Rockfax Description
Climb the thin crack in a shallow corner (fiddly small wires) then layback up the easier continuation corner. The route stays a bit greasy long after rain. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Hidden 08/Oct/17 2nd
Blod 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Quite tough at the bottom.

runestone 15/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with Blod
sting 02/Jul/17 2nd
with kwaidy
kwaidy 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with sting
tonto169 01/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/17 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 18/Dec/16 2nd rpt


with Joe
fuzzysheep01 18/Dec/16 Lead O/S


musicl3e 13/Aug/16 TR
with Tony Etherington, Sarah Brookes, John Brookes
Murdoch112 13/Aug/16 TR
with John Brookes, Elaine Brookes, Sarah Brookes
Hidden 13/Aug/16 TR O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
jungle 06/Aug/16 Lead
with Paul Mcarthy
joemallia 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Vic Archer, Hooshang Amiri
Luke90 07/May/16 Solo O/S
MusicalMountaineer 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Small cam in a pocket, little purple nut in the crack. Committing move on great holds.

Andy Moles 15/Jan/16 Solo
with -
gaz3212 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Flavio 18/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Wizzy 28/Sep/15 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 30/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Struggled to get gear in. Would have been a bit more aggressive on the final move up to the roof but didn't trust my one tiny wire so downclimbed. Frustrating, probably would have got it but risk of decking too great. Boo!

with Steve Culwick
kermit_uk 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Monkey_Alan 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Charlene Gibson
CharleneGibson 21/Jun/15 2nd
with Alan
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
timreynolds 25/May/15 2nd
Hidden 25/May/15 2nd
mreynolds 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hamish777 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Phil.Rudd 16/May/15 2nd O/S
alex goodall 16/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 2nd O/S
Wayne S 15/May/15 Lead
Sarah Roscoe 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
eburki1 28/Sep/13 2nd
teamrob 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First VS onsight

with Dan
Dave Mason 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
antdav 08/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Tried but failed. Slimy tiny pockets

gazfellows 02/Jun/13 Lead
with Nic
cpoad 02/Jun/13 Lead dog

Missed the top of the lower crack by going round onto the slab face on left

with Steve G
martin one 21/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Nick
Hidden 20/Apr/13 TR O/S 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 09/Sep/12 Lead
Sam James-Louwerse 09/Sep/12 2nd
David Robinson 24/Aug/12 Lead
Lunar25 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
Wayne S 20/Jul/12 Lead
richyg 13/May/12 2nd
claregardiner 12/May/12 Lead
biobuild 25/Mar/12 2nd
marcoleptic 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 01/Mar/12 Lead
JJB 01/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Coops_13 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
BethM 15/Sep/11 Lead
with Tom Wilson, Charley Smallwood
adam carless 31/Aug/11 Solo O/S

A bit too greasy for comfort, but a couple of nice moves at the top of the corner.

schristophersmith 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
althesin 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Solo
waynem1985 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
antdav 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Wayne
the_one_jim 29/May/11 Sent O/S
lozowen 24/May/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 24/May/11 Solo
chrishedgehog 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Kieran Myles
shepman 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chris warner 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
LizBull 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
charley 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ange, Steve, Kev
Tithe Technique 19/Mar/11 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Charley's lead. Another lovely climb.

chumleywarner 19/Mar/11 TR O/S
ollie_e ??/2011 -
DerbyLiam ??/2011 -
gingerdave13 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with stefan
Dhcol ?/Oct/10 TR
Gazleah ?/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with dprctr
jtree03 22/Jul/10 2nd
with Brother Al
Hidden 21/Jul/10 TR
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
jmjw 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Really nice crimp to start, found a good placement with an IMP

with Bob B
M_Bell 17/Apr/10 Lead
Pilch 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Graham
Ky 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Donk
donkster 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with ki, crooko
mic_b 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
John Tourle 22/Sep/09 TR
with Steve Sadler, Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Lead
honey_badger 22/Sep/09 TR

made more treacherous by the light drizzle... the left hand pocket near the start was slimy as anything

with Weeman
Luke Goddard 21/Sep/09 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Sep/09 TR
jumpingjimminy 12/Sep/09 TR dog
with Ellie
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Managed the crux move but bottled the move on the corner, because I had poor gear, tried to climb down but could not find feet so fell manage to remove one of the nut placements completely. Nice

with Rosa Vilaseca
markytaylor 31/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Goose4 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Lucy Barker
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/09 2nd
jwpil 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
IAN NET ?/Jun/09 Lead
Oceanic 31/May/09 -
cheeky monkey77 06/May/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Budge 23/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Matt Szabo
paul76 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
boulderholder 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Budge 08/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates, Martin Gillie
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
sadsetts 16/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Al
Claire Taylor 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Liz Swanson
B-bop ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Juan, Francy
paul.valentine 17/Jan/09 2nd
with Graham Jones
robertmichaellovell ?/Jan/09 Lead
with Mark C
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
victim of mathematics 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Tricky, but with some nice moves.

The Reaper 26/May/08 Lead O/S
staceyjg 11/May/08 TR O/S

and chris R & GL

Hidden 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S
LoopyLou ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
naughtybadboy 04/Nov/07 Lead
Milne 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S

good start to it, Vdiff after.

with Dave
Whealiebob 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Terry
edd rab 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
popebenedictus 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 22/Jul/07 Lead
with Cat
Pilch 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ed
EdShep 10/May/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead O/S
Nicos 15/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
howlingbaboon 18/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Rob
AJ007 10/Jul/06 Solo
edmitchell ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with kai ren
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 17/Apr/05 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
with SUMC
OffshoreAndy 28/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Steve Mount
Adam Potter 22/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
CGlennie 28/May/04 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/04 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 02/Jun/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 26/May/02 Solo O/S
rocktigger ?/Jun/99 Solo
Iain Thow 15/Apr/93 Solo
tapley 01/Oct/88 Lead
with Alison Tapley
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


Mark Kemball 26/Nov/78 Solo
RichardMc 09/Jun/77 Solo
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Lead
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