Rockfax Description
Climb the crack in the right wall of the gully to a niche, then jam the continuation crack above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

cragsman9000 04/Oct 2nd O/S
with Neil
GrahamHP 16/Jul 2nd
with Simon Clarke
martinbettridge06 09/Jul 2nd
with Alan parker
Hidden 15/Jun Solo O/S
mariannekhoo 17/May Lead O/S

Denise belayed. Ihsan seconded but finished up the easy face at the top instead of jamming or laybacking up the crack...

with Ihsan Yaya, Denise Morgan
Jen Mason 17/May Lead O/S
with Ray
magik_bob 05/Apr Lead
Hidden 07/Mar 2nd
Robin Nichols 17/Feb Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
katyc 25/Nov/14 2nd
mikespooner 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
rurp 30/Sep/14 Sent O/S
BnB 14/Sep/14 -
Matt Harmon 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
mol 26/Jul/14 2nd
kwickfit 26/Jun/14 Lead rpt
climbingfoetus 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Karlos 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
staceyjg 14/Mar/14 2nd O/S
AndyRogers 14/Jan/14 TR O/S

Did a few routes close to each other on top rope to end the day and avoid belaying from the top of the crag in the freezing wind. This is very easy.

with Nick
Hidden 23/Sep/13 2nd
stevelismore 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Tracey PCC
ipblake 01/Sep/13 Lead
with simmo, beth, Jim
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd
hotfeet 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Kent
Danbow73 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
johngriffin 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
becca calvert ?/Jun/13 2nd
andy.smythe ?/May/13 Lead
John Roe 20/Apr/13 2nd

Danny led

with Ross Griffiths, Danny Bucknole
ClareG 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
chrisicles ?/Mar/13 Lead
Dan Geh 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Freshers
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Good route. Laybacked the top crack and it felt pretty airy.

Griff1990 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Paolo, Fran
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 29/Sep/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 20/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Dan818 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
najki_2000 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

tricky moves at the bottom and a bit of arm-barring in the top crack (tricky again as I hate jamming)

with Chris Rose
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Jimbo C 01/Jul/12 2nd

Nice crack but not as jammy as I was hoping for.

with Chris
Lukem6 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 TR
Jenny Monkey 25/Jun/12 2nd O/S
PaulHermes 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Tibor
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Grace Aldridge
treg 26/Feb/12 2nd
with Dan Osbaldeston
PAJames ??/2012 -
ryansb90 20/Nov/11 2nd
Andysomething 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 27/Sep/11 2nd dog
phja 20/Sep/11 Lead dog
with candy
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 22/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 11/Aug/11 Lead dog

Fell off on upper crack laying back. Went back on to climb again without problems.

althesin 11/Aug/11 2nd
rd20 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with jorge
pete1185 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jack Holroyd, Stephanie Baker, Phil Ewels
tallphil 04/Jun/11 2nd
charley 01/May/11 TR rpt

Clare's lead

with Clare, Geoff, Kev
Tithe Technique 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Clare Jennings, Geoff Burrows, Charley Fell
jasoncash 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Charlie O'Brien
simoncov 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with LJ
MJAS82 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
MissMuddypenny 22/Apr/11 2nd
chri55ie 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
FrankW 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ally Anderson, Steve Graham
madguernseyboy 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tiga271 30/Oct/10 Lead
with Chrissy
martin one 30/Oct/10 2nd
with lucy and brendon
duncanjohnstone 04/Sep/10 Lead
newvena 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with jc
simeclimb68 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
JohnnyC101 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Daz
SuperstarDJ 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Snook off to the rigth to avoid the jamming crack. Cheat.

with Helen Jenkins
Gerlach 05/Aug/10 TR

cheated at the top, end up on the right of the route

Hidden 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
treg 03/Aug/10 2nd

Really had to employ my fledgling jamming skills for the top crack.

with Bird
climbing_wiggy 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with John Hayden
Sam Simpson 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 01/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
bjlsmith 23/May/10 Lead dnf
with Tino, Adam and ODL
bjlsmith 23/May/10 2nd
with Tino, Adam and ODL
Ander 17/Apr/10 Lead

Pretty uninspiring.

daviesp2 09/Apr/10 2nd
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Pilch 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

managed to leave my left hand behind , which then got stuck, had to reverse final move to remove it, painful!

with Graham
jonathan watt 26/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
jonski21 25/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with dsjms
Claire Molloy 17/Oct/09 TR

Practised placing gear. I struggled with the final section of the crack and came out onto the face to finish on Mast Gully Butress (VS) to cries of Nick shouting 'Keep Left'!

with Noelle
NoelleG 17/Oct/09 TR
Dave Warburton 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S

My partner wanted to know about jamming... Shame the route isn't the top crack the whole way.

with LUUMC
Sam Longridge 02/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Claire Beales
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead
paulerussell 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Poad
Hidden 28/Jul/09 2nd
Phil1967 15/Jun/09 2nd
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Good stiff jamming to finish.

with Bruv
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead dnf
Budge 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Szabo
charley 03/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Nov/08 2nd
Goose4 10/Oct/08 Solo
Moody_mare 18/Sep/08 2nd O/S
vvanhinsbergh 18/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
gb83 22/Jun/08 2nd
with masa
masa-alpin 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Holly - Graeme's pal, Gina, Graeme B
Steve Vincent 14/Jun/08 Lead
adam carless 10/May/08 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S

A very damp Sunday afternoon! Showed Sam and Kate a few anchors, then climbed this in the wet.

with Sam Read, Kate
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
howlingbaboon 24/Aug/07 Solo O/S
kwickfit 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with chris
Hidden 27/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Knirsch
GiveHerHelen 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre K
jchenoweth 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Fat Alan
Hidden 06/May/07 2nd
Hidden 06/May/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
David Robinson 18/Nov/06 Lead
Rampikino 08/Oct/06 Lead
with MMC Various
WRMusall 14/Sep/06 TR
with Brendan Gallagher and Dan
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
Caralynh 23/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Birdie 09/Apr/06 2nd
with Karl
peter myers ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with David Leicester
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 10/Jul/05 2nd
robin heath 17/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson
LakesWinter 14/May/05 Lead
with Liz
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Nov/04 2nd
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
OffshoreAndy 30/May/04 2nd
with Steve Mount
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
Chris Davids ?/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Clare
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
rob wmc ?/Nov/02 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 19/Sep/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
Peakology ??/2002 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Dom Rich Sarah
paul birch ??/2001 -
GrahamHP 06/May/00 Lead O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Lead O/S
RobSimmo 08/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 08/Aug/97 2nd
Blod 07/Jul/96 Lead rpt
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Nov/89 -
Laramadness 14/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ??/1989 Lead
with Mick Moss
Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
babymoac 23/May/87 Solo
RichardMc 05/Apr/87 Lead
with Tim Oakes
stewart murray ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
andy tetsill ?/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/83 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hidden 02/Jul/78 AltLd
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
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