Birch* HVS 5b
[About to lead Brich Crack, 3 kb]7m.

Rockfax Description
The balancy arete has a tricky upper section. Finish up a fluting. © ROCKFAX

Photo: About to lead Brich Crack © schristophersmith
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

DanH9883 - TR - 21/Jun/15 with Sam thorn, Lee

feeks awkard but never that hard, all about committment
lithos - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with karl c

the power - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/15 with admackie

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/15

daveagriff - TR - 09/Sep/14 with Stuart Hossack

ChrisVickers - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Stu Howard

keith leonard - 2nd - 10/Jun/14

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

Markheighton - 2nd - 22/May/14

Climbed it badly and fell. Need to come back and do it clean, it's not even that hard.
jonhowson - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14 with Xose

Hidden - TR - 16/Mar/14

Jim Malo - TR rpt - 02/Feb/14 with Martina, Mikael, Mark

robaj - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13

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

the power - Lead rpt - 12/May/13 with paul29uk

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/13

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Jim, Richard Williams

uphillnow - Lead - 23/Apr/13

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

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13 with HPC

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

used the chockstone in left crack for a side runner
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Phil Taylor

drsdave - 2013 with Mat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12

sting - 2nd - 01/Dec/12 with kwaidy

Cake - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Tricky and a bit thin, but great.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with James Oswald

Glad for that cam!
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with Colin Angus

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

there is more gear than the guide suggests, but the dodgy flake probably isn't going to hold any full falls.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Andy Sheridan

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

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

Jim Malo - TR O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Putt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

howlingbaboon - TR O/S - 17/Jun/11

Worthwhile
mark20 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

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

krikoman - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11 with Kev Gibbs

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

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

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

nick ferro - 18/Sep/10

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Ian

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

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

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

Alkis - TR O/S - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Matt Thombs

adrianscott - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Ben Harding

fell from mantleshelf and retreated
popebenedictus - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/08 with Adrian Scott

popebenedictus - 2nd β - 11/Oct/08 with Adrian Scott

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

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with David Bogle

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

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

Jimbo C - TR - 2007

cem - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/06 with Eric Olson, Miles Butteriss

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

cem - Lead dog - 19/Feb/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/02

thetourist - TR - 26/Aug/01

willackers - Solo O/S - 2000

timreynolds - Lead - 10/Oct/98 with Anita Reynolds

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1997

Roget - Lead - 19/Oct/96 with jon

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

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/93

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/91 with Colin Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/90

tapley - Lead - 28/Apr/90

Andy Say - Solo - 17/Oct/89

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

Tom V - 1983

mikej - Solo - 17/Oct/82

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Voting
Total votes cast 27
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E11 of 10
hard HVS3 of 10
HVS6 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
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VS0 of 10
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hard 5b0 of 10
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easy 5b4 of 10
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