Seasick Arete* f4+ / V0+
[Making the best of a wet day at Birchen , 2 kb]8m.

Rockfax Description
Follow the square arete to a ledge. The final move is the crux. UK tech grade of 5a. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
(V0)


FA. Ernie Marshall 1951

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Photo: Making the best of a wet day at Birchen © Skyfall
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 363 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/15

dominic lee - Solo - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/15

rockjedi - Sent O/S - 09/May/15 with Chris Fox

Alex_Derbyshire - Sent - 13/Apr/15

freemanTom - Solo - 06/Apr/15

henry.jeffreys - Sent O/S - 07/Feb/15 with UBMC

John1458 - Sent x - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Sent O/S - 07/Feb/15

highrepute - Sent - 18/Jan/15

samdickensuk - Solo O/S - Jan/15

Full Winter Conditions!
Wayne S - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14

John Higgs - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Allan Watson, Luke Green

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 19/Oct/14

loco wilko - Solo - Oct/14

ralphio - Solo - 21/Sep/14

gaz3212 - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/14

freemanTom - Solo - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Aug/14

grady_9 - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/14

peter.ravenscroft27 - Solo - 24/Jun/14

newvena - Sent O/S - 03/Jun/14

hipyhop - Sent - 26/May/14

fun fun fun
Mark Duncan - Sent rpt - 05/May/14 with edmund aspbery

fun fun fun
Mark Duncan - Sent rpt - 05/May/14 with edmund aspbery

Rampikino - Solo - 04/May/14 with SOLO

Blueso - Solo - 02/May/14 with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna

Sy Finch - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

Blueso - Solo rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Anna

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Graham Perry

Robin Nichols - Sent O/S - 07/Mar/14

grubes - Sent O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Alex

Alex Thompson - Sent O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Luke

TimG - Sent O/S - 22/Feb/14

Wayne S - Solo - 11/Jan/14 with Jon Croxford

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jan/14

bobstones - Sent O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Alex Pond, Owen Hancock

chancer - Sent O/S - 29/Dec/13

owenhancock22 - Sent - 29/Dec/13 with Bob Stones, Alex Pond

Hidden - 09/Dec/13

MTL - Sent O/S - 30/Nov/13

JoeMortimer - Solo - 23/Nov/13

cwildblood - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

Wayne S - Solo - 16/Nov/13

Getting a bit slippy.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Just climbed the arete to the break as a boulder problem.
gav - Sent - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/13

Couldn't get up the bloody thing. Fairly nice handholds, but I am a weakling. More training needed.
AndyPagett - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/13 with Tom Hodgkinson, Joe Christian

josephxtian - Lead β - 22/Sep/13 with Padge

eel - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/13

Mark Duncan - Solo - 12/Jul/13 with greg martin

mfisher - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

wolverine - Sent - 30/Jun/13

dr_botnik - Sent O/S - 20/Jun/13

adam carless - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/13

domskezz - Solo - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Sent O/S - 27/May/13

Blueso - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Anna

B4tgirl - 2nd β - 26/May/13 with Tony

dmoir - Sent O/S - 05/May/13 with Ben and Ian

Ben Harper - Sent O/S - 05/May/13 with Dave Moir

Hidden - Solo - May/13

Wayne S - Solo - 28/Apr/13

Slippy. Crux move is scary as hell without pads or spotters.
Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/13

Matt Rowat - Sent - 21/Apr/13 with Fran

freemanTom - Solo - 19/Apr/13

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Dan Geh - Sent O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Freshers

Teappleby - Solo - 2013 with Dave, max

Laurence Everitt - Sent O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Ruth Buckberry

in the dark
nathanlee - Sent O/S - 03/Nov/12

phleppy - Sent - 20/Oct/12

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 14/Oct/12

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

alexrankine30 - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Mark

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/12

darrencabowabo - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

daviesp2 - Solo - 03/Sep/12

mullermn - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/12

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12

So polished low down!!!
robblowen - Sent x - 08/Aug/12

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

Geff Davey - TR dog - 25/Jul/12 with Marina Davey, J-C Davey

ianjdodd - TR RP - 23/Jul/12

Ben Hollands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Wendy Anderson

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

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Sent x - 14/Jul/12

Jethro - Solo - Jul/12 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

Lost friction on arete
David Carpenter - 2nd dnf - 27/Jun/12 with C Howard

bwestwood - Solo - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 26/May/12

jon_gill1 - Solo - 19/May/12

Yes, ok, I fell off the first move.
Daniel Heath - Solo RP - 16/May/12

nige pacer - Sent x - 13/May/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/12

