Battle of the Bulge* VS 4b
[Ian on Battle of the Bulge VS 4b @ Ramshaw, 2 kb]10m. The bulging crack is jammed, battled and bridged. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Ian on Battle of the Bulge VS 4b @ Ramshaw © Alan
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This climb is in 252 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

switch - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Leanne

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Ruth Buckberry

Stayed wholy in the crack for the top. Made for more entertaining jamming action. Short lived but well protected.
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Alice

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14

BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Joe Costello

Tala M - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Mike Brookes

mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Michael H

Michael-H - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with mapperley samurai

Enjoyable route, a bit awkward to get above the first bulge, and then harder to get into the second. Good gear throughout made it much easier!
Stuart Hurworth - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14 with deborah

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

Ruthie - TR - 26/May/14 with Rob Royle, Gavin

gavster - Lead - 26/May/14 with ruth, rob

Rob Royle - 2nd - 26/May/14 with Ruth, Gav

Ceara - 2nd O/S - 19/May/14 with Mel Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14

Fun crux
Jimbo C - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Chris

Bulge is easier than it looks.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 14/May/14 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Chris Murray

cmars89 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Pete Duckworth

Hidden - 18/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

g1m147 - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with SCrossley

AnitaClimb - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Swifty

Sheltered from today's strong winds.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/13 with Andrew Evans

Lost feeling in hands due to cold, thus dragged up the bulge unceremoniously. One to go back for clean as was otherwise a fun route
andyevans - 2nd dog - 22/Dec/13 with cdpuk

Steady, only a couple of tricky moves, one past each bulge.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 19/Aug/13 with Graham Parkes

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Adam Radcliff

adam06 - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with kyle wood

Hidden - 28/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13

tom bre - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Paul Deane

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/13

stratandrew - 2nd - 10/Jul/13 with Helen Boothman

augustus trout - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Andy Stratford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - 10/Jul/13

Fun!
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13

first route at ramshaw in a long time! always seems to batter me, this went fine though, nice route
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Andrew Graham

Rob Wardle - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13 with Darren Ives, Dave Bowler

WrekinMC - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/13

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Howie Bartrip

saffy - Lead O/S - 2013

Enjoyed. Not as difficult as it looks.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Reeves

stuaart - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Thomas Smith

Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Challoner

Jay C - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Matt B

Nice classic grit crack climb. Very short lived!
R2B - Lead - 18/Sep/12

lecko - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Russell Blackaller

Sam Warby - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Dan Geh - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Neil Mackie

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Tom Hansford

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Becster

becster - 2nd - 26/Jul/12 with Mark_Day

Slick - Lead - 07/Jul/12 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/12

Poco Loco - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Kevin

Yer - got 2/3's of way up and got beaten by jelly legs and adrenaline shakes which just got worse and worse. Need muchos jamming technique practice - it is my weakness!
lizzyb - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/12 with Matt Chinner

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12

Alex@home - 2nd O/S - 30/May/12 with The Doctor

One move wonder
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Paul Anker

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - 26/May/12 with TimKnight

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/12

LeeWithers1987 - Lead O/S - May/12

lewismansell - Lead β - 29/Mar/12

yarrow - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Guy Chater - Lead - 10/Mar/12

TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/12

Kyrros - Lead - 15/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Jim

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Graeme

petellis - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11 with Bex

andrew hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Phil Davies

phildavies84 - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Andrew

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/11 with Adam Gill

nice climb
scotty h - TR β - 02/Oct/11 with Tim Nixon

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Anna Morris

friendzone1234 - 2nd - Sep/11

tompilgrem - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Nick/D

bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Tom/Nic

vinspin - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with sammy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/11

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Barry

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with jim

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

katyc - 2nd - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

warm up. good intro to ramshaw
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with dan geh

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Chris Gardner

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 07/Jul/11 with Mark Collins

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

fi15 - 2nd - Jul/11

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Liam Taylor

DerbyLiam - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Dom Pauley

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/11

Bottled out at the bulge. Rod then led and made it look very easy ... and I followed up as a second. One bridging move up on a hand jam and good holds came into reach. Kicking myself.
Stevie_R - 2nd RP - 24/May/11 with rod

jeffb - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with stemill, andy c

stemill - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Andy C, Jeff

peter myers - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Krissy Humble

andrusht84 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with humph, gary binns

jtree03 - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Tony

highfivekrissy - 2nd - Apr/11 with Pete Myers

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Great protection, just had to step up and commit to it... not all that elegant but it was good
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Paul Tattersall

geddicakes - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

rylett - Lead - 02/Mar/11 with Dan Oakes

uremac83 - Lead - 2011 with Richie Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/10

kipman725 - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

HS
sam820 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Fresher

ldadams - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10

Matt10 - 2nd - 02/Sep/10 with ldadams

grady - 2nd - Sep/10

APuddy - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Byronius Maximus - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Alex Twist

