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.

FlavioL1989 18/Oct Solo O/S
shell145 11/Oct 2nd
with Ursula
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.

with Steve Culwick, Rachel Partington, Anna Dobrowloska
Gerlach 30/Jul Lead
Prof. Outdoors 18/Jul 2nd
with Jane
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
rohai545 11/Jun 2nd
with Helen, Jonny Holmes, Chris Jones
ht543 11/Jun Lead
with 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 25/May Solo
Hidden 23/May Solo O/S
P Rogers 12/May Solo
with Sue
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
with robin
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
with Ersun Kurtulus
summerse 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Charli Wisbey 05/Oct/14 Lead
with Elwyn
Pero 15/Sep/14 Lead
OllyT 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 2nd
OliverRoss 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/14 Solo
with dbm
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
with 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
with Anna
phildawson 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with 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
with Becky
GregBristol 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Lynsie Whyke, Andy Spacie
shumidrives 01/Sep/13 Lead
Dan Vaj 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
teamrob 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Dan
rohai545 02/Jul/13 Lead
with 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
with James C
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jim Brownlow 02/Jun/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 31/May/13 Solo

Also seconded after

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

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

with Hannah Saunders
davepotter2011 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mat Tebb
ClareG 20/Apr/13 2nd
Eagertom 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 07/Apr/13 Lead
BusyLizzie 06/Apr/13 TR
with 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
with Pete
scree 16/Sep/12 -
with Ingo
Mike Bayley 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with 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
with Alex Moss, Ben Moss, John Cook, Rachel Moss
kyaizawa 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jun Aizawa, Satoko Aizawa
SattyA 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with 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
with 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
with Neil Armstrong
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead
hazeysunshine 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Val P
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
with carol storey
jwa 24/Mar/12 2nd
with 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
with Jenna mckeer, Robin Wilson
jennamsmile 25/Feb/12 TR
with Adam Jordan, Robin Wilson
robinmuzette 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with 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
with Robin & Edward
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo rpt
with serge
BethM 15/Sep/11 2nd
with Tom Wilson, Charley Smallwood
Mark Salter 08/Sep/11 2nd
Pete Randall 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Richard B
philip1984 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Hegarty
kfv 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
jack adams 14/Aug/11 -
JamieSparkes 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 18/Jul/11 Solo
Mike Bayley 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with 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
with Mary
mary 25/Jun/11 2nd
with Paul
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
with Noelle
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

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

with 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

with 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.

with 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
with Andy Bailey
Pilch 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Graham
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
with Sam
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
with Jenny
Hidden 14/Oct/09 2nd rpt
SuperstarDJ 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Blatherwick
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
jumpingjimminy 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ellie
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
with Rosa Vilaseca
Hidden 26/Aug/09 2nd O/S
RFWilkie 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
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!!

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

brought A up no problem

with Annabelle
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead
PondLife 18/Apr/09 Lead β
with Matthew Fletcher
Rob Barthorpe 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Karo
Jo Southall 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sally Southall
BicepAndrews 13/Apr/09 Solo
Budge 08/Apr/09 Solo O/S
sce8 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with 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
with jay mowat
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
sadsetts 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
CJC 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
CJC 01/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Matt
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
B-bop ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Juan, Francy
robotninja 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Jen T
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.

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

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

An easy lead up a crack and shallow groove.

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

First Lead... bobbins ascent, but made it

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

Ruthy lead

with Ruthy
Hidden 22/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/07 TR O/S
BazVee 22/Apr/07 -
with Tingers
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Col Allott 15/Apr/07 Lead
with 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
with Bobby K
ebunick 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Lizzie + 3 freshers
Hamster 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with Ian Thurgood
Hidden 24/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Jacob Ram 07/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with 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
with my girls
Duncan Beard 15/Jul/06 Solo

Soloed in trainers. Very hot day.

AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with David Rafe
Julia Chatterton 17/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 31/May/06 Solo O/S
Mike Turner 14/May/06 Lead
with 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

with Rosie A
mahjongg 02/Apr/06 2nd
with Col
Sankey 12/Mar/06 2nd
with Andy E
Caralynh 04/Feb/06 Lead
with Iain Simpson
John Lisle ??/2006 -
mr bounce ??/2006 -
MazElden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Nicos 02/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
howlingbaboon ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Neil
Reds 19/Aug/05 Solo
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
krikoman 31/Jul/05 Solo O/S
rachel959 25/Jul/05 TR
with Dan Peach
dp1 20/Jul/05 Solo
with 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

with andy g
Sankey ?/Jan/05 -
Neil Henson ??/2005 Lead
with 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
with Andy & Ronnie
Pelleas ?/Oct/04 2nd
with Tony
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
colin milton 27/Sep/04 Solo
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Chris Davids 26/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Bethan
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
with 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
with Carmen
DerwentDiluted 08/Sep/01 Solo
ajc 04/Sep/00 Solo O/S
D Berry 16/Apr/00 2nd β
with Claire Berry
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 04/Apr/99 Solo
with Nicky
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
with Pete D
rurp ??/1995 -
mikej 08/Aug/93 Lead
with M
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
with Martin Trouse
mikej 18/Oct/81 Lead
with S
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
paul59 18/May/75 Solo
mikej 20/Apr/75 -
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Jan/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 17/Aug/69 Lead
with E
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
mikej 25/Oct/64 Solo
with Paul Richardson
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