Rockfax Description
Bridge the cleft then traverse the break leftwards, passing the arete with difficulty to an easier finish over the bulge on the left. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

charliepickering 13/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Mike
Jacob Goodenough 19/Feb/17 TR dnf
Neilaw 22/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Simon
Dan Hostford 15/Oct/16 TR O/S
with LSMC
Dale Comley 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
powelli 07/Aug/16 TR dog

Top roped after Connor lead it. Tricky moves but enjoyable climbing.

Connorolfe 07/Aug/16 Lead RP
NeilHowarth 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Connor Rolfe
Bradbury 05/May/16 Lead G/U

2 falls then climbed ground up

with Will Troughton
dom94 10/Apr/16 Solo G/U

Had some pads, so took a few falls working across the break. Pulling round the top roof scary with no rope.

marconi 06/Mar/16 Lead
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
John Higgs 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Flavio 18/Oct/15 Solo O/S
DavidPC 15/Jul/15 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lilley
daniel heaton 20/Jun/15 TR dog
with HSX
dobby 200 20/Jun/15 TR O/S
dominic lee 06/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 02/Dec/14 Lead
shaky2 16/Feb/14 2nd
with Matt c
nick ferro 01/Sep/13 -
adam carless ?/May/13 Lead RP

Fell off trying some silly thrown heel hook the first time. Started again with a more sensible approach, but still needed some work to get round the arete.

with Andy Sheridan
Eagertom 08/Apr/13 Lead RP

After a lunch break examining the route we plucked up the courage to try it. Both me and Dan had a go at the crux move without having placed any protection because of a combination of rope drag and not wanting to get pumped. On my second attempt I managed to get over the crux, and placed the one piece of protection in the whole second half of the climb. Exhilarating and fun, I was amazed it didn't get any stars in Peak SE.

Hidden 08/Apr/13 2nd RP
Hidden 30/Nov/12 2nd β
deacondeacon 09/Oct/12 Lead

Tried earlier in the day and greased off, went back at the end of the day when it had cooled down and felt steady, didn't realise that bridging was 'in' either. I had done the finish previously when soloing around on the wall. I think a tricky hvs is more suitable although my guidebook has it down as an E1.

dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
shaky2 29/May/12 Lead
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd dog
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead
Tom Seccombe 13/Mar/12 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Rowan Mitchell 06/Nov/11 Lead dog
Stefan_Morris 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Alex and Jenny
andrew hammond 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jack adams 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with andy
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S

E1?.. maybe VS

with serge
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 24/Apr/11 Solo
John Bish 16/Apr/11 2nd
joese7en ??/2011 Sent O/S
Joe Costello 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ellie, Matt
Gazleah ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with dprctr
Hidden 07/Jun/10 2nd
Jack Loftus 07/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Ady
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead β
paul__in_sheffield 11/Apr/10 Solo
with Noodle
BicepAndrews 13/Mar/10 Lead RP
with James Maddison
Hidden ??/2010 Lead dog
BicepAndrews 12/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Steve Swan
JCB42 21/Mar/09 Lead RP

HVS 5b... Hard! Decked out at the end of the traverse 1st time round, finished it though the next time.

with Jack Brougham
Boy ?/Jan/09 -
Sandy Holford 12/Oct/08 TR
vvanhinsbergh 02/Jun/08 TR β

Its HVS in my guide by my god it was hard, Finished up 'oarsman'? I would never have made it without knowing where the all important jug was!! E1 is more suitabe...?

with Mike Swinn
russonly 07/May/08 2nd O/S

Good route!

with AndyN
btc 05/Apr/08 2nd
with floris b
Andrew Barker ??/2006 Solo β

Tricky traverse.

with Curly Ben Harding
samwelli 24/Dec/05 Lead dog

Brilliant route, deserves more praise. I disagree somewhat with the comments in the Chatsworth guidebook and its ommision from PGE. Contrived? The traverse out of the V cleft and onto the slab are lovely technical moves.

Sankey 24/Dec/05 2nd dog
with Sam
Scottish78 03/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 13/May/00 Lead O/S
with Martin Flint
marcoleptic ??/2000 2nd
with Tommo
Hidden 16/Oct/99 TR
craig d ??/1999 -
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/98 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
Hidden ?/Oct/97 2nd
Roget 01/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1996 -
Hidden 25/Jun/95 2nd
goi.ashmore 08/Oct/88 Solo RP

Ground up

Andy Say 08/Oct/88 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/85 Lead
mark-abz 02/Jun/82 TR
Mark Kemball 07/Oct/78 Solo
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