Morwood - Sent O/S - 20/Mar/12

could not quite get the crux, went up the left side of the arete,standard belly flop once my feel lost slipped off
Matthew Edwards - Lead dog - 18/Mar/12 with Dave Sperring

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

V0 5b
danm - Sent - 02/Mar/12

DaveFidler - Sent - 19/Feb/12 with Rowen

parker236 - 2nd - 12/Feb/12 with Andy Pearson

p_won - Lead - 10/Jan/12 with Will caesar, Rob Ceasar

Andyp89 - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/12

Will Caesar - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Andrew Pearson, Rob Caesar

Hidden - Solo - 2012

PAJames - 2012

kingholmesy - Sent O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/11

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 27/Nov/11

MD - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Mark H

birthers - 2nd - 30/Oct/11 with Caroline C

caroline256 - Lead - 30/Oct/11 with Tom B

Lordcarr - Sent O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Rach

Repeat
jshields - Solo - 01/Oct/11

Hard!
victim of mathematics - Sent O/S - 28/Sep/11

gronbech - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Robin & Edward

tinab - Solo - 24/Sep/11

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

TGreen - Sent O/S - 13/Sep/11

Marcus Brewer - Sent - 01/Sep/11 with Helen

HelenMelon - Sent - 01/Sep/11 with Marcus Brewer

A micro gem
mattgrange - Solo - 27/Aug/11

Robb.Haze - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Lizzie Rees, Gemma Hatfield

mtempest - Solo - 15/Aug/11

terri mc - Sent β - 09/Aug/11 with Lynsey Margarine Eve, Alex

evel - Solo RP - 09/Aug/11 with Terri, Alex

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11

Eddie Shelbourne - Sent - 04/Jun/11

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Nice moves up the arete.
graphiclunarkid - Solo O/S - 17/May/11

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

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Anna Morris

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

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

chris warner - Lead - 02/Apr/11

Jokysparrow - Solo O/S - Apr/11 with shepman

Tamati - Solo O/S - Apr/11

lazybones - Sent O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Helen Jones

belay bunny turned bad - Sent - 18/Mar/11 with loundsy

mtempest - Sent - 12/Feb/11 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Solo - 12/Feb/11

lozowen - Solo - 11/Feb/11

katyc - Sent - 23/Jan/11

fulton333 - Solo - 2011

Hidden - Sent dnf - 24/Oct/10

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

Hidden - Sent O/S - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Marq - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Steve Mount

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

have to commit at the top bit of the arete but not too scary. nice
payeo20 - Solo - 30/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo rpt - 30/Aug/10

Sweet start on the arete. Well worth a play on.
Oliver Branagan - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10

Jamie Buxton - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/10 with getk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

wolverine - Solo - 16/Aug/10 with Matt Sparkes

led then soloed
climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with John Hayden

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

edd rab - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

charley - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

peppermill - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

bullybones - Solo - 23/Apr/10

Nice moves. Careful footwork need on polished lower footholds esp as had to work for ledge.
Ander - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with Deadahead

andy jennings - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/10

paul__in_sheffield - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with Noodle

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

Katharine.eaton - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Wicks, Dom

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

B-bop - Solo O/S - Apr/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 31/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 31/Oct/09

richorme - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

DannyK - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Monkey, pep

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/09

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

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/09

mikej - TR - 28/Jul/09 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Solo RP - 16/Jul/09

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

awkward exit on the arete polished holds
maxkellock - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/09

good layback start awkward onto ledge
maxkellock - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 10/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/May/09

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

PanzerHanzler - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/09

no cheating this time
Pilch - Solo - 04/Apr/09

morrisdaboss - Solo β - 29/Mar/09 with JB

chadrads - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with sean veal

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

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

Laybacking the arete is fun and safe landing, but the top got me spooked so downclimbed and got a minimal rack and stuck a cam in the break just to be confident. Made a complete hash of the top of the arete and ended up on my belly at one point. Note to self use the top left of the arete!
wingalina - Lead - 01/Mar/09 with Rob Green

liamoloughlin - Solo - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2009

D Berry - Solo RP - 24/Dec/08

Above a mat. Didn't want to commit to final move, so down-climbed/jumped off.
Yanis Nayu - Solo dnf - 08/Nov/08 with Phil Lucas