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Iain

Nature_Boy12689 - Lead - 31/Jul/10

Ky - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/10

One move wonder. Got a good fist jam in the crack (unusual for me as I hate jamming!), foot up, and then over - job done. Bomber gear too so didn't even feel committing - HS?
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Ian Jenkins

matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

JRae - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with L Campbell

Surprisingly awkward. Good lead from Andy.
Rob Jarratt - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Andy Crawley

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/10

mattshort - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Dave West

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Not really a battle, and fairly dull. Went straight back to the Roaches.
matt.jj - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Dave

short!
Dave Mahon - 2nd - Jun/10 with Matt Jackson

radioactivekid - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with Kyya

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

georgebe - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 23/May/10 with phil biglands

came out right at the bulge avoiding the crack - not too sure if this is the full tick
JasonV - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with John, Rod

mark stansfield - 2nd - 19/May/10

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 19/May/10

Shad - Lead - 19/May/10

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Christian Minett

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Neil

Laura-lou - Lead - 23/Apr/10 with Paul Shepherd

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

ciaran1999 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with saul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09

david morse - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Lambros

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with dave nw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09

sam corbett - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Climbed the crack direct ignoring the holds to the right this time. Good fun.
victim of mathematics - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

sgl0jd - Lead - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 01/Jul/09

proper grit thuggery
stevefromstoke - TR dog - 01/Jul/09 with mart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

hembug - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with dave

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

Good hidden holds out right help!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Brian Rossiter

Went off to the left at the top following a good hand hold to find my self on the over hung nose in a very scary position.
keithpeck - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

Loving the jams on this one!
gaz_jones - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Keith Lead, half way at crack use ledge on left hand side, better hand holds further out on the overhang
dimwit18 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Keith Peck

Sandy Holford - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Noodles

Richard G Wilkinson - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Sandy Holford

frume - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Saff

cayteye - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Paul Highams

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/09

James B - 19/Apr/09 with Nick

Killianmurphy - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Becki moore

MattT88 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Alex Flemming

tradguy - 2nd - 05/Mar/09 with katy dartford

1st VS. One move and a cheer!
LP - Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Monoaffe - Lead O/S - 2009

Went off route to the right at the end, avoiding the crack!
AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Jerry Matthews

snakebite - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Matt Reynolds

Karlos - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ben

Calder - 2nd - 13/Sep/08 with Andy Clow

@ndy - Lead - 13/Sep/08 with calder

ste_d - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/08

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Richard Hale

areeves - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Andy

brew_guru - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Kimberley Saint

Bit of a maul
mmalbon - TR - 08/Jun/08 with Mick

jcurley - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Mike Buddle

stevepotter - 2nd - 05/May/08 with ken

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Went off route to right of bulge rather than keeping to crack.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/07 with Bob/Nic

Steve Banham - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with AM Stewart

daza - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with Old Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/07

daza - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Ceara

gb83 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with m.sakano

Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/07

tradguy - 2nd - 21/Aug/06 with Mark Hazell

Stig - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Jonathan Teale

2nd after failed lead
jackiechimp - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/06 with marvino

Budge - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Mike Oates

CJE - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Ines Clergue

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

prawn - 2nd - Jul/06 with Graham

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Iain H

studly84 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with thomas poulton

Iain Downie - 28/May/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/05 with fiend, matt

timjones - Lead - 28/Jun/05 with Adeline Jones

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/05

Nice jamming move
KeithW - 2nd O/S - 14/May/05 with Rich Cole

mark s - 2005

sce8 - Lead dog - 31/Oct/04

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/04

Fell on number 9 hex as was going over the buldge, pushed on after and finished it though! I was lucky thanks to the hex!
Tom Styles - Lead dog - 01/Mar/04 with Andy Beveridge

craigswoods - Lead - Mar/04 with Will Wagstaff

Chesh - Lead - 2003 with Mash

Hidden - 2003

Howard J - 2nd - 01/Sep/02 with Jeff Burgum

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jul/01

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 13/May/01 with Louise Pellett

Russell Flynn - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/00

Rope solo
Iain Thow - Solo - 25/May/99

stokienomad - Lead - 04/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

alan moore - 1996

michael burrows - Solo - 21/Jun/95

exactly what it says on the tin!
brady - 2nd - 1995 with John Cameron

slip recovery
stevefromstoke - TR dog - 26/Aug/93 with liegh

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/91

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/90

Simon2005 - Lead - 1984

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Jude

Ken Taylor - Lead - 15/Jun/82 with Andy Chadwick

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