Rockfax Description
The grassy crack and shallow groove is a good beginners' climb, as it is well protected. One or two of the blocks wobble. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
shell145 11/Oct 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep TR O/S
loco wilko 04/Sep Solo
kubski 02/Aug 2nd O/S
SuperstarDJ 30/Jul 2nd rpt

Fun and games getting out Anna's stuck wire.

Steve Culwick, Rachel Partington, Anna Dobrowloska
Gerlach 30/Jul Lead
Prof. Outdoors 18/Jul 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
rohai545 11/Jun 2nd
Helen, Jonny Holmes, Chris Jones
ht543 11/Jun Lead
Chris Jones, Jonny Holmes, Krish
cmars89 07/Jun Lead
Tcampbell390 07/Jun 2nd O/S
ebf 25/May Solo O/S

Marc led this and I soloed it to clear the gear. Very worth it.

Hidden 23/May Solo O/S
P Rogers 12/May Solo
samdickensuk 10/May Solo O/S
JHiley 10/May Solo
amccann 08/Apr Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 08/Apr Solo O/S
Sarah Roscoe 08/Apr Lead O/S
duncanedgley 07/Mar Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Roget 24/Dec/14 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
mky77 01/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead
pfoulger 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
kb273 11/Oct/14 Lead
Ersun Kurtulus
summerse 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Charli Wisbey 05/Oct/14 Lead
Pero 15/Sep/14 Lead
OllyT 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
nation1 27/Aug/14 2nd
OliverRoss 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
robblowen 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
JoeWakefield 12/Jun/14 Solo
Deezel65 05/May/14 Lead O/S
ACBK 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
Hidden ?/May/14 Solo
Jonny M 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jamesclimbing 19/Apr/14 Solo
JamesRoddie 15/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Blueso 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
phildawson 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Magda Bo
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead
beeney 05/Apr/14 TR
Mic22 ??/2014 -
TCarrick 10/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
Nick F Smith 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
GregBristol 01/Sep/13 2nd
Lynsie Whyke, Andy Spacie
shumidrives 01/Sep/13 Lead
Dan Vaj 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Amanda Vajzovic
teamrob 06/Jul/13 2nd
rohai545 02/Jul/13 Lead
Ross Morton
andy.smythe 02/Jul/13 2nd
adamashcroft 02/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 11/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
dpiddock 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jim Brownlow 02/Jun/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 31/May/13 Solo

Also seconded after

Paul Davies
daviesp2 31/May/13 Lead
martin one 21/Apr/13 2nd rpt
ElBarto 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Pleasant easy route, don't go to far into that crack!

Hannah Saunders
davepotter2011 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mat Tebb
ClareG 20/Apr/13 2nd
Eagertom 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
chris skipton 07/Apr/13 Lead
BusyLizzie 06/Apr/13 TR
Graham and Oliver
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead
kcollender 18/Nov/12 2nd
edordead 03/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
AndyPagett 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
ian2707 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
scree 16/Sep/12 -
Mike Bayley 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Lee Attwater & Neil Armstrong
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Solo
Alan James - UKC and UKH 09/Sep/12 2nd
Sam James-Louwerse 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead
mapperley samurai 12/Aug/12 2nd
Alex Moss, Ben Moss, John Cook, Rachel Moss
kyaizawa 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Jun Aizawa, Satoko Aizawa
SattyA 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jun Aizawa, Ky Aizawa
cem 05/Aug/12 Solo O/S
JenDear ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Andysomething 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Bruce Perry
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd
nick ferro 01/Jul/12 -
Mike Bayley 01/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Neil Armstrong
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead
hazeysunshine 27/May/12 Lead O/S
David Robinson 27/May/12 Lead
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
ian storey 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S
carol storey
jwa 24/Mar/12 2nd
Rob Smith
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Colin3859 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Allen3859 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
kb273 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
JJB 01/Mar/12 2nd
AMJ098 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Jenna mckeer, Robin Wilson
jennamsmile 25/Feb/12 TR
Adam Jordan, Robin Wilson
robinmuzette 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Jenna Mckeer, Adam Jordan, Jenna Mckeer, Adam Jordan
big djw ??/2012 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
chrisanderson 14/Oct/11 Lead
gronbech 25/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Robin & Edward
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo rpt
BethM 15/Sep/11 2nd
Tom Wilson, Charley Smallwood
Mark Salter 08/Sep/11 2nd
Gareth Lewis
Pete Randall 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Richard B
philip1984 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mike Hegarty
kfv 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
jack adams 14/Aug/11 -
JamieSparkes 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo
Mike Bayley 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
John Sellars & Cathy Burgess
Adam Booth 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 26/Jun/11 2nd
climbing_wiggy 25/Jun/11 Lead rpt
mary 25/Jun/11 2nd
schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
althesin 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
consmith2 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Variety of nice moves available