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/08

Hammy - Solo - 11/Sep/08

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Paul

Done before. This time we both did it two-handed, then with left hand only, then with right hand only. Great fun.
Andrew Barker - Sent - Sep/08 with Rob Richards

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08

Not sure how cheeky the cheeky heel hook is, was very tired (from 3 days hard cragging) so I used it anyway.
whiting.jp - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with jamesca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08

initial layed back start then a brill hold on top corner of the arete..
andi taxi - TR - 24/Aug/08 with young will fron farndon

Polished but nice moves above a perfect landing
SGD - Solo - 10/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/08

Twisty - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Rayan Sammut

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08

morrisdaboss - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Ste 'O' C

Rather a slippery start in wet shoes!!
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

adam carless - Solo rpt - 10/May/08

bigbobbyking - Solo - 03/May/08

Hidden - Solo - May/08

roberto18 - Solo - 27/Apr/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Chris FitzHugh

Rampikino - Solo - 16/Mar/08 with Cat & Bob

john lynch - Solo - 09/Mar/08 with rich armour, Bo Robertson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/08

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

Chris Ellis - Solo - 16/Feb/08

gareth scott borthwick - Solo - 09/Feb/08

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

phil stubbs - Solo - 2008

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Dec/07

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/07

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Soloed

cmsg - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Jenni Young

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 17/Oct/07

Pilch - Solo - 06/Oct/07

gibbo38 - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/07 with Robert

adam carless - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/07

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

Andy Fielding - Solo - 25/Aug/07

Pythonist - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/07

Joe Marsh - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/07

andrewwightman - Solo - 23/Jul/07

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

A really tough move to get onto the ledge
Marvino - Solo - 11/Jul/07

ehh took the beached whale topout approach
Jon_Warner - Solo O/S - 26/May/07 with Dave Pattinson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/07

Jane - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/07 with Neil

tommo1664 - Solo - 08/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Apr/07

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo RP - 30/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/07

Alfredo - Solo - Mar/07

good crux move, definitely needs some confidence
adam carless - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/07 with practicalcat

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/06

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/06 with Dave Turner

Col Allott - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Alex Sturrock

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/06

colin milton - Lead - 01/Sep/06 with pep & tom

Scally - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Maggie

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/06

oooaaah - TR O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Explorer Climbing Club

jrhallen - TR β - 15/Jul/06

AJ007 - Solo - 10/Jul/06

Hidden - TR - 09/Jul/06

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/06

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

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

donkster - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/06

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Alex P

leerthorp - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/06

ChrisBrooke - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/06

mc1105 - Solo - Jan/06

John Sergeant - Solo - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/05

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 24/Sep/05

Swirly - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/05 with Dom Clarke

dp1 - 20/Jul/05 with dan bell

mikej - Solo - 14/Jun/05 with Rick Naylor

catt - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/05

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

smudge - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/04

OffshoreAndy - Solo - 03/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/04

mikej - Solo - 27/May/04 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Solo - 23/Apr/04

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Sarah Porter

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

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/03

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 29/Mar/03 with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn

chrishedgehog - Solo - 25/Feb/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

Monk - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Dec/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/02

Budge - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/02

Hidden - TR - 16/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/02

Phil West - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/02

Neil Curtis - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/01

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 28/Aug/01

mikej - Solo - 21/Aug/99 with M

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/98

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 1995

mikej - Solo - 08/Aug/93 with M

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

mikej - Solo - 15/Aug/92 with Sc, M

Backinthegame - Solo - Apr/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/91

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/89

tapley - Solo - Sep/89

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jan/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

babymoac - Solo - 26/Oct/85

steveb2006 - Solo - 27/Nov/83

mark-abz - Solo - 02/Jun/82

mikej - Solo - 18/Oct/81 with S

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

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

Hammy - Solo - 22/Aug/77

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

mikej - Solo - 03/Jan/76

Hidden - Solo - 24/Aug/75

mikej - 20/Apr/75

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 27/May/73 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/May/73

mikej - Solo - 16/Jan/72

Andy Say - Solo - 1972

mikej - Solo - 17/Apr/71 with E

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 28/Feb/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 17/Aug/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 04/May/69 with Wil Hurford

mikej - Solo - 30/Apr/66 with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles

mikej - Solo - 10/Oct/65 with Howard Furguson

mikej - Solo - 01/Sep/65 with Ted Markham

mikej - Solo - 05/Jun/65 with Barry Regan, Ted Markham

mikej - Solo - 26/Apr/65 with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 22/Apr/65 with Barry Regan, Nigel Sumner

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