Far Left

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Windy

The short walls at the left-hand extremity of the cliff are less popular than the rest of Birchen and so are a fair bet for a bit of solitude.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bosun's Nose
Up the left side of the wall and over the jutting nose - tricky.
1 user comment
 
Technical
S
2
Bosun's Crack
The tiny angle gives mild jamming.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
VD
3
Bosun's Wall
The wall on the right to a tricky but avoidable last move.
1 user comment
 HVD
4
The Gangplank
The isolated slab by pleasant balance climbing on polished holds. Experts can do it no-hands and in unsuitable footwear.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
M
5
Handy Crack
A chockstoned-crack gives a handy introduction to jamming.
5 user comments
 Diff
6
Visitors Only
The shallow left-facing groove has a few pleasant moves.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
7
All Aboard
The deeper central groove has an awkward start and exit.
5 user comments
 Diff
8
Saltheart Foamfollower
A thin crack in the smooth wall leads to a deep break which is tricky to attain a standing position in. More like E1 if the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
9
Poop Deck Crack
The awkward crack splitting the wall to a short V-groove.
10 user comments
 S
10
The Pirate
The wall and bulge are 'aaaard. Highball f6B to the second break.
 
Technical
E2
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    The Crow's Nest
    "This is a proper VS with VS moves all the way and bit out of character to the ot..." 03/Jun

    The Prow
    "In reply to Charles, it was never listed in any of the earlier books so we clim..." 30/Apr

    The Prow
    "A most unlikely first ascent date" 30/Apr

    Bosun's Nose
    "Bouldermat or good spotting essential for the start. Only real protection comes ..." 06/Jul

    Old Codger
    "First ascent Gary Gibson 2.4.79" 25/Jul

    Victory Vice
    "Start right in the corner to get the most out of the route, extend to the finish..." 15/Jul

    Nelson's Nemesis
    "Excellent climb! Not sure which bit is the polished button though. Moves out und..." 14/Jul

    Fuse
    "Me and my mate Bal did this route and thouht it was well good. I lead and though..." 11/Jul

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