Rockfax Description
Climb the left arete of the gully on its right-hand side using shelving holds. A start on the left is 4b. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

georgenvk 22/Nov Solo O/S
shell145 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Ursula
MarkCunnington 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Jodi Sudgen
JoeJegat 26/Sep 2nd
with Michael Bonallie
Michael Bonallie 26/Sep Lead O/S
josefft 13/Sep 2nd O/S
with Arul, Hannah
gaz3212 04/Sep Solo O/S
pawel suhy 02/Aug Lead O/S
with Irena PCC, Robin PCC
Nick_Merriman 18/Jul Lead O/S
with John Merriman
pingora 12/Jul Lead O/S
with Rose
avmpsycho 09/Jul Solo
Hidden 28/Jun TR O/S
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
jeremyftaylor 17/May Lead

Fun once out of the gully

Tom Amraoui 17/May 2nd
Hidden 13/May Solo
Hidden 09/May Solo O/S
the power 30/Apr Solo
with rob
MIsh 14/Apr Lead
with Rich C
dr_botnik 09/Apr Solo O/S

With direct start

bradley_bear_96 30/Mar Lead O/S
KittyKat 28/Mar Lead O/S

Very windy day

with Tom Ellliott
Andrew Barker 10/Mar Solo rpt
with Emma
Hidden 07/Mar Solo
Robin Nichols 09/Feb Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
katyc 25/Nov/14 Solo
Rich Malcolm 19/Oct/14 Solo β
MBano 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd
summerse 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Charli Wisbey 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Elwyn
Durkules 03/Sep/14 Lead
Paul Hy 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
lee1234 27/Aug/14 2nd
with Paul Hy
ClaireD 27/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Lee, Paul Hyland
Nathan Chrismas 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becky
benlatham07 28/Jul/14 Solo O/S
climbingisgreat 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

good exposure as you step out left!

Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
rockman 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 16/Jul/14 2nd
timcedwards 16/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead
Hardcore Pat 08/Jun/14 Solo rpt
with Dr Julie
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Deezel65 05/May/14 Solo O/S
ACBK 05/May/14 2nd O/S
derekwwl 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

With Edwin and May Ann

Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd
Edwin Han 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
tedswag 20/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Thrilling on the solo at the top.

Greeny8053 14/Apr/14 TR O/S
with Nicola Wallis-Green
Mike Bayley 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lee Attwater
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
claire123456 12/Apr/14 2nd β

Enjoyed this one, windy at the top.

cheeky 10/Apr/14 Solo O/S
pete_naylor 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
steveg 16/Mar/14 Lead
Mayaculpa 12/Mar/14 Lead
with Pete
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
karlb 08/Mar/14 2nd
doyle12 08/Mar/14 -
with Adam
doyle12 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Jenks82 08/Mar/14 2nd
Jenks82 08/Mar/14 Lead
squirrel00 12/Jan/14 2nd
with martin/owen
thedreadedchris ??/2014 -
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
johngriffin 06/Dec/13 2nd
simontyrrell 06/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 19/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with R & B
matthewlyen 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Took up 2 novices - Climbing in series

SuperLee1985 28/Sep/13 2nd
CRiddiford 24/Sep/13 Solo O/S
deejmonkey 22/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S
JimboWizbo 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S

LH Start

Hidden 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
prof_vague 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
flyboy86 ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
simonsclimbing 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Neil Henson 11/Jul/13 Solo O/S
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
climbingrev 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Lovely first move - did the LH option rather than starting in the gully - this would throw it up a grade I think, as quite balancey moves before first gear (as in BMC S 4a)

with Gav I'Anson, Craig Goldie
Browny 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead rpt
dpiddock 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with James C
Danbow73 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
tradguy 04/May/13 Solo O/S
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Solo O/S
jon_gill1 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
KTC 20/Apr/13 Lead
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Sam Cooke 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
nick ferro 11/Nov/12 Solo
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
Hidden 08/Oct/12 Solo
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 29/Sep/12 2nd
with John
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Ross.Cooper 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
samdenny 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
mullermn 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
l.faulkner 18/Aug/12 Solo

