Rockfax Description
Start from the supporting block and climb the front face of the prow via the thin crack and some holds on the left. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

samdickensuk 22/May Solo O/S
DavidPC 17/May Lead O/S
with Maoome
nwakeman 08/May Lead

Another tricky start - good after the start!

with Aiden Broyd
Hidden 20/Mar Solo
will484 19/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar Lead O/S
the power 06/Mar Solo
sopaz 06/Mar Lead
with Mark
Matt Shepherd 19/Feb Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
jimbonfire 11/Dec/15 -
with TT
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Durkules 15/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd
GrahamHP 16/Jul/15 Lead
with Simon Clarke
Hidden 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Fellmonkey 24/Jun/15 2nd
with Andy Winter
SenzuBean 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
Adderbury Climber 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
PieMan 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Che
avmpsycho 18/Jun/15 Lead
with Dave Gent, Che
P Rogers 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Sue
ebf 25/May/15 2nd O/S

Woody led this, then Marc, then Paul, then me. One move wonder, but nice position.

with Woody
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Kinge 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Lee L, Joe Harris
scott.hill 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Rita Schevchenko
Rhi Rhi 07/Mar/15 Lead dog
with James
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S
batterj2 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Rhiannon went right hand side, I went left hand side

adambaker ?/Jan/15 -
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 30/Aug/14 Solo
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
hirving 14/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Looked like it hadn't been done in a while as the crack was full of cobwebs and grit. Really nice climb with long reaching finger jams.

with Bill Irving
Mike Soulby 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jodie
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 Lead
with dbm
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
alibyrnie 21/Jun/14 2nd
with Tamsin Ross Browne
David Cowley 14/Jun/14 Lead
Dave Mason 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald
Caralynh 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
MrFreekie 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
ianjdodd 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with David Jobson
Hidden 15/Apr/14 TR
Ablewings 15/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
darrencabowabo 16/Mar/14 Lead
kenneM 02/Dec/13 Solo
JoeMortimer 23/Nov/13 Solo
cwildblood 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S

nice!, a little bit scary

Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Backed off as too tired from fifty million failed attempts at Seasick Arete. Shame, as it looked like a nice route.

josephxtian 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Padge
darrencabowabo 21/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead
hipyhop 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Cherelle
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
johngriffin 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
becca calvert ?/Jun/13 2nd
Blueso 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Anna
B4tgirl 26/May/13 2nd β
with Tony
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
ClareG 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Bit of a disaster - first climb of the day and couldn't get a second piece of gear in. Should have just carried on anyway but didn't!

Eagertom 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
liverpooldave 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Aaron, Phil
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd
Phil Mercer 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
avin_a_look 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Andy Hudson 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Phil Mercer
John Brayshaw 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 07/Apr/13 2nd
Rampikino 09/Feb/13 Lead
with Cat
Teappleby ??/2013 Lead
with max
mikestr555 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
edordead 17/Nov/12 Lead
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/12 Solo
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
runestone 19/Sep/12 2nd
with Liz, Jeff
Blod 19/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with LizS, runestone
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
jaxxman 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with xjz89
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd
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
Mike Bayley 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Neil Armstrong
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with C Howard
GermanAlex 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

look for those jugs and you shall find

with Stu
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead
timmyhobby 18/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd β
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
csh.1000 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S

A short steep climb worth of the grade.

with Mike
MikeDowsett 08/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Lilla Horvath 31/Mar/12 TR
with Will
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tombauer 14/Mar/12 2nd
darrencabowabo 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead
mrginna 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
jshields 29/Feb/12 Lead

DMC Night Climb - previous solo

with Pete Bush
DaveFidler 19/Feb/12 TR O/S
with Rowen
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
sting 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S
chris_r 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Andysomething 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
tedburt 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
MarkCunnington 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Snorfalorpagus 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First climb of the day. I wanted something to wake me up and this did the trick!

with Ben Robinson, Conor Doherty, Claire Hoolohan
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
KatieG 23/Jul/11 2nd
with James Wyatt
Katie S 12/Jul/11 2nd
schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
althesin 19/Jun/11 2nd
Babika 18/Jun/11 2nd dog

Too steep for me! Charles led by laybacking to the right.

with Greg Jones, Charles Leek
Pete Randall 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Bill Thurston
waynem1985 04/Jun/11 2nd
Nicholas Livesey 21/May/11 Lead
with Lucie Sedlarova
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 17/May/11 2nd
with Dan
mustdobetter 29/Apr/11 2nd β
simoncov 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with LJ
MJAS82 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
MissMuddypenny 22/Apr/11 2nd
Whealiebob 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Terry
Milne 13/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Dave
sam coward 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Rupe, Helen
Rupey 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with sam and helen
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chris warner 02/Apr/11 Lead
LizBull 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S


Emma-Louise Anderson 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Felt off balance and suprisingly awkward for such a short route - great fun : )

with Adam Newmark
Adam Newmark 02/Mar/11 -
with Emma Louise Anderson
will_benfold 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Robbie
lozowen 11/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
Emily Quinton 30/Aug/10 -
Jamie Buxton 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with David Simm
Ramblin dave 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Jamie
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 16/Aug/10 Solo
Howard J 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

I enjoyed this, well protected but quite committing once you're established in the crack - a bit undergraded at a mere Severe, imo, given the technical grade of 4b.

with Jeff Burgum
petzl 10/Jul/10 2nd

Ben Led as I bottled it and got mugged off! Well done Ben!

with Tom Richards, Ben Ormerod
Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 01/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
edkirkham 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
migs493 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
LivinITlarge 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
LoneBoulderer 31/May/10 2nd O/S
pete1993 31/May/10 Lead
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
RalphC 30/May/10 Lead
with Caroline
Lumbering Oaf 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Led after V retreated so had some runners already in - it's a bit of a go-ey climb at the grade.

Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
charley 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 09/May/10 TR O/S

Charley led, Kev seconded

jmjw 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with Bob B
M_Bell 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
Nicholas Livesey 11/Apr/10 Lead
with Lucie Sedlarova
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
griggj 11/Apr/10 2nd
with Lucie Sedlarova, nick livesey
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
trigger118 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Ander 04/Oct/09 Lead
with Jimb0
Pelleas 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Adrian, Martin
Jimb0 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Ander
Hidden 26/Sep/09 TR
maxkellock 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

plenty placements nice movement

jk88 ?/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Steve J P 09/Aug/09 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 09/Aug/09 2nd
with sp
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
rubygem 07/Aug/09 2nd
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead
markburgin83 21/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
fordie77 21/Jun/09 2nd
AlastairB 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
That Shallot 11/May/09 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Jonny M 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andre Knirsch
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
simoncov 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ian Inch
sce8 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Gemma Fisher
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead
gnc760 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Faith
Benrj 18/Mar/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
phill bentham 17/Mar/09 Lead
Peakology 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Second route of the day after lay off. clunky.

with cat
Peakology 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S

feeling better, good route

with cat
Chalky Cat 11/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Em White ?/Mar/09 2nd
with James
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie
Alfredo 15/Dec/08 Solo rpt
phja ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with holly Clothier, zoe marshall
Hidden ?/Nov/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
scottski 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
daviesp2 25/May/08 Lead
with Trish
RiPomc 11/May/08 Lead

Found this one really tough. I'm hoping early season gritstone gremlins

with Julie Cooke
JCookie 11/May/08 2nd

Did this one twice (2nd time to retrieve the gear!). Had to work out the crux again the second time but managed a bit quicker!

with Richard Plater
btc 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Susannah Ellis
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead rpt
tanssop 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Julie
Hidden 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 16/Feb/08 Lead
with Colin Imrie
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
hollylaura ??/2008 Lead O/S
Allan Young 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Turner
Ben1983 08/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd
oliverthomp 03/Nov/07 Lead
with Alice Woodhouse
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 07/Oct/07 Lead
with Cat
Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Solo
gibbo38 14/Sep/07 2nd
with Robert
Hidden 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S
david the bear 01/Sep/07 -
with John K
Chris Harding 27/Aug/07 Lead
with Laurie
tommcdonna 20/Aug/07 Lead dnf

Fell off one of lower moves in the rain. Despite repeated attempts, it was too green & slippy to get any further up.

with Jonno Cox
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Another James 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Retroman3 21/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Yan
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Lawrence and Seb Rab
seb rab 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Edd Rab
Marvino 11/Jul/07 2nd

Nearly fluffed this seconding. Much more delicate than it looks.

with Rach
rachelwheatcroft 11/Jul/07 Lead

Quite exposed and gear not obvious, harder than it looks.

with Marvino
Hidden 27/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd
naughtybadboy 18/Feb/07 Lead
adam carless 01/Jan/07 Solo O/S

really nice route, wish it was much longer

steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
Neilfrherts 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Sean
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Col Allott 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
Epic Ebdon 23/Sep/06 Lead
with Guy Shrubsole
davidwright 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd
Duncan Beard 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S

First Severe

AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 01/Jun/06 Solo rpt
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
howlingbaboon ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
peter myers ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with David Leicester
MontyH 18/Mar/06 Lead dog
with Mandy hobbs
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
tiga271 ??/2006 2nd
with Dave
climbing_wiggy ??/2006 Lead rpt
with Nocker
maria85 02/Oct/05 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/05 Lead
Dane 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Gary
dp1 20/Jul/05 2nd
with dan bell
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Pelleas ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 17/Apr/04 2nd
with James' friend
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
climbing_wiggy ??/2004 2nd β
with Whitey
steveb2006 20/Sep/03 Solo RP
Ander 11/Aug/03 Lead
with Some chick
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Rampikino 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
nige pacer 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Solo
Ander 18/Jul/02 Lead
with Kev
DerwentDiluted 13/Jun/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hedley ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Steve Runnacles
Neil Curtis 30/Jun/01 2nd
with Arthur Austin
ajc 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
Rampikino 11/Mar/99 2nd
rlrs ??/1999 2nd
Ian Archer 18/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 18/Aug/98 Lead
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Clare
Tony Buckley ?/Apr/97 -
with Tony Jinks
Hidden 15/Feb/97 Lead
crater 24/Oct/96 -
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/96 Lead

Hard for severe. VS 4c?

with Debbie Wilkinson
andrewbooth1000 10/Oct/95 Solo
Hidden 02/May/95 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Rampikino 15/Jun/93 Solo
trisimondo 07/Feb/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Laramadness 30/Sep/91 Solo O/S
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 Solo O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 02/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 26/May/90 Solo
craig h 29/Apr/90 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Nov/89 Lead
with Claire P
Hidden 03/Jun/89 2nd
tapley 11/Mar/89 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
babymoac 24/May/87 -
stewart murray ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
steveb2006 12/Jun/85 Solo
Rob Davies 14/Jun/81 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
mikej 03/Jan/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 13/Dec/69 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Lead
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
mikej 09/May/65 Solo
with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
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