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.

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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    Bosun's Nose
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