Seasick Arete* HS 5a
[Making the best of a wet day at Birchen , 2 kb]8m. Follow the square arete to a ledge. The final move is the crux. Continue up the short slab above the ledge. © ROCKFAX
(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

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 342 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

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 (Guildford MC) - Solo - 30/Aug/14

The mantle shelve onto the ledge (crux) is a bit of a beast
Mr Christian - Solo - 29/Aug/14

Mr Christian - 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_Trad - 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

Hidden - 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

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 (Guildford MC) - 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

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

Hidden - 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

lovely moves
pebblespanker - Sent O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Rich Williams

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

Hidden - Sent - 12/Feb/11

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

Troy Tempest - 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.
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - 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 O/S - 16/Feb/08

gareth scott borthwick - Solo - 09/Feb/08

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

phil stubbs - Solo - 2008

Jim Walton - 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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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 - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 28/Feb/70 with E

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 Barrie Regan, Ted Markham

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

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Carpenter, JackPott, markytaylor

Voting
Total votes cast 110
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VS0 of 35
easy VS1 of 35
hard HS10 of 35
HS16 of 35
easy HS1 of 35
hard S7 of 35
S0 of 35
easy S0 of 35
hard 5b0 of 39
5b0 of 39
easy 5b4 of 39
hard 5a7 of 39
5a14 of 39
easy 5a4 of 39
hard 4c10 of 39
4c0 of 39
easy 4c0 of 39
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