Rockfax Description
The steep crack is awkward to enter, bridging works best. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

georgenvk 22/Nov Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov Solo rpt
Becks87 11/Oct Solo O/S
with Adam L
atom 11/Oct Solo rpt
gaz3212 04/Sep Solo O/S
Spiral 30/Aug Lead RP

Interesting start, and worth putting in some gear before commiting. Fine from there.

Hidden 20/Aug Lead O/S
sarahlaight 16/Aug 2nd O/S
with Jim Wilson
mr random 01/Aug Solo
with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin
SenzuBean 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Ian
Adderbury Climber 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Jon
the power 18/Jun Solo O/S
with ken
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
MikeDowsett 07/Jun Lead
with David Henchcliffe
seanlikeskites 07/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun Solo O/S
elfin girl 06/Jun 2nd
with Kev Raisin-Moss
mapperley samurai 06/Jun Lead O/S

Typical Birchen start (best bit), limited gear until its all over. O.K VD.

buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun Solo
Hidden 26/May 2nd
Hidden 13/May Solo
KatieSzkornik 02/May 2nd
with Rich Murrell, Steve culwick, Matt lewis
mackroyd 17/Apr Lead
with Patrick North
Hidden 11/Apr Solo O/S
Paul Hy 11/Apr Solo O/S
freemanTom 06/Apr Solo
bradley_bear_96 30/Mar 2nd
KittyKat 28/Mar 2nd O/S
with Tom Ellliott
PieMan 21/Mar Lead O/S
with Kat
Hidden 18/Mar Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 17/Feb Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
migs493 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
MBano 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd
summerse 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 30/Aug/14 Solo
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
OliverRoss 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
RossCallender 03/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 26/Jul/14 TR
ht543 17/Jul/14 2nd
with Krish
rohai545 17/Jul/14 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
MLH 09/Jul/14 Lead β
with Andy L-H
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 Solo
with dbm
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
kwickfit 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
climbingfoetus 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
AndyRogers 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with MLH
MLH 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead
adepickup 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
alan.phobos 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 Solo O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
Jonny Harrison 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Hugh smith and scotty maylead
jamesclimbing 13/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Karlos 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

No gear!

Hidden 16/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Alex_Derbyshire 06/Mar/14 Lead
meltdown34 23/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Doug
Doug91 23/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Trad Second (VDiff)

with Matt
lloydellis93 ?/Feb/14 Solo
lloydellis93 ?/Jan/14 Lead
mky77 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jim Brownlow 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jodie Wood
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Nick F Smith 05/Sep/13 Solo
with Becky
the_liquorice_man 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
amorousbadger 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Neil Henson 11/Jul/13 Solo rpt
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Gerry_Doncaster 24/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
jason smeeth 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
dpiddock 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with James C
matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
Blueso 26/May/13 Solo O/S
with Anna
B4tgirl 26/May/13 Solo
with Tony
Ben_Megson 25/May/13 2nd
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S
nogoodgrice 21/Apr/13 Solo rpt
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
johngriffin 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Prof. Outdoors 05/Mar/13 2nd
with Lorna
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2013 -
stev1e.wilso 18/Nov/12 Lead
with Rosie
Rozzlarr1992 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Dad
edordead 17/Nov/12 Solo
MikeLell 17/Nov/12 Lead

Difficult start unless you're tall.

katyc 11/Nov/12 Solo
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Solo
Webster 18/Oct/12 Solo
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Strachan 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
john max 11/Sep/12 Lead
with Bob Brown
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Solo
gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Ross.Cooper 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Katarzyna Bonenberg
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
mikestr555 19/Aug/12 Lead
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
jaxxman 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with xjz89
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
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
Jimbo C 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Looks like it would be fun to offwidth but doesn't really lend itself to this.

David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 TR O/S
with C Howard
Nicholas Livesey 10/Jun/12 Lead
with Lucie Sedlarova
scree 10/Jun/12 Lead
with Emma
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Neil Henson 29/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Theantoff 19/May/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 18/May/12 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Easy warmup boulder problem.

Thony 08/May/12 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
howiebartrip 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Hillier
rachchanter 05/May/12 Lead
JamesKing817 27/Mar/12 2nd
JonnyW 18/Mar/12 Lead
with Richard Ashworth
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
Colin3859 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Allen3859 11/Mar/12 Lead
Daymo 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Tom Lawson, Tom
tomparrott 10/Mar/12 Solo
with Daymo
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt
ryansb90 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Rhianne YSJ, Ben Allen
stev1e.wilso 07/Jan/12 Lead
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 07/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PAJames ??/2012 -
tinyali 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
scott.hill 25/Nov/11 2nd
with Alisa
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 09/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
tinab 24/Sep/11 Solo
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
gemmasimpson77 03/Sep/11 TR O/S
with Pete
pete_81 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Solo with rope as the 1st 10 foot is the hard bit!!!

