Rockfax Description
Mantelshelf onto a block, step left and climb the pocketed face. A direct start is 5a, if you can reach the first of the holds. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Jamjar 07/Sep Lead O/S

Used the Diff to the right to get on the block.

with Jac
vix 17/Aug Lead O/S
with Womens trad festival
Hidden 11/Aug Lead
Hidden 05/Aug Solo O/S
Keith11 15/Jul Lead
with Sam Hardcastle
Hidden 12/Jul Solo
runestone 04/Jul Solo
scottywakefield 22/Jun Lead O/S
Theeni 21/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr TR
77paul 03/Apr Lead
with Darrel Hodges
Hidden 24/Mar Solo
meanderthal 04/Mar Solo
Alex_Derbyshire 09/Oct/16 Solo
with Lloyd
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
RiPomc 18/Sep/16 2nd
JCookie 18/Sep/16 Lead

Awkward step across on to the face

with Richard Plater
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Solo O/S
lucyvass 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Claire Noble 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Lorna
Derek Furze 11/Aug/16 2nd
with Leigh Harrison
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
csd23 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Richard Dodds
Issy 05/Aug/16 -
andrew.tyrrell 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jon, Issy
Withey3 30/Jun/16 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/16 2nd
BigHairyIan 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Took easy start after a fall!

with Katy Stranack
Hidden 20/May/16 Solo
DavidPC 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Maoome
TomGB 08/May/16 Lead O/S
sarahlaight 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Solo
papasmurf 13/Apr/16 Solo
David Henchliffe 30/Mar/16 2nd
MikeDowsett 30/Mar/16 Lead
with David Henchcliffe
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Solo
91dave 12/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Kerry Kite
the power 06/Mar/16 Solo
sopaz 06/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/16 2nd O/S
maddywt 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Llinos Williams, Bobbie
Matt Shepherd 19/Feb/16 Solo O/S
CGlennie 30/Jan/16 Lead
with Jules
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo rpt
with Jemma
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
georgenvk 22/Nov/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Solo rpt
shell145 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ursula
Hidden 24/Sep/15 Lead RP
mark stones 05/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead
Adderbury Climber 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jon
SenzuBean 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
ht543 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Krish
rohai545 11/Jun/15 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Solo O/S
seanlikeskites 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
the_liquorice_man 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
s.rogers 30/May/15 2nd
P Rogers 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Sue
the power 30/Apr/15 Solo
with rob
dr_botnik 09/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
freemanTom 06/Apr/15 Solo
scott.hill 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Rita Schevchenko
the power 30/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Billy
Dan Still 30/Mar/15 Lead
with Tim Churchfield
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd
batterj2 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Rhi Rhi 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with James
Rhi Rhi 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with James
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
migs493 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
summerse 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
Larey 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
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
Mike Bayley 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Adrian Fagg & David Coupe
Nigel Bond 18/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
dbm 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 Solo
alibyrnie 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Tamsin Ross Browne
David Cowley 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
philhayes 31/May/14 2nd O/S
johngriffin 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Mike Bayley 30/May/14 Lead rpt
with Neil Armstrong
Blueso 02/May/14 Solo
with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna
MrFreekie 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
doroszenko 19/Apr/14 Lead
with Mark
ianjdodd 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with David Jobson
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead
sbattams 05/Apr/14 TR
lloydellis93 06/Mar/14 Solo
Retro Rowan 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
squirrel00 12/Jan/14 2nd
with martin/owen
robblowen 31/Dec/13 Lead rpt
JoeWakefield 31/Dec/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Neil Henson 01/Dec/13 Lead rpt
with Cormac
splat2million 20/Oct/13 2nd
Russ 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S
mky77 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
josephxtian 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Padge
AndyPagett 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Really nice padding up the slab, with good protection in the breaks.

Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead
the_liquorice_man 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
amorousbadger 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jpksalmon 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
Paul1 25/Aug/13 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Solo
Mike Bayley 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with David Barnes
Neil Henson 11/Jul/13 Solo rpt
BStar 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rachael
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd O/S
B4tgirl 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Tony
Blueso 26/May/13 2nd
with Anna
benghull 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ClareG 20/Apr/13 2nd
freemanTom 19/Apr/13 Solo
The Reaper 08/Apr/13 Solo O/S
ht543 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Jacqui Crowder, Neil Henson
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo rpt
mikestr555 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
edordead 17/Nov/12 Solo
deacondeacon 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S
McKEuan 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Webster 18/Oct/12 Solo
Rich Malcolm 14/Oct/12 Solo β
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd β
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo
Alan James - UKC and UKH 09/Sep/12 2nd
Sam James-Louwerse 09/Sep/12 Lead
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
daviesp2 03/Sep/12 Solo
SuperstarDJ 02/Sep/12 2nd
with Katarzyna Bonenberg
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Solo
Maddi O'Brien 19/Aug/12 TR
with RUMC
Kylie 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
Jethro ?/Jul/12 Solo
Neil Henson 28/Jun/12 Solo O/S


GermanAlex 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S

some curious features on that route

Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Ramblin dave 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice lead. Also got Chris up in big boots as his first climb for ten years...

with Leticia, Richard
rfdl100 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with David Sim
rfdl100 25/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
DaveFidler 19/Feb/12 TR O/S
with Rowen
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd
johnji1033 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with ben roberts
sting 30/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Solo rpt
Andysomething 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/11 Solo rpt

Tried the direct, but bottled it and used the ledge on the right.

Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
rogerskews 23/Sep/11 -
with Martin Coward
tedburt 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

down climb for next route

with serge
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Solo
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
pffft 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
KatieG 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with James Wyatt
Danny Crump 22/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/11 TR
schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
althesin 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Bill Thurston
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S
georgenvk 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
dpmUK 17/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jen
arctic_jen 17/May/11 Lead
with Dan
Hidden 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Duck Egg 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Very nice holds.

with Annie Russell
Whealiebob 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
sam coward 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Rupe, Helen
AndyPagett 03/Apr/11 Lead
with Adam Mitchell
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
ronmcdonald ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Adam Newmark 02/Mar/11 -
with Emma Louise Anderson
Emma-Louise Anderson 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Newmark
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Marq 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
leonjones 19/Sep/10 Solo
shepman 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Tym
payeo20 30/Aug/10 Solo
Emily Quinton 30/Aug/10 -
Oliver Branagan 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Cool hand holds.

eel 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
dishevelled 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
edd rab 18/Jun/10 Solo rpt
fatbuoybazza 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
migs493 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
LivinITlarge 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
LoneBoulderer 31/May/10 2nd O/S
RalphC 30/May/10 Lead
with Caroline
jmjw 09/May/10 2nd
with Bob B
KieranT 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckingham
R_Blackburn ?/May/10 Lead O/S
thekendo 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with PMDC
Bullybones 23/Apr/10 Solo
Somerset swede basher 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Katharine.eaton 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Wicks, Dom
Daniel Wicks 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
charley 31/Jan/10 Solo rpt
MPSBunny 21/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/09 2nd O/S
richorme 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Jimb0 04/Oct/09 Lead
with Ander
Ander 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Jimb0
Hidden 26/Sep/09 TR dog
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
David Wynne 05/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JDDD 09/Aug/09 Solo
sclly ?/Aug/09 2nd
mikej 28/Jul/09 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Chris_Williams 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Zenobia Mehta
Reds 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
markburgin83 21/Jun/09 2nd
fordie77 21/Jun/09 2nd
AlastairB 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Mike_T0501 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lynne
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd
RichardMc 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Mary Sealey
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead
RachelP 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Naomi
robblowen 06/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead
gnc760 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Benrj 18/Mar/09 Solo
with jay mowat
phill bentham 17/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd rpt
benman 10/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
D Berry 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Alfredo 15/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
charley 10/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
Yanis Nayu 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Phil Lucas
tanssop 05/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Wayne
daviesp2 25/May/08 2nd
with Trish
JCookie 11/May/08 2nd
with Richard Plater
RiPomc 11/May/08 Lead

Not even close for the direct 5a start. Otherwise OK.

with Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner
tanssop 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Julie
PenJD 16/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Jonny M 23/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
VS4b 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with paul
Allan Young 11/Nov/07 2nd β
with Steve Turner
sargy 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Alice Woodhouse
Ollie Dobson ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Irk the Purist 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Pilch 06/Oct/07 Solo
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Retroman3 21/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Yan
edd rab 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Lawrence and Seb Rab
seb rab 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 27/Jun/07 Lead rpt
tristangale 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
tristangale 09/Jun/07 Lead rpt

