Birch Climb HS 4a
9m. Climb the groove right of the birch tree, step over to the tree and then, with help of the tree, launch into the offwidth crack above.
Pre 1957, poss E.Y.M.C.

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Up to the tree was fine, using a foot on the tree (a good scar - many others must have done this...) helped to get established in the crack. I didn't even consider not using the tree on Solo.
Alastair Hudson - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/15

A good little off-width to finish.
petegunn - 2nd - 03/Oct/14 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14

scott mayled - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

scott mayled - 03/Aug/08

dazbarker - 2nd dnf - 07/May/08 with Frank

well place birch, testing for the smaller climber to finish a confident step required.
FrankKeogh - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Daz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Led as far as the tree. After spending twenty minutes trying to make the move into the off width crack, I finally asked for a top rope. Of course, as soon as I'd made the move I realised it wasn't too bad and should've done it on lead. If you want to get any gear in the off width crack, bring something massive. Two stacked hexes would do it or a size 5 or 6 cam!
Will Smith - TR O/S - 29/May/07 with Andrew and David

Caterpillar swim style through the crack! This was a brillant "traditional" thrutch!
PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with David Rafe

Hidden - 2nd - May/06

trisimondo - Solo - 06/Jun/94

craig h - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/91

99bolivar - TR - 1981

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1975

mikej - Solo - 05/May/71

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