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Blucher* VS 4c

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[Steve leading Blucher, 2 kb]The right-hand crack and groove directly above the start of Josephine provide a worthwhile alternative finish. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Steve leading Blucher © jacurutu
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This climb is in 276 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

gst - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Andrew Fowler

tsjx - 2nd - 05/Aug/14 with John Mc

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Good climb steady top section a low undergrasp on the flake will give you the reach for the tip of the crack
jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Stepped left to climb this after being spanked on tufted crack
Mike Tutt - Lead - 01/Jun/14 with Paul Cookson

Martin Bagshaw - TR - 26/May/14 with Rich CMC

fjg123 - May/14

rich.manterfield - Lead O/S - May/14 with George Nunn

bobpilgrem - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Matthew

I found the start harder than the finish.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/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

Hidden - Lead - 17/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

richardw87 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Bert

Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Lawrence Furse

dazwan - 2nd - 28/Aug/13 with Paul S

Christian_S85 - Lead - 21/Aug/13

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13

Found HS bit from Josephine harder than the top VS section. Standard.
BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Vicky Jennings

vix - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

ERH - 2nd - Aug/13 with Ben Finley

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 - 11/Jul/13

MikeLeeds - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Clive Greenwood

mrplastique - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with JR

SPD224 - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith

rfdl100 - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Rikki

Montecore - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Richard Lizzimore

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 09/Apr/13 with Phil Mercer, John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/13 with Rob Greenwood, Steve Wilson, Phil

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 09/Apr/13 with John Brayshaw

nick ferro - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with Oli Birkill

More scared than I should have been
KatherineWard93 - TR - 09/Feb/13

Tenko - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Leonie - TR dog - 27/Oct/12

nick ferro - 14/Oct/12 with Sonam Norbu

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/12 with Jo Midgley, Phil

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 21/Aug/12 with John Brayshaw

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Steve M

SteveM - Lead - 14/Aug/12 with Rachael

Andy_B39 - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/12 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

Mate fell off with only 2 moves to the top and was too pumped for a second attempt so i did it with a top rope in effect to the final bit then a lead for last couple moves. wendy followed up after that. some nice climbing though.
Liam Martin - 28/Jul/12 with Wendy Lynch

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Lukas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/May/12

alias dave - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Sam.EB

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Christian Turford

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 02/May/12 with Marq

Direct start up the crack to the left of the start of Josephine makes for a nice direct line up.
Marq - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Walter Robison

Would have led but it was still wet from rain earlier on. Very nice route. First 3/4 is pretty easy, last 1/4 is challenging.
Morgan P - TR O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Greg Holroyd, Adam Cooper

Reclimbed it as quickly as I could. Think it was quite a bit under a minute but timer broke half way through. Worth a speed ascent!
Morgan P - TR rpt - 21/Apr/12 with Greg Holroyd, Adam Cooper

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/12

bigbirdflying - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/11 with Leah

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 27/Nov/11 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Nov/11

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Nigel M

Mark seconded
adamwesthead - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Adam

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Duncan Dunbar

kitkat78 - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/11 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead - 01/Sep/11 with Kat

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Mike L

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

stephen Rowley - TR dog - 14/Aug/11

Pike - TR O/S - 14/Aug/11

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/11 with Stewart Blair, Erica

and Shirley & Stewart
erica - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with John

stefelafel - Lead - 31/Jul/11

Legionreturns - 2nd - 28/Jul/11

Zeb started Tufted Crack but bottled it
adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/11 with Zeb

it was sure i was going to lead tufted crack but had to finish it on blucher.:)
zebster - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

ayoungblakelock - Solo O/S - Jul/11

timbo58 - Lead - Jul/11

Mr Fuller - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/11 with Rozzy Pedder

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Matty

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Olly Roberts

chris smith - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

APRS - Lead - 13/Jun/11 with Halla Parkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

Mr Fuller - TR O/S - 27/May/11 with James Davidson

furry - 2nd rpt - 04/May/11

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Wayne

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

dainbramaged999 - 2nd β - 08/Apr/11 with Joshh Forber, Josh Smith

smithjmw46 - Lead β - 08/Apr/11 with Nick Fry

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/11

mataius - 14/Mar/11

smithjmw46 - TR O/S - 12/Mar/11

keith leonard - 2011

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - TR - 23/Nov/10

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

Nice climb with varied techniques. Nice finish - stick some bomber gear in on the last ledge and go for it. Made easier by loads of people from the army watching me.
good_value - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Rob S

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Josh

jcurrie93 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with john brayshaw

Top Evening
specialboy - Solo rpt - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

kieranlivett - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with nick valente

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

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/10

J1PEF - Lead - 01/Aug/10

very well protected
djprepie - Lead - 29/Jul/10 with Lee

andy mcc - 2nd - 10/Jul/10 with Jason King

Rich Thornton - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with James Harland

Meant to climb Josephine but climbed too high so ended going straight up!
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Dan Tyas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with James Rowe

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 07/May/10 with timmy, bert, Connor, Ralph, Sarah Luumc

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Erica Berry, John Brayshaw

erica - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with John and Andy W

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/10 with Andy Wilson, Erica

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Steve Mo

furry - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/10 with kitkat78

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Apr/10

cyril - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10 with Tim Eley

raptorheli - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with peter smith

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/10

hoyle118 - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with AMC Club trip

