Rockfax Description
Climb the thin crack to its end, then swing left and continue boldly to a reachy and shelving exit. A loose flake has to be used (carefully) for the final move. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

morganator 08/Oct/17 Solo
with Dave Sykes, Neil McAdie, Stan Halstead
charvey 01/Sep/17 Solo O/S
keitht 15/Aug/17 Solo
db79 11/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Manchi 20/May/17 Lead O/S
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 20/May/17 2nd O/S
with Manchi 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/17 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Solo
MarkCunnington 29/Apr/17 Solo O/S
JP78 29/Apr/17 Sent
Hidden 18/Feb/17 Solo O/S
adi bryant 15/Oct/16 Solo
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Dale Comley 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
csd23 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Richard Dodds
althesin 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Wilkie210685 29/May/16 Solo
with Jenka, Nath
Nathanhelstrip18 28/May/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/16 Solo
philmitch 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Solo O/S
the power 06/Mar/16 Solo
mattwyles1 27/Feb/16 Solo
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
John Higgs 11/Dec/15 Solo G/U
jimbonfire 11/Dec/15 -
with TT
shell145 11/Oct/15 TR O/S
with Ursula
Hidden 11/Aug/15 2nd
Dan Vaj 11/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Chris Dovey 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
GrahamHP 16/Jul/15 2nd
with Simon Clarke
the power 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with ken
rohai545 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Jonny Holmes, Chris Jones
chrisdjackson 25/May/15 Solo rpt
chrisdjackson 17/May/15 Solo O/S

Bit of a reach to find help for the top out

Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
samdickensuk 10/May/15 Solo O/S
rockjedi 09/May/15 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Rich Malcolm 19/Oct/14 Solo β
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 30/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo
with Dan
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
RossCallender 03/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
stuaart ?/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Neil Redgrave
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
Alex_Derbyshire 11/Jun/14 Lead
Markheighton 11/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 26/May/14 Sent
Dave Mason 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
popebenedictus 13/Mar/14 Solo rpt
with Soloed
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo
Deezel65 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
hodge192 22/Sep/13 Lead
josephxtian 22/Sep/13 TR O/S
with Padge
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 2nd RP

A bit desperate, but fine once the 'thank god' hold had been located.

stev1e.wilso 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rosie, Tom
Rozzlarr1992 19/Aug/13 2nd
with Dad
eel 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Ron 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete, Chris
Mike_Hayes 30/Jun/13 Sent
cpoad 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Steve G
B4tgirl 26/May/13 Solo
with Tony
Blueso 26/May/13 Solo O/S
with Anna
Hidden 05/May/13 Solo
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo
Chris Redding 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Amy Mason
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Feb/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Didn't notice a loose hold. Top-out was slimy.

Benn A 22/Sep/12 Solo O/S
gronbech 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 18/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Charlotte Nelson 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Andysomething 26/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Bruce Perry
St0neMonkey 21/Jul/12 Solo
with atom
Ben Hollands 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Wendy Anderson
atom 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
DaveFidler 24/Apr/12 Sent O/S
Derek Furze 01/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/12 2nd
Charley Carpenter ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Morwood 20/Mar/12 Sent O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
tedburt 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Maken 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

very fun route, not much protection, could easily be done as a solo with a good boulder mat.

hcaw ?/Jul/11 Lead β

First HS, bold but short

with Laura Kaddour, Simon Gajewski, Chris Schubert
waynem1985 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
antdav 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Wayne
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/11 Solo O/S
mustdobetter 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Sent
ash longreach ??/2011 Solo
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
freemanTom 03/Sep/10 Solo
MilesMcgennity 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Oliver Branagan 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Not like the other routes, A good V0.

with Miles M
eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Webster 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S

scetchy and scary top out, rest of the route is easy.

Chris Ellis 06/Jul/10 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
migs493 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
M_Bell 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
Mark Collins 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
trigger118 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Justin T 10/Oct/09 Solo β
with Cherry
Hidden 26/Sep/09 TR dog
Scott McRae 18/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hjort 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Yanis Nayu 09/May/09 2nd O/S
with Phil & Andy
tanssop 09/May/09 2nd
with Andy & Wayne
thrutch 02/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
jwpil 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Sent
Peakology 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Chalkycat
Chalky Cat 11/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dom
liamoloughlin 01/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
3kidsandanorton 07/Dec/08 Solo
teflonpete 07/Dec/08 Solo

Climbed clean to final mantle. Top green and greasy, took hold on Nick's rope to change hand hold as I was slipping off

with Barry
colin milton 21/Sep/08 Solo
jl 14/Sep/08 TR O/S
with A School Group
andi taxi 26/Aug/08 TR

brill but painfull too short !!!

with charly fell, laughterton
charley 26/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Andy
Col Kingshott 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
btc 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Susannah Ellis
adam carless 10/May/08 Solo O/S
phil stubbs 30/Mar/08 Lead
with Dave Short
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo

holds on left near top and a high foot ease the exit.

Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Solo
gibbo38 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Robert
Adrian Bates 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Lilley
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Another James 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Kirsten M
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Solo
with Loz and seb Rab
Steve682 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
seb rab 14/Jul/07 2nd dog
with Edd Rab
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead
Jonny M 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
GiveHerHelen 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andre K
tommo1664 08/Apr/07 Solo
climbingpixie 06/Apr/07 Solo

Didn't notice the loose flake that is mentioned in the route description. Top-out is a bit nasty though.

chrisrogers ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Steve R
jimjimmyjimjim 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
caradoc 03/Mar/07 Solo O/S
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Katie Anderson
Scally ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Maggie
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Chris the Tall 01/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
John Lisle ??/2006 -
fragglerock 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/05 2nd
darren1 01/Aug/05 -
ron244 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Louise Wolfenden
Nicos 17/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
smudge 02/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Adam Potter 22/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 17/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with James Tyson
climbing_wiggy ??/2004 2nd β
with Whitey
Hidden 28/Sep/03 Solo
SteveM 28/Sep/03 Solo
Stefan Kruger 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 09/May/03 Solo O/S
RussB 06/Apr/03 Solo O/S
with Leigh
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
Phil West 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 28/Aug/01 Solo
ajc 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 02/May/99 Solo
RobSimmo 18/Oct/98 TR O/S
with Adult Ed course, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 18/Oct/98 TR
ajoliver 04/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1998 TR
crater 24/Oct/96 Solo β
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
andrewbooth1000 10/Oct/95 Solo
Strong Steve 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Oct/91 Solo
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 Solo rpt
adi bryant 13/Oct/90 2nd RP
with Ollie
Laramadness 12/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 02/Sep/90 Solo O/S
craig h 29/Apr/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Aug/89 Solo
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
babymoac 24/May/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
andy tetsill ?/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden 12/Jun/85 Solo
mark-abz 01/Jun/82 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 27/May/73 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
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