Rockfax Description
The arete is gained from the left and is then followed on its right-hand side. The direct start up the steep lower arete is a nice 5b as long as your blinkers don't get in the way. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

charvey 01/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Aug Lead
Jonno30 17/Jul 2nd
keitht 16/Jul Solo
oldhippy 01/Jul 2nd O/S
with Dan
tonto169 01/Jul Lead
Si_De 25/Jun 2nd
with Dominic Wu
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
mop449 18/Jun Solo O/S
BarrySW19 27/May Lead O/S

Gear fell out so basically soloed the hard bit.

Ben Jones 94 07/May Lead O/S
with Josh Dawes
andy tetsill 18/Apr Solo
P Rogers 26/Mar Lead O/S
with Sue
s.rogers 26/Mar 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 24/Feb Lead

Grubby, greasy & not much gear in the tougher lower half. Easy stroll above

with Silve
smoreda 24/Feb 2nd
suddy 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Luke Wilding-Steele, Luke von Freeden, Amy Jewell
lukevf 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with suddy
Hidden 20/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/16 2nd
martyncottey 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Pete_Mosely 08/Oct/16 2nd β
with Martyn
samulejones 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with aheubel
Matt Robinson 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Phil Brown
robertcollier 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Emily Collier
NatalieB96 15/Aug/16 2nd
Remyveness 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
lucyvass 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

First lead of the grade

James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
George Killaspy 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Withey3 30/Jun/16 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd
fechtn 26/May/16 Lead
with Glen
Gerlach 22/May/16 Lead
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Justin Reid 14/May/16 Lead
Hidden 14/May/16 -
Hidden 07/May/16 Lead
papasmurf 18/Apr/16 2nd
with Simon Stokes
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
StevieLee 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
eastonator 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Solo
George Reeder ??/2016 -
zruobing 08/Nov/15 2nd
with Dom, Murray
murray ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Dom, Robin
mky77 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
mikestr555 06/Sep/15 Lead
buglow 05/Sep/15 Lead
Dafydd Llywelyn 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Happy Wanderer 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Mike D
MD 22/Aug/15 2nd
with Jo
climbingxcat 19/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Brian
Hidden 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hog Dog 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Finn Box, Andy Howell
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Anne Gumbley 17/May/15 Lead
3kidsandanorton 10/May/15 Lead
with Kay
martinbettridge06 25/Apr/15 2nd
david harvey 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with martin
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead
Naomi.P 15/Apr/15 Lead

Think this was what I lead...

with Quentin
csumner28 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Thomas, Patrick O'Grady
Robin Nichols 09/Feb/15 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
migs493 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Geras 20/Oct/14 2nd
with Rosi
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
GDS 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with BCC
Paul Hy 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
lee1234 27/Aug/14 2nd
with Paul Hy
ClaireD 27/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Lee, Paul Hyland
ChrisH.19 16/Aug/14 TR
with Ken L, Allan FW
benlatham07 26/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Blueso 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Anna
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
r.greaves 16/Mar/14 Lead
with tony minette
matthomas79 15/Mar/14 Solo O/S
DaveB61 10/Dec/13 Lead
phildawson 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 22/Sep/13 Solo
KieranT 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Graham Walker
MrFreekie 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Papp
matbrown333 ?/Sep/13 Solo
johngriffin 08/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Pelleas 04/Aug/13 Lead
with Mike B.
Mike Bayley 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with David Barnes
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
rohai545 18/Jul/13 2nd
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Krish
Phil Cox 18/Jul/13 Lead
with John Coe
davidalcock 16/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead
benny_m 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Richard Hemes
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead
Danbow73 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

My third ever lead climb, very poorly protected. Pretty scary run-outs

ilarge 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Took the 5c start. Polished and awkward.

with Paul Fobbester
Ben_Megson 26/May/13 2nd
Phil Hewish 20/May/13 Lead
with Rachael Cunnington, Mark Cunnington
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead
Anne Gumbley 28/Apr/13 Lead

Actually did the HS variation just to the left, up the face to the left of the arête initially.

with Rich Atkinson
RachaelCunnington 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
MarkCunnington 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
liverpooldave 07/Apr/13 Lead
Lyndsay Superclimber 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Karen, Jimbo
nogoodgrice 06/Jan/13 2nd
with Deacon
MikeDowsett ??/2013 2nd
with Andy Neath
kcollender 18/Nov/12 2nd
TomGudgeon 31/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Pegg
deacondeacon 09/Oct/12 Solo
erica 29/Sep/12 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
Martin Davies 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 27/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with L Vajzovic
Stefan Trebicki 21/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S
moberg 07/Apr/12 TR O/S
Dan Vaj 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with L Vajzovic
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
climbhannahclimb 13/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
PeteArcher 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Cathy
cathymiller 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
teddethmac 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Ross 'Kemp' Woodruffe
Storme 19/Nov/11 2nd
Jonny Raines 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with James Young
Hidden 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
catty_9 29/Oct/11 Lead


sweenyt 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with UBMC
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
charley 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Kev's lead

