Rockfax Description
Approach the arete steeply from the left (or direct - harder) using well-glossed holds then follow it with pleasant situations. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Vicky m 29/Aug Lead
with gkindley
charvey 27/Aug Solo O/S
Naomi.P 20/Aug Lead

Found the start really hard! Steep and slopey- maybe we didn't start right. Very satisfying to be on the arete!

SophieAStanley 20/Aug 2nd O/S
with Naomi
keitht 15/Aug Solo
Hidden 05/Aug Solo rpt
Lawrie Brand 17/Jul Solo O/S
StuA 08/Jul Lead O/S
Alex Wade 25/Jun Solo
Hidden 25/Jun Solo
Theeni 21/Jun Solo O/S
samh.uk 30/Apr 2nd O/S
mky77 29/Apr Lead O/S
knjmooney 29/Apr Lead
MarkCunnington 29/Apr Solo O/S
meanderthal 04/Mar Solo
Hidden 19/Feb Lead O/S
netboy 13/Nov/16 Lead
with Rosi
Hidden 13/Nov/16 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/16 2nd
Alex_Derbyshire 09/Oct/16 Solo
with Lloyd
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Lukeinch 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Nathanhelstrip18 26/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Soloed as a warm up to the days climbing.

with Jordan carter
Dale Comley 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
NatalieB 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
PaulFidler 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Deborah Bushby
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead
Withey3 30/Jun/16 Solo O/S
mattcooperkay 27/Jun/16 2nd
cpoad 26/Jun/16 Solo rpt
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
lecko 20/May/16 Lead
with Will
TomGB 08/May/16 Lead O/S
sarahlaight 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 30/Apr/16 Solo O/S
rohai545 21/Apr/16 Lead
with Helen
ht543 21/Apr/16 2nd
with Krish
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Solo
chrisdjackson 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Not the easiest start. Worth it's star

with Dave, Anna, charlotte
will_benfold 12/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Matt Shepherd 19/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Ardo 07/Feb/16 Solo O/S
the power 07/Feb/16 Solo
with neil
Hidden 30/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 -
jimbonfire 11/Dec/15 -
with TT
georgenvk 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 18/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Paul Bartrum
Becks87 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
atom 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Kinge 03/Oct/15 Lead
with CUMS
Bullybones 02/Oct/15 Sent
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
DannyH001 15/Sep/15 Lead
MikeDowsett 14/Sep/15 2nd
Paul1 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Nicole
gaz3212 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Durkules 15/Aug/15 Lead
avmpsycho 09/Jul/15 Lead
with Dave Gent, Che
PieMan 09/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Che
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Jun/15 TR dog
Fellmonkey 24/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
seanlikeskites 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
colin milton 17/May/15 Solo
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
BoobyBaby 10/May/15 Lead
funkyvin1 10/May/15 2nd O/S
mackroyd 17/Apr/15 Lead
with Patrick North
Dan Still 30/Mar/15 2nd
with Tim Churchfield
Robin Nichols 09/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
migs493 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
shepman 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gerry
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo
with Dan
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
OliverRoss 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
timcedwards 16/Jul/14 2nd
timcedwards 16/Jul/14 2nd
rockman 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
philmitch 06/Jul/14 -
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Solo
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
alan.phobos 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Deezel65 05/May/14 Lead O/S
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
ACBK 05/May/14 2nd RP

Fell for first time. Hurty hand. Tough start.

Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
gjh 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 TR O/S
AndyRogers 16/Mar/14 TR
with ianlaw
dbm 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kim Minshall
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
gronbech 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
cragtyke 08/Mar/14 Solo
twildingsteele 08/Mar/14 Lead
Markheighton 06/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
johngriffin 06/Dec/13 Lead O/S
simontyrrell 06/Dec/13 2nd
kenneM 02/Dec/13 Solo
MTL 30/Nov/13 Solo RP

Traversed off a few times first

JoeMortimer 23/Nov/13 Solo
cwildblood 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
splat2million 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Little good gear

Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
eel 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
DanTT 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Col Silcock
Ron 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Woody, Pete
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
dpiddock 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with James C
johngriffin 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
becca calvert ?/Jun/13 2nd
matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
Ben_Megson 25/May/13 2nd
dsh 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ellen Woods
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
johngriffin 13/Apr/13 2nd
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Eagertom 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
avin_a_look 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
liverpooldave 07/Apr/13 Lead
with Aaron, Phil
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd
Prof. Outdoors 05/Mar/13 Lead
with Lorna
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2013 -
stev1e.wilso 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Rosie, Simon
Rozzlarr1992 18/Nov/12 2nd
with simon, Dad
Poco Loco 11/Nov/12 2nd
with Lucy
lucyh 11/Nov/12 Lead
McKEuan 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
robbiek 27/Oct/12 Lead
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
john max 11/Sep/12 Lead
with Bob Brown
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Solo
caity 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
with Rebecca Pollard
caity 09/Sep/12 Lead β
with Rebecca Pollard
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Katarzyna Bonenberg
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
misterb 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
Jack.H.92 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
timmyhobby 18/May/12 Solo O/S
pippa_g 13/May/12 Lead O/S

much better than it looks

with Graeme
MikeDowsett 08/Apr/12 Lead
csh.1000 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Hard for the grade at the start - gets a 4a in the guide - justified.

