Far Left

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

The left-hand extremity of the cliff is less popular than the rest of Birchen Edge and as such is a good place for a bit of solitude. The Gangplank is a good beginners' route - on the blunt end! The wall to the right has some routes that could do with being twice as long. Guidebook page 335.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bosun's Nose
5m. Up the left side of the wall and over a jutting nose.
1 user comment
 
Technical
S 4c
2
Bosun's Crack
4m. The tiny angle gives mild jamming.
1 user comment
 VD
3
Bosun's Wall
5m. The wall on the right to a tricky but avoidable last move.
 S 4a
4
The Gangplank
10m. Pleasant balance climbing on well-glossed footholds. Experts (show-offs) can do it no-hands.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
M
5
Handy Crack
6m. A chockstoned-crack gives a handy introduction to jamming.
4 user comments
 D
6
Visitors Only
8m. The shallow left-facing groove has a few pleasant moves.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
7
All Aboard
6m. A deep central groove with an awkward start and exit.
4 user comments
 
Technical
D
8
Saltheart Foamfollower
8m. A thin crack in the smooth wall leads to a deep break and then a tricky finish. A great name for a so-so route.
2 user comments
 
Technical
HVS 5b
9
Poop Deck Crack
12m. The awkward crack that splits the flat wall leads into a short V-groove.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
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