with Gemma
naughtybadboy 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Vic Chambers
Low Roller 1-1 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
sam coward 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
schristophersmith 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
althesin 11/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
KatieG 24/Jul/11 2nd
with James Wyatt
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
hcaw 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Faunsia Tucker
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
PieMan 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/11 Solo O/S
jasoncash 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Charlie O'Brien
Mark Wilson23 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
peter myers 23/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Chris46 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver
Oliver46 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
Lenny 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jo, Leon
Hidden 20/Mar/11 TR O/S
Rob84 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
HeatherF 19/Oct/10 Solo
with Bea
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
tiga271 17/Sep/10 Solo
rob101 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with mike phillips
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Howard J 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jeff Burgum
Martin McPhillie 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Katie Simmons
Andrew Bangs 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
Kingsjester 24/Jul/10 2nd
matthomas79 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
PaulGreenhead 18/Jul/10 Solo
with J D Fisher, Kirsty
Kirsty 18/Jul/10 Solo
edd rab 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Tom Campbell 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
P Rogers ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with matty
RalphC 30/May/10 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
kirky_p 05/May/10 Lead

cinders fell, screwed knee and wet into shock! went proper yellow like the simpsons!!

williamsd79 03/May/10 Lead O/S
jmjw 02/May/10 Solo
with Tim R
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
JamesRich 10/Apr/10 TR
Katharine.eaton 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
migs493 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
ill_bill 04/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
freemanTom 21/Mar/10 Solo
jamespilgrim 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
fivestar 06/Feb/10 2nd
robjc89 ?/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with Adam Takacs
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 31/Oct/09 Solo
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
MPSBunny 21/Oct/09 Solo O/S
richorme 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 TR
antmorgan1991 21/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Lead
charley 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Geoff Burrows, Peter Ziak, Ange, Steve Fletcher
valentinesbabe 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Easy peasy but no gear til near the top...wasn't really worth putting in to be honest. A solo in essence.

chumleywarner 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo
markburgin83 30/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Milne 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Houston
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
pffft 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Kylie 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Juniper
fatbuoybazza 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Reds 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt
J R R Hartley 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Sarah Clough
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
tanssop 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy & Wayne
Yanis Nayu 09/May/09 2nd O/S
with Phil & Andy
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Solo
Pilch 04/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Em White 06/Feb/09 2nd
with James
mark20 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
D Berry 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 23/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jl 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with A School Group
gnat 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Ali Palmer
Hammy 11/Sep/08 Solo
andybeanland 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Dad
whiting.jp 25/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
phshw 20/Aug/08 2nd β
with Jon
John Eley ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
James Moyle 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S
benman 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
RiPomc 11/May/08 Lead
with Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner
JCookie 11/May/08 2nd

A bit of a grunt to get onto!

with Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner
naine 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with janina
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/08 Solo O/S
PenJD 16/Mar/08 Solo

With SP

Hidden 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S
ug99018 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Pilch 03/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Philsy 03/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Allan Young 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Turner
sargy 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Alice Woodhouse
Irk the Purist 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Eddie_b 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ant
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd
Antbrown 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Eddie
AlastairB ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Ben Hollands 31/Aug/07 Lead
with Wendy Anderson
tommcdonna 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jonno Cox
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd
nai 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Retroman3 21/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Yan
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Powder Puff Girl 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Los Rab
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Laurence Rab
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Loz and seb Rab
seb rab 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 27/Jun/07 Solo rpt
GiveHerHelen 11/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre K
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre Knirsch
PondLife 02/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Steve R
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
whiting.jp 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/06 2nd
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
baldcoder 30/Jun/06 Solo
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with David Rafe
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Rampikino 09/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
colin milton 26/Mar/06 Solo
tatz45 ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
tiga271 ??/2006 Solo
with Dave
donkster ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Dane 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 04/Aug/05 Solo
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
Dave Mason ?/Aug/05 Solo
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
ron244 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Louise Wolfenden
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 09/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden ??/2005 -
smudge 14/Oct/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
maria85 ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/03 Solo
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
CJC 12/Jun/03 TR O/S
with Ra
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 21/Apr/03 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Solo
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
nige pacer 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Ander 19/Jul/02 Lead
with Kev
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
Ian Archer 24/Aug/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/98 Solo O/S
ajoliver 08/Apr/98 Solo O/S
Tony Buckley ?/Apr/97 -
with Tony Jinks
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
dp1 27/Aug/95 2nd
with Lee Cave
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
adam carless ??/1995 Solo
mikej 08/Aug/93 Solo
with M
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Rob Davies 27/Dec/91 Solo
craig h 29/Apr/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Aug/89 Solo
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
johnwright 06/Sep/86 Solo
babymoac 26/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden 21/Apr/83 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
mark-abz 01/Jun/82 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 19/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
Chris Ellis 04/Apr/76 Solo
mikej 03/Jan/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 28/Nov/64 Solo
with David Short
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