem V0
Nickfoulds - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12

marcoleptic - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12

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

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/12

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/12

The bottom section only.
treg - Sent - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo RP - 26/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

done without the nifty cheat block
sting - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/11

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 27/Nov/11

stpauliblade - Solo - 24/Nov/11

thetourist - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Jon Coutts

catblack - Sent - 29/Oct/11 with Skippy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/11

DanC1985 - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Colin

Hidden - Sent O/S - 01/Oct/11

sgl0jd - Solo - 01/Oct/11

victim of mathematics - Sent O/S - 28/Sep/11

adam carless - Solo rpt - 28/Sep/11

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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/11

Daniel Heath - Sent O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/11

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11

Escaped off left after first tier.
vincentchopper - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Harry Wright

KiddaValue - Solo dnf - 24/Jul/11

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

Eddie Shelbourne - Solo - 20/Jun/11

ben_250 - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Andrew

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Brian Rodgers - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

Rupey - Solo - 10/Apr/11

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

Tamati - Solo - Apr/11

saalty - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Terri

terri mc - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Alex

iamstebarker - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11

lazybones - Sent O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Helen Jones

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Mar/11

pebblespanker - Sent O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Rich Williams

Hidden - Sent - 12/Feb/11

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Solo - 12/Feb/11

lozowen - Solo - 11/Feb/11

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/10

John Bish - Sent - 24/Oct/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10

r@bag - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Matt

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

Eddie1234 - Solo RP - 24/Sep/10

duncanjohnstone - Lead - 04/Sep/10

edd rab - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/10

tedburt - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Aaron Burdett

android - TR RP - 29/Aug/10

haydng - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Richard Gilbert

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Aug/10

wolverine - Solo - 16/Aug/10 with Matt Sparkes

Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Liam Ingram, JohnBM, Claire Holland

llamaglama - Solo - 11/Aug/10 with Jam

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/10

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

Without cheat block
JEP - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Kirstin

Birdo - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jun/10

mattgrange - Solo - 16/May/10

Jack Loftus - Solo - 11/May/10

charley - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

stefie c - Solo - 05/May/10

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

bullybones - Solo - 23/Apr/10

Jamesb55 - Solo RP - 17/Apr/10

paul__in_sheffield - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with Noodle

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10

LivinITlarge - TR O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Joe

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo - 21/Mar/10

tdudley - Solo RP - 13/Mar/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

joese7en - 2010

trigger118 - TR O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Ian Gunn

Adderbury Climber - TR O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Jonathan Gunn

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/09

andy jennings - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/09

markburgin83 - Lead - 05/Sep/09

Sam Longridge - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/09 with Claire Beales

Birdo - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/09

Scott McRae - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/09

Milne - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/09 with tom allsop

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/09

JohnHutch - Lead - 28/Jul/09 with G, L

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09

markhilton - Sent O/S - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09

vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

GPN - Solo O/S - 23/May/09

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 10/May/09

thrutch - Solo O/S - 02/May/09

frankcp87 - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/09

PondLife - Solo - 26/Apr/09

jwpil - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09

frankcp87 - Solo - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent - 07/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Mar/09

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/09

liamoloughlin - Solo - 01/Mar/09

Found the start of this was much harder than Dane's Delight...it was a bit wet but dane's went 1st time, this didn't....
SGD - Sent - 07/Feb/09

Very nice and strenous but nice slab climbing above.
Dan Lane - Solo RP - 31/Jan/09 with Dad

Hidden - 2009

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

Hidden - 2009

DaveFidler - 2009

powellj69 - Solo - 2009

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

cymjt - 2009

mking - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Rob Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08

Alfredo - Solo - 29/Oct/08

Stig - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Dave

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/08 with James

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/08

petemeads - Solo - 18/Oct/08

Creep_pea - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Walsh

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Roscoe Hart

Byronius Maximus - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/08

Andrew Barker - Sent rpt - Sep/08 with Rob Richards

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08

morrisdaboss - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Ste 'O' C

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/08

andrewwightman - Solo - Jul/08

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with Katie Marshall

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 13/Jun/08 with Laurence

andi taxi - 26/May/08 with young will fron farndon

andi taxi - TR - 26/May/08 with young will fron farndon

toasted - 2nd - 11/May/08 with Simon Whitehead

Grabtheslab - Lead - 10/May/08

bigbobbyking - Solo O/S - 03/May/08

Twisty - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/08

btc - Lead - 03/Apr/08 with ian lovatt

PenJD - Solo - 16/Mar/08

Mr Powly - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/08

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Edd Rab

Phil Jennings - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/08 with Kieran Smith

