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Jelly Roll* VS 4b

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[Steve Foxley on Jelly Roll VS, 2 kb]22m. Follow the strenuous thin crack in the wall to a possible stance and block belay. Pull boldly over a bulge and climb a groove and follow this to a capping roof, which is climbed on 'surprising' holds. Save some big gear for the final section. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, My Favourite Climbs Diff - HVS.

Photo: Steve Foxley on Jelly Roll VS © showfaman
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This climb is in 257 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Came off the overhang and couldn't get back on correct route.
StaffsAndy - 2nd dnf - 09/Jul/14

planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Andy Dale

cdpuk - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Andrew Gilmartin

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14

Derek Furze - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with Paul Wheeler

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Assad Lahlou

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/14

Pike - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Davey Mac

ade sheffield - Lead - 31/May/14 with Tom Hughes

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/14

Tough VS. Finished with a steep mantle on jugs, think I missed the 'hidden hold' in the crack. Nearly lost a cam to it but thankfully Emily saved it. Shame about the muddy bit in the middle.
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with gaz, Beth

Pretty strenuous, particularly as the last climb of the day!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Trevor PCC

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/14

Had no gear big enough to protect the final wide crack so opted to traverse off to the left.
georgec - Lead dnf - 17/May/14 with Geoff Thomas

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 15/May/14

One of the best VS's I've done on grit. Had a bit of everything. Felt a bit harrowing climbing upto the overhang.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 15/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/14

chrisbussell - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Tim O'Neill

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Tor Nockles, Jez Gittins

miles01 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Sally Byrne

DaveB61 - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Dowsett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

chris fox - 03/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

twildingsteele - 2nd β - Dec/13

Brilliant climb! Definitely ask for beta if new to VS. Chris gave me it in the pub, but he'd forgotten the name of the climb. I only realised after the climb.
OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Tom Wilding-Steele, Alistair Dean

Jeester - 2nd β - 30/Nov/13 with Tom Wilding-Steele, Oliver Ross

guschuck - Lead - 24/Nov/13

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

Unknownbiker - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Simon Burn

strudles - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

The finishing move over the overhang is never HS - very committing and powerful, even allowing for the horrible rope drag I created.
AndrewP - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with FelixPeterken

FelixPeterken - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Andrew Peterken

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13

MYox - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Maia

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13

hotfeet - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with James, David Hammond

adamashcroft - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Andrew Deacon

oodie72 - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/13 with Alex Pond

chancer - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Iain Gray

Very good route. Awkward, well-protected start. Getting over the bulge a bit higher up is a bit annoying due to the certain prospect of hitting the big ledge below in case of a fall. The diagonal corner above and the finish are both awesome. Be sure to keep some really big gear until last, for nothing else will go...
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mike

last route of the day no energy for the strenuous crack. escaped left and up, traversed back for the gear, then completed route
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Peter

SPA Training
thomaspomfrett - Lead - 15/Jul/13

Robnort - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with jim cochayne

Good holds, with an dd top out onto the ledge. Classic climbing for the 2nd pitch!
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Paul Sherman

Neil Henson - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Graham Robinson

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/13

sara n - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13 with Carl Bauer

Guy Wilson - 19/Apr/13 with Plum

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with John Puddephatt

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Jen Durden

JenDurden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with TiffTiff

Hidden - 2013

HarryB - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Al

Thinker01 - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12

Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Tom Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12

beth.westonhoward - 2nd - 30/Sep/12 with Lizzie

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Chris Vanderz

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Tala M - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

daviesp2 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Greg Richards

Matt10 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with ldadams

bullybones - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Neil, Dave Garnett

nic42 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with josh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

1st pitch only
Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dave Lomax

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Bit of a nightmare. Struggled on first crack so wimped off to left and failed to find the top hidden hold - nobody told me about it!
Babika - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Charles Leek

tsl42 - Lead dnf - Jul/12 with Andy

.In 2 pitches.The bulge at top of first pitch good 4c if you go direct- and final flake/bulge probably only 4b but with commiting moves may feel harder.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Bob/Nic

