Rockfax Description
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.

D Berry 16/Nov Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Oct Solo O/S
cragsman9000 04/Oct Solo O/S
with Neil
col3 05/Sep 2nd

With Paul, Ana and Pilar. First moves were very difficult - quite slippy.

with Ana, Paul
Paul1 05/Sep Lead

Mabey 5a if it wasn't so polished.

with Nicole
Dan Vaj 11/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
SGD 30/May Solo O/S

without block. Hard

jimbonfire 26/May -
Hidden 13/May Solo
Hidden 11/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 09/Feb Solo O/S
CameronH 08/Feb Lead O/S
with Dan Smith
samdickensuk ?/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 19/Oct/14 Solo β
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
cheeky 15/Sep/14 Solo O/S
mr random 31/Aug/14 Lead
with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
OliverRoss 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
rurp 29/Jul/14 Solo O/S
benlatham07 28/Jul/14 Sent x
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
dom94 17/May/14 Solo
spenser 17/May/14 Solo
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Deezel65 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Mark Duncan 05/May/14 Solo RP

Did this because I thought it was an HVS (navigation error!), was slightly annoyed when I realised it was the wrong climb.

with edmund aspbery
Mark Duncan 05/May/14 Solo RP

Did this because I thought it was an HVS (navigation error!), was slightly annoyed when I realised it was the wrong climb.

with edmund aspbery
Rampikino 04/May/14 Solo
with SOLO
derekwwl 21/Apr/14 TR dog

with Edwin and May Ann

Hidden 21/Apr/14 TR
phildawson 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Magda Bo
jbb ?/Apr/14 Solo

With mat so not claiming to ahve soloed it at the grade.

Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Deezel65 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
65m moderate millington 19/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
fredallingham 29/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
CRiddiford 24/Sep/13 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths 21/Aug/13 Solo
with Adam
A Crook 21/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 07/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 03/Aug/13 Sent

Without cheat block.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
dpiddock 02/Jun/13 2nd RP
with James C
Danbow73 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
joscott 31/May/13 2nd O/S
with Dan Longster
Dan818 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
tradguy 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Matt Rowat 21/Apr/13 Sent
with Fran
jon_gill1 20/Apr/13 Solo rpt
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
joedoherty 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
nige pacer 01/Apr/13 Sent O/S
with Andy Naylor
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Sam Cooke 16/Feb/13 Sent
Jimbo C 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
youwillfindjimbo ??/2013 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S

With direct start

nick ferro 11/Nov/12 Solo
nick ferro 11/Nov/12 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd
Poco Loco 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Lucy
lucyh 11/Nov/12 2nd
McKEuan 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
partz 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

One move wonder

JonnyW 04/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Solo RP
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
Hidden 08/Oct/12 Solo
Fraser hill-casey 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
adam carless 15/Sep/12 Sent O/S

The direct start, left of the cheat block. Good 5b move. Guidebook suggests 5a using the block.

yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
mullermn 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Sophie Nunn 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Ben Hollands 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Wendy Anderson
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Sent O/S
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
tomthecoolperson 25/Jun/12 Sent
with Andrew
PaulHermes 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Right foot high off poor smear...then slap!

with Tibor
pastep 10/Jun/12 Lead

Managed to fall off just after the crux due to a wet hold.

with Will242
jon_gill1 19/May/12 Solo
Hidden 19/May/12 Solo
Alex.M-M. 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Stopsy 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Morwood 24/Apr/12 2nd
gillywillyhoo 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Solo
Morwood 20/Mar/12 Sent O/S
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Greg Jones 18/Mar/12 Sent O/S
Nickfoulds 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Small enough to be a boulder problem V0

marcoleptic 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 10/Mar/12 Solo
with Cassie
gingerwolf 06/Mar/12 Solo O/S
treg 26/Feb/12 Sent

The bottom section only.

Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo RP
PAJames ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
sting 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S

done without the nifty cheat block

Chris Manasseh 27/Nov/11 Solo
stpauliblade 24/Nov/11 Solo
thetourist 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Coutts
catblack 29/Oct/11 Sent
with Skippy
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Solo O/S
DanC1985 04/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Colin
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Sent O/S
sgl0jd 01/Oct/11 Solo
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Sent O/S
adam carless 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Daniel Heath 29/Aug/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Solo
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
vincentchopper 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Escaped off left after first tier.

with Harry Wright
KiddaValue 24/Jul/11 Solo dnf
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 20/Jun/11 Solo
ben_250 10/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Andrew
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Brian Rodgers 11/May/11 Solo O/S
Rupey 10/Apr/11 Solo
sharpie530 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Tamati ?/Apr/11 Solo
saalty 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Terri
terri mc 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Alex
iamstebarker 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
lazybones 20/Mar/11 Sent O/S
with Helen Jones
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent x
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
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead
John Bish 24/Oct/10 Sent
tobydunford 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
r@bag 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Joe Costello 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ellie, Matt
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
Eddie1234 24/Sep/10 Solo RP
duncanjohnstone 04/Sep/10 Lead
edd rab 01/Sep/10 Solo rpt
tedburt 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
android 29/Aug/10 TR RP
haydng 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Solo
Liam Ingram 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
llamaglama 11/Aug/10 Solo
with Jam
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
JEP 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Without cheat block

with Kirstin
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 07/Jun/10 Solo
with Phil B
mattgrange 16/May/10 Solo
Jack Loftus 11/May/10 Solo
charley 09/May/10 Solo O/S
stefie c 05/May/10 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Solo O/S
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
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 Solo O/S
migs493 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
LivinITlarge 01/Apr/10 TR O/S
with Joe
mic_b 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Solo
tdudley 13/Mar/10 Solo RP
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
joese7en ??/2010 -
trigger118 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Adderbury Climber 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Oct/09 Solo O/S
andy jennings 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
markburgin83 05/Sep/09 Lead
Sam Longridge 02/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Claire Beales
Birdo 23/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Scott McRae 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Milne 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
markhilton 14/Jun/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
GPN 23/May/09 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
frankcp87 29/Apr/09 Solo O/S
PondLife 26/Apr/09 Solo
jwpil 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
frankcp87 22/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Sent
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo rpt
PanzerHanzler 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 01/Mar/09 Solo
SGD 07/Feb/09 Sent

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....

Dan Lane 31/Jan/09 Solo RP

Very nice and strenous but nice slab climbing above.

with Dad
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
Hidden ??/2009 -
DaveFidler ??/2009 -
powellj69 ??/2009 Solo
Sidekick ??/2009 Solo O/S
drysori ??/2009 Lead
cymjt ??/2009 -
mking 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Davies
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Alfredo 29/Oct/08 Solo
Stig 26/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Dave
howlingbaboon 26/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with James
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
petemeads 18/Oct/08 Solo
Creep_pea 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Walsh
Goose4 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Roscoe Hart
Byronius Maximus 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Sent rpt
with Rob Richards
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Ste 'O' C
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Solo rpt
andrewwightman ?/Jul/08 Solo
Laurence Everitt 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Katie Marshall 13/Jun/08 2nd
andi taxi 26/May/08 -
with young will fron farndon
andi taxi 26/May/08 TR
with young will fron farndon
toasted 11/May/08 2nd
with Simon Whitehead
Grabtheslab 10/May/08 Lead
bigbobbyking 03/May/08 Solo O/S
Twisty 13/Apr/08 Solo O/S
btc 03/Apr/08 Lead
with ian lovatt
PenJD 16/Mar/08 Solo
Mr Powly 27/Feb/08 Solo O/S
edd rab 16/Feb/08 2nd O/S
popebenedictus 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Phil Jennings 08/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
LoopyLou ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Oli 13/Dec/07 Solo rpt
john power 02/Nov/07 TR
PondLife 02/Nov/07 TR

The protection looked a bit sparce and we aint got a bouldering mat!

