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Birch Buttress* S 4a

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[James Rhodes soloing Birch Buttress (S 4a) at Rivelin, 3 kb]The centre of the slab is pleasant though awkward for the short. From the ledge finish up the stepped arete. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: James Rhodes soloing Birch Buttress (S 4a) at Rivelin © Spudly
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This climb is in 273 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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

Must have wandered too far right as it was harder than 4a
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Alex Burton-Keeble

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

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

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 09/May/14 with Helen B

helin - Lead - 09/May/14 with chris

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/14

Nice route. Placing gear 'blind' in the crack above you or doing what is possibly the crux a fair way above gear makes it seem pretty serious for Severe. If you're short it'll feel tough.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Steve Hutton

williap - Solo - 13/Apr/14

Pleasant, but the Buttress could do with a clean.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14

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

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/14

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

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

LovelyMrTom - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Paul Baxter, Emma Mines

Ramblin dave - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Alison

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

Tom V - 2nd - 29/Dec/13 with cragtyke

return of the slab master
cragtyke - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with Tom, glenn

GlennWatson - 2nd - 29/Dec/13 with Tom Valentine, John Burns

mikej - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with Rick Naylor

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Mike Soulby, Alisa

Ian MK - Solo β - 01/Sep/13

Mike Soulby - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Scott Hill, Alisa

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

Felt pretty serious for a severe. Only decent gear was well below me at one point.
robaj - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13

AshBash - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13

Greza - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Ross, Sam

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Graham, Ross Brook

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

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

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

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/13

A really nice piece of rock, lovely slab moves, bomber gear, beautiful setting. Very much enjoyed it, so much so that I immediately repeated it solo. I seconded it 7 years ago it turns out but I couldn't remember I'd done it, never mind remember the moves so I'm claiming the retro-onsight
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Chris

gazfellows - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Nic

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

Very enjoyable climb
andyfry - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Sam Hinson

tjsx101 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Sam Goodyear

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

JHiley - 2nd - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

glennofsheff - Solo rpt - 07/Apr/13

willhawkins - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/13

sopaz - Lead - 23/Feb/13

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Phil Taylor

the power - 2nd rpt - 23/Feb/13 with rob

first outdoor lead in 15 months so very shaky. nice route, done before.
Tanya Savage - Lead - 02/Feb/13 with Neil Pacey

Nice slab climbing
Neil Pacey - 2nd - 02/Feb/13 with Tanya Savage

cem - Solo rpt - 02/Dec/12

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

kwaidy - 2nd - 01/Dec/12

Marcus Brewer - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with JIMBO

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Prof. Outdoors - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Alice

Jack.Beech - Lead - 24/Aug/12

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

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/12

efrance24234 - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/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

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/12

jmcshopes - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Dave

byatt2002 - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

bullybones - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with Linda F

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

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

Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Jen 'Banksy' Banks - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Fraser

Clee - 2nd - 09/Mar/12 with Matt

althesin - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/12 with schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with silas feaver

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Hannah Renshall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/12

sunshine.hannah - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with James Sanders

AielSavage - Solo - 25/Feb/12

slacky - 2nd rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Andes

Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/12 with craig morrison

Palmer - Lead - 08/Jan/12

sopaz - 2nd - 07/Jan/12

ash longreach - 2012

Ron - TR O/S - 01/Dec/11 with Steve A, Scott, Jeff

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

wolverine - 2nd - 29/Oct/11 with Sarah Marks

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Wil Hooke

rogerskews - 22/Sep/11 with Martin Coward

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

glennofsheff - Solo RP - 01/Jun/11

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

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

8/10
krikoman - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Kev Gibbs

chili-d - 29/Apr/11 with Poz

AndyPeters - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/11

Goodstuff - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11

Homebrew165 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Goodstuff

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

BethanWhite - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Cathryn Birch

Jon Dittman - Solo - 30/Jan/11

great little route, gear good but limited placements encourage confident climbing in between,pulling onto break using top arete felt a little easy but very worthwhile route.
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Putt

the power - 2011

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

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

finished direct
Oliver Houston - Solo - 30/Oct/10

odox - Solo - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/10

fizzychewitt - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Phil

slacky - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ben

really enjoyable climbing between good breaks.
Dan Lane - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dad

nick ferro - 18/Sep/10

colin milton - Solo - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Luuuuuke - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Ian

Jules Lane - Solo - Sep/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

alexrankine30 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Mark

Wonderful, wonderful slab, well worth the walk from the main area!
pr1984 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Chris Chambers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

