Rockfax Description
Climb the crack in the left-hand side of the gully to a cave and bridge past this. Step left then climb the overhang on the front of the buttress to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1993

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Blod 17/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Awkward leaving the cave and a long reach near the top.

with Tony S
Hidden 17/Oct/17 TR O/S
Simon Holland 06/Sep/17 TR O/S
with Waddington Group
charvey 25/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Alkis 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Yassin Said, Lewis Neve, Fraser Hill-Casey, Alasdair Dickinson
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd
Duncan Zerafa 13/Aug/17 2nd
with Nils Elgar
Hidden 12/Aug/17 Lead
Marl 16/Jul/17 Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 06/Jul/17 Lead

Small cams protect the break under roof for final moves - wish I'd taken some!!

with Gareth Collom , Handsforfeet
Hidden 06/Jul/17 2nd
Handsforfeet 06/Jul/17 2nd
with Gareth, Nik
Theeni 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with John McEvoy
Jamjar 30/Apr/17 TR O/S
with Skyline, Mick Hill
James Oakes 04/Apr/17 Solo O/S
with Dan Middleton, Georgia Townend
Mr Wild 08/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Mark
PeteH 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Dave Mason 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Sherwin, Darren Belfield
MusicalMountaineer 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant move out of the cave! Just a bit too short to get any really quality climbing.

andyclimber 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with sshandy
Pixie-Andy 19/Mar/16 2nd O/S

A tricky route for the leader. Seconded Claudia with magic slippers and then Andy Potter, with approach shoes. Definitely a little tricky with approach shoes

Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
kathrynr.bell 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead
BeckyPayne 03/Jul/15 2nd
tedburt 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
matt.stevenson 16/May/15 Lead O/S
albarnett93 16/May/15 2nd β
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
the power 02/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Too scared to solo

with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 02/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Phil T
Allan Watson 06/Dec/14 2nd

Heather did Porthole Buttress but my rope was hanging down this!

with Heather
migs493 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Bryan M 28/Sep/14 2nd
RichardLeggett 21/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Suzygirl 13/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sjbrook 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with PCC, Tim
Albachoss 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Benstar ?/Jul/14 2nd
Col Kingshott 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
daveagriff 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Hossack
DavidPC 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
JVard 02/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
Ablewings 17/Apr/14 TR rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead RP
Markheighton 04/Mar/14 2nd
Alex_Derbyshire 04/Mar/14 Lead
thedreadedchris ??/2014 -
jimbonfire 14/Dec/13 -
eburki1 28/Sep/13 2nd
P Rogers 18/Aug/13 TR

C'Rats day out, tough moves out of the cave though

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 27/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Dan818 31/May/13 Lead O/S
joscott 31/May/13 2nd O/S
with Dan Longster
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
tradguy 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
deacondeacon 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Dave Turnbull, BMC 23/Nov/12 Solo
iccy 30/Sep/12 AltLd
boanerge 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Heggie 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Mimi Cheung
Kat4kgb 03/Sep/12 2nd
Nick F Smith 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Strachan 12/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Rain and a poorly protected top move. Escaped.

Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd
chumleywarner 13/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead O/S
ash longreach ?/May/12 Lead
spragglerocks 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
hazeysunshine 16/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Helen L
Brown 01/Sep/11 Solo
with Solo
adam carless 18/Jul/11 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 18/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
joemallia 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mikael 22/May/11 Lead
MarkCunnington 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
katyc 24/Nov/10 2nd
mattshort 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Chris K
philboy 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with bisanth
Hidden 20/Sep/10 2nd O/S
mike241181 20/Sep/10 Lead
with Will
Keendan 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
ElvisLeg 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Daniel Heath
Tala A 30/Aug/10 2nd
simeclimb68 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Kelly D 10/Jul/10 TR O/S

Move out of the cave was nails!

with Kiri
edd rab 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ruth Harding
Powder Puff Girl 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Edd R
riddle 22/May/10 Lead
with Yasmina
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
scottski 19/May/10 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
Andrew Bangs 24/Apr/10 TR β
with Dad
Adam1973 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 05/Sep/09 2nd
cooper leek 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with crucko
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd
KeithW 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Big stretch to bridge the cave

with Dave Clark
gg4419 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
DaveFidler ??/2009 Solo
matt_ringrose 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

My first VS -4c

with Ed
Hidden 04/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/08 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Sarah and Abi
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Solo
popebenedictus 24/Jul/07 TR O/S
Powder Puff Girl 24/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Richard
jchenoweth 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Fat Alan
capuchinster 02/Jun/07 2nd
with Russ
Libby 10/May/07 2nd
with Matt S
Matt Schwarz 10/May/07 Lead RP
Richard Hill 19/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Brian Quinn
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Nicos 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with solo
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with David Rafe
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
Fraser Hughes ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
orb 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Kate Barlow
Rampikino 14/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
John Lisle ??/2006 -
masa-alpin 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Joe Mc [ULMC]
Hidden 19/Oct/05 2nd
mikej 14/Jun/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 09/Jun/05 2nd
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
M_W_Court 27/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Budge 15/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Whealiebob 25/Jan/04 2nd
with Terry
tommy82 19/Nov/03 Lead
runestone 01/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
DerwentDiluted 14/Jun/03 Lead
The Mountain Goat 04/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Nick Payne
Hidden 25/Jun/02 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 24/May/02 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 09/Aug/00 Lead
with Chris Bryant, Bob Bennett
Hidden 17/Oct/98 Solo
Rampikino 14/Sep/98 2nd
ajoliver 03/May/98 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Russell
Hidden 05/Jun/97 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


RichardMc 16/Nov/69 Lead

Rain, snow, rain

with Neil ?
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