Vd 3c?

andy jennings 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
TiffTiff 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
alisterrobbird 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
ianjdodd 23/Jul/12 Solo O/S
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
kyaizawa 09/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Jun Aizawa, Satoko Aizawa
SattyA 09/Jul/12 Lead RP
with Jun Aizawa, Ky Aizawa
David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with C Howard
Sebastien Gastaud 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jean Viltart
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd
hamishclimb 12/Jun/12 Lead
PaulHermes 10/Jun/12 Solo O/S
GermanAlex 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Jack.H.92 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Steve Palmer 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Brian K
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?/May/12 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Grace Aldridge
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

nice little moves

with Graham Berry
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
marcoleptic 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo RP
chappers909 25/Feb/12 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
tinyali 25/Nov/11 2nd O/S
scott.hill 25/Nov/11 Lead
with Alisa
doomer 05/Nov/11 -


Hidden 05/Nov/11 2nd
birthers 30/Oct/11 2nd
caroline256 30/Oct/11 Lead
with Tom B
tchallen99 24/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Andysomething 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S


with Bruce Perry
sgl0jd 01/Oct/11 Solo
Marcin78 ?/Oct/11 Lead
with Paul Ingate
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Roch 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Fie
Fie 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
jshields 24/Aug/11 Solo
naughtybadboy 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Vic Chambers
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/11 TR
Phil Cox 26/Jun/11 Lead
with John Coe
joemallia 19/Jun/11 2nd β
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 01/May/11 Solo rpt
sam coward 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rupe, Helen
flapjack_franky 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Start is the hardest bit and a little exposed if youa are to the right of the arete

maxkellock 27/Mar/11 TR
iamstebarker 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
minus273degrees 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 TR O/S
luckywally ?/Mar/11 2nd
ronmcdonald ??/2011 TR
madguernseyboy 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
tiga271 30/Oct/10 2nd
with Chrissy
martin one 30/Oct/10 Lead rpt

left side 4b

with lucy and brendon
chrissy 30/Oct/10 Lead
with tiga271
Wildstyle 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Wildstyle 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 24/Oct/10 Solo
with jamesca
Dahinchl 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Solo
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ?/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Dave Talbot, Jason Williams
rob101 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with mike phillips
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
themadbrown 15/Aug/10 Solo
Spiderpiglet 15/Aug/10 TR O/S
with dawn
Webster 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
D Berry 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S

As per Severe start from Froggatt to Black Rocks.

Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
PaulGreenhead 18/Jul/10 Solo
with J D Fisher, Kirsty
Kirsty 18/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 06/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
AndyPagett 21/Jun/10 Solo
with Adam Mitchell
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
electriclinz 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Robert
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
mattgrange 16/May/10 Lead
Jack Loftus 11/May/10 Solo
Hidden 09/May/10 Solo
Tithe Technique 09/May/10 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 09/May/10 Solo O/S

started from left

powellj69 05/May/10 Solo
kirky_p 04/May/10 Lead
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
simon mitchie 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
paulharmer 12/Apr/10 Lead
with David Hale
Katharine.eaton 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Wicks, Dom
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
chumleywarner 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
johnl 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

10yr old nieces first trad trip.

with Isobel Leonard
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Katie S 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo
tdudley 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
gronbech 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Robin & Edward
Hidden 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Eric Olson
MPSBunny 04/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
Alfredo 09/Oct/09 Solo
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Ellie
charley 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
sclly ?/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
emlynroberts 10/Jul/09 Solo
with Toby Vye
alexrankine30 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
fordie77 21/Jun/09 2nd
AlastairB 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Did the left start (?4b)

Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
markhilton 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead
GPN 23/May/09 Solo O/S
r.greaves 23/May/09 2nd
with Natalie Davies
Hidden 22/May/09 Solo rpt
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
Onion magnet 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Jack
jwpil 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
lucasp 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tutts
Mr. K 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Bryn Wood
ianjfsutcliffe 25/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Richard P Coates 25/Jan/09 TR O/S
with Mac, ianjfsutcliffe
Kirill 03/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 2nd
phja ?/Nov/08 Solo
with holly Clothier, zoe marshall
Alfredo 29/Oct/08 Solo
kevp 22/Oct/08 Solo
zassy 22/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Goose4 10/Oct/08 Solo
Batt 17/Sep/08 Solo O/S
jl 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with A School Group
2RoyalAnglian 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

a bit bold for a VDiff but managed to find one gear placement, still nice though!

with john
Laurence Everitt 13/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Katie Marshall 13/Jun/08 Lead
vvanhinsbergh 02/Jun/08 Solo O/S
daviesp2 25/May/08 Lead
with Trish
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
samir 22/May/08 Lead
gw66 22/May/08 2nd
with Sami
naine 05/May/08 2nd O/S

janina's struggle...

with janina
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
buzzjen ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
PenJD 16/Mar/08 Solo
Ollie Dobson ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
benman 24/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with roger m
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Lead dnf
ug99018 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
edd rab 16/Feb/08 Solo
mikej 12/Feb/08 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Phil Jennings 08/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
chrisallan ??/2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Matt Schwarz 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Dunx 11/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Winer & Alison
Hidden 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Eddie_b 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Just started raining. bit wet for me. wetter for ant

with Ant
Antbrown 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Stuart S 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Mtnexploits 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
kwickfit 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with chris
Hidden 12/Jun/07 Solo
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre Knirsch
GiveHerHelen 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre K
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo
tristangale 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
Pythonist 22/Apr/07 Solo rpt
madaxeman 21/Apr/07 Solo
climbingpixie 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Kbear
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
tomboyle 27/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with horsi
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
C.J.Horsfield ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
whiting.jp 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Rampikino 08/Oct/06 2nd
with MMC Various
Rampikino 08/Oct/06 Solo

Left start (4b)

with MMC Various
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
colin milton 01/Sep/06 Solo
Scally ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Maggie
howlingbaboon 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ruthy, Chris
Sankey 14/Aug/06 Solo
with Julia
Hidden 18/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/06 2nd
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
Phil1967 16/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with Ed
donkster ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/06 Solo rpt
VS4b ?/Feb/06 Lead
ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
tiga271 ??/2006 Lead
with Mark
Pythonist 13/Nov/05 Solo O/S
robin heath 17/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson
robin heath 17/Jun/05 Solo
with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 2nd O/S
Cornish Merlin 04/May/05 Lead
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 20/Feb/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 -
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Phil West 28/Aug/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
Chris Davids 11/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Kathryn
mikej 27/May/04 Solo
with Rick Naylor
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Reds 06/Mar/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 14/Oct/03 Solo
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 27/May/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Solo
CJC 23/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Ra
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
rob wmc ?/Nov/02 2nd O/S
with Pete
Binder 26/Oct/02 -
with JBM, CAM
chris warner ?/Jul/02 Lead

first route since injury

with sarah heyhoe
Neil Curtis 27/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with James Tyson
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
Andy Fielding 27/Aug/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S


LakesWinter ?/Jul/98 Solo
with Curly
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 TR
ajoliver 17/Aug/97 Solo O/S
RobSimmo 08/Aug/97 Solo O/S
with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 08/Aug/97 Solo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 24/May/97 Solo
Strong Steve 16/Sep/96 Solo O/S
crater 11/Aug/96 Solo O/S
dp1 27/Aug/95 Solo
with Lee Cave
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
adam carless ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Laramadness 24/Jul/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/89 Solo
tapley ?/Aug/88 Solo
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/87 Solo O/S
babymoac 23/May/87 Solo
RichardMc 05/Apr/87 2nd
with Tim Oakes
Hidden ??/1987 -
Iain Thow 05/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 21/Apr/83 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Jun/80 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


mark-abz 21/Dec/79 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
Chris Ellis 04/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
rogerskews ??/1971 -
with Various
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 28/Nov/64 Solo
with David Short
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