Tithe Technique 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 31/Jul/11 TR O/S
Chris Harding 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Danny
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Phil Cox 26/Jun/11 2nd
with John Coe
risby 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Max Streeton, Thomas Vaughan
tev 25/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ris, Max
FireyClimber 23/May/11 Lead
Dave Mason 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Darren Belfield
Marcin78 ??/2011 2nd
with Paul
AielSavage ??/2011 Solo O/S
steven24584 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Anthony Allsopp 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Richard Wilkinson
Richard G Wilkinson 10/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Anthony Allsopp
mew 22/Sep/10 Lead

nasty :P

eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S
szelest 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
maxkellock 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S

very nice route with lots of finger pockets good fun and puts you a little on edge trying to find holds.

with Kazsa
Richiehill 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
Ultimo Dyno Boy 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Collin
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Ali H 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Willson
Hidden 19/Oct/09 Lead
Richard G Wilkinson 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Etheridge
Snowboy 05/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Big Steve 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Karen
BennoC 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Stace
staceated 13/Sep/09 2nd
with ben
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
Chris_Williams 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Zenobia Mehta
Chris_Williams 25/Jul/09 Lead β
with Zenobia Mehta
Alfredo 14/Jul/09 Solo
Phil West 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Wingnut
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
D.Andrew 19/Jun/09 2nd
Benrj 19/Jun/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
simoncov 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ian Inch
Stick 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S

similar feel to tar's arete

with Lady John
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd rpt
charley 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
benman 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with roger m
gnc760 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Faith
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
robal ??/2009 -
howlingbaboon 23/Dec/08 Solo rpt
marccb6 25/Aug/08 2nd
with Will
jjclarke70 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Marc
Hidden 11/Aug/08 Solo rpt
mark20 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
tiga271 15/Jun/08 Lead
with mark20
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Pilch 22/May/08 Lead

went up and had a wobble, poked cams at the rock then came down. Second go, got reasonable cam in carried on. Committing and poorly protected for the grade.

with Ed
gw66 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sami
EdShep 22/May/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 09/May/08 2nd
Hidden 09/May/08 Lead
shed_hed 07/May/08 Lead O/S
LankyPaddy 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
roverhead ??/2008 2nd
with rob aylward
fatbuoybazza ??/2008 2nd O/S

pretty hard goin for the grade really..

with olivia & phil
hollylaura ??/2008 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/07 Lead
popov86 06/Oct/07 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/07 Lead

Thought this merited VS 4c.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Adrian Bates 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Lilley
Alfredo ?/Sep/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 24/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Goody 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pat Flynn
Hidden 26/May/07 Solo
cpoad 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Becky E 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with Charles Mason
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd O/S
debbien1 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Robin
Steve Vincent 07/Apr/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/07 Solo O/S
adam carless 11/Nov/06 2nd
victim of mathematics 11/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/06 Lead rpt
AJ007 11/Jul/06 Solo
CJE 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Clarkson
russonly 28/Jun/06 Solo β
mr bounce ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
Fraser Hughes ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
A Crook 30/Apr/06 2nd
with Duncan Hassell
Rampikino 23/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
John Lisle ??/2006 -
tiga271 ??/2006 2nd
with Dave
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
ajc 22/May/05 Lead O/S
kevp ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Gareth Arnold
runestone 01/Apr/05 Lead O/S
krikoman 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Broom
Jeremy Wilton 01/Aug/04 2nd
with Richard Brown
Hidden 10/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 13/Nov/03 2nd
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
Hidden 30/May/03 Lead rpt
Mark Stevenson 24/May/03 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 26/Apr/03 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Hidden 03/Apr/03 Solo RP
duncan 18/Oct/02 Solo
Hidden 18/Sep/02 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jun/02 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 15/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 08/May/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
paul birch 11/Jun/00 -
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/00 Solo
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Ben
cem 02/Aug/98 2nd
with Pete Dawson
andrewbooth1000 30/Jul/98 Solo
Iain Thow 23/Jul/98 Solo

Also higher traverse, led + Nate Webb 11/3/12, soloed 15/11/12.

smudge 05/Jul/98 2nd O/S
with Jeff
malc 12/Jul/97 2nd
Laramadness 15/Oct/96 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 05/May/83 Solo
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo

Just one of approx 100 routes done in 2 non stop hours soloing in bendy walking boots. Includes descents.

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