chrisanderson 04/Jun/11 2nd
ronmcdonald ?/Jun/11 TR O/S
liamoloughlin 28/May/11 Solo O/S
georgenvk 20/May/11 Lead O/S
Claire Molloy 15/May/11 Lead O/S
NoelleG 15/May/11 2nd
Sam..Oliver 26/Apr/11 2nd
stpauliblade 26/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Tithe Technique 19/Mar/11 Solo rpt
valentinesbabe 19/Mar/11 Solo rpt

Previously toproped with a sprained ankle

pippa_g 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

much better than it looks. I didn't find anything that wobbled

Chris Ellis 31/Oct/10 2nd
Helen Odwell
tiga271 30/Oct/10 2nd
chrissy 30/Oct/10 Lead
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
Ellie, Joe
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
cloneragan 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
AndyPagett 05/Sep/10 TR
Kat Shooter, Laura Quinby, Adam Mitchell
Gazleah ?/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
shepman 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chris Meadows
charley 28/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Luke, Ange, Peter, Kev
Tithe Technique 28/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Ramblin dave 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Howard J 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

I discovered that a large block which should provide useful handholds and footholds was very loose - avoiding using this puts it up a grade.

Jeff Burgum
oddessy_uk 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
climbing_wiggy 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S

soloed route and placed gear for johns first lead

John Hayden
Hidden 21/Jul/10 2nd
dishevelled 17/Jul/10 Lead
howlingbaboon 29/Jun/10 Solo rpt
edd rab 24/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Michelle Piper 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
pboniface 19/Jun/10 Lead
aldred 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
migs493 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 2nd O/S
jmjw 09/May/10 Solo O/S

Followed Bob up after is first ever lead to help him set up the belay, actually a little bit tastier than it looked from the bottom.

Bob B
williamsd79 03/May/10 Lead O/S
R_Blackburn ?/May/10 Lead O/S

First lead

bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
Dhcol 20/Apr/10 TR O/S

Super easy TR

t10101 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
thekendo 17/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
sstanier 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Andy Bailey
Pilch 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
ill_bill 04/Apr/10 2nd
chris warner 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S


LizBull 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
The Mountain Goat 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
davidwright 30/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
jonathan watt 26/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/09 Lead
Onion magnet 18/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/09 2nd rpt
SuperstarDJ 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Steve Blatherwick
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
jumpingjimminy 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
maxkellock 08/Sep/09 TR O/S

nice easy route no issues

Adam1973 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
David Wynne 05/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Rosa Vilaseca
Hidden 26/Aug/09 2nd O/S
RFWilkie 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mr. K 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Night-time headtorch ascent.

Hidden 12/Aug/09 2nd β
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Solo
rubygem 07/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
asmith37 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
dave_whale 03/Jul/09 Lead RP

Nice and easy, first time leading with my wife. Spent to much time concentrating on gear placement early in the climb and fell off!!

Beverley Whale
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
KeithW 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hexman 11/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Onion magnet 11/May/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
tanssop 09/May/09 2nd
Andy & Wayne
Yanis Nayu 09/May/09 Lead O/S
Phil & Andy
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead
Pilch 20/Apr/09 Solo O/S

brought A up no problem

Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead
PondLife 18/Apr/09 Lead β
Matthew Fletcher
Rob Barthorpe 18/Apr/09 2nd
Jo Southall 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Sally Southall
BicepAndrews 13/Apr/09 Solo
Budge 08/Apr/09 Solo O/S
sce8 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Gemma Fisher
Pilch 04/Apr/09 Solo
practicalcat 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
adam carless 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Benrj 18/Mar/09 Solo
jay mowat
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
sadsetts 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
CJC 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
CJC 01/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
B-bop ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Juan, Francy
robotninja 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Rocker Angel 31/Jan/09 2nd

Attempted to lead for first time, got half way and couldn't finish. Robotninja finished leading, then I seconded.

paul.valentine 17/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Graham Jones
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
peter myers ??/2009 Solo
Alex May
jonathan watt 23/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S
HeatherC 09/Oct/08 2nd
ianjfsutcliffe 04/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Ian McDermott 04/Oct/08 2nd
JamesRich 28/Sep/08 TR O/S
Howard Rich, Paul Rich
andybeanland 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd
PanzerHanzler 20/Aug/08 Solo rpt
andi taxi 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
charly fell, laughterton
RiPomc 11/May/08 Lead
Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner
staceyjg 11/May/08 Lead O/S

and chris R & GL

JCookie 11/May/08 2nd

hmm, slightly bulgy for a v. diff, but enjoyable!

Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner
unfit 09/May/08 Solo
matt w
Hidden 09/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/08 2nd O/S
tanssop 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 16/Feb/08 Lead
Colin Imrie
benman 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
rich collings
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
adam carless 29/Dec/07 Solo O/S
VS4b 17/Nov/07 2nd
Allan Young 11/Nov/07 2nd β
Steve Turner
gibbo38 04/Nov/07 2nd
gibbo21 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Whealiebob 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
edd rab 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
david the bear 01/Sep/07 -
John K
Ben Hollands 31/Aug/07 Lead
Wendy Anderson
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 22/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Marvino 11/Jul/07 2nd
rachelwheatcroft 11/Jul/07 Lead

An easy lead up a crack and shallow groove.

Hidden 29/May/07 Lead O/S
EdShep 10/May/07 Lead O/S

First Lead... bobbins ascent, but made it

tommo1664 05/May/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 05/May/07 Solo rpt

Ruthy lead

Hidden 22/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/07 TR O/S
BazVee 22/Apr/07 -
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Col Allott 15/Apr/07 Lead
Alex Sturrock
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 21/Mar/07 Solo O/S
PondLife 16/Mar/07 TR
john power 16/Mar/07 TR
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
HamishD 20/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
spbond 15/Oct/06 2nd
Bobby K
ebunick 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Lizzie + 3 freshers
Hamster 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Ian Thurgood
Hidden 24/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Jacob Ram 07/Aug/06 Lead O/S
elisa best
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Neilfrherts 24/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Stone_donkey 16/Jul/06 Lead
my girls
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/06 2nd O/S
David Rafe
Julia Chatterton 17/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 31/May/06 Solo O/S
Mike Turner 14/May/06 Lead
Rachel Turner, Dave White
edmitchell ?/May/06 -
Alfredo ?/May/06 Solo
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Solo O/S
davewing 12/Apr/06 Lead

Nice climbing protected by good wires throughout. Not much for the top belay IIRC

Rosie A
mahjongg 02/Apr/06 2nd
Sankey 12/Mar/06 2nd
Andy E
Caralynh 04/Feb/06 Lead
Iain Simpson
John Lisle ??/2006 -
mr bounce ??/2006 -
MazElden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Nicos 02/Nov/05 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Reds 19/Aug/05 Solo
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
krikoman 31/Jul/05 Solo O/S
rachel959 25/Jul/05 TR
Dan Peach
dp1 20/Jul/05 Solo
dan bell
victim of mathematics 09/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/05 2nd O/S
Alex Mason ?/Jun/05 Solo

extracting runners

Sankey ?/Jan/05 -
Neil Henson ??/2005 Lead
Mark Collins
MazElden ??/2005 -
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/04 2nd
Hidden 09/Oct/04 2nd
maria85 09/Oct/04 2nd
Andy & Ronnie
Pelleas ?/Oct/04 2nd
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
colin milton 27/Sep/04 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Chris Davids 26/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Nutkey ?/May/04 Lead O/S

First lead

samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/03 Solo
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 15/Apr/03 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/03 TR
jamie ward 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
John Howes
Monk ??/2003 -
Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 26/May/02 Solo O/S
andygreen 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Sep/01 Solo
ajc 04/Sep/00 Solo O/S
D Berry 16/Apr/00 2nd β
Claire Berry
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 04/Apr/99 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/98 Solo RP
ajoliver 29/May/98 Solo O/S
Rampikino 28/Apr/98 2nd
Rampikino 18/May/97 Solo
Hidden 15/Feb/97 Solo
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo
Hidden 22/Sep/96 Lead O/S
tlr 05/May/96 Solo
Pete D
rurp ??/1995 -
mikej 08/Aug/93 Lead
Laramadness 24/Jul/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Sep/89 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 06/Sep/86 Solo
babymoac 03/May/86 -
Hidden 01/Oct/82 Solo
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/82 Solo O/S
Ena ?/Sep/82 Lead
Martin Trouse
mikej 18/Oct/81 Lead
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
paul59 18/May/75 Solo
mikej 20/Apr/75 -
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
mikej 17/Jan/71 Solo
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 17/Aug/69 Lead
mikej 25/Oct/64 Solo
Paul Richardson
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Style of ascent
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