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/12 with Paul Deane, Dan Chadfield

Led as one pitch. Some procrastination under the roof until 'surprised' by the big jug... still quite an airy finish
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - 27/May/12 with TimKnight

Great jams at the start. Done in two pitches.
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Mark C

sara n - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Andrew Gardiner

ash longreach - 2nd - Feb/12 with jim

Led as one pitch to roof at top but had run out of big gear so would have been very bold, backed off.
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Robin Wilson

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Awesome finish!
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Paul Deane, Chris Murray

Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Nov/11

got too pumped at the start (and from other climbs), couldn't continue. for shame!
GermanAlex - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11

Lead first pitch
gingerwolf - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Glenn

Lead 2nd pitch
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with TomBond

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/11

First multi-pitch instructor lead. Finished up Crack and corner.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Hidden - TR - 25/Aug/11

Skell - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Jules

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

I got to the massive ledge and packed it in walking off the gully to the side then Pete led it, climbing was lovely and flowing but my head-game took me off this route
Blurgy319 - 2nd RP - 03/Jul/11 with Peter Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Nathaelle Bouttes

Started well and made use of the belay stance to reduce drag. Lesson learnt I didn't read guide book and didn't have any big gear for the final move also didn't find the 'surprising hold' until my second pointed it out! a bold finish to say the least, high fall potential but enjoyable. Dan led second pitch.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd RP - 16/Jun/11 with Dan L

stronglikebear - AltLd - 16/Jun/11 with Johnny B Diggerman

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jun/11

mol - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Jesse

Dave Mahon - Lead - May/11 with Rob Munday

tasmat - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Jay

benwhit - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

JT climbed this in one & did top move without hidden hold & gear by his feet. Route was extremely fun on second, and gibbered not a little on top move.
NB Pixel - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with JT

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Christian Turford

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Sam.EB

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

Gibbs - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Paul G

VS!!!! The final move was 5a anyday!! Good route worthy of 2 stars.
Alistair Bown - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11

John Mckeating - 2011

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

eazyclimbing - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/10 with hoppo

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Martin Oldham

The top bit was easier after I found the 'surprising' hold, but it was still a bit of a struggle.
smolders - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Roslyn

excellent fun. Found the hidden hole.
epic ed - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Pete

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Stephen Fey

stratandrew - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

dja - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Andy Smith

Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

I led first pitch....another ledge tamed!
Ky - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Crucko

hellboundblr - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with John Bayliss

enjoyable, maybe went too left on bulge
john_ni - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Bryan Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Jun/10

Wish I had paid more attention to the guide book. Didn't leave any big cams for the end of the climb. Wouldn't of finished if I hadn't found the secret pocket for the last move. A little scary without protection!
radioactivekid - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Katherine

Garron - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Steve Woolass

sgl0jd - Lead - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Couldn't get the last move.
Keenb - Lead dnf - 15/May/10 with Duncan Bell

nice route , fun finish
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with maxkellock

nice route lots of drag if done in 1 pitch!
maxkellock - 2nd O/S - 05/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/May/10

rylett - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Adam Ashworth

GF - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd β - 25/Sep/09 with Smudge

Mike W - Solo - 22/Aug/09

Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Trevor

1 fall
climbing_wiggy - Lead dog - 16/Aug/09 with Mary

mary - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09

stvey - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/09 with Jay_Kay

tontopink - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09

SimonBrown - Lead β - 14/Jun/09 with Tom Grindey

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09

cooper leek - AltLd rpt - Apr/09 with crucko

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/09

Mr Wild - Solo - 2009

Col Kingshott - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

danm - Lead - 06/Oct/08

Lead the first pitch, enjoyed the powerful first moves up the crack. Belayed higher than the guidebook suggested which split the route more evenly. Final moves around the overhanging bulge felt a lot harder than 4b.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Martin Parmiter

springything - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Kyle Wood

pepperpot - AltLd dog - 15/Aug/08 with Ralph Atkinson

Led second pitch, only found one jug on the roof bit. Pretty hard.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08

i led first pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 08/Aug/08 with mark20

