Napoleon* VS 4c
[napoleon area , 2 kb]15m. Start as for Josephine but continue direct up the jamming cracks above the mid-route ledge. © ROCKFAX

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1poundSOCKS - 2nd rpt - 03/Nov/14

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/14 with Matthew

scottcoates - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Olli-C - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Tom Shillito

Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

scarmichael - Lead O/S - Aug/14

rob.grafton - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with Craig, Jim

robman - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14

scarmichael - Lead O/S - Jun/14

Will242 - TR - 21/May/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 20/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/14

fjg123 - May/14

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/14 with Steve M

SteveM - Lead - 28/Apr/14 with Rachael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/14

madtoclimb - Lead O/S - 2014

Kelloggs77 - 2014

Bertbee - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/13

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.
Pike - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/13 with Matt Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

alias dave - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with ed

erica - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/13 with Erica

SteveM - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with SteveM

rbrookes2 - 2nd dnf - 20/Jul/13 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13

Harder than it looks.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

mrplastique - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with JR

adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Paige, Lyndon

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/13

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Jim Slater

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Williams

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/May/13

dkd - 2nd - 07/May/13 with Lee

Bill Lawrence - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Bradley Cowley

jshields - Lead - 05/May/13 with Jonathan Harrison, Ed James

braders94 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Billy Lawrence

ben1987 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Tenko - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Chris1234H - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

pulled up on a small crimp for the last move
nick ferro - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Sonam Norbu

smashing route
jimorothy - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 28/Aug/12 with Steve Wilson

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 14/Aug/12 with Rachael

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

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!
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 09/May/12 with Kevin Tithe

Nails... nails... nails... if you don't jam and choose the layback approach.
Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 09/May/12 with Angela Paul

Matt Cooke - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Rosh

petegunn - Lead - 24/Feb/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Feb/12

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2012 with PaulHermes

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Steve Wilson

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Nigel M

cat22 - 2nd - 22/Oct/11 with Mike

PaulHermes - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Tibor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Rachel Slater

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

Felt quit stiff for the grade,had a bit of a flap on the crux. Not that hard when I'd done it.
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with rachael wragg

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Clare

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Steve M

SteveM - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Rachael

Pete Scott - Lead β - 09/Jul/11 with Nick Loader

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

CragDog - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Ben

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with James Davidson

Wilst - 2nd - Jun/11

Took the Barndoor layback option to get past the crux. Stiff VS but good gear.
pastep - Lead - 11/May/11 with Woody

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with Sam Dunn

furry - 2nd - 04/May/11

David_Gledson - Lead - 12/Apr/11 with Rich Timms

timmsy - 2nd - 12/Apr/11 with David_Gledson

fantastic route and really pushed me beyond where i thought i could go
mr spoon - Lead - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

Palindrome - 2nd dog - Apr/11

danny33 - Lead - 2011

pedrosanpb - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Ryan Varnam - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Conor Cussell

ewen - 21/Sep/10 with neil stabbs

with simon
philb - TR O/S - 11/Aug/10

smeaton - TR - 11/Aug/10 with phil

hawkins321 - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with chris thompson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/10

dkd - 2nd - 22/Jul/10 with karly54

sgrit
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Pete

petellis - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Rock and Dole

1 fall, damn jams....
climbing_rocks1983 - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10 with Petey

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.
samcook - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10 with Kristoph

Faffed around for ages at the jamming crack. Didn't feel secure at all but managed to battle through.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Flo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Will_Maxwell - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Carina Topham

wet
barni - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Alys, Justin Hughes, seanmalone

rowanrs - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Will Atkinson

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

SteveM - Lead - 12/May/10 with Rob, Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Rob M, SteveM

