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14m. Start as for Josephine but continue direct up the jamming cracks above the mid-route ledge. © Rockfax

Maddie 10/Sep Lead O/S
with kim
ladymuck 10/Sep 2nd O/S
Mike Todd 09/Sep Lead O/S
with Harrogate MC
Deezel65 14/Jul 2nd O/S

Tricky at the top - jams are great but off balance

cragtyke 14/Jul Lead
with Ross
SteveM 11/Jun Lead
with Marq
Marq 11/Jun 2nd dog
Joshcastril 28/May Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May TR O/S
David Wynne 24/Apr 2nd

Still can't jam!!

with Tony Womersley
lanky and weak 21/Apr Lead
with Lyndon Chatting-Walters
Hidden 21/Apr Lead rpt
SarahSharps 18/Apr TR dnf

Pseudo lead. Too pumped for last move

Dave192939 05/Apr 2nd O/S
1poundSOCKS 03/Nov/14 2nd rpt
bobpilgrem 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew
scottcoates 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Olli-C 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Alex the Alex 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd
scarmichael ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 01/Jul/14 AltLd
with Craig, Jim
robman 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
scarmichael ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Will242 21/May/14 TR
pie_eater_pete 20/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
fjg123 ?/May/14 -
spragglerocks 28/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 28/Apr/14 Lead
with Rachael
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Kelloggs77 ??/2014 -
Bertbee 20/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Pike 29/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Got pumped on the last but two moves and tried to rest, probably there for a good 10 minutes. Decided to weight the rope...gear holding me popped (number 1 wire)...then the force of the fall ripped the cam below it. Moral of the story? Don't climb Yorkshire VS on 4 hours sleep with a hangover kids. Oh and make sure you've got a good belayer, thankfully I did.

Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
alias dave 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with ed
erica 16/Aug/13 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
SteveM 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with SteveM
rbrookes2 20/Jul/13 2nd dnf
Dino Dave 12/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dad
1poundSOCKS 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks.

mrplastique 19/Jun/13 Lead
with JR
adamwesthead 02/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Paige, Lyndon
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead
rich_hw 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/13 Lead dog
dkd 07/May/13 2nd
with Lee
Bill Lawrence 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Bradley Cowley
jshields 05/May/13 Lead
with Jonathan Harrison, Ed James
braders94 05/May/13 Lead O/S
ben1987 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Tenko ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Chris1234H 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Patrick Hill 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
nick ferro 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

pulled up on a small crimp for the last move

jimorothy 07/Oct/12 2nd

smashing route

with Scott Barnett
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd dog
stev1e.wilso 28/Aug/12 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 28/Aug/12 Lead
spragglerocks 14/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 14/Aug/12 2nd
with Rachael
RFWilkie 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 09/May/12 Lead O/S

Got myself all cack-handed at the start and found the polish a bit freaky but managed to get through it then got to the top crack and just felt all out of balance again...had to faff with gear and pleased I can jam otherwise would've been off I think...felt hard! Excellent climb though and it would get 3* if it wasn't for the polish!

Tithe Technique 09/May/12 2nd O/S

Nails... nails... nails... if you don't jam and choose the layback approach.

Matt Cooke 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Rosh
petegunn 24/Feb/12 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 24/Feb/12 2nd dog
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
stev1e.wilso 20/Nov/11 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 20/Nov/11 Lead
spragglerocks 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Nigel M
cat22 22/Oct/11 2nd
with Mike
PaulHermes 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Tibor
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Olli-C 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Clare
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
spragglerocks 02/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 02/Aug/11 Lead
with Rachael
Pete Scott 09/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
CragDog 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Ben
Andy_B39 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with James Davidson
Wilst ?/Jun/11 2nd
pastep 11/May/11 Lead

Took the Barndoor layback option to get past the crux. Stiff VS but good gear.

with Woody
smithjmw46 07/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Dunn
furry 04/May/11 2nd
David_Gledson 12/Apr/11 Lead
timmsy 12/Apr/11 2nd
mr spoon 11/Apr/11 Lead

fantastic route and really pushed me beyond where i thought i could go

Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
Palindrome ?/Apr/11 2nd dog
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
pedrosanpb ??/2011 -
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Dino Dave 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
Ryan Varnam 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
roberto18 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S
ewen 21/Sep/10 -
with neil stabbs
philb 11/Aug/10 TR O/S

with simon

smeaton 11/Aug/10 TR
with phil
hawkins321 24/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with chris thompson
Hidden 22/Jul/10 Lead rpt
dkd 22/Jul/10 2nd
with karly54
Chriswallis2 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with Pete
petellis 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
climbing_rocks1983 27/Jun/10 Lead RP

1 fall, damn jams....

with Petey
samcook 26/Jun/10 2nd dog

Easy peasy at the beginning, fecking hard at the crack at the top. Would barn door if tried to layback so tried to jam but not got the hang of this whole jamming thing yet. Made the first move on the crack but couldn't do second and came off. Once I got back on I was in a slightly different position so got the moves all the way to the top.

with Kristoph
lrandall 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Faffed around for ages at the jamming crack. Didn't feel secure at all but managed to battle through.

