Rockfax Description
The thin cracks in the south-facing wall lead to hard moves leftward and an exit via the arete. © Rockfax

R.Sheriff 1990

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Matt Shepherd 02/Jan/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/17 Lead
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Felt more like a VS than E1 to be honest.

Graeme Hammond 26/May/16 Solo O/S
dominic lee 06/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 25/May/15 2nd
ebf 25/May/15 Lead O/S

Yeah, it's not E1. I can see a HVS grade being reasonable as the fall isn't very nice, although it's pretty easy even then. Easy HVS/5a IMO. Would be a little more exciting without the right crack too.

with Marc Jones, Woody
PaulHermes 25/May/15 2nd
with Paul VCCC
Roget 24/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with robin
John Higgs 13/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Nov/14 Solo O/S
maumau 23/Sep/14 Lead RP
ralphio 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Climbed for an easy E1 tick. Probably more like VS.

with Maumau
nick ferro 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
KamilJ 15/Aug/14 Solo
with Dan
dannyboy83 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Kamil
Jonny Holmes ?/Feb/14 Lead
lloydellis93 ?/Feb/14 2nd
Dave Mason 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
antdav 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

E1 in the book, wasn't planning as a first but looked ok. Now HVS deserves VS

Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 13/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice route. Much easier then it looks...

davewsargent 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
jshields 25/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Aaron Hauptmann 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

was wet and the top out was very grim.. alright moves but short lived

Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
adam carless 31/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
ronmcdonald ?/May/11 TR O/S
simeclimb68 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
thekendo 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with PMDC
Jeronimo 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Pythonist 13/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Mild HVS at best...

jonathan watt 11/Apr/07 TR
chiverstom 01/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
mikej 14/Jun/05 Lead

HVS variation.

with Rick Naylor
mikej 21/Aug/99 TR
with M
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S
with chopper
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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 10
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 10
Votes cast 11
Style of ascent
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