Neil Henson - 2nd - 30/Jul/08 with Graham Robinson

Oceanic - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08

Didn't save any big gear for the top, woops.
igneouscarl - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/08 with Robert Jones

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 2008

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/07

alanw - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Tom R

Jesse Dufton - Lead - Sep/07 with Nick Lambert

ashleylist - Aug/07 with Tamsin Collins

Richie Rich - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Pete Colley

pelvoux - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Dominique B, Rosalind

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07

bob3141 - Lead - 28/Apr/07 with Oliver Mentz

khawk - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with WH

littledave - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

Maciek - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with P.J.

Hard getting off second belay
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with simon blythe

Couldn't find the secret hold! Grrrr!!!
SamStrong - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/07 with Greg Kieckhefer

Looking around for ages on the last crux movement, then some guy shouted "Big Jug", found it and hauled my self over with some enormous rope drag that nearly pulled me belt off. Sling the flake just before crux for more safety. I didnt!?
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/07 with Matt Thombs

deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007

Diggler - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

took time to find the secret jug at the top...
markju - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with tom

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/06

wet start, a nice climb but trust must be given to the footholds.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/06 with Jamie

Stig - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Col Allott - Lead - 06/Aug/06 with Alex Sturrock

Lead by Dave Love
jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Dave Love and Samian

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 28/Jun/06 with Gareth Mayhead

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/06

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/May/06 with Ross Lambert

Marvino - Lead - 11/May/06 with Rach + Darren

Bit scarey but great climb. Final top out was a bit hairy until you find the big jug!
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - Apr/06 with Marvino and Darren

dan gibson - 2006

jackiechimp - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 24/Sep/05 with John Inkpen

dk247 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Neil Gregory

AngelaC - Lead - 30/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Helen Lear

Great fun, especially for Al's impression of "The Thing"
Chris the Tall - Lead - Jun/05 with Alan Selby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/05

mark s - 2005

Lev - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/04 with Paul Martin

donkster - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with trigg

Lev - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04

Fierce start, "rolling" exit
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 03/May/04 with John Marsland

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Shona D'arcy

Chesh - Lead - 2004 with Diamond Dave

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03

Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/03 with Zeff

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/02

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 15/May/02 with PeteD

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 29/Mar/02 with J. Ellson

platt2000 - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2000

antroy - Lead - 15/May/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/99

Hidden - Solo - 12/Oct/97

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 1997 with uni club

Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/95 with A Lewington

nai - 2nd - 1995

brady - Lead - 1995 with John Cameron

Iain Thow - Lead - 28/Apr/94 with Rosy Wright

stokienomad - Lead - 06/Jul/93

dodders - 29/Jun/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/May/90

andrew300169 - 1990

leland stamper - Lead RP - 13/Jun/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

RichardMc - AltLd - 01/May/77 with Dave Langmead

rogerskews - 1976

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1975

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

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Voting
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hard HVS0 of 50
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easy HVS1 of 50
hard VS10 of 50
VS36 of 50
easy VS1 of 50
hard HS2 of 50
HS0 of 50
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hard 4c1 of 49
4c6 of 49
easy 4c29 of 49
hard 4b6 of 49
4b5 of 49
easy 4b1 of 49
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 257 (4.3%)
Lead132 of 257 (51.4%)
Followed63 of 257 (24.5%)
Toproped1 of 257 (0.4%)
Alt Leads29 of 257 (11.3%)
Unknown21 of 257 (8.2%)

'Climbed'103 of 257 (40.1%)
clean O/S119 of 257 (46.3%)
clean β5 of 257 (1.9%)
clean rpt8 of 257 (3.1%)
clean RP4 of 257 (1.6%)
dogged6 of 257 (2.3%)
dnf12 of 257 (4.7%)