Jericho Groove* HS 4b
[Boulder Ruckle, Jericho Groove.P1 belay, 3 kb]2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fairly popular expedition that provides a good alternative to Bottomless Buttress. Start at a crack in the wall around 25m right of the base of the abseil line, below a huge roof at the fault-line - not shown on the topo.
1) 4b, 21m. Climb up the crack and then move leftwards to a corner below the roof. Climb the corner, over a bulge and traverse left to a belay on a big jammed boulder.
2) 4a, 18m. Climb up a groove for 5m and move left to ledges. Move along the ledges to a crack in a wide groove and take this to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climb straight up to the right of the small roof. Make an exposed bridging move to good holds on the fault line and traverse this left to a belay on a stuck block. Second pitch continues up and to the left across a vegitated ramp and finish straight up the small corner. Belay on one stake and bushes.

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20, Orange Spot Swanage, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Boulder Ruckle, Jericho Groove.P1 belay © Mayaculpa
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This climb is in 173 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/15

No stakes or anything at top
herman0055 - Lead - 13/Sep/15

paultaylor - AltLd rpt - Aug/15 with Matt Roberts, Will I Am

Wow, what a fantastic first pitch - cannot believe I haven't done this one before :)
sonic46 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/15

Did second pitch, all was well.
mikehenesy - AltLd β - 04/Jul/15 with Sonia

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Simen

Steve_T_Taylor - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with louise kennedy

Lead the second pitch after Dave had cruised the first.
Buccaneerbilly - AltLd - 07/Jun/15 with David Garrity

Cracking route, lead first pitch. Willie had to contend with the horrid top out. Pre-placed rope a must.
DaveGarrity - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Willie

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Kirsty Kerr

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 2015

ian bryant - 2015

Seconded first pitch, lead pitch two. Date not know early 1980,s.
Russell Lovett - AltLd O/S - 2015 with Tim Freeman

Pero - AltLd - 10/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14

P1 very good, P2 less so.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Emily

Did this in three pitches: I was leading the second one and got spooked by some combination of nasty grassy ledges, running low on quickdraws, and a hard looking section above, so decided to belay and get back on the friendly end of the rope
Emily - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Nick

MontyH - AltLd - 23/Aug/14 with brian and Pete

Got properly rained on at the belay!!!
brian watson - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/14 with Pete Frost

The newly converted Swanagophile Phil romped up the crack and bounded over the buldge. Second pitch is a bit steeper and scaryier than I remember. A right good adventure.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Phil Blight

Sophie Nunn - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/14 with Andy J

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Sophie

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/14

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Anna Gibson

elfka - AltLd - 20/Jun/14 with Joe Doherty

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Anne-Marie Shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/14

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Lawrence Dudley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

Alt lead. I took the second pitch
sonic46 - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Lee Mercer

Led second pitch.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Anna Kennedy

annak - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Lee Harrison

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/14

Exposed traverse - protect for second with sling. Hard crack on second pitch.
McPhail92 - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/14

Nice climb, but think loose rock on P1 gets it 4b
Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nick Donohue

good climbing & solid on both pitches, unusual for the grade!
nickdonohue - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with Jamie Trump

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/13

Led P2
LozM - AltLd - 04/Aug/13 with Mark J

Excellent exposed moves before the traverse on p1. Shame about the ledge walk on p2
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 19/Jul/13 with Ben

sonic46 - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/13 with Matt Tyson, John Knight

Mattzx6r - 2nd O/S - Jul/13 with luke goble, Sonia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Did it years ago with Chris, not logged it. Remember leading the first pitch and standing on the wedged belay boulder wondering what would happen if it went. Tom was pretty cool on it, hey I think he might manage a VS next.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Tom Stanford

Lead First Pitch
MarkCunnington - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Arul Umapathy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Sophie, Floris

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Andy J, Floris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - Feb/13

LukeyG - AltLd - 27/Oct/12

Nice route, pitch 2 is a bit of a walk though the garden
Ciderslider - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Ian Stephenson

ciderspider - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Ciderslider

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/12

Led p1.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Bob Mott (CC)

Lovely straightforward and easy climb. Stake at top hidden by vegetation and found after belaying on shrubbery stems. Bah!
eroica64 - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with Audrey Morrison

Nice climb, managed this despite exhaustion brought on by Silhouette Arete. Belay very friendly with 3 on it!
pippa_g - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Alan Blanchflower

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12 with James Bridger, Pippa Gillingham

Led P1 and P3 (climbed in 3 pitches)
Julian Prieto - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Hector Prieto, Ollie Dorrell

hector - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ollie Dorrell, Julian Prieto

