Rockfax Description
A problem start gains the easier slab above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Wayne S 18/Dec/15 Solo
georgenvk 22/Nov/15 Solo rpt
Becks87 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Adam L
atom 11/Oct/15 Solo rpt
gaz3212 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
ill_bill 30/Aug/15 Solo
Iclimb 24/Jul/15 2nd
alex goodall 26/Jun/15 Solo
SenzuBean 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
Adderbury Climber 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jon
the power 18/Jun/15 Solo rpt
with ken
seanlikeskites 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
manosand 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 26/May/15 2nd
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
the power 30/Apr/15 Solo
with rob
dr_botnik 30/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 29/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
freemanTom 06/Apr/15 Solo
the power 30/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Billy
Hidden 18/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Alkis 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Quarryboy 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Much easier than it looks

Robin Nichols 09/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
MBano 18/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Charli Wisbey 05/Oct/14 TR
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
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 2nd
with dbm
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
AndyRogers 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

More sketchy slab action on no gear 😎😎.

with MLH
MLH 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 18/May/14 Solo O/S
john max 15/May/14 2nd
with Ash Hall
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
Hidden 15/Apr/14 TR
Sy Finch 14/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Blueso 13/Apr/14 Solo
with Anna
jamesclimbing 13/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 12/Mar/14 Lead
with Pete
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Deezel65 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
cragtyke 08/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/14 Solo O/S
thedreadedchris ??/2014 -
kenneM 02/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S
JoeMortimer 23/Nov/13 Solo
Wayne S 16/Nov/13 Solo
TCarrick 10/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Nick F Smith 05/Sep/13 Solo
with Becky
hirving 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Robbie Irving
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
antdav 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Nice start move then simple

Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
Blueso 26/May/13 Solo O/S
with Anna
B4tgirl 26/May/13 Solo
with Tony
Hidden 07/May/13 Solo O/S
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
Chris Redding 28/Apr/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Muel 29/Mar/13 2nd O/S
dutybooty 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Lead without looking in guidebook. Enjoyed it alot. Shall go back one day.

with Muel
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
mikestr555 02/Dec/12 2nd
stev1e.wilso 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Rosie, Simon
Rozzlarr1992 18/Nov/12 2nd
with Dylan, Dad
edordead 17/Nov/12 Solo
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
McKEuan 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
phleppy 20/Oct/12 Solo
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
runestone 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Liz, Jeff
john max 11/Sep/12 Lead
with Bob Brown
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Ross.Cooper 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
jaxxman 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with xjz89
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
Ben Hollands 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Wendy Anderson
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
St0neMonkey 21/Jul/12 Solo
with atom
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 TR β
with C Howard
bwestwood 02/Jun/12 Solo
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
Hidden 13/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/May/12 Solo
howiebartrip 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Hillier
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Solo
spitfirerick 18/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
PAJames ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 09/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt
adam carless 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt
phja 26/Sep/11 Solo
with candy
tinab 24/Sep/11 Solo
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
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
daviesp2 31/Aug/11 Solo
Low Roller 1-1 20/Aug/11 Solo rpt
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
sam coward 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
KatieG 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with James Wyatt
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Maken 09/Jul/11 Solo RP

went extremely fast !

Eddie Shelbourne 23/Jun/11 Solo
with Terry harris-ellis
LivinITlarge 04/Jun/11 2nd
with Joe
georgenvk 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 14/May/11 Solo
Duck Egg 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Annie Russell
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
mustdobetter 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
simoncov 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with LJ
AndyPagett 16/Apr/11 Lead
with Adam Mitchell
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
consmith2 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

the book 'on peak rock' grades this as Mod

ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Chris46 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Oliver
Oliver46 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
daviesp2 18/Mar/11 Solo
lozowen 11/Feb/11 Solo
D Berry 09/Jan/11 Solo rpt
mwatson ??/2011 -
tiga271 30/Oct/10 Solo
with Chrissy
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 24/Oct/10 Solo
with jamesca
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Solo
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
shepman 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Tym
Oliver Branagan 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Commiting pull on.

with Miles M
MilesMcgennity 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Andrew Bangs 31/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Dad
edd rab 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
Pelleas 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Martin
Martin Stevens 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Pelleas
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
andy jennings 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
JamesRich 10/Apr/10 TR O/S
with Howard Rich, Paul Rich
Katharine.eaton 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
samdenny ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jo hughes
samdenny ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jo hughes
Mark Collins 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
PieMan 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Webster ??/2010 Solo O/S

