- Birchen Edge
Birchen Edge is a
rock facein the Peak District, United Kingdom, popular with walkers and with novice climbers as most of the climbing routes are in the lower grades. There are generally good belays to be found at the tops although there are a couple of areas such as Stoker's Wallwhere it can be tricky. The starts can also be quite awkward where the crag is undercut. Classic routes include The Crow's Nest (VS), Nelson's Slab (HVS), Sail Buttress (VS), Sail Chimney (S), Topsail (VS), Orpheus Wall (HVS), Peaches (E4), Trafalgar Crack (V Diff), Camperdown Crawl (VS) and Powder Monkey Parade (S - but do not underestimate it).
It was also the titular inspiration for the recently built Birchen Apartments at Sheffield University.
Rock climbing in the Peak District
* [http://www.thepeakdistrict.info/fast/html/birchen.html More detailed information and images]
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