Rockfax Description
Climb the hard slippery groove into the base of the chimney of The Funnel. Bridge up until it is possible to swing onto the left arete, which is then followed in a fine position. © Rockfax

FA. Eric Byne 1956

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

georgenvk 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with gar0cky
gar0cky 27/Oct/17 2nd
Wayne S 16/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Dale
keitht 15/Aug/17 Solo
jimbonfire 24/Jul/17 Solo
Marl 16/Jul/17 Solo O/S
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
Browny 15/Apr/17 Lead

Lovely slab, shame about the chimney used to get to it.

Hidden 08/Apr/17 Solo
matt.stevenson ?/Apr/17 2nd
Andrew Barker 31/Mar/17 Solo rpt
PeteH 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Lev 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Helen Ross, Adrian Ross, Emma Ross
alexpearson 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with George, Nick
fearn723 23/Jul/16 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Capricorn One 26/May/16 Lead


with Fiona
Wizzy 13/May/16 Solo O/S
Jack00 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
gaz3212 23/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
Flavio 18/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/15 Lead
jvnichols 10/Oct/15 Lead
with Helen, Sabine
Dale Berry 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Palmer 09/Aug/15 Lead
with Sarah
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
DavidPC ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie Lilley
the power 02/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 02/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Ken N
wnlwy 22/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 09/Feb/15 Solo O/S
John Higgs 09/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Caitlin Bell
loco wilko ?/Oct/14 Solo
lee1234 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
MarcyBoy87 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Jack, Danny, Paul Hyland
Paul Hy 27/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Dan W, Marc P, Jack M
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ChrisH.19 16/Aug/14 2nd
with Ken L, Allan FW
paul birch 20/Jul/14 -
katyc ?/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 2nd
ht543 09/Apr/14 2nd
with Krish
rohai545 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Helen
David_Gledson 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Gary
Marzy95 ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
65m moderate millington 19/Dec/13 2nd β
Hidden 19/Dec/13 Lead O/S
kenneM 02/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Robnort 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Henry Payne, andy burns
David Robinson 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Rachel Sheperd
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave S
Chris Craggs 04/Jun/13 Lead

Pleasant. The initial corner is a pig the rest is a deal easier than the VDiff to the right.

with Dave Gregory
aking12 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RosieLynch ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jonny M 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd O/S
AshBash 26/May/13 Solo O/S
dutybooty 26/May/13 Solo O/S

Lovely route. Definately deserving of more than one star. Shame about the bird crap today though.

HelenWilson 05/May/13 TR O/S
with Alix Harrower
Hidden 05/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/13 -
NickTay 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with John S
benlatham07 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 23/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd
peterbeaumont 05/Sep/12 Solo O/S
James Hale 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Rawson
SattyA 11/Aug/12 TR RP
with Jun Aizawa, Ky Aizawa
Hidden 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
adam clarke 28/Jul/12 2nd
with James Hulme
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Clee 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Gary
Gary A S 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Clio
Graeme Hammond 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Becky E, Pete aka Dad
Becky E 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Pete (Graeme's dad), Graeme Hammond
rohai545 14/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 24/May/12 2nd rpt
Jim Brownlow 19/May/12 2nd O/S
Big Steve 06/Apr/12 Lead
with Karen
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
nogoodgrice 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Greencaubeen
migs493 03/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with RS
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
phja 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with candy
Andysomething 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 10/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
65m moderate millington 24/Aug/11 Lead dnf

backed off after being scared on the upper slab, didnt trust feet enough to step up on smears that wouldve led to the better break and the finish. Will return.

Brown 16/Aug/11 Solo
with Solo
DaveFidler 14/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Rowen
malc 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Adele
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
liverpooldave 31/Jul/11 Lead
with Phil
pog100 23/Jul/11 Lead
with Cath Walton
jonnohodgson1 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Hodgson
papalazarou 03/Jun/11 TR O/S
victim of mathematics 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Dan
dpmUK 24/May/11 2nd O/S
papalazarou 01/May/11 Solo O/S

Definitely the scariest solo I've done. Pleasant moves up the arete, and protectable.

tiga271 29/Apr/11 2nd
murrayd 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jasoncash 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
chris smith 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Bradbury 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mary Winter
Montecore 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Allen Abramson
Rhythm24 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Hannah
Andrew Barker 08/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Jim Malo 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Mark, Putt
steven24584 23/Oct/10 Lead
Graymee 10/Oct/10 2nd

First proper "chimney" scared the pants off me as soon as I got into it. The sensation of a drop belpw me and also exposure to my left threw me. Completed the route but want to do it again to see how I fair now that I know what to expect...

with Simon Turner
tobydunford 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
ayuplass 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 12/Sep/10 TR O/S

charley led, kev 2nd

chumleywarner 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Geoff Burrows, Angela Paul, Charley Fell
charley 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Luke, Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd
robjc89 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Houston
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo rpt
LivinITlarge 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Adderbury Climber 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
trigger118 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd
ed_1973 17/Jul/10 Lead
tradguy 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jasonC abroad 26/Jun/10 2nd
susan mc donald 03/Jun/10 TR
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
Gulon 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
JackPott 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Great, airy slab at top is really fun.

Ander 14/Mar/10 Lead
with Doulos
Sarahshort246 10/Mar/10 Lead
Mark D 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Tommy B
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mick1jones 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Alex led

markbenton 23/Jun/09 2nd
with ?
Jeronimo 19/Jun/09 Solo
markbenton 16/Jun/09 Lead
with ?
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Bobby Pearson 23/May/09 2nd
nicksdavies17 23/May/09 Lead
frume 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Bluck
EdShep 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Ed
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
PanzerHanzler 17/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Powder Puff Girl 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ben H
popebenedictus 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd O/S
adrianscott 24/May/08 TR O/S
andybeanland 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Hidden 08/May/08 2nd
snowy owl 08/May/08 Lead
heather.deane 03/May/08 2nd
with Andy
Ed Throp ?/May/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Somerset swede basher 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah, Abi and Dave
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 24/Aug/07 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

nice enough climb, well protected till you step around ontae the arete

with dave an phil
Chris Ellis 06/May/07 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with tom
mooseloose 03/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Alan Rocky Roberts
adam carless 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
AJ007 23/Sep/06 Solo
Pythonist 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with JdP
Hidden 31/May/06 2nd O/S
paul birch ?/May/06 -
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Apr/06 Lead
RachyH ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Nicos 20/Dec/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
Pelleas ?/Feb/05 Lead
with Chris
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/May/04 Lead O/S
with Steve Mount
Hidden 28/May/04 2nd
Browny 24/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 16/Nov/03 2nd
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 19/Sep/03 Solo O/S
jonathan watt 25/Aug/03 Lead O/S
runestone 01/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead
DerwentDiluted 24/Mar/03 Lead
skygodley 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 24/May/02 Solo O/S
pete johnson 20/Apr/02 Solo
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Clare
John Brayshaw 10/Sep/00 Lead rpt
with Caroline Young
rlrs ??/2000 Lead
cem 24/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with Jerry Boyd
Rampikino 18/May/97 Solo
Martin Bennett 13/Apr/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1996 -
roncaves 28/Nov/92 Solo
tlr 13/Aug/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
Laramadness 28/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 09/Oct/88 Lead

Soloed 21/7/98

with Birgit (Aston), Steve Howe
tapley 18/May/88 Solo
babymoac 23/May/87 -
with MTW
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden ?/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/82 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
uphillnow ??/1976 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 22/Nov/64 TR
with Paul Richardson
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