A lovely slab :D
Kelly D - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kiri

hang_about - 2nd - 03/Jun/10

charley - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Ange, Geoff, Kev

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Geoff Burrows, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Charley's lead. Definitely worth the trek from the main area. Did the S start but the HS (Birch Bark) finish.
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 31/May/10 with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe

pog100 - Lead - 09/May/10 with Gilly Markham

j.carney - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Richard Greaves

r.greaves - Lead - 02/May/10 with james carney

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

OliNewman - Lead - 02/May/10

X-tremist - 2nd - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

There was a Bat in the second break where i wanted to put gear, bit of a surprise :)
helios - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Chloe Raphael

LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with paul sexton

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

Chief Wench - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Remus

Sankey - Lead - 13/Apr/10 with Andy E

andyebbens - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Steve E

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

Poor gear and slopey.
Zoomer - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 04/Apr/10 with glenn bloomer

nai - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/10

Delicate, really nice
Tanya Savage - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Neil Pacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Tanya Savage

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 - 2010

gamoon - 2010

smokeyj - 2010

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

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

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

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

mikej - 2nd - 22/Sep/09 with Rick Naylor

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

Pelleas - 2nd - 11/Sep/09 with Andy H, Martin

Hidden - TR - 29/Aug/09

sparra - TR - 29/Aug/09 with welsh neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/09

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 29/May/09 with Dad

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with Bob/Tom

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jen

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

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

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

@ndy - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Mike

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

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

bigphil - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/09

Hidden - Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

lovely climb!
TGreen - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Tom Green

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Oct/08

Couldn't commit. Bad head day.
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/08 with Phil Lucas

Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - 2nd β - 12/Oct/08 with Phil Lucas

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

Katya - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Claire

Good stuff, only loses a 3rd star by being too escapable.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Carmen

Goody - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Jim Dewhurst

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

good slabby climb
wil_perry - 19/Apr/08 with matt and lencka

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

robotninja - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Simon Whitehead

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

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

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/07

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/07

Michelle's first lead of the year! A nice route up a slab. Quite run out in parts so a great effort from Michelle.
Mark_RMC - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Michelle

gazfellows - Lead O/S - Mar/07

Really enjoyable pitch. Unusual to have a slab like this with interest at this grade.
Hodge - Lead - 18/Feb/07 with Ben

Hidden - 2007

BenJacobs - Lead - 2007 with Jonathan Rous

gethin_allen - Lead - 2007

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2007

Jimbo C - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/06

D Berry - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/06 with Claire Berry

Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/06

mikej - 2nd - 19/Sep/06 with Rick Naylor

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Terry

Milne - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Dave

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - May/06 with Gro

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/06 with Jaime

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

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

cem - Solo rpt - 19/Feb/06

Stig - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

cem - Solo rpt - 22/Feb/04

thetourist - Lead - 11/Jun/03 with Don Jenkins

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

thetourist - Lead - 26/Aug/01

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 06/May/01

tlr - Solo - 2000

willackers - Solo O/S - 2000

99bolivar - 20/Dec/99

ellie macpherson - Jul/99 with Ian Holmes

Pete Nugent - Solo - 22/Mar/98

cem - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/98 with Paul Richardson

JonBray - Lead O/S - 1998

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/97 with Louise Pellett

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 1997

Roget - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/96 with jon

Laramadness - Solo - 13/Jun/96

r0b - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/96 with Ian Huyton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/94

Hidden - Solo - 14/Mar/93

Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

steve prior - Solo - Nov/91

babymoac - 2nd - 13/Apr/91 with Howard & Colin R

Hidden - 1991

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/90

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/90

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/90

tapley - Lead - 28/Apr/90

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

Iain Thow - Solo - 03/Jun/88

Andy Say - Solo - 31/May/87

Billg - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/85 with Dave Gregory

Tom V - 1983

mikej - Solo - 17/Oct/82

Hidden - Solo rpt - Nov/80

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/78

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

Hidden - Solo - 28/May/74

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Voting
Total votes cast 120
hard HS0 of 41
HS1 of 41
easy HS8 of 41
hard S6 of 41
S24 of 41
easy S2 of 41
hard HVD0 of 41
HVD0 of 41
easy HVD0 of 41
hard 4b1 of 39
4b0 of 39
easy 4b1 of 39
hard 4a12 of 39
4a23 of 39
easy 4a2 of 39
hard 3c0 of 39
3c0 of 39
easy 3c0 of 39
3 Stars2 of 40
2 Stars24 of 40
1 Star13 of 40
0 Stars1 of 40
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Style of ascent

Soloed71 of 273 (26.0%)
Lead116 of 273 (42.5%)
Followed64 of 273 (23.4%)
Toproped5 of 273 (1.8%)
Unknown17 of 273 (6.2%)

'Climbed'111 of 273 (40.7%)
clean O/S145 of 273 (53.1%)
clean β3 of 273 (1.1%)
clean rpt11 of 273 (4.0%)
clean RP2 of 273 (0.7%)
dnf1 of 273 (0.4%)