Rockfax Description
The left-hand block-filled crevice is the better of the pair. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

charvey 24/Aug Solo O/S
SHeapy85 19/Aug 2nd O/S

Slimy, tight and hard work... I finished in right ladder chimney

with Eilidh Siegal
Keith11 15/Jul 2nd
with Sam Hardcastle
aiyer 27/May Solo
lucy.mather97 27/May TR
Hidden 27/May Solo O/S
Shane Nowakowski 14/May -
FlavioL1989 29/Oct/16 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Harry Hall 15/Aug/16 -
Issy 07/Aug/16 Lead
althesin 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Marie45 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Glen Burrows 23/Apr/16 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
George Reeder ??/2016 -
philhayes 01/Oct/15 2nd
JonesE 30/Jul/15 TR β
Fellmonkey 24/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead RP
philhayes 07/Jun/15 Lead G/U
redwards195 24/May/15 TR O/S

Hardest climb of the day!!

the power 02/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 12/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 TR O/S
John Higgs 09/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Caitlin Bell
MatthewV 18/Oct/14 Lead dnf

A bit wet from the recent rain, but this was thrutchy and awful, and I kept slipping on slime. Gave up after two semi-controlled descents trying to get past the second chockstone. Yuck. Didn't weight the ropes, so I guess I can try again at some point.

with Diziet
tomaca12 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Tim Harper 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with NTU
johngriffin 01/Oct/14 2nd
Durkules 20/Aug/14 2nd
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/14 Solo
SuperstarDJ 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Awkward start.

Retro Rowan 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
matbrown333 ?/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 20/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Paul Hy 15/Jul/13 Solo O/S
sdmunday 06/May/13 2nd
pwb1981 06/May/13 Lead

Led - was listed as VD in the book but felt much harder. Must have missed a trick

ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
TomGudgeon 31/Oct/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
arandall 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
tjsx101 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Cattell, Sam Goodyear
newvena 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with will
markh78 07/Jul/12 Lead
ash longreach ?/Apr/12 Solo
Dan Vaj 19/Mar/12 Lead β
with L Vajzovic
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
TDSvejstrup 02/Nov/11 2nd O/S
MichJ 01/Oct/11 2nd
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

down climb for next route

with serge
Bilbo 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Nice little climb out of the wind. Bit green and slippery on the first few moves.

with Tom Braggins
Brown 01/Sep/11 Solo
with Solo
Mike Lee 20/Jul/11 Solo

Out for a walk saw this and popped up it.! (Always have boots in bag on walks!)

Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jack89 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Beckie
stev1e.wilso 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 04/Jun/11 2nd
skwiddy 21/May/11 Lead

Horrid climb!

with Dave Prendergast
Mike Soulby 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Tim W
elCapitano 15/May/11 Solo O/S


Hidden 14/May/11 2nd
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead O/S
papalazarou 01/May/11 Solo O/S

Found it surprisingly tricky to pass the bulging boulder that others have mentioned. Thought I'd be able to whizz up by back and footing the whole way, but had to face into the boulder and pass it that way

Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
oddessy_uk 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
adam clarke 22/Jan/11 TR
with James Hulme
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
llamaglama 12/Oct/10 Solo
with Jam
Rory Southworth 09/Oct/10 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Solo
doomer 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jayray 04/Sep/10 Lead
Andrew Bangs 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Ruth led this. Awkward for the grade.

with Ruth, Ben Morgan
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
PhillS 15/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Struggled to get past the awkward boulder.

with Paul S
PhillS 15/Aug/10 2nd β

Much easier seconding, remembered not to get too close to the awkward boulder.

with Paul S
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Solo
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Nicholas Livesey 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Lucie Sedlarova
P Rogers ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with matty
Matt Rogers ?/Jun/10 2nd
Richiehill 22/May/10 2nd O/S
JackPott 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Gulon 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Stevo_the_pirate 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Chris, Deacon
colin milton 09/Apr/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
partz 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Dan Smart, Tim Clark
RM199 ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
goddamm7 05/Aug/09 Lead
with ilona
Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Nicholas Livesey 31/May/09 2nd

VDiff and very traditional, a good struggle!

with Ian Pink
robjc89 ?/May/09 Lead O/S

Wet Weather

with Anita Buttle
Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo rpt
EdShep 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Pilch
Pilch 06/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Ed
John Eley ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
benclimbing 25/May/08 Lead O/S
mikeryder 07/Mar/08 Lead O/S

thats some block in it, took me a while to wriggle my way over

with craig vanrooy
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
howlingbaboon 24/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Aug/07 Lead
popebenedictus 30/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Powder Puff Girl 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo O/S
dsh 29/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Nov/06 Solo O/S
adam carless 11/Nov/06 Solo rpt

Think it was this one, some green blocky chimney anyway.

chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Browny 31/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/06 Lead O/S
davewing 25/Feb/06 Lead

Climbed this in wet, freezing conditions using some unpleasant squirming 'techniques'. Top belay needs some big gear; we found that out too late!

Chris Ellis ??/2006 Lead
with Colin Imrie
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Chris Davids 19/Jun/05 Solo O/S
with Reuben
LankyPaddy 01/Apr/05 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Budge 15/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 2nd
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Feb/04 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Feb/04 2nd O/S
Binder 30/Oct/03 TR
with JBM
Hidden 17/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 15/May/03 Solo
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Solo
sam coward ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Helen
garethb ??/2003 Lead O/S
runestone 01/Oct/02 Solo O/S
chris warner ?/Oct/02 Solo
Mark Stevenson 24/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 06/Apr/02 Solo
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/00 Solo
simonharpham ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Neil Bowers
craig d ??/1999 -
paul birch 24/Feb/98 -
rocktigger ??/1998 Solo O/S
Rampikino 18/May/97 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/97 Solo O/S
Martyn ??/1997 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jun/95 Solo
roncaves 07/Apr/91 Solo
babymoac 27/Jan/91 Solo
Laramadness 28/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/88 Solo
climbhigher0 25/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 12/Mar/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/86 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 05/Aug/86 Solo
Nigel Bond 24/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden 05/May/83 Solo
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/82 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 04/Mar/81 Solo
mark-abz 27/Mar/80 Solo
tapley 26/Jan/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Hidden ??/1979 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 17/Jul/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/May/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 05/Aug/76 Solo
RichardMc 11/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
paul59 26/Sep/74 Lead
with Jim White
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 06/Oct/68 Solo
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 25/Sep/65 Lead
with Roy Ecclestone, Nigel Sumner
mikej ?/Oct/64 Solo
with Clarry May
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