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[Me just getting into the Torpedo Tube at Birchen Edge., 2 kb]6m. The central crack is a constricted struggle. Talented climbers can bridge the outside at a higher grade. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Me just getting into the Torpedo Tube at Birchen Edge. © Danny Evans
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 181 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Kamil

Angus Taylor - Solo O/S - 05/May/14

jamesclimbing - Solo - 13/Apr/14

Matt Cooke - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Andrew Cooke

sting - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Dec/13

Awesome
MTL - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/13

Should've left the gear on the ground - 1 good nut just before half way - but all that stuff made the body jams difficult
splat2million - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13

After rescuing Kat, seconded Ed. Bit of a squirm and a heave.
gav - 2nd β - 06/Oct/13 with Ed, Kat

ejellard - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Gav

katsharp - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Gav

nice, but a little short (maybe it`s better like that;-)
Russ - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/13

Bridged the outside. Nicer than I remember it being.
AndyPagett - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Tom Hodgkinson, Joe Christian

josephxtian - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Padge

josephxtian - TR O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Padge

Steve Swanborough - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham

dannyevos - 04/Aug/13 with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham

johngriffin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

becca calvert - 2nd - Jun/13

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 19/Apr/13

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Fun
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Freshers

Teappleby - Lead - 2013 with Dave, max

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

Teappleby - Solo - Oct/12 with Pete Hall, Sarah, dad, max

Benn A - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/12

A fight.
Strachan - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Sep/12

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12

cem - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/12

atom - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Awesome squirming once established inside the tube. Much easier than it looks.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/12

David Carpenter - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with C Howard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

kierandm - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Mark Hale

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/12

Derek Furze - Solo - 01/Apr/12

HKinsella - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/12

DaveFidler - TR O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Rowen

PAJames - 2012

Dan Vaj - TR O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Amanda Vajzovic

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/11

udge :D
65m moderate millington - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/11 with naomi hatto

terri mc - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Lynsey Margarine Eve, Alex

evel - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Terri, Alex

pffft - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hilarious and aptly named.
Snorfalorpagus - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

Heather651 - Solo - 31/Jul/11

Heather651 - Solo - 31/Jul/11

fulton333 - Solo - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

KatieG - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with James Wyatt

schristophersmith - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with silas feaver

althesin - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with schristophersmith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

AndyPagett - TR - 16/Apr/11 with Adam Mitchell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

Did the harder variation on the outside, more like HVS!! Richy can't do chimneys!!
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Rich Williams

ronmcdonald - TR O/S - Apr/11

In the rain
mark20 - Lead β - 05/Mar/11

soaked. good laugh
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Mark

Heather651 - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

whiting.jp - Solo - 24/Oct/10 with jamesca

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

tight squeeze! had a laugh
payeo20 - Solo - 30/Aug/10

Tala M - Solo - 30/Aug/10

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Jeff Burgum

Found a no-hands-no-feet rest in the middle of this, in a vertical position. That's how constricted it is.
Andrew Bangs - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10

dishevelled - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

No holds on the outside allowed!!! Lots of heal/toe and thrutching
phildavies84 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Terry

DavidJHolmes - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Tala M

edd rab - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/10

My god it's a tight fit! Very little risk of falling!
valentinesbabe - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

AndyPagett - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Adam Mitchell

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

robjc89 - Lead O/S - Feb/10 with Adam Takacs

Pilch - Solo - 31/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 31/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/09

MPSBunny - Lead - 21/Oct/09 with Haydn Williams

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/09

Hjort - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Emlyn Roberts

With a hand from Toby, very tight fit!
emlynroberts - Solo - 10/Jul/09 with Toby Vye

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Mar/09

Wil.Hooke - Lead dog - 22/Mar/09

Benrj - Solo - 18/Mar/09 with jay mowat

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Ben Johnson

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

phja - Lead O/S - Nov/08 with holly Clothier, zoe marshall

charley - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/08

andi taxi - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with charly fell, laughterton

mr random - 12/Apr/08

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Solo

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jan/08

phil stubbs - Lead - 2008 with Dave Short

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hannah Moulton - 2008

edd rab - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Seb

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/07

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/07

adam carless - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/07

adrstoll - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Ben H

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Peter Harding

jonathan watt - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07

Absolute comedy. Managed to get my left butt cheek stuck! Well worth it for the entertainment value
natzim - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Scally - Solo - Sep/06 with Maggie

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/06

Caralynh - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Well and truly sandbagged ! Complete body jam
Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/06

Rampikino - Lead - 09/Apr/06 with MMC Various

colin milton - Solo - 26/Mar/06

John Lisle - 2006

Teappleby - 2nd - 2006 with mum, Sarah, dad

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/05

donkster - Solo O/S - Sep/05

Nicos - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/05 with solo

Climb Rox - Lead - 2005

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Rampikino - Lead - 21/Jun/03 with Liz Hay

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

chrishedgehog - Solo - 25/Feb/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/03

CJC - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/02 with Ra

A struggle..
mungo - TR dog - 26/May/02 with Si rushbrooke

Budge - Solo O/S - 23/May/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 18/Nov/01

"Classic strugle" HURM
rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/98

mikej - Lead - 08/Aug/93 with M

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/90

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 01/Oct/82

mark-abz - Solo - 02/Jun/82

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

Hammy - Solo - 26/Aug/77 with Jonathan Stacey

Hammy - Solo - 22/Aug/77 with Jonathan Stacey

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 13/May/73

mikej - Solo - 09/Jan/72 with Barbara Sharratt, Janice Coulton, John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams

Andy Say - Solo - 1972

mikej - Solo - 01/Jan/71 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 28/Mar/65 with Paul Richardson, Barrie Regan

mikej - Solo - 20/Dec/64 with Brian Lefevre

mikej - Solo - 28/Nov/64 with David Short

Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard S0 of 14
S2 of 14
easy S1 of 14
hard HVD10 of 14
HVD1 of 14
easy HVD0 of 14
hard VD0 of 14
VD0 of 14
easy VD0 of 14
hard 4b0 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
hard 4a0 of 14
4a3 of 14
easy 4a3 of 14
hard 3c8 of 14
3c0 of 14
easy 3c0 of 14
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars1 of 13
1 Star10 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed107 of 181 (59.1%)
Lead36 of 181 (19.9%)
Followed22 of 181 (12.2%)
Toproped6 of 181 (3.3%)
Unknown10 of 181 (5.5%)

'Climbed'80 of 181 (44.2%)
clean O/S88 of 181 (48.6%)
clean β2 of 181 (1.1%)
clean rpt7 of 181 (3.9%)
dogged3 of 181 (1.7%)
dnf1 of 181 (0.6%)