Birch Crack* HD
[About to lead Brich Crack, 3 kb]8m. The compelling wide crack has useful holds on the face, large gear is needed to protect it well. The finish is awkward. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: About to lead Brich Crack © schristophersmith

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 212 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

danceswithcats - Lead - 26/Oct/14

Matt Harmon - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/14

Bernie L - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Bastian Bühler

amccann - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/14

daveagriff - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Stuart Hossack

1st climbs after over a month off. Struggled with height and freaking out. Was knackered after 4 climbs.
ACBK - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Ross Keeble

Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Alex Burton-Keeble

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/14

keith leonard - Solo - 10/Jun/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 22/May/14 with Mark Heighton

Markheighton - Lead - 22/May/14

Better than it looks from below!
Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Steve Hutton

williap - Solo - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with martina

No dramas
danceswithcats - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

AshBash - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14

Ramblin dave - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Alison

Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Tim George

moooooist. interesting moves through the top section
TimG - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Jack

Ian MK - Solo β - 01/Sep/13

oodie72 - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ian Routledge, Marc Duhig, Bob Stone

marcduhig - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Iain G, Bob

bobstones - Solo - 01/Sep/13 with Iain Gray, Ian Routledge, Marc Duhig

Wayne S - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Michael H

Michael-H - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with Wayne S

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 22/May/13

john lynch - 2nd - 19/May/13 with mike lynch

aking12 - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Rosie Lynch

RosieLynch - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Anthony King

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Ruth

Retro onsight, I think. Good fun, a bit of 'wide' if you want it.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/13

Fragmod - Solo - 28/Apr/13

mikestr555 - Lead - 28/Apr/13

Fletchr - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Gaz fellows

sam26051 - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Andy Fry

andyfry - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Sam Hinson

tjsx101 - Solo - 26/Apr/13 with Sam Goodyear

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/13

kwaidy - Solo - 01/Dec/12

sting - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/12 with kwaidy

Hidden - Solo - 27/Oct/12

SarahP1 - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Maia Price

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Erica

erica - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with John

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Andy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Clee - Lead - 09/Mar/12 with Matt

althesin - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/12 with schristophersmith

schristophersmith - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with silas feaver

lxg613 - Lead - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/12

slacky - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Andes

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jan/12

ash longreach - 2012

Traditional ascent rope around waist and slings + nuts for protection.
Ron - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/11 with Steve A, Jeff

Mike Hatherly - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/11

ash longreach - Solo - Nov/11 with Chris Hind, jim

wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Sarah Marks

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

rogerskews - 22/Sep/11 with Martin Coward

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

AC - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Daniel Pejovic

Crack widens near top intresting exit and some unique moves never seen before. Hard for the grade if your not use to crack climbing.
Tiddles09 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Alex Charlesworth

bats live in the crack
danceswithcats - TR - Jul/11

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 17/Jun/11

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 17/Jun/11

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 17/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/11

Crowley6969 - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Chris easthall

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

In the wet
emlynroberts - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Nigel Milner

Easy climb. Got to the top thinking 'was that it?'. Nice first climb of the year though.
cloneragan - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11

Ketu - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Graham, Charles M

nice climb , bit of a tussle in crack, easy finish.
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11

Matthew Robinson - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

Oliver Houston - Solo - 30/Oct/10

odox - Solo - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/10

got stuck in the crack, trying to turn around on the chockstone.
Dan Lane - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dad

nick ferro - 18/Sep/10

colin milton - Solo - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Jules Lane - Solo - Sep/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

Nice up to the little chockstone. The move from there was scary!
Kelly D - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kiri

Ange's lead
charley - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Ange, Geoff, Kev

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 31/May/10 with Geoff Burrows, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Nice climb...little awkward at the top section, get pulled in to the crack placing gear, easier to solo.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe

pog100 - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Gilly Markham

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/10

helios - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Chloe Raphael

katyc - Lead - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/10

Sankey - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Andy E

andyebbens - Lead - 13/Apr/10 with Steve E

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

tinyali - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

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

simon mitchie - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Palmer - Lead - 2010

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/09

mark20 - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/09

PenJD - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Duz Walker

WendyT - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09 with James Marsh

Alkis - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Simon Gale

mikej - Lead - 22/Sep/09 with Rick Naylor

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Kentish Dave, Martin Stevens

Pelleas - Lead - 11/Sep/09 with Andy H, Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09

sparra - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with welsh neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/09

arctic_jen - 2nd - 26/May/09 with Dan

HannyHancock - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09

Great fun, Jam it, get in in, lay back it.....just have fun :)
SGD - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Rhian Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/09

Lordcarr - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Emma and Spencer

Lordcarr - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/09 with Spencer

spencer1988 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with chris carr

Hidden - Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

mintcake - Lead - 19/Oct/08 with Chrissy

adrianscott - Solo - 11/Oct/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Soloed

edd rab - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

daviesp2 - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with Adam

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/08 with Paul Davies

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Carmen

finished this route after bottleing the HVS
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Jamie Greig

Adam1973 - Solo O/S - 03/May/08

Mike Soulby - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/08

In the drizzle
emlynroberts - Lead - 15/Mar/08 with Will Malcolm (BUMS)

robotninja - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Garry Preece

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/08

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Graham

alaan - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/07

john lynch - Solo - 23/Nov/07 with rich armour

Hidden - Solo - Nov/07

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/07

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Chris Fitzhugh, Paul

This is rated VDiff in Rockfax. Easy if your body jams are up to scratch!
eldre070 - Solo O/S - 22/May/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/May/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/May/07

Managed to drop the rope behind the chockstone after we'd finished. Ben dutifully retrieved it, then I belayed him back up.
Hodge - Lead - 18/Feb/07 with Ben

Hidden - 2007

BenJacobs - 2nd - 2007 with Jonathan Rous

Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/06

mikej - Solo - 19/Sep/06 with Rick Naylor

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with Jaime

featuresforfeet - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/06 with SecretSquirrel

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with featuresforfeet

cem - Solo rpt - 19/Feb/06

cem - Solo rpt - 22/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/02

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/02

thetourist - Lead - 26/Aug/01

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 06/May/01

tlr - Solo - 2000

willackers - Solo O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Nov/99

99bolivar - 20/May/99

Hidden - Solo - May/99

Pete Nugent - Solo - 22/Mar/98

cem - 2nd - 07/Feb/98 with Paul Richardson

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 07/Sep/97 with Louise Pellett

martroberts - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/97

Laramadness - Solo - 13/Jun/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/95

craig h - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/94

Hidden - Solo - 14/Mar/93

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Aug/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

steve prior - Solo - Sep/91

babymoac - Solo - 13/Apr/91

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/90

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/90

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/90

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/89

Iain Thow - Solo - 03/Jun/88

Roget - Solo O/S - 1988 with jim

andy tetsill - Solo - Dec/87

Andy Say - Solo - 31/May/87

tapley - Lead - 09/Jun/85

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/84

malc - Solo - 11/Dec/83

mikej - Solo - 17/Oct/82

Hidden - Solo rpt - Nov/80

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/78

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1977

RichardMc - Lead - 18/Dec/76 with Paul Richards

mikej - Solo - 27/Oct/74

Hidden - Solo - 28/May/74

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