Sat 5th Sep, 2020

Peak District Climbing: Birchens Edge (take 2)

Gowry Sisupalan

Member Attended- Gowry Sisupalan, James Meakin, Mark Pilling, Cathy Gordon, Jack Buczko, Meirion Tanner


This was the second attempt this year to get to Birchens and it was fully attended with 6 people.  We had a great day after a summer of lockdown.  A few of the regular faces were missing.   It felt more like the beginning of a climbing season with the excitement of being out in the peaks and meeting up with friends again.  The weather was good and the crack jokes were back.  

We split into different climbing teams.  Mark Pilling who had not climbed much had a great climb leading Stokers wall HS, Hammock VS 5b, soloed Stoker’s Break VD and many more.  Cathy was very busy and climbed 8 routes in total including leading Stokers wall (D) and Trafalgar crack (VD).

Jack and Miriam climbed Yo-Ho crack (VD), then Miriam teamed up with James to climb Nautical Crack (VD), Fo’c’sle Crack (S), Trafalgar Crack (VD), Camperdown Crawl (HS) and Monument Chimney (D).   

A lovely day out with friends.  Hope to see more out soon.

Gowry Sisupalan

Meet Promo:

Birchen Edge (take 2)

Another opportunity to enjoy the delights of Birchen! A lovley natural gritstone crag that is home to a plethora of high quality climbs at approachable grades. It is a friendly and enjoyable venue for a day of climbing with friends. Details can be found here:


We'll meet under Trafalger buttress around 10am. Please come prepared for a day of climbing and for the prevailing conditions. Keep an eye on scribble for updates. No need to plan dinner though, the Robin Hood does a lovely home cooked meal and good beer for those looking...See you all at the crag. 


The KMC are running this meet in accordance to government and local Covid -19 restrictions. You must contact the meet leader, or the KMC Meets Secretary ( before attending this meet. Thank you.

Please note:
Due to Covid restrictions many meets have been cancelled and remaining meets are members only. Please check back after the restrictions are lifted.

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