Rockfax Description
The left-hand crack is precarious though fat fists do help. Good practice for many a Curbar tussle. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

DavidPC 17/May Lead O/S
with Maoome
rockman 25/Mar Lead O/S
samdickensuk 06/Mar Lead
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
MusicalMountaineer 28/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Fun. Sifta's quid-esque

jimbonfire 11/Dec/15 -
with TT
stpauliblade 20/Sep/15 Lead
gaz3212 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 11/Aug/15 Solo rpt
seanlikeskites 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
P Rogers 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Sue
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Kinge 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Beth W, Joe Harris
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo
with Dan
JoeDickens 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 TR dnf
with dbm
Hidden 29/Jun/14 TR O/S
Angus Taylor 05/May/14 Lead RP
lloydellis93 ?/Feb/14 Lead
samdickensuk ??/2014 2nd O/S
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Entertaining struggle. Laybacked.

josephxtian 22/Sep/13 TR O/S
with Padge
Mike_Hayes 30/Jun/13 Sent
adam carless 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with scc
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Dan Geh 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

NIce fist jam, followed by a bit of off-widthing.

with Freshers
Teappleby ??/2013 Lead
with max
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
mullermn 18/Aug/12 TR O/S

Did this after failing to get over the bulge of 'Midway' without realising I've climbed it before. Completely different technique this time.

ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
ianjdodd 23/Jul/12 TR O/S
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
St0neMonkey 21/Jul/12 Solo
with atom
David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 2nd dnf
with C Howard
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd RP
Dave138 ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Would have been more enjoyable in the dry no doubt!

Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead
HKinsella 19/Mar/12 Lead dog
Dan Vaj 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
Matthew Edwards 18/Mar/12 2nd dog

I'm not well versed in fist jams, good fun, but inflexible hips didnt help either!

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Matt JM Stevens 28/Dec/11 2nd
MD 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

4c if you like offwidth jamming

with Mark H
tedburt 18/Sep/11 2nd
with Aaron Burdett
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 2nd dog
althesin 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
MarkCunnington 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
lozowen 11/Feb/11 Solo
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
simeclimb68 30/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Mike_Hayes 16/Aug/10 Solo
popebenedictus 06/Jul/10 Solo RP

After many attempts over several years finally did it

with Soloed
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
tiga271 05/Jul/09 2nd
with mark20
mark20 05/Jul/09 Lead dog

3 falls onto hex, desperate moves!

Hidden 17/Jun/09 Solo dnf
sce8 05/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Gemma Fisher
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 01/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
Andysomething 19/Oct/08 Lead β

Not exactly dogged, but sucuumbed at third go with advice from CB

with Colin Binks
craig d 12/Oct/08 Solo
Hidden 31/Aug/08 2nd dnf
mullermn 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

One move wonder. Spent a long time finding the right move, but easy when the jam was right.

charley 10/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Andy
andi taxi 10/Aug/08 TR
with charly fell, laughterton
phil stubbs 30/Mar/08 Lead
with Dave Short
howlingbaboon 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
john lynch 09/Mar/08 Lead
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/Jan/08 2nd
atom ?/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
adam carless 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S

for such a short route, it's a big struggle.

Clee 26/May/07 2nd
with Richard R
natzim 09/Apr/07 TR O/S

nasty lay back shuffle. Being tall would've helped!

with Dan
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead dnf
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/06 TR
Iggy_B 29/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/06 2nd dog
Oddjob 21/May/06 Lead

Very Wet. Painful Jamming. Amazingly Short Route.

with Nathan
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Solo
ChrisBrooke 28/Jan/06 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Wayne S 15/May/05 Lead
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
coffeepot 14/Aug/04 TR
with Nienke
Rampikino 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 20/Mar/03 Lead
with Tim Stain
Rampikino 11/Mar/99 TR
RobSimmo 18/Oct/98 TR O/S
with Adult Ed course, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 18/Oct/98 TR
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S
with chopper
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Oct/91 Solo
Laramadness 30/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 24/May/91 Solo
tapley ?/Sep/89 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 21/Jan/67 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 30/Apr/66 Solo
with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles
mikej 09/May/65 Solo
with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
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