Rockfax Description
Climb the central bulge by some taxing moves (good small wires up and right) to reach easy ground. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
(Highball V2)

FA. Richard Brown (2pts). FFA Len Pearson 1963

Ticklists: Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

seanlikeskites 07/Jun Lead dnf
dominic lee 06/Jun Solo
ebf 25/May 2nd O/S

Followed Paul & Paul up this. The beta made the hard move easier. Strange that this can be HVS when Knick Knack just along the crag is E1. The wrong way round IMO. lol

PaulHermes 25/May 2nd
with Paul VCCC
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Sent O/S
loco wilko ?/Oct/14 Solo
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
JoeDickens 27/Jul/14 -
MischaHY 12/Mar/14 Solo O/S
James rogers86 ??/2014 Lead

One bowled move good climb.

Hidden 30/Jun/13 Sent
dmoir 05/May/13 Sent O/S
with Ben and Ian
Oceanic 08/May/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Krystalli 23/Oct/11 -
with Rob B, Andy W
jshields 01/Oct/11 Lead

Sarah Belayed.

Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
mattgrange 27/Aug/11 2nd

Not as obvious as it appears

LardClimber 27/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Terry harris-ellis
graphiclunarkid 17/May/11 Lead β

Adam backed off the 5c move, after a valiant attempt, so I had pre-placed gear before the crux. Managed to use superior height to place a better wire high up in the right-hand crack, which gave me the confidence to put enough power into the crux moves. My first HVS 5c on grit :o)

adam carless 17/May/11 2nd β

After having failed to lead it, backed off and handed over to GLK. Got it straight away once I knew what to do and wasn't on the pointy-end. Definitely a hard move for the short (as is placing the useful gear).

with Graphiclunarkid
roberto18 07/Aug/10 Lead
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Tough to pass the bulge, more so than it looks.

RalphC 30/May/10 2nd
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/May/10 TR β
peppermill 25/Apr/10 Lead β
thekendo 24/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with david plews
thekendo 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with PMDC
Ky 05/Apr/10 Lead dnf

looked too nice to not try....just need power,power,power!!!!

with Crucko
Tithe Technique 31/Jan/10 TR dog
with Sarah Shead, Geoff Burrows, Ange
valentinesbabe 31/Jan/10 TR dnf

Didn't finish but was pleased to get up the first part using minute holds....got to finger jam with right hand above the overhang but wrist wasn't happy to take the strain :-( More rehab needed!

with Sarah Shead, Kevin Tithe
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/09 Lead dnf
with David Rafe
mol 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Jesse
Hidden 21/Mar/09 -
Jesse Dufton 21/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
steve2006 ??/2009 Lead
craig d 12/Oct/08 Solo
skittles 12/Oct/08 Lead dog

Still not sure what route we did, didn't feel quite like a 5c move, probably a soft 5b or 5a but the gear was good, and it was quite a technical move to get over the lip.

bigbobbyking 03/May/08 Lead

Bouldered up and placed a couple of runners high right. Then down climbed, tied in and climbed up again. Took several 'looks' at the crux move before finally doing it. First HVS!

Hidden ?/May/08 2nd dog
howlingbaboon 24/Mar/08 Lead dnf
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
phardman 08/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Teresa
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/May/90 TR
Rob Davies ??/1989 Lead


with Mick Moss
mikej 01/Sep/65 Lead dog

Aid version.

with Ted Markham
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