5a Direct Start

with Mark
popebenedictus 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Direct start

Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo
Powder Puff Girl 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ben H
Jon_Warner 26/May/07 Solo O/S

Nice route

Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
natzim 09/Apr/07 Solo O/S
The Mountain Goat 01/Apr/07 Solo O/S
shameless 25/Mar/07 Lead
with fi
Alfredo ?/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Solo rpt
adam carless 01/Jan/07 Solo O/S

did the direct start

david the bear ??/2007 -
with John K
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Hidden ??/2007 -
Steve682 ??/2007 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Col Allott 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
Ben1983 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Andy Hudson 16/Sep/06 Lead
with Jayne
jaynethepain 16/Sep/06 2nd
with Andy Hudson
Scally ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Maggie
Neilfrherts 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Duncan Beard 15/Jul/06 Solo

First VDiff solo

with Dee Rowell
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Mike Turner 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Rachel Turner, Dave White
Hidden 14/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/06 Solo rpt
howlingbaboon ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
peter myers ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with David Leicester
colin milton 26/Mar/06 Solo
climbing_wiggy ??/2006 Lead rpt
with Nocker
tiga271 ??/2006 2nd
with Dave
John Lisle ??/2006 -
maria85 02/Oct/05 2nd
caradoc 03/Sep/05 Solo O/S
donkster ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/05 Lead
Swirly 10/Aug/05 2nd
with Dom Clarke
joeoutdoors 15/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Spicer
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 04/May/05 Solo O/S
crag_monster ?/May/05 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/05 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Solo
cpoad 15/May/04 2nd O/S
with Alison C, Darryl C
Nutkey ?/May/04 Lead O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
tobydunford 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Rampikino 21/Jun/03 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden 12/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 09/May/03 Solo O/S
SteveM 20/Apr/03 Lead
with Bekhs
Hidden 03/Apr/03 Solo rpt
CrashMat Rob 29/Mar/03 Solo
with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn
chrishedgehog 25/Feb/03 Solo
LankyPaddy 30/Jan/03 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
duncan 28/Sep/02 Solo
with Hugo Glover
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Solo
Budge 11/Jul/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 13/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 21/Apr/02 Solo rpt
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/02 Solo
Neil Curtis 27/Oct/01 Lead rpt
with James Tyson
Neil Curtis 30/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Arthur Austin
Hidden 01/Jun/99 Solo rpt
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 24/Aug/98 Solo O/S
ajoliver 05/Jun/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/98 Solo rpt
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/97 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/97 Solo rpt
Rampikino 01/Mar/97 Solo
with Phil
crater 24/Oct/96 -
Hidden 16/Jun/96 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/96 Solo RP
roncaves 01/Aug/95 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/95 Lead
Strong Steve 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 ??/1995 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 19/Oct/93 Solo
mikej 08/Aug/93 Lead
with M
Roget 05/Dec/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Oct/91 Solo
Jelly Mould Surfer 02/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Laramadness 24/Jul/90 Solo O/S
tapley ?/Sep/89 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jan/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
babymoac 26/Oct/85 Solo
Nigel Bond 23/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/82 Solo
mark-abz 02/Jun/82 Solo
mikej 20/Oct/81 Lead
with Nigel Sumner, S
mikej 18/Oct/81 Lead
with S
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/77 Solo
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
mikej 03/Jan/76 Solo
petemeads ??/1976 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/75 Solo
mikej 13/May/73 Solo
mikej 16/Jan/72 Solo
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 31/Aug/70 Solo
with E
mikej 28/Feb/70 Solo
with E
mikej 17/Aug/69 Lead
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 19/Aug/68 Solo
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 08/Oct/67 Lead
with Pat Toon
mikej 30/Mar/67 Solo
mikej 30/Apr/66 Solo
with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles
mikej 01/Sep/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 09/May/65 Lead
with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
mikej 20/Dec/64 Lead
with Brian Lefevre
mikej 22/Nov/64 Lead
with Paul Richardson
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