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Lauren, Tim

Headjamm - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Geoff

Steve27 - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with Ewan Gilmour

gilmourheid - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with Steve27

Led P1
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with TimKnight

Led P2
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Paul Anker

Now with in-situ bomber dmm alloy offset just before the traverse.
LJC - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Theo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12

patrickc - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/12 with oli, neils

Led pitch 1 this time.
The Ivanator - AltLd rpt - 13/May/12 with Rich

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 13/May/12 with The Ivanator

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/12

Led first pitch
Steve27 - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Ewan Gilmour

gilmourheid - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Steve27

Hidden - 19/Feb/12

Norman_P_W - 19/Feb/12 with Bob M

Ian JL - 2012

steve taylor - 2012

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Oct/11

Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 09/Oct/11 with Jeremy, Viskii Chicu

tev - 2nd rpt - 09/Oct/11 with Tom S

thomas led to corner below roof and downclimbed.i climbed(tr) to cnr and led crux thro to belay.finished up higgins(careful what you pull on!)
tomshanti - Lead β - 09/Oct/11 with Thomas Vaughan

First pitch only. Finished up Higgins. Roy P1, me P2.
leonjones - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Roy Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

Led p1 really nice route
nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with steve

Steve27 - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Nick Hawkins

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Thomas Vaughan

p1 Alan, p2 me.
tev - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Alan B

Lead P1, move near top of P1 felt 4b to me. Enjoyable.
jezb1 - Lead - 16/Oct/10

Good route, felt fairly stiff for the technical grade, thought both pitches justified 4b. I led p2.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jez

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/10

Lead first pitch. Much better than second pitch.
gibsond - AltLd rpt - 19/Sep/10 with Pilar Martinez

Andre lead first pitch and I lead second pitch. First pitch is the best. Nice move at the top of the first pitch.
gibsond - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Andre Clarke

Andre Clarke - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Darrell Gibson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

I must remember not to place the size 3 camalot out of reach on the traverse!
andyfeds - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Jo W

Leon first pitch, me second. On second pitch, moderately difficult bit was accompanied by noticing my shoe lace was untied, my hand hitting the cliff to the sound of watch breaking ( i haven't worn one for several years, it was a snail) and turning my head into a bunch of dry plant that ended up down my throat. Much fun. I won in the end.
risby - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Leon Jones

Me P1, Ris P2. Abismal rope management on my part.
leonjones - AltLd - 01/Aug/10 with Ris Wright

Hidden - Lead dnf - Aug/10

brian watson - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/10 with gary mason

Led 2nd pitch
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Julian Prieto

Finished up higgins to avoid traffic on "due care & attention". Earthy top seemed particularly loose today - otherwise lovely.
andyfeds - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Ed W

Led 2nd pitch
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton

Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Toby Kluth

Lead 1st pitch
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Stella Moggs

lead pitch 2 - alternate finish to the right
uncontrollable - AltLd β - 08/Aug/09 with bob

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/09

leonjones - AltLd - 19/Jul/09 with Des Jerman

P1 me, P2 Leon
Indy Nile - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/09 with Leon Jones

leonjones - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Des Jerman

P1 Leon, P2 me
Indy Nile - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Leon Jones

MontyH - AltLd - 06/Jun/09 with Paul Milton

Hidden - 2009

Led 2nd pitch
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with garywong

Led first pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Alaric Chalmers

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/08

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with Max Streeton

MontyH - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/08 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Nov/07

MontyH - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton

Andy Chubb - Lead - 16/Jun/07 with Mike Hewson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07

Ybot Htulk - Lead - Apr/07 with Dave

Rob Pitt - Lead - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Oct/06

five - AltLd O/S - Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/06

Andrew lead first
Gareth - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Andrew

kristofferalpsjo - Lead - Jan/06 with Toby Kluth

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

mart rich - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Steve Moody

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/05

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Aug/05 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/05

brian watson - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/04

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/04

colin milton - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/03 with Dave V

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/03

Alaric - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/03 with Karen B

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/02

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/02

aged_ape - Lead O/S - May/01 with Rob B

andybenham - 2001

climbtim - AltLd - Nov/00 with ghost

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 23/May/99

Hidden - 20/Apr/97

andyfeds - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/97 with Shep

andyfeds - AltLd - 12/Oct/96 with Andy C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

colin milton - AltLd dog - 18/Sep/94 with eric milton

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/93

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/Mar/91 with Pete Finklaire, Keith Bostrum

MoWalker3 - 16/Jun/89

Nigel Coe - Lead - 22/Jul/84 with Ian Birch

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 10/May/80 with Saxon Ridley

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1977 with Allan Yeend

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