HVD 4b in my guidebook, but S is more appropriate

Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo O/S
D Berry 19/Dec/09 Solo rpt
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
Justin T 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Cherry
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 12/Sep/09 TR
charley 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Peter, Geoff, MarkB, Kev
charley 06/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Tithe Technique 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Geoff Burrows, Peter Ziak, Ange
valentinesbabe 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Solo
Scott McRae 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Milne 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead β
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 16/Jul/09 Solo O/S
D Berry 12/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
emlynroberts 10/Jul/09 Solo
with Toby Vye
asmith37 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo rpt
fatbuoybazza 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
markburgin83 21/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd rpt
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
PondLife 26/Apr/09 Solo
RichardMc 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Mary Sealey
PondLife 18/Apr/09 Solo β
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
sce8 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Gemma Fisher
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Solo
chadrads 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Solo O/S
That Shallot ?/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 TR
mark20 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
howlingbaboon 23/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
tanssop 08/Nov/08 2nd dnf


with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Above a mat.

with Phil Lucas
JonathanJones 03/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Reds 25/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hammy 11/Sep/08 Solo
whiting.jp 25/Aug/08 Solo rpt
popebenedictus 03/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Mott
James Moyle 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S
benman 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Ste 'O' C
PondLife 15/Jun/08 Solo
daviesp2 25/May/08 Lead
with Trish
RiPomc 11/May/08 Lead

Found the start OK

with Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner
JCookie 11/May/08 2nd

Tricky getting onto the slab, but then got a bit easier. Not much gear to take out!

with Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner
Grabtheslab 10/May/08 Lead
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
robotninja 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Simon H
taz_116 26/Apr/08 2nd
mr random 12/Apr/08 Solo O/S
phil stubbs 30/Mar/08 Lead
with Dave Short
Hidden 25/Mar/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 09/Mar/08 Solo
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Mr Powly 27/Feb/08 Solo O/S
mikej 12/Feb/08 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Pilch 03/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Ollie Dobson ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Irk the Purist 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 07/Oct/07 Solo
with Cat
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd
david the bear 01/Sep/07 -
with John K
nai 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S
The Reaper 28/Jul/07 Solo O/S
john power 27/Jul/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Powder Puff Girl 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Peter Harding
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 27/Jun/07 Solo rpt
PondLife 02/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo
tristangale 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Steve R
popebenedictus 17/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
D Berry 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
jw231 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
nblackbeard 04/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Jonny M 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Neilfrherts 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Sean
whiting.jp 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S
jamiev 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Oli 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Alex P
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
liamnkaz 01/Sep/05 Solo O/S

Unintentional solo, with rope and rack, but didn't find any gear until 1m from top, so did without.

donkster ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Richard L ?/Sep/05 2nd

Liam soloed as no gear until top

with Liam
Dane 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 04/Aug/05 Solo
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
Dave Mason ?/Aug/05 Solo
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 10/Apr/05 Solo
Pelleas ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/05 Solo
nmwr ?/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hammy 22/Apr/04 2nd
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
ginger_lord ??/2004 TR O/S
with Luke Harvey
climbing_wiggy ??/2004 2nd
with Whitey
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 10/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
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
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
Neil Curtis 30/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Arthur Austin
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Solo
Rampikino 06/Nov/99 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
Rampikino 11/Mar/99 Solo
cem 24/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with Jerry Boyd
Hidden 15/Jul/98 Solo rpt
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
mikej 13/Apr/97 Solo
with Sc, R
Rampikino 01/Mar/97 Solo
with Phil
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/96 Solo O/S
dp1 27/Aug/95 2nd
with Lee Cave
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
adam carless ??/1995 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Chris Ellis 27/Mar/91 Solo
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Aug/89 Solo
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/89 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
RichardMc 05/Apr/87 Lead
with Tim Oakes
Hidden ??/1987 -
johnwright 06/Sep/86 Solo
babymoac 26/Oct/85 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/83 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
mark-abz 01/Jun/82 Solo
mikej 18/Oct/81 Solo
with S
Rob Davies 14/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
mikej 03/Jan/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 20/Apr/75 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
with E
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
mikej 16/Jan/72 Solo
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 09/Oct/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 26/Apr/65 Solo
with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner
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