D Berry 28/Oct/07 Solo O/S

Above a mat.

Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 TR
adam carless 02/Sep/07 Solo rpt
Stuart S 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S

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.

givemetea 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd
nai 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
bullwinkle 05/Jun/07 Solo rpt
Jon_Warner 26/May/07 Solo RP

Top wall gets the heart going on solo

gibbo21 20/May/07 2nd
with paul
gibbo38 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with gibbo21
gejones 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
madaxeman 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Simon (Sam) Garrad
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Solo
tommo1664 08/Apr/07 Solo
chrisrogers ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Steve R
Hidden 30/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Mr Spoons 27/Mar/07 Lead
with Bob
jw231 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
nblackbeard 04/Feb/07 2nd
jamiev 14/Jan/07 Solo rpt
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 18/Nov/06 Solo O/S
adam carless 11/Nov/06 Solo rpt
chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
maybe_si 15/Oct/06 Solo O/S
tristangale 14/Oct/06 2nd
with Fat Al
Peakphil 10/Oct/06 Solo O/S
jamiev 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
colin milton 01/Sep/06 Solo
JonBray 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
baldcoder 30/Jun/06 Solo
russonly 28/Jun/06 Solo β
chris murnin 28/Jun/06 2nd
Owen W-G 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
rachelwheatcroft ?/Jun/06 2nd
with Marvino
donkster ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/06 Solo
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Alex P
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Solo O/S
ccrowle ?/Mar/06 Solo


ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Oli 15/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Pythonist 13/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Nov/05 2nd β
dicky79 ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Sarah
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
chrissloan84 ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/05 Lead G/U
AngelaC 03/May/05 2nd
LankyPaddy 01/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Solo
sam coward ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Tim
schaff ??/2005 Solo O/S
Tez29 14/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Mousey
smudge 01/Oct/04 Solo rpt
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
bpmclimb 08/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
SteveM 21/Jul/04 Solo
Graham T ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/May/04 Solo
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Reds 06/Mar/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 25/Oct/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Oct/03 Solo rpt
Swirly 24/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
Hidden 05/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
dangerousoldfool ??/2003 Solo
with Ant B
Hidden 26/Dec/02 Solo O/S
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 18/Nov/01 Solo
Neil Curtis 30/Jun/01 2nd
with Arthur Austin
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 01/May/99 Solo
craig d ??/1999 -
LakesWinter 10/Jul/98 Solo
with Curly
smudge 05/Jul/98 Solo O/S
ajoliver ?/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/May/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/98 TR
Martyn ??/1998 TR
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 24/May/97 Solo
Rampikino 28/Jul/96 Lead
craig h 15/Jul/96 Solo
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/94 Solo
daprince ??/1994 -
mikej 08/Aug/93 Solo
with M
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/91 Lead
kato'sdad ?/May/91 Solo
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 2nd
tlr 05/May/90 Lead
with Fin
craig h 29/Apr/90 Solo O/S
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 24/Oct/87 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 23/Apr/87 Lead


steve prior ?/Dec/85 Lead
with Sam M
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Nigel Bond 23/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/83 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
tapley 24/Jul/82 Solo
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo
mark-abz 03/Apr/80 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Jul/78 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
Hammy 22/Aug/77 Solo
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 16/Jan/72 Solo
mikej 09/Jan/72 Solo
with Barbara Sharratt, Janice Coulton, John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
rogerskews ??/1971 -
with Various
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 28/Feb/70 Solo
with E
mikej 13/Dec/69 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 09/Oct/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 26/Apr/65 Lead
with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner
mikej 28/Mar/65 Solo
with Barry Regan
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, climbinmunkey
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 12
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 28
Votes cast 23
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set