with Mike
Hidden ?/Apr/12 2nd
Charley Carpenter ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
JamesKing817 27/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 20/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
nogoodgrice 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Greencaubeen
ryansb90 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Ben started but opted to not make the tough moves out onto the nose. I used Ben's first 2 pieces of gear then climbed on to finish. Lovely climb! 2*s

with Rhianne YSJ, Ben Allen
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
sting 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Becky H 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Adrian Hampshire
Low Roller 1-1 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
pow22 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Caroline Mills
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Phil Cox 26/Jun/11 2nd
with John Coe
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
dpmUK 17/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jen
arctic_jen 17/May/11 2nd
with Dan
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
Mark Wilson23 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
peter myers 23/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
gwaside 16/Mar/11 2nd
Steve Palmer 16/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Tricky start.

gb83 16/Mar/11 Lead rpt

very nearly popped on this. foot not great and hand jam slipped. barn door but recovered. stiff for VD

Hidden 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S
HeatherF 19/Oct/10 Solo
with Bea
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
sharon lannie 30/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Solo β
popebenedictus 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 20/May/10 2nd O/S
with David PCC
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
andrewbooth1000 24/Apr/10 Solo
with Mark Moore
Bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
Martin Stevens 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Ian A., Adrian F., Pelleas
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
Katharine.eaton 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Wicks, Dom
Daniel Wicks 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
Somerset swede basher 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
ill_bill 04/Apr/10 Lead
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
migs493 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd
MPSBunny 14/Feb/10 Lead
with Phil Peel
jamespilgrim 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 31/Oct/09 Solo
richorme 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 06/Sep/09 TR O/S

Easy warmup...on a toprope just because one was set up for Tar very much

charley 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
chumleywarner 06/Sep/09 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 06/Sep/09 TR
with Geoff Burrows, Peter Ziak, Ange, Steve Fletcher, Charley
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
markburgin83 30/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
cpoad 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Paul R
paulerussell 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
emlynroberts 10/Jul/09 Solo
with Toby Vye
asmith37 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Reds 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt
J R R Hartley 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah Clough
GPN 23/May/09 Solo O/S
r.greaves 23/May/09 Lead
with Natalie Davies
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Ivan Muckle 02/May/09 Lead
RichardMc 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Mary Sealey
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
Stick 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S

I backed off this as a lead, head not in the right place to do the first move

with Lady John
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
D Berry 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
3kidsandanorton 07/Dec/08 2nd
teflonpete 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Barry
gnat 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Ali Palmer
popebenedictus 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Ben H
James Moyle 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Ste 'O' C
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Solo O/S
cannotfindaname 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S
duncan 03/May/08 Solo rpt
with Hugo Glover
benman 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with roger m
Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
gb83 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Hattie Peters
Hidden 25/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
ducle 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Nick DeCuyper and Calem Whiting
Si dH 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
adam carless 02/Sep/07 Lead rpt
david the bear 01/Sep/07 -
with John K
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
nai 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Retroman3 21/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Yan
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Loz and seb Rab
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
GiveHerHelen 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Adam Thorpe
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ?/Apr/07 Solo
with Steve R
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
caradoc 30/Dec/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Oct/06 2nd
ebunick 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Lizzie + 3 freshers
jamiev 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
pog100 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Fairly poor, wouldnt say it was a VD maybe a Diff, not start worthy

AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
baldcoder 30/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Little Old Lady
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with David Rafe
Owen W-G 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/06 Solo
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Solo RP
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
MontyH 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Mandy hobbs
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Katsmiff 14/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Dane 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ?/Aug/05 Solo
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
ron244 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Louise Wolfenden
Rampikino 11/Jun/05 Lead
with Liz & Claire
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 09/Mar/05 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Solo
smudge 14/Oct/04 Solo O/S
caradoc 11/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/04 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 03/Aug/04 Solo
Nutkey ?/May/04 Lead O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
climbing_wiggy ??/2004 2nd
with Whitey
Hidden ??/2004 -
Binder 01/Nov/03 TR
with JBM
duncan 25/Oct/03 Solo
with Nick
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/03 TR O/S
Mark Stevenson 09/May/03 Solo O/S
Ena ?/May/03 Lead
with Kate
SteveM 21/Apr/03 Solo
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
nige pacer 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
Ander 18/Jul/02 Lead
with Kev
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Solo
mikej 28/Oct/99 Solo
with M
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
Ian Archer 18/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 18/Aug/98 -
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/97 Solo O/S
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
dp1 27/Aug/95 Solo
with Lee Cave
roncaves 01/Aug/95 Solo
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
adam carless ??/1995 Solo
mikej 08/Aug/93 Solo
with M
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
tapley ?/Aug/89 Solo
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Roget ?/Sep/88 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
RichardMc 05/Apr/87 2nd
with Tim Oakes
Hidden ??/1987 -
stewart murray ??/1987 Lead
Iain Thow 20/Sep/86 Solo
babymoac 25/Oct/85 Solo
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
mikej 18/Oct/81 Solo
with S
Hidden 02/Nov/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/80 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Jun/80 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Jun/80 Solo
mark-abz 03/Apr/80 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/76 Solo
Chris Ellis 04/Apr/76 Solo
uphillnow ??/1976 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
RichardMc 19/Oct/75 Solo
mikej 06/Jul/74 Solo
with E
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
mikej 17/Jan/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 13/Dec/69 Solo
with E
mikej 19/Aug/68 Solo
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 22/Nov/64 Solo
with Paul Richardson
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