Rockfax Description
The central crack is a constricted struggle. Talented climbers can bridge the outside at a higher grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge, Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying.

Hidden 11/Oct TR dnf
gaz3212 04/Sep Solo O/S
ssnow157 03/Aug TR
with Jack
Hidden 18/Jun Lead O/S
rohai545 11/Jun Lead
with Helen, Jonny Holmes, Chris Jones
ht543 11/Jun 2nd
with Chris Jones, Jonny Holmes, Krish
P Rogers 30/May Lead O/S
with Sue
JHiley 30/Apr Solo

Probably the best route of the night. Had to throw helmet out.

with PCC
samh.uk 19/Apr Solo
with Tish
samh.uk 19/Apr Solo
with Tish
Hidden 19/Apr Solo
the power 30/Mar Solo O/S
with Billy
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 24/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Roger
Roget 24/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with robin
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
mr random 31/Aug/14 Lead
with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin
freemanTom 30/Aug/14 Solo
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
Angus Taylor 05/May/14 Solo O/S
jamesclimbing 13/Apr/14 Solo
Matt Cooke 05/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Andrew Cooke
sting 17/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S
splat2million 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Should've left the gear on the ground - 1 good nut just before half way - but all that stuff made the body jams difficult

gav 06/Oct/13 2nd β

After rescuing Kat, seconded Ed. Bit of a squirm and a heave.

with Ed, Kat
ejellard 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Gav
katsharp 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Gav
Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S

nice, but a little short (maybe it`s better like that;-)

Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Bridged the outside. Nicer than I remember it being.

josephxtian 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Padge
josephxtian 22/Sep/13 TR O/S
with Padge
Steve Swanborough 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
dannyevos 04/Aug/13 -
with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
johngriffin 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
becca calvert ?/Jun/13 2nd
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Dan Geh 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S


with Freshers
Teappleby ??/2013 Lead
with Dave, max
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Teappleby ?/Oct/12 Solo
with Pete Hall, Sarah, dad, max
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Strachan 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

A fight.

Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Solo
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
cem 05/Aug/12 Solo O/S
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Jimbo C 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Awesome squirming once established inside the tube. Much easier than it looks.

David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with C Howard
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
kierandm 13/May/12 2nd
Hidden 07/May/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
HKinsella 19/Mar/12 Solo O/S
DaveFidler 19/Feb/12 TR O/S
with Rowen
PAJames ??/2012 -
Dan Vaj 09/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
65m moderate millington 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S

udge :D

terri mc 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Lynsey Margarine Eve, Alex
evel 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Terri, Alex
pffft 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Snorfalorpagus 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Hilarious and aptly named.

Heather651 31/Jul/11 Solo
Heather651 31/Jul/11 Solo
fulton333 31/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
KatieG 23/Jul/11 2nd
with James Wyatt
schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
althesin 19/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
AndyPagett 16/Apr/11 TR
with Adam Mitchell
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
mark20 05/Mar/11 Lead β

In the rain

Sam1991 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S

soaked. good laugh

with Mark
Heather651 ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 24/Oct/10 Solo
with jamesca
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
payeo20 30/Aug/10 Solo

tight squeeze! had a laugh

Tala M 30/Aug/10 Solo
Howard J 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Jeff Burgum
Andrew Bangs 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Found a no-hands-no-feet rest in the middle of this, in a vertical position. That's how constricted it is.

dishevelled 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
phildavies84 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

No holds on the outside allowed!!! Lots of heal/toe and thrutching

with Terry
DavidJHolmes 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Tala M
edd rab 17/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 2nd
valentinesbabe 09/May/10 Solo O/S

My god it's a tight fit! Very little risk of falling!

AndyPagett 09/May/10 2nd
with Adam Mitchell
Somerset swede basher 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
robjc89 ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Adam Takacs
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 31/Oct/09 Solo
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Oct/09 2nd O/S
MPSBunny 21/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
emlynroberts 10/Jul/09 Solo

With a hand from Toby, very tight fit!

with Toby Vye
Hidden 17/Jun/09 Solo
Onion magnet 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Jack
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead dog
Wil.Hooke 22/Mar/09 Lead dog
Benrj 18/Mar/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
phja ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with holly Clothier, zoe marshall
charley 10/Aug/08 Solo O/S
andi taxi 10/Aug/08 2nd
with charly fell, laughterton
mr random 12/Apr/08 -
Jonny M 23/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
phil stubbs ??/2008 Lead
with Dave Short
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
edd rab 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Seb
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Solo
adam carless 02/Sep/07 Solo rpt
adrstoll 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Powder Puff Girl 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Ben H
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Peter Harding
jonathan watt 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
natzim 09/Apr/07 Solo O/S

Absolute comedy. Managed to get my left butt cheek stuck! Well worth it for the entertainment value

Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/06 2nd
Oli 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S

Possible to have a no hands, no feet rest on this route.

Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Caralynh 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S

Well and truly sandbagged ! Complete body jam

Hidden 14/Apr/06 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Rampikino 09/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
colin milton 26/Mar/06 Solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Teappleby ??/2006 2nd
with mum, Sarah, dad
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Sep/05 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Climb Rox ??/2005 Lead
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Chris Davids 26/Jul/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Rampikino 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 09/May/03 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/03 Lead O/S
CJC 11/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Ra
mungo 26/May/02 TR dog

A struggle..

with Si rushbrooke
Budge 23/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 18/Nov/01 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S

"Classic strugle" HURM

Ian Archer 24/Aug/98 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
mikej 08/Aug/93 Lead
with M
Rob Davies ?/Oct/91 Solo
Laramadness 23/Feb/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Sep/89 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 01/Oct/82 Solo
mark-abz 02/Jun/82 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
Hammy 22/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
mikej 09/Jan/72 Solo
with Barbara Sharratt, Janice Coulton, John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 26/Sep/65 Lead
with Roy Ecclestone, Nigel Sumner
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 05/Jun/65 Solo
with Barry Regan, Ted Markham
mikej 28/Mar/65 Solo
with Paul Richardson, Barry Regan
mikej 20/Dec/64 Solo
with Brian Lefevre
mikej 28/Nov/64 Solo
with David Short
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