Rockfax Description
The main angle of the recess is climbed direct. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

charvey 27/Aug/17 Solo O/S
tonto169 01/Jul/17 Lead
zzee83 01/Jul/17 2nd
oldhippy 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Jsbahia 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Sukhi
paul horabin 30/May/17 Lead
Jim blackford ??/2017 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Hatton053 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Sam
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
babymoac 19/Jun/16 -
with Maya
MayaJoy 19/Jun/16 -
with Andy
Hidden 30/May/16 TR
Jaynie 19/Mar/16 Lead
with will484
will484 19/Mar/16 2nd
07nhill 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
shell145 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ursula
Hidden 28/Jun/15 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/15 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 09/May/15 Solo O/S
KatieSzkornik 02/May/15 2nd
with Rich Murrell, Steve culwick, Matt lewis
Fellmonkey 02/May/15 Lead
with Steve C 23/Apr/15 2nd
P Rogers 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sue
yossarian714 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Nick Howard
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
scott.hill 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Rita Schevchenko
Robin Nichols 12/Mar/15 Solo O/S
alijam42 ??/2015 2nd
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
migs493 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Mowglee 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Marita, Ali
rurp 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with ben rowland
benlatham07 28/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
philmitch 06/Jul/14 -
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
kingy.r ?/May/14 Lead
Greeny8053 14/Apr/14 TR O/S
with Nicola Wallis-Green
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Solo O/S
steveg 16/Mar/14 2nd
Matt Reed 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Ronnie Reed
JimboWizbo 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Bit polished in the middle

Hidden 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S
hirving 24/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Robbie
matbrown333 ?/Jul/13 Solo
jason smeeth 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead O/S
John Roe 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Ross Griffiths, Danny Bucknole
Dom15 ??/2013 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
baldy.matt 03/Nov/12 2nd
with Conan Harrod
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Mike Bayley 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Lee Attwater & Neil Armstrong
gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
daviesp2 03/Sep/12 Solo
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Ericrd 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Kostandinos
hertsclimber ?/Jun/12 TR

2nd outdoor trip

Hidden 08/May/12 2nd O/S
howiebartrip 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Hillier
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
gingerwolf 06/Mar/12 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
maddogdave ??/2012 2nd
Dan Vaj 23/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
hoggy90 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Steve_Fozz 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Fay Isherwood
kfv 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
@ChrisBeloe 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Not as green as it appeared from the bottom if you stay away from the grass. Some loose grit towards the top. Awkward bridging required for not so reachy people.

with Matt Ward
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
dobby 200 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
KatieG 23/Jul/11 2nd
with James Wyatt
Steve954 23/Jul/11 TR O/S

No partner and climbing on shunt; Good Warm up

Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
puddingstone 04/Jun/11 -
with Andy
babymoac 04/Jun/11 -
with Rachel, Liz
MayaJoy 04/Jun/11 -

traditional style

with Liz, Andy
Tithe Technique 01/May/11 Solo O/S
WBroughton 20/Mar/11 Lead
minus273degrees 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
gwaside 16/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Very green and I'm too short. Try again in the summer.

Steve Palmer 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Very green but a good route.

gb83 16/Mar/11 2nd O/S

very very green, in the dry this would be a nice route.

CharlieC 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Tarryn
Tarryn 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
danny269 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S

1st lead of a chimney climb - no probs with push up and exit. Quick easy finish thereafter. Beginning of route slippery due to moisture and growth. Nice finish to the day.

with Bob
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
newvena 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with jc
JohnnyC101 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Daz
android 29/Aug/10 TR rpt
catty_9 29/Aug/10 TR


with LWCC
rob101 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with mike phillips
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Webster 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S

bold for vd and not without interest.

Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Tom Campbell 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 01/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Mild Matt 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Neal Poad
kirky_p 04/May/10 Lead
Bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
Katharine.eaton 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Wicks, Dom
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
chumleywarner 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
migs493 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Novice
Matthew Edwards 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Solo O/S
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Twisty 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Rayan Sammut
charley 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Steve J P 09/Aug/09 Solo
Bernie Wylde 09/Aug/09 Solo
with sp
JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
cpoad 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Paul R
paulerussell 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
fordie77 21/Jun/09 2nd
AlastairB 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Got a bit of a shock when I tried to use a bumble bee as a hold near the top - OUCH!

Hidden 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
RachelP 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Naomi
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
gillywillyhoo ??/2009 Lead
Dale Berry 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 23/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Creep_pea 17/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Stacey
craig d 12/Oct/08 Solo
Goose4 10/Oct/08 Solo
vvanhinsbergh 18/Sep/08 Solo O/S
andybeanland 26/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 17/Aug/08 Solo O/S
heather.deane 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Andy
daviesp2 25/May/08 2nd
with Trish
adam carless 10/May/08 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 06/May/08 Solo O/S
duncan 03/May/08 Solo O/S
with Hugo Glover
benman 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with roger m
alun1111 16/Feb/08 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S
RossT 10/Oct/07 Lead
with Pete Cook
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo
Jamie Buxton 12/Sep/07 2nd O/S
rambler_gary 12/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Antbrown 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Al Stubbs
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 24/Aug/07 Solo O/S
kwickfit 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with chris
Jacob Ram 06/Aug/07 Lead
with elisa best
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
GiveHerHelen 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead dnf
bigglesbutcha 09/Jun/07 2nd
tristangale 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo
Eddie_b 09/Apr/07 Lead
chri55ie 08/Apr/07 2nd
mikehough 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Chris
mike_hough_uk 08/Apr/07 Lead
climbingpixie 06/Apr/07 Solo
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
ebunick 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Lizzie + 3 freshers
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Neilfrherts 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Green and slippy

with Sean
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
practicalcat 02/Jul/06 2nd
with kenny
DanT 28/May/06 2nd rpt

Seconded my own lead

with Flick Towns
DanT 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Flick couldn't follow so seconded my own lead

with Flick Towns
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/06 Solo rpt
EAYL 28/Jan/06 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Nicos 09/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Katsmiff 14/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Dane 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Gary
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
Cornish Merlin 04/May/05 Solo
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 Solo O/S
caradoc 11/Oct/04 Solo O/S
colin milton 07/Oct/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Binder 01/Nov/03 TR
with JBM
Hidden 14/Oct/03 Solo
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Dux 02/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 25/May/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 09/May/03 Solo O/S
mungo 08/Aug/02 Lead O/S

a bit green ?

Martin Bennett 05/Apr/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Mar/00 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 24/Aug/98 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 10/Sep/97 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/97 Solo O/S
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
dp1 27/Aug/95 -
with Lee Cave
Rampikino 15/Jun/93 Solo
Roget 05/Dec/92 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/92 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/Apr/92 Solo
Chris Ellis 05/Jul/91 Solo
Laramadness 24/Jul/90 Solo O/S
tlr 05/May/90 Solo
with Fin
craig h 29/Apr/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/89 Solo
tapley ?/Aug/88 Solo
babymoac 23/May/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Iain Thow 20/Sep/86 Solo
Nigel Bond 23/Jun/84 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/83 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Nigel Bond 25/Jun/83 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
with Martin Trouse
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hidden 02/Nov/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Jun/80 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


mark-abz 21/Dec/79 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Sep/79 Lead
with Martin
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
RichardMc 11/Apr/76 Solo
uphillnow ??/1976 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
Hidden ??/1975 -
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
with E
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 27/May/73 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 19/Aug/68 Solo
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 27/Dec/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 05/Jun/65 Solo
with Barry Regan, Ted Markham
mikej 25/Oct/64 Solo
with Paul Richardson
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