Rockfax Description
14m. The right-hand crack and groove directly above the start of Josephine provide a worthwhile alternative finish. © Rockfax

robbjackson 31/Dec/17 Lead O/S
with Yellie
yellie 31/Dec/17 2nd dnf

Too wet to climb past halfway point

James Milton 19/Dec/17 Lead O/S
tsmilton 19/Dec/17 2nd
with James
Dan Vaj 15/Oct/17 2nd
with Khalid
Sam Hill 15/Oct/17 TR rpt

Found it far easier than before - loving seeing how much I've improved

joem 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Craig
CHarrison 24/Sep/17 2nd
scarmichael 12/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Maxx
chris cockbain 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Wizzy 17/Aug/17 Solo O/S
tobyk 20/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with jess, simon
Jessicahicklin 20/Jul/17 TR
with Toby, Simon hicklin
lithos 19/Jul/17 Lead

thought the bottom 1/2 was the toughest !

with Mike Shaw, jamie b
Jamie Brown 18/Jul/17 2nd dog

Felt hard at the top (coz I was still totally spanked after Waleska).

Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jun/17 2nd
Flavio 26/May/17 Solo O/S
MattersBats 25/May/17 2nd
with Dick
1poundSOCKS 28/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
MaxDewing 06/Apr/17 TR
with Ellie Sutherland
Ben C ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Sam Hill 15/Oct/16 TR O/S
JonF 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ryan Scott
RScott12 24/Sep/16 2nd
richardt 13/Sep/16 TR O/S
with Louise Beveridge
JoggerJohn99 07/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Steve Barrett, Dave Burnett
Will Hunt 06/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Andy May
iainsmccrea 30/Aug/16 TR O/S
quickdrawmcraw 21/Aug/16 Lead
SteveM 15/Aug/16 Lead

Another remembered sequence, fiddled with the gear at the start of the final crack for too long

with Kat
kitkat78 15/Aug/16 2nd
with SteveM
tomlake 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Super polished in the middle!

ben.phillips 17/Jul/16 Lead
with tomlake
Benjamin Mitchell 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Grace
Grace Ford 17/May/16 2nd
arc_73 14/May/16 2nd
Mike Todd 03/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jim Simpson
John Brayshaw 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Andy Barton
Owen240 ??/2016 Lead O/S
HuckT ??/2016 Lead O/S
Tom McCabe 21/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Nice. After freezing hands solid at the bottom of Tufted Crack, backed off onto this.

OERees 21/Nov/15 2nd β
with Tom
Rob Exile Ward 11/Oct/15 2nd
with Andy Kitchen
92stokesw 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
metcalfe1990 03/Oct/15 Lead
lanky and weak 18/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/15 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 -
Alpenglow 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S

After retrieving gear from our failed attempt at Tufted Crack.

Marq 11/Jun/15 Lead rpt
SteveM 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Marq
SteveM 09/Jun/15 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
wobrotson 21/May/15 Lead
with Nadia
mapperley samurai 16/May/15 2nd
manxclare 10/May/15 2nd
with jon22
John sealey 10/May/15 Lead
with Dave Garry, manxclare
will9911 07/May/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
Palindrome 07/May/15 2nd O/S
DavidR 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Did this such a long time ago, that I'm claiming this repeat ascent as an on-sight too!

spragglerocks 22/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Dave C
Hidden 21/Apr/15 2nd rpt
atthedropofahat 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/15 Lead O/S
scottcoates ??/2015 Lead
Steve Wootton ??/2015 Lead G/U
BnB 18/Oct/14 -
shah 01/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
williap 13/Sep/14 2nd
gst 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Fowler
tsjx 05/Aug/14 2nd
with John Mc
Jenn Franklyn 01/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
karly54 20/Jul/14 Lead
with Paul Cookson
jcasey2436 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Good climb steady top section a low undergrasp on the flake will give you the reach for the tip of the crack

Mike Tutt 01/Jun/14 Lead

Stepped left to climb this after being spanked on tufted crack

with Paul Cookson
scarmichael ?/Jun/14 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rich CMC
Hidden ?/May/14 -
richjm ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with George Nunn
bobpilgrem 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Matthew
1poundSOCKS 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S

I found the start harder than the finish.

SteveM 28/Apr/14 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 28/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
watson23 ??/2014 Lead O/S
with nat
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Gordon W ??/2014 Lead O/S
scarmichael ??/2014 2nd
with jfox
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 17/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
richardw87 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Bert
Will Hunt 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Lawrence Furse
dazwan 28/Aug/13 2nd
with Paul S
pastep 28/Aug/13 Lead
with dazwan
Christian_S85 21/Aug/13 Lead
erica 16/Aug/13 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Found HS bit from Josephine harder than the top VS section. Standard.

vix 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Ben
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ERH ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Ben Finley
kitkat78 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Kat
rbrookes2 20/Jul/13 2nd dnf
Dino Dave 11/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Kirsty, Tony
MikeLeeds 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd
mathematically safe 20/Apr/13 -
rfdl100 14/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Rikki
Montecore 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Lizzimore
Phil Mercer 09/Apr/13 2nd
stev1e.wilso 09/Apr/13 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 09/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Rob Greenwood, Steve Wilson, Phil Mercer
nick ferro 16/Feb/13 Lead
with Oli Birkill
KatherineWard93 09/Feb/13 TR

More scared than I should have been

Tenko ??/2013 -
Leonie 27/Oct/12 TR dog
nick ferro 14/Oct/12 -
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Jo Midgley, Phil Mercer
Phil Mercer 21/Aug/12 2nd
SteveM 14/Aug/12 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 14/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Andy_B39 29/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Luke
Liam Martin 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.

Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
horsefeathers 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Lukas
oread 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd dog
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead rpt
alias dave 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
daWalt 02/May/12 2nd O/S
with Marq
Marq 02/May/12 Lead O/S

Direct start up the crack to the left of the start of Josephine makes for a nice direct line up.

Morgan P 21/Apr/12 TR O/S

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.

with Greg Holroyd, Adam Cooper
Morgan P 21/Apr/12 TR rpt

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!

with Greg Holroyd, Adam Cooper
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead
bigbirdflying 28/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Leah
simon1985 27/Nov/11 Lead
stev1e.wilso 27/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 06/Nov/11 TR O/S
spragglerocks 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Nigel M
adamwesthead 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt

Mark seconded

with Zeb
zebster 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
Will Hunt 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan MacNeil
Bex_M 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
kitkat78 01/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 01/Sep/11 Lead
with Kat
pie_eater_pete 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
will_benfold 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mike L
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Pike 14/Aug/11 TR O/S
stephen Rowley 14/Aug/11 TR dog
John Brayshaw 03/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Stewart Blair, Erica
erica 03/Aug/11 2nd

and Shirley & Stewart

with John
stefelafel 31/Jul/11 Lead
Legionreturns 28/Jul/11 2nd
adamwesthead 13/Jul/11 2nd rpt