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Tom Hoyle

Went to do Josephine but got to the awkward traverse round and found a couple of fledglings in a nest,so backed off and finished up Blucher
mike bridges - Lead O/S - 2010 with Robert Bridges

Instead of tufted crack.
petellis - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/09 with Luke

oooeese - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with harry thorpe

BorisVBlade - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Leon, Neil Dowse

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 06/Sep/09 with John Harrison, Pete Scott

Nice climb, strenuous
gilbert - TR O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Danny Claricoates

mack1 - 2nd - 03/Aug/09 with dan lancaster

Good route easily followed by jude
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Judy

madagascar - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with andrew300169

mark sadler - Lead - Aug/09 with gareth

timbo58 - TR - 28/Jul/09 with Mark Fitzpatrick

mack1 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with TIM WIDDOP

ebf - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/09 with Woody

VS bit a bit pumpy for my liking!
Batt - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with James Hoyes

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

Zeb used his own new wires.
adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/09 with Zeb

zebster - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Adam

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Hoult

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09

David Wynne - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with Rob Nelson

betamonkey - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Dave Wynne

Helen23 - 2nd - 03/Apr/09 with Ben Hirst

erica - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/09 with Erica

joe larner - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with James

brockers - 2009

McDan - Lead - 2009 with dan miller

hetaher - Lead - 12/Oct/08 with Mum and Dad

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

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Paul Pack

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/08

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

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

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Carmen

George Bassant - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with Pam Waud

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/08

maria85 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

JSA - 2008

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd - 10/Nov/07 with James Hoyes

alexyoung - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/07 with Steak

martin48 - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/07 with dave

Attempted Josephine, wimped out of the traverse and did Blucher instead. Got ridiculously scared and turned into a bit of an epic.
Becky E - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Peter Ellis

petellis - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with Bex

DavidR - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/07

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/07 with Hannah Buckland

Was doing so well up to the ledge, but pumped my arms out and could't get the last move up the final crack. Will be back to try again (when it's warmer!).
jacurutu - 2nd dnf - 17/Sep/07 with Ed W & Steve M

SteveM - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/07 with Ed & Kevin

VS4b - TR O/S - 28/Aug/07

pdisney - 2nd - 10/Aug/07 with Neil

Hidden - 05/Aug/07

betamonkey - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Niall McCurry

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/07

dislodged last piece of gear as i climbed past it, had to replace it in a rather strenuous position, and its as well i did, as i peeled off and fell as i clipped rope... really annoying, as i was only one move short of the top...
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead dog - 17/Jun/07 with Stuart Berry

furry - 2nd - 04/Apr/07 with SteveM

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07

design crisis - Lead - 2007 with Tom W

Hidden - 2007

Kevster - Lead - 2007

debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/06 with Jason

Northen Vince - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/06 with Oliver

robman - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with stu

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/06 with Ed Drake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06

chris2451 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Greg Grace

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Bob Clough - TR β - 20/Jul/06 with Tony Reed

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Looks like a decent lead next time around - tricky in places but good rests and seemingly plenty of pro
TRJ - TR RP - 17/Apr/06 with PK

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/06

King Rat - Lead rpt - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 2006 with Bryn

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Scott Mackenzie

Rampikino - Lead - 28/Aug/05 with Claire & Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/05

penrithblencathra - Lead - 29/Apr/05 with Ed or Jon

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/04 with Malcolm

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/04

Liam Martin - TR - 31/Mar/04

spoony84 - Lead - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/03

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

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/02

shoulders - Lead - 10/Nov/01 with STELLA

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/01 with John Kennedy

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/01

Whealiebob - 2001 with Robin

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001 with john d

I fell several times while trying to pull over the top on the final moves.
jim_randell - Lead dog - 07/Jul/00 with SL, RL

Hidden - 04/Jul/00

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/00 with John Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 29/May/98 with Chris

jfmchivall - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/97 with Paul Gummy

Hidden - 25/May/97

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/97 with Chris

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/95

thinair48 - Lead O/S - 1995

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jun/93

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/92 with Andy Farley

Hidden - 1992

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/87

Moses - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/87

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/86 with Chris

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/86 with Andy Farley

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 24/Nov/85

Tim Bateman - Lead - 30/Oct/85

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/85 with John Byrne

andy tetsill - Lead - Feb/84 with Manchester Poly

John Marsland - TR - 14/Apr/82

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/81 with Nick Bond

Mike C - TR - 19/Jun/79

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/76

mikej - Lead - 22/May/73 with Stewart Grant

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

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

Dave Musgrove - 21/Oct/68

Dave Musgrove - 1965

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Voting
Total votes cast 49
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard VS1 of 17
VS15 of 17
easy VS1 of 17
hard HS0 of 17
HS0 of 17
easy HS0 of 17
hard 5a0 of 17
5a0 of 17
easy 5a0 of 17
hard 4c0 of 17
4c16 of 17
easy 4c1 of 17
hard 4b0 of 17
4b0 of 17
easy 4b0 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 276 (1.8%)
Lead150 of 276 (54.3%)
Followed79 of 276 (28.6%)
Toproped20 of 276 (7.2%)
Alt Leads1 of 276 (0.4%)
Unknown21 of 276 (7.6%)

'Climbed'103 of 276 (37.3%)
clean O/S116 of 276 (42.0%)
clean β4 of 276 (1.4%)
clean rpt44 of 276 (15.9%)
clean RP2 of 276 (0.7%)
dogged5 of 276 (1.8%)
dnf2 of 276 (0.7%)