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Andy Barton

raptorheli - Lead β - 08/Apr/10 with peter smith

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

lauren k - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with AMC

petellis - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Luke

Jamie Goodwin - Lead - 04/Oct/09

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Martin

Made the most of a horrendous day at Ilkley! A nice climb, plenty of gear.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Marcus - LUUMC

marcus.adam - 2nd dog - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/09

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Chris Moore, Scruffster

blakedownclimber - TR O/S - 29/Aug/09 with pete jackson

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!
adamwesthead - Lead dog - 02/Aug/09 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Adam

Lovely moves once you work it out. Tad off-balance til then!
Batt - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with James Hoyes

Discodan - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Dan Mc

every other time i thought about doing it i ended up on blucher.. requires more confidence
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Ali, Jim, Wilky, and Huw

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Jamie Moss

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.
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd RP - 26/Apr/09 with J Airey

good_value - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Rob S

alicia - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Ali T

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/09

al jackson - Lead - Mar/09

Climbed in Mountain Boots so the single slight slip was the limit of my climbing and these boots.
TerryB - 2nd dog - 2009

matthew154 - 2009

Hidden - 2009

McDan - Lead - 2009 with dan miller

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/08 with Jeff

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/08

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/08 with Angela Clare

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.
raptorheli - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/08 with bluebrad

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/08 with Anna

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 20/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Aug/08

Si dH - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Neil Furniss

hawkins321 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/08 with rosie atkinson

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with gill

another one that's kinda tricky
gilldando - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Mike

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Heddwyn

camjberry - 2nd - 23/May/08 with Alex Nevard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

Dave Lacey - 2nd rpt - 08/May/08 with jak.kelly

oliverthomp - 2nd - 21/Feb/08 with Alice Woodhouse

Top part very hard and committing. Got stuck because my short legs could not step up.
Booey - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08

joe larner - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

Gale force winds!
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/08 with Dave Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

JSA - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

fifth - 2008

Claire S-J - 2nd - Sep/07

ksjs - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/07 with jack

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/May/07

first VS lead, easy to protect
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with loudfish

Monk - Lead O/S - 07/May/07 with Andy A and Bethan

mullermn - 2nd - 07/May/07 with Bethan, Monkey

MeMeMe - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Simon

sharky91 - TR RP - 09/Apr/07 with Howard Lund

Hidden - 2007

northernneil - 2007

Kevster - Lead - 2007

robman - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/06

chris2451 - 2nd RP - 14/Aug/06 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

Birdie - 2nd - 19/Mar/06 with Matt K

Hidden - 2006

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 2006 with Bryn

What a total twat... failed to lead. Handed over to Jon who took for ever... then I fell off top moves about four times.
Harry The Owl - 2nd dog - Nov/05 with Jon Hobbs

Elsier - 2nd - Oct/05 with Clare LMC, Ian

barney_edin - Lead - 17/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/03

Ab Wilson - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/03 with Rob Wilson, Georgina Turnbull

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/03

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 24/May/03 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd dnf - 24/May/03 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Stone Muppet - 2003

sdht - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/02

Very damp
cem - Lead O/S - 18/May/02 with Werner

shoulders - Lead - 13/Oct/01 with joules

Whealiebob - 2001 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/99 with Martin Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Feb/98

jfmchivall - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with Joe Thompson

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/96

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/96

thinair48 - 2nd O/S - 1995

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 21/Mar/94 with Dad

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 1994

crater - Lead - 12/Jul/93

crater - 2nd - 14/Mar/93

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/92

malc - Lead - 21/Apr/92

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/92

Paul Clarke - 1992

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990 with all sorts

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/87 with Chris

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/85 with Dev

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 30/Sep/85

Hidden - TR - 06/Oct/84

scree - 1983 with Tim

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 13/Oct/82 with Trevor Lilley

Marq - Lead O/S - 1980 with Daniel Dennehy

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/78 with Keith Peel

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/77

mikej - Lead - 19/Jul/72 with Stewart Grant, E

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

greenbuoy - Lead - 26/Apr/70 with Bob Lister

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 07/Sep/69

Dave Musgrove - 21/Oct/68

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