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Tricky moves up the wall left of the crack lead to romping. © Rockfax

Ticklists: All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Ben Jones 94 03/Sep Lead O/S
with Nick Lokuciewski
tprebs 03/Sep Lead O/S
milena 20/Aug Lead O/S
with carla
CarlaJG 20/Aug 2nd
with milena
Alex Riley 17/Aug Lead O/S
Marl 08/Aug Solo O/S

Think this is left variant start to clampdown crawl

tonto169 01/Jul Lead
Andy Fielding 15/Jun Solo
oli5896 26/Mar Lead O/S
CTLClarke 26/Mar 2nd O/S
with Oliver
charliepickering 13/Mar Lead O/S
with Mike
j.kirby 12/Mar Lead
with nick244
nick244 12/Mar 2nd
with Smeagol
jcdavy 04/Mar 2nd O/S
with Nathan
Garnham 04/Mar Lead O/S
with jcdavy
adi bryant 29/Dec/16 Solo
papasmurf 29/Dec/16 Solo
FlavioL1989 29/Oct/16 Solo O/S
andrew549 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Dale Comley 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
TomYates 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
craig.england1 05/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Attempted but backed off when I found a difficult move and still had no gear

with Dave F
daviesp2 16/Apr/16 2nd

used crack from camperdown for one hold.

with Andrzej & Tom
andrzej kierzek 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Paul Davies, Tom Evans
freemanTom 16/Apr/16 2nd
with Anjay, Paul Davies
dom94 10/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Naomi.P 10/Apr/16 2nd

Hard start as usual for Birchen!

with Jake
Jake Young 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Nao
leopolian 10/Apr/16 Lead β
with Steph
Paul Baxter 13/Mar/16 Lead
with Dave
adam.wood 28/Feb/16 2nd
with Sam Hunt, UBMC
Sam Hunt 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Adam Wood, Robyn Little
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
John Higgs 11/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Blueso 03/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Anna
B4tgirl 03/Nov/15 2nd
with Tony
Maddie 17/Oct/15 Solo G/U

Jumped off aftre faffing around for ages because soloing. Then found it really easy

with LSMC lot, Dennis999
alexanderadunn ?/Oct/15 Lead
crazy pierre 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

With side runner

cragsman9000 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
Gemma_Penny 29/Aug/15 2nd
Happy Wanderer 22/Aug/15 2nd
with Brian Cross, Jackie Cross, Mike D
MD 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Brian C, Jo, Jackie
Hidden 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

With side runner.

with Anne-Marie Shepherd
TomYates 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
eliza 04/May/15 Lead
Hidden ?/May/15 2nd
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/14 Lead O/S
pfoulger 01/Nov/14 2nd
Andypeak 01/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead
Durkules 01/Nov/14 2nd
andrew549 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Albachoss 26/Jul/14 Solo O/S
jshields 25/Jun/14 Solo
amccann 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 17/May/14 Solo
theboghopper 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Owain Baker
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
Ablewings 15/Apr/14 TR O/S
Stopsy 14/Apr/14 Lead RP

slipped at the start, whoops no o/s!

with Jaz
cameron_hall 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
nick ferro 01/Sep/13 -
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
riff156 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
Steve Waters, Mynydd 03/Aug/13 Lead

Side runner in Camperdown Crawl seems a reasonable assumption at the VS grade. Crux move seemed 5a.

mtempest 02/Aug/13 Sent
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
dbm 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tommanion 20/Apr/13 2nd dog

Nice challenging climb

Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
harold walmsley 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 TR O/S
Oceanic 19/Aug/12 -
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
SecretSquirrel 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
pastep 10/Jun/12 Lead

One move wonder. Bobbed a side runner in Camperdown Crawl.

with Will242
Steven Andrews 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Arjan
bwestwood 02/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden 25/May/12 Solo O/S
tommo1664 06/May/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Solo O/S
joem 18/Mar/12 2nd
with Matt e
partz 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey ?/Feb/12 Solo
Wood for Trees 02/Jan/12 Solo O/S

nice rewarding holds after tricksome start

with mason, Bill, Noaks, Laura, Joble, party man Ramsden
joem ??/2012 2nd O/S
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
ianjdodd 23/Oct/11 TR O/S
Oceanic 16/Oct/11 -
Stefan_Morris 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Alex and Jenny
pie_eater_pete 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
charley 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S

5a tops. Very bold though. No gear until after the crux...

chumleywarner 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
adam carless 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Marti999 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
wishicud climbHVS 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Bouldery start. Dyno to good hold then enjoy the rest of the route. Side runner gives confidence.

with Ash Crazy fool Green
Chaz2512 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
virgil 22/Jul/11 Lead
with laura the mentallist
Karlos ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 30/Jun/11 Lead
joe king 22/Jun/11 2nd
with James Moore
eburki1 18/Jun/11 TR
Manchi 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with tim_mcd
iamstebarker 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
tim_mcd 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Peakology 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Dave
sharpie530 03/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Fraser hill-casey ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
AielSavage ??/2011 Lead O/S

start is interesting especially for the short

jonny_098 02/Nov/10 TR O/S

No protection over crux move. Damp rock so didnt want to deck it. Put wire in Camperdown Crawl and climbed to break where I could thread a sling and provide top rope protection for the move. Felt a lot easier this way!

with George Lewtas
PaulHermes 24/Oct/10 AltLd
with Tibor
ebf 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Much harder than the attached VS, but assuming you can place gear in that the VS grade is fair. Probably only 5a unless you are very short.

pastep 24/Oct/10 2nd
with ebf
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mattorford 13/Sep/10 Lead
Nick F Smith 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Debbie Bowers
chris.mac 15/Aug/10 -
with rick
mattgrange 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Ben Sidsaph 23/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Lee Packer
scrat 11/Apr/10 Lead
Somerset swede basher 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
mic_b 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
tinyali 23/Mar/10 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Daniel Wicks 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with matt and marcus
RM199 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
b.hayley 09/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with alfredo
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 Solo
matsavage 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mrtom 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Lim
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead
steve2006 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JCB42 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 23/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Bit easy for 5b.

Hidden ??/2009 -
drysori ??/2009 Lead
matt ling 11/Dec/08 2nd RP

took a couple of attempts to crack the start

with dja
dja 11/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Month a guess. Much easier than the 5c right-hand start.

with Rob Richards
dfbpdave 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Phil & Becky
Heinrich 12/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Tough start as the ground is retreating away from the lowest holds...favours the tall!

with Gaz
popebenedictus 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Harding
Powder Puff Girl 03/Aug/08 TR dnf
with Ben H
scottski 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
vvanhinsbergh 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Unprotected start

with Mike Swinn
Chris wilson 02/Apr/08 2nd
with John F
Peakology 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Short but fun, probably easier for me (reach)

with cat
Chalky Cat 19/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Dom
john lynch 09/Mar/08 2nd
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 Lead
with Gav
Pilch 10/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/07 2nd O/S
donkster ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
nai 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Stu
jchenoweth 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Johan
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
peterbull ?/Jun/07 -
peterbull ?/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 26/May/07 Solo
Rampikino 08/Apr/07 Lead
with Cat
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Iggy_B 24/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Troop
simonw1 14/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Allan Watson 14/Jan/07 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
robal ??/2007 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
craig d ??/1999 -
mikej 25/Nov/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams
mikej 17/Apr/71 Solo
with E
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