Birch Tree Wall

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Afternoon sun
8 mins
Level
Sheltered

Brimham's tallest buttress has a selection of climbs as good as you could wish for. Apart from the classic buttress of Birch Tree Wall and the slippery chasm of Lover's Leap Chimney, there are plenty of other climbs to delight and tease.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Who Need Friends
10m. Climb a flake to a break and continue to a flared horizontal (poor Friends - who needs 'em) then move left to reach a...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
2
Difficult Crack
8m. The flake-crack leads to a wide awkward cleft.
 
Graunchy
VD
3
Enigma
12m. Climb to the roof and pass it on the right before moving carefully back left to a ledge. Balance up the final groove to...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E1 5b
4
Birch Tree Wall Top 50
16m. The classic of the crag. Climb a groove then move rightwards to a ledge on the arete. Traverse the shelf (an ancient...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
5
Love Bug
16m. Climb the crack in the left wall of the huge gully to its end then traverse the break left to the arete. Follow this with...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
6
Left Wall Top 50
14m. The soaring left wall of the rift offers a sterling challenge. Climb the crack to its end then a thinner crack to its...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6a
7
Resurrection
14m. A hard pitch that links the cave of Lover's Leap Chimney with the finish of Left Wall.
 
1 Stars
E6 6b
8
Lover's Leap Chimney
16m. A venerable classic with the polish to prove it. Climb the very slippery crack on the left (hard - many fail here) to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VD 4b
9
Lover's Leap Chimney Right
16m. From the same start exit up the more taxing right-hand rift.
 
1 Stars
S 4b
10
Ambidexter
14m. A weird wandering route, though with some interesting climbing and more interesting positions. Climb to the top of the...
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
11
Right Wall
14m. A pleasant climb meandering up the right-hand wall of the chimney. Start left of the arete and climb to a large ledge...
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
12
Anniversary Arete
The right arete of the widening crack.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
V4 6B
13
Nameless Chimney
14m. Around the arete is widening chimney that leads easily to ledges in its depths. It is the narrowing continuation crack...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HS 4b
14
Stepped Buttress
14m. An eliminate but with some good moves. Climb the centre of the slab (V2) to a ledge then the narrow rib to a tough exit...
 
Technical
Rounded
E1 6a
15
President's Progress
14m. Climb the short awkward chimney (avoidable on the right) to a platform then bridge the wide upper section.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
16
Left Edge
10m. A filler-in but while you are in the area. Climb to the
 
Rounded
HS 4b
17
Lichen Slab
8m. The centre of the polished slab is a popular beginners' climb, on the right end of the rope.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD
  • Latest Comments

    For BRIMHAM ROCKS

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

    Black Chipper
    "I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long..." 06/Oct

    Great Slab
    "Great route, easily worth 2 stars!" 21/Jun

    Minion's Way
    "It was only 5a when I soloed it in 1990. Grade inflation gone mad." 27/Mar

    Clingon
    "Is the grading on this a misprint? Seems more straightforward than V5(and the fu..." 12/Mar

    Centre Point
    "Barely Moderate." 12/Sep

    Peerless
    "Where does 5a come from?! It's HS 4a in the YMC guide, S 4a probably more accura..." 10/Jun

    Easy Escape
    "This climb is also called 'Easy Exit' in both the 1989 and 2000 YMC grit guides...." 08/May

    Ritornal
    "This is more E1 than most E1s. Bold and fully committing mid-height crux, and a ..." 31/Oct

    Left Wall
    "brilliant route with good pro. soft touch" 19/Oct top50

    Rough Stuff
    "This was green and not perfectly dry feeling when I did it. However the vast qua..." 09/Oct

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