Rockfax Description
A mild rising traverse across the hanging Tar's Slab, from the gully on the far right, to a finish on the arete to the left. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Jim blackford 08/Oct Solo O/S
freemanTom 07/Oct Solo rpt
with Paul Davies
daviesp2 07/Oct Solo
with Tom
karlb 30/Sep Lead O/S
with Gary Scott
charvey 27/Aug Solo O/S
Ben Hollands 26/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul Solo
jungle 01/Jul Solo O/S
Alex Wade 25/Jun Solo
Hidden 25/Jun Solo
Theeni 21/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr Solo
Hidden 08/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar Solo
meanderthal 04/Mar Solo
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Nathanhelstrip18 26/Aug/16 Solo rpt

Soloed as a warm up to the days climbing.

with Jordan carter
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Issy 05/Aug/16 -
andrew.tyrrell 05/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jon, Issy
Withey3 30/Jun/16 Solo O/S
cpoad 26/Jun/16 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Wilkie210685 29/May/16 Solo
with Jenka, Nath
BigHairyIan 28/May/16 2nd O/S
with Katy Stranack
Nathanhelstrip18 28/May/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/16 Solo
Hidden 14/May/16 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Gerlach 13/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/16 2nd
will_benfold 12/Mar/16 Solo O/S
the power 06/Mar/16 Solo
Ardo 07/Feb/16 Solo O/S
the power 07/Feb/16 Solo
with neil
Wayne S 18/Dec/15 Solo
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
georgenvk 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Solo rpt
Becks87 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
atom 11/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Aug/15 2nd
mr random 01/Aug/15 Solo
with Ethan Sosin, Mike Sosin
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead
alex goodall 26/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
the power 18/Jun/15 Solo rpt
with ken
seanlikeskites 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
KatieSzkornik 02/May/15 2nd
with Rich Murrell, Steve culwick, Matt lewis
Fellmonkey 02/May/15 Lead
with Steve C
the power 30/Apr/15 Solo
with rob
the power 30/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Billy
Hidden 18/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 12/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 09/Feb/15 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
kb273 10/Oct/14 Lead
with Ersun Kurtulus
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
shepman 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gerry
freemanTom 30/Aug/14 Solo
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
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Solo
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
adam carless 05/May/14 Solo rpt
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
Sy Finch 14/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Mike Bayley 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Lee Attwater
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Alex_Derbyshire 06/Mar/14 Lead
Markheighton 06/Mar/14 2nd
grubes 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Alex
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent O/S
g1m147 02/Feb/14 Solo
with Samuel
Hidden 12/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
mky77 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Nick F Smith 05/Sep/13 Solo
with Becky
Neil Henson 11/Jul/13 Solo rpt
mfisher 04/Jul/13 Solo O/S
antdav 08/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Tricky start. Only pro in essential hand hole.

matbrown333 ?/Jun/13 Solo
funkyvin1 30/Apr/13 Solo O/S
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo rpt
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2013 -
edordead 17/Nov/12 Solo
katyc 11/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo
Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Solo
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
daviesp2 03/Sep/12 Solo
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo
ianjdodd 23/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Mike Bayley 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Neil Armstrong
St0neMonkey 21/Jul/12 Solo
with atom
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Jimbo C 01/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Many fun variations including a hands free rising diagonal.

Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
David Carpenter 27/Jun/12 TR β
with C Howard
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
D Berry 17/Jun/12 Solo rpt
Neil Henson 29/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Andy Moles 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 22/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Nov/11 2nd
adam carless 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt
joemallia 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S

On the 9 Edges Challenge

Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

down climb for next route

with serge
adam carless 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
adam carless 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Low Roller 1-1 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
schristophersmith 11/Aug/11 2nd O/S
althesin 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S

First pocket holds a puddle after rain.

Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Pete Randall 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Bill Thurston
Hidden 18/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
PieMan 15/May/11 Solo O/S
cragspud 08/May/11 Lead O/S
cragspud 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 Solo
peter myers 23/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Lenny 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 20/Mar/11 2nd β
with Jo, Leon
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 24/Oct/10 Solo
with jamesca
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
leonjones 19/Sep/10 Solo
rob101 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with mike phillips
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Andrew Bangs 31/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Dad
edd rab 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
tony wood 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/May/10 Solo
valentinesbabe 09/May/10 Solo O/S
Bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
electriclinz 21/Apr/10 2nd
with Robert
freemanTom 17/Apr/10 Solo
Katharine.eaton 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
ill_bill 04/Apr/10 Solo
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Mark Collins 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
Pilch 31/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 31/Oct/09 Solo
MPSBunny 21/Oct/09 Solo O/S
richorme 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
barrylong 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S
erica 15/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Disturbed 2 bats in the horizontal crack!

Hidden 12/Sep/09 TR
charley 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
markburgin83 30/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Milne 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Steve J P 09/Aug/09 Solo
Bernie Wylde 09/Aug/09 Solo
with sp
JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 Solo
sclly ?/Aug/09 2nd
D Berry 12/Jul/09 Solo rpt
asmith37 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Stevo_the_pirate 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with 2nd Gee
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
chadrads 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
D Berry 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/08 2nd
JonathanJones 03/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Reds 25/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hammy 11/Sep/08 Solo
whiting.jp 25/Aug/08 Solo rpt
phil stubbs 30/Mar/08 Lead
with Dave Short
PenJD 16/Mar/08 Solo
with Simon Palmer
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
chrisallan ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 -
goi.ashmore 31/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Rich Ellis 30/Dec/07 -
with Erikka
Hidden 30/Dec/07 2nd
edd rab 27/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
john power 27/Jul/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Powder Puff Girl 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Edd and Peter
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Neilfrherts 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with Sean
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2007 -
Jonny M 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
GiveHerHelen 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
whiting.jp 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S
jamiev 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 06/Jul/06 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 25/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Fraser Hughes ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Rampikino 09/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
Phil1967 05/Apr/06 Solo
colin milton 26/Mar/06 Solo
tatz45 ?/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Katsmiff 14/Sep/05 Solo
donkster ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/05 Solo
Dave Mason ?/Aug/05 Solo
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 Solo O/S
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 20/Feb/05 Solo rpt
smudge 14/Oct/04 Solo O/S
caradoc 11/Oct/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Mark Salter 18/Jan/04 Solo

First climbing after 70 foot fall on Gower, arms still not working much

SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 09/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/03 Solo rpt
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
nige pacer 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
runestone 01/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
Ander 18/Jul/02 Lead
with Kev
Hidden 21/Apr/02 Solo rpt
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/99 Solo rpt
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
Ian Archer 24/Aug/98 Solo O/S
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/97 Solo rpt
mikej 13/Apr/97 Solo
with Sc, R
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 14/Jul/96 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 26/Jun/96 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/96 Solo
dp1 27/Aug/95 Solo
with Lee Cave
roncaves 01/Aug/95 Solo
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Solo
Chris Ellis 27/Mar/91 Solo
Hidden 26/Nov/89 Solo
tapley ?/Aug/89 Solo
Laramadness 10/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1989 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
babymoac 24/May/87 Solo
Hidden 03/Jan/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
Ena ?/Sep/82 Solo
mark-abz 01/Jun/82 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
mikej 03/Jan/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 19/Aug/68 Solo
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 22/Nov/64 Solo

This climb was originally a slightly leftwards variation on the upper section of Tar's Corner/Climb following a diagonal staircase. Traversing all the way across to Tar's ArĂȘte is pointless.

with Paul Richardson
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