with Flo
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Carina Topham
barni 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S


rowanrs ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Will Atkinson
Hidden 28/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
SteveM 12/May/10 Lead
with Rob, Kat
kitkat78 12/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rob M, SteveM
Andrew Wilson 07/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Barton
raptorheli 08/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
lauren k 13/Mar/10 2nd
with AMC
petellis 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
Jamie Goodwin 04/Oct/09 Lead
Ewan Russell 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Martin
Dave Warburton 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Made the most of a horrendous day at Ilkley! A nice climb, plenty of gear.

with Marcus - LUUMC
marcus.adam 03/Oct/09 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Sep/09 2nd O/S
peteJ23 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Moore, Scruffster
blakedownclimber 29/Aug/09 TR O/S
with pete jackson
adamwesthead 02/Aug/09 Lead dog

Took a fall after getting stuck on the final move. Tried to reverse but too tricky so let go. Rest on the big ledge before a fluid graceful second attempt and topped out. Great fun!

with Zeb
zebster 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Batt 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Lovely moves once you work it out. Tad off-balance til then!

Discodan 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Mc
Mattyk 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

every other time i thought about doing it i ended up on blucher.. requires more confidence

with Ali, Jim, Wilky, and Huw
Tim W 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 26/Apr/09 2nd RP

Intended to be first VS lead but got psyched at the crux (1.5m below top) and retreated. John finished the lead and I then seconded.

with J Airey
good_value 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Rob S
alicia 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ali T
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
al jackson ?/Mar/09 Lead
TerryB ??/2009 2nd dog

Climbed in Mountain Boots so the single slight slip was the limit of my climbing and these boots.

matthew154 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
McDan ??/2009 Lead
with dan miller
ollyroberts 30/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jeff
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead
kitch22 09/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Angela Clare
raptorheli 04/Sep/08 Lead dnf

i got 3/4 way up and it started raining heavy so i came down,dont know if i could do the top move or not.

with bluebrad
clive-greenwood 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Anna
Anna Horrox 20/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/08 TR dog
Si dH 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
hawkins321 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with rosie atkinson
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with gill
gilldando 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S

another one that's kinda tricky

with Mike
Dan 85 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Heddwyn
camjberry 23/May/08 2nd
with Alex Nevard
Hidden 23/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/08 Lead O/S
Dave Lacey 08/May/08 2nd rpt
oliverthomp 21/Feb/08 2nd
with Alice Woodhouse
Booey 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Top part very hard and committing. Got stuck because my short legs could not step up.

joe larner 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 25/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Gale force winds!

Hidden 25/Jan/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
JSA ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
fifth ??/2008 -
Claire S-J ?/Sep/07 2nd
ksjs 21/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with jack
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/07 2nd dog
no_more_scotch_eggs 20/May/07 Lead O/S

first VS lead, easy to protect

Monk 07/May/07 Lead O/S
with Andy A and Bethan
mullermn 07/May/07 2nd
with Bethan, Monkey
MeMeMe 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Simon
sharky91 09/Apr/07 TR RP
with Howard Lund
Hidden ??/2007 -
northernneil ??/2007 -
Kevster ??/2007 Lead
robman 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with stu
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/06 Lead
chris2451 14/Aug/06 2nd RP
dj_brigham05 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
DavidR 30/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd
Birdie 19/Mar/06 2nd
with Matt K
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Bryn
Harry The Owl ?/Nov/05 2nd dog

What a total twat... failed to lead. Handed over to Jon who took for ever... then I fell off top moves about four times.

with Jon Hobbs
Elsier ?/Oct/05 2nd
with Clare LMC, Ian
barney_edin 17/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Ab Wilson 15/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Wilson, Georgina Turnbull
Hidden 25/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Mark Collins 24/May/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 24/May/03 2nd dnf
with Mark Collins
Hidden 24/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
sdht ??/2003 -
Hidden 02/Sep/02 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
cem 18/May/02 Lead O/S

Very damp

with Werner
shoulders 13/Oct/01 Lead
with joules
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 07/Sep/99 Lead rpt
with Martin Cooper
Hidden 15/Feb/98 2nd
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
chrishedgehog ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
Hidden 27/Oct/96 Lead
Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
jcw 09/Jun/96 2nd
with Martin Harris
Hidden ?/Apr/96 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??/1995 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 21/Mar/94 Solo
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 21/Mar/94 Solo
with David
Adam Greenwood ??/1994 Lead O/S
crater 12/Jul/93 Lead
crater 14/Mar/93 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/92 2nd O/S
malc 21/Apr/92 Lead
John Southworth 17/Feb/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 -
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Chris
rob.grafton ??/1987 AltLd
with barry maybank
Pete Pozman 10/Nov/85 Lead O/S
with Dev
Tim Bateman 30/Sep/85 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/84 TR
scree ??/1983 -
with Tim
Chris Ellis 13/Oct/82 2nd
with Trevor Lilley
Marq ??/1980 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
charlesmfrench ?/Nov/78 AltLd O/S


with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
RichardMc 04/Jun/78 Lead O/S
with Keith Peel
Hidden 04/Jul/77 AltLd
mikej 19/Jul/72 Lead
with Stewart Grant, E
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
greenbuoy 26/Apr/70 Lead
with Bob Lister
Dave Musgrove 07/Sep/69 Lead
Dave Musgrove 21/Oct/68 -
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