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 2008 with Helen Lear

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Dec/07

john power - TR - 02/Nov/07 with Jay Power

The protection looked a bit sparce and we aint got a bouldering mat!
PondLife - TR - 02/Nov/07 with John Power

Above a mat.
D Berry - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - TR - 30/Sep/07

adam carless - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/07

Thought the polish at the start of this route made the starting moves far harder than 5a. Distinctly harder than the starts of Dane's Delight or Dane's Disgust.
Stuart S - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Amanda Lyons

givemetea - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

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

bullwinkle - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/07

Top wall gets the heart going on solo
Jon_Warner - Solo RP - 26/May/07 with Dave Pattinson

gibbo21 - 2nd - 20/May/07 with paul

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with gibbo21

gejones - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/07

madaxeman - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Simon (Sam) Garrad

wolverine - Solo - 18/Apr/07

tommo1664 - Solo - 08/Apr/07

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Steve R

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/07

jw231 - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with nblackbeard

nblackbeard - 2nd - 04/Feb/07 with James Whitlock

jamiev - Solo rpt - 14/Jan/07

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/06

adam carless - Solo rpt - 11/Nov/06

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/06 with Dave Turner

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/06

tristangale - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with Fat Al

Peakphil - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/06

jamiev - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

colin milton - Solo - 01/Sep/06

JonBray - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

AJ007 - Solo - 11/Jul/06

baldcoder - Solo - 30/Jun/06

russonly - Solo β - 28/Jun/06

chris murnin - 2nd - 28/Jun/06

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06

rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - Jun/06 with Marvino

donkster - Solo O/S - Jun/06

Fire Marshall - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Salamanda

peter myers - Solo - Apr/06

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Alex P

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/06

Nice
ccrowle - Solo - Mar/06

ChrisBrooke - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/06

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/05

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

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

Hidden - 2nd β - Nov/05

dicky79 - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Sarah

darren1 - 01/Aug/05

chrissloan84 - Solo O/S - Aug/05

AngelaC - 2nd - 03/May/05 with Dieter Cole

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/05

Hidden - Solo - 19/Feb/05

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tim

schaff - Solo O/S - 2005

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/04 with Mousey

smudge - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04 with SUMC

bpmclimb - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/04

OffshoreAndy - Solo - 03/Aug/04

SteveM - Solo - 21/Jul/04

Graham T - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Jun/04

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/04

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

Reds - Solo - 06/Mar/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/03

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/03

Swirly - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/03

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/03

chrishedgehog - Solo - 25/Feb/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/03

Monk - 2003

dangerousoldfool - Solo - 2003 with Ant B

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Dec/02

Phil West - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 18/Nov/01

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 30/Jun/01 with Arthur Austin

marcoleptic - Solo - 2000

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

Andy Fielding - Solo - 01/May/99

craig d - 1999

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/98

smudge - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/98

ajoliver - Solo O/S - Jun/98

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/98

Hidden - TR - 18/Mar/98

Martyn - TR - 1998

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Solo - 24/May/97

Rampikino - Lead - 28/Jul/96

craig h - Solo - 15/Jul/96

Hidden - Solo - 28/Aug/94

daprince - 1994

mikej - Solo - 08/Aug/93 with M

Backinthegame - Solo - May/92

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

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/91

kato'sdad - Solo - May/91

adi bryant - 2nd - 13/Oct/90

tlr - Lead - 05/May/90 with Fin

craig h - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/90

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/87

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jun/87

Unseconded
Iain Thow - Lead - 23/Apr/87

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/85

andy tetsill - Lead - Oct/84 with Manchester Poly

Nigel Bond - Solo - 23/Jun/84

Hidden - Solo - 25/Aug/83

Ena - Solo - Sep/82

tapley - Solo - 24/Jul/82

JohnHutch - Lead - 1982

Hidden - Solo - 20/Sep/80

Hidden - Solo - Aug/80

mark-abz - Solo - 03/Apr/80

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

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

Hammy - Solo - 22/Aug/77

RichardMc - Solo - 09/Jun/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 20/Apr/76

RichardMc - Solo - 19/Oct/75

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 16/Jan/72

mikej - Solo - 09/Jan/72 with Barbara Sharratt, Janice Coulton, John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 17/Apr/71 with E

rogerskews - 1971 with Various

Andy Say - Solo - 1971

mikej - Solo - 28/Feb/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/Dec/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 17/Aug/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 10/Oct/65 with Howard Furguson

mikej - Solo - 01/Sep/65 with Ted Markham

mikej - Lead - 26/Apr/65 with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 28/Mar/65 with Barrie Regan

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VS1 of 10
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HS2 of 10
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5b0 of 26
easy 5b1 of 26
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