Rockfax Description
Start at a pointed spike below the bulges, pull through the overhang (4c for the strong-of-arm?) and climb the slab above. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1993

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Hidden 20/May Solo
Hidden 06/May Sent
mtempest 03/Apr -
bendevonport 25/Mar AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar Solo O/S
will484 19/Mar Lead dog
Hidden 12/Mar 2nd
will_benfold 12/Mar Lead O/S
sopaz 06/Mar Solo
Matt Shepherd 19/Feb Solo O/S
the power 07/Feb Solo
with neil
Ardo 07/Feb Solo O/S
Wayne S 18/Dec/15 Solo
PanzerHanzler 18/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Paul Bartrum
meltdown34 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Becks87 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
atom 11/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Paul1 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Nicole
gaz3212 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 03/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Beardless Martin, Lynn R
Iclimb 25/Jul/15 Lead

Loved this. Bit of a one move wonder up the overhang, but very enjoyable.

with Wavey
alex goodall 26/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
samdickensuk 10/May/15 Solo O/S
Matt_C9716 08/Apr/15 Lead
with Ellie
robertcollier 04/Apr/15 Lead
with Emily Collier
bradley_bear_96 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/15 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 02/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Rich Malcolm 19/Oct/14 Solo β
Matt Harmon 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo
with Dan
RossCallender 03/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
Markheighton 11/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Bottomed out. Ligament and Tendon Damage. Out for 6-8 weeks.

andyclimber 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
lloydellis93 21/May/14 Solo
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead
fuzzysheep01 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Adam Hughes, Karl Stewart
popebenedictus 13/Mar/14 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Deezel65 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
lloydellis93 05/Mar/14 Solo
withey1992 04/Mar/14 Lead
lloydellis93 ?/Feb/14 Solo
lloydellis93 ?/Jan/14 Lead
emilykearl 23/Nov/13 2nd dog
SteveoS 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
cwildblood 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Ron 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Woody, Pete
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
hipyhop 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Cherelle
antdav 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Sustained and a few polished footholds low down

with Dan, Lorraine
matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
Chris Redding 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Amy Mason
Chris Redding 28/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
Cake 13/Apr/13 Solo O/S
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2013 -
stev1e.wilso 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Rosie, Simon
Rozzlarr1992 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Dylan, Dad
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S

More like 4c

Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo
Fraser hill-casey 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Dan_Staff 09/Sep/12 Lead
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
St0neMonkey 21/Jul/12 Solo
with atom
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
timmyhobby 18/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Charley Carpenter ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/12 2nd
spitfirerick 18/Mar/12 Lead
Matthew Edwards 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
joem 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Will Caesar ??/2012 2nd O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/11 Lead
birthers 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
caroline256 30/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom B
chris_r 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Not 5a.

Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
mattgrange 27/Aug/11 Lead
LardClimber 27/Aug/11 2nd
Danny Crump 26/Jul/11 2nd
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 23/Jun/11 Solo
with Terry harris-ellis
LivinITlarge 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Joe
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 01/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
mustdobetter 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Mikael 25/Apr/11 Lead
stemill 16/Apr/11 Lead
with Matt
FrankW 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ally Anderson, Steve Graham
Hidden 02/Apr/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 -
HeatherF 19/Oct/10 2nd
with Bea
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Webster 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S

tough first few moves, easy top

Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Soloed
edd rab 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
phildavies84 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Terry
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
charley 09/May/10 Solo O/S
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
M_Bell 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ander 17/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
andy jennings 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
johnl 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

10yr old nieces first trad trip.

with Isobel Leonard
migs493 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Mark Collins 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
That Shallot 18/Oct/09 Solo
Justin T 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Cherry
markburgin83 05/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 05/Sep/09 TR
Adam1973 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 05/Sep/09 2nd
Scott McRae 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Milne 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Steve J P 09/Aug/09 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 09/Aug/09 Lead
with sp
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
alexyoung 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S

This not VS or 5a

with Rachel
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
GPN 23/May/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead rpt
simoncov 13/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Ian Inch
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Sidekick ??/2009 Solo O/S
mark20 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S


tiga271 18/Oct/08 2nd
with mark20
JonathanJones 03/Oct/08 Solo O/S

1 5a move at the start.. easy after that.

Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Col Kingshott 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 03/Aug/08 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Ste 'O' C
vvanhinsbergh 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Swinn
Grabtheslab 10/May/08 Lead
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead β
D Berry 06/Apr/08 Solo O/S
phil stubbs 30/Mar/08 Lead
with Dave Short
Laurence Everitt 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
oliverthomp 03/Nov/07 Lead
with Alice Woodhouse
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo
nai 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Richard
Powder Puff Girl 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Los Rab
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Laurence Rab
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Loz and seb Rab
seb rab 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 29/May/07 2nd O/S

More top rope than 2nd!

with Adam Thorpe
steveb2006 26/May/07 Solo
tristangale 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd rpt
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Jonny M 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S
chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Oddjob 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
rob wmc 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Alan
jamiev 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
nmwr 27/Aug/06 Lead
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
tatz45 ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pythonist 20/Nov/05 Solo O/S
liamnkaz 01/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Richard L ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Liam
Hidden 04/Aug/05 TR
chrissloan84 ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
collingwood 29/May/05 Lead O/S

should have been a solo really

with Matthew Rhodes
Adam Potter 22/Aug/04 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
mikej 27/May/04 Solo
with Rick Naylor
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
darren1 21/Jun/03 -
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 21/Apr/03 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
nige pacer 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
Neil Curtis 04/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Arthur Austin
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 18/Nov/01 Solo
Laramadness 21/Aug/99 Solo O/S
mikej 21/Aug/99 Solo
with M
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
RobSimmo 18/Oct/98 TR O/S
with Adult Ed course, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 18/Oct/98 TR
Iain Thow 23/Jul/98 Solo
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 10/Sep/97 Solo
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 14/Jul/96 Solo O/S
adam carless ??/1995 Solo
Chris Ellis 27/Mar/91 Solo
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 17
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 40
Votes cast 33
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
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