Rockfax Description
The central crack-line is strenuous. It can be protected but it is awkward and it is best to just blast up it. © Rockfax

FA. Trevor Baugh 1952

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Tom Lord 11/Nov/17 Sent O/S
jjclarke70 11/Nov/17 Solo O/S
with Frank
tonto169 01/Jul/17 Lead
Andy Fielding 15/Jun/17 Solo
DanChad 23/Apr/17 Sent x
royle883 26/Mar/17 Sent
Hidden 19/Feb/17 2nd
riccynino 09/Oct/16 Sent O/S
Drummerboy444 09/Oct/16 Sent x
Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
JohnBotham 09/Aug/16 TR
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/May/16 Sent O/S
with Gavin Singleton
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Sent
sopaz 06/Mar/16 Solo
atom 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Bold top section with added lichen

Becks87 27/Feb/16 Solo dnf

Probably should have tried harder, but put off by all the lichen (VS 5a in RF)

Hidden ??/2016 -
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Sent O/S
Flavio 18/Oct/15 Sent O/S
alex goodall 26/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo
woody99i 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
samdickensuk ?/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Rich Malcolm 19/Oct/14 Solo β
dannyboy83 24/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Angus Taylor 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
robblowen 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 05/May/14 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 21/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Sy Finch 14/Apr/14 Solo O/S
grubes 22/Feb/14 Sent O/S
with Alex
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent O/S
Duncan Campbell 17/Dec/13 Sent
Wayne S 28/Apr/13 Solo
adam carless 14/Apr/13 Sent rpt

pottering at the end of the day

Legs 23/Sep/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
cem 05/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
GermanAlex 18/Mar/12 Sent O/S

Good choice not to bother with gear, once the opportunity arises to place any the difficulties are all a thing of the past. Too short to be a route, really. More like 4c/5a for the apes amongst us, whereas shorties (myself) have to put in a bit more thought.

PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Sent
belay bunny turned bad 14/Oct/11 Sent
with loundsy
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
mtempest 15/Aug/11 Solo
climbing_wiggy 13/Aug/11 Solo rpt

climbed above bouldering mat

the_one_jim 29/May/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 Solo
lozowen 24/May/11 Solo
chrishedgehog 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Kieran Myles
Jokysparrow 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with shepman
chris warner 02/Apr/11 Solo
charley 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Would of been easier to solo...

with Ange
valentinesbabe 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Found it easier than I expected but had to put in about 3 more moves than Charley to gain the ledge!

ollie_e ??/2011 Solo
gingerdave13 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with stefan
Chris Ellis 31/Oct/10 2nd
with Helen Odwell
dsjms 30/Oct/10 TR RP
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S 24/Oct/10 Solo
with jamesca
newvena 21/Sep/10 Sent O/S
Sgt. Vest 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Chris Braine
oddessy_uk 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
climbing_wiggy 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with John Hayden
jtree03 22/Jul/10 2nd
with Brother Al
LivinITlarge 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
Guy Atkinson 08/Jul/10 Solo
with Ben Silvestre
edd rab 24/Jun/10 Solo rpt
migs493 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
garethb 09/May/10 Sent
with cheque
Hidden 09/May/10 Sent O/S
jmjw 09/May/10 Solo O/S
willson 18/Apr/10 Solo
Pilch 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
mic_b 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 31/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Solo
honey_badger 22/Sep/09 Solo
Luke Goddard 21/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
cooper leek 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with dave nw, donk
donkster 19/Sep/09 Solo rpt
with ben, DaveNW
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo
markytaylor 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
steve2006 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Sent O/S
jwpil 11/May/09 Solo O/S
Phil1967 17/Apr/09 Solo O/S
BicepAndrews 13/Apr/09 Solo
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/09 Sent x
Pilch 04/Apr/09 Solo
adam carless 21/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Benrj 18/Mar/09 Solo
with jay mowat
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Solo O/S
B-bop ?/Mar/09 Solo
Sidekick ??/2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
fatbuoybazza 13/Sep/08 Lead dnf
with olivia
The Reaper 26/May/08 Solo O/S
Simon Davenport 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
howlingbaboon 09/May/08 Solo rpt
howlingbaboon 09/May/08 Solo rpt
john lynch 09/Mar/08 Solo
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
alek 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
adam carless 29/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Whealiebob 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
edd rab 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden 28/Sep/07 TR
Alfredo ?/Sep/07 Solo
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 26/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Pilch 10/May/07 Solo
EdShep 10/May/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
tommo1664 05/May/07 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Solo
Col Allott 15/Apr/07 Solo
hamish2016 20/Jan/07 Solo O/S
roverhead 20/Jan/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
MNA123 ??/2007 Lead
chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
nai ?/Nov/06 Solo
with Si Cornhill
dicky79 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Pete
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Solo O/S
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
ChrisBrooke 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Caroline Davison
Hidden 01/Jun/06 Solo O/S
orb 15/Apr/06 Solo
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Nicos 02/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with solo
zcapxa5 15/Oct/05 Solo O/S
2shortplanks 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Reds 19/Aug/05 Solo
Alex Mason ?/Aug/05 Solo


with andy g
crag_monster ??/2005 Solo
jl 15/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Cara
OffshoreAndy 28/Aug/04 Solo
Adam Potter 22/Aug/04 Solo O/S

May have been a knee dab!

Hidden 15/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
samwelli 26/Mar/04 Solo O/S
BrianT 23/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Solo
duncan 28/Sep/02 Solo O/S
with Hugo Glover
Monk 21/Sep/02 Solo O/S
Ben lad 18/Sep/02 -
Hidden 16/Jun/02 Solo
Mark Stevenson 26/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 22/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden 13/Aug/01 Lead O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo O/S
ajoliver 29/May/98 Solo O/S
andrewbooth1000 05/Sep/97 Solo
Rampikino 18/May/97 Solo
tlr 05/May/96 Solo
with Pete D
Hidden 03/Nov/95 Lead
Strong Steve 20/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo
Roget 01/Feb/92 Solo O/S
roncaves 29/Sep/90 Solo
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 ?/Jun/87 Lead
babymoac 03/May/86 -
Hidden 01/Oct/82 Solo
Rob Davies 14/Jun/81 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Hammy 26/Aug/77 Solo
with Jonathan Stacey
RichardMc 25/Apr/76 Solo
mikej 20/Apr/75 Solo
Hidden ??/1975 -
Nigel Bond 20/Oct/73 Lead
with John
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Lead
mikej 17/Aug/69 Solo
with E
mikej 31/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 08/Oct/67 Solo
mikej 21/Jan/67 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 03/Apr/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 10/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
mikej 09/May/65 Solo
with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
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High HS
Mid HS
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Votes cast 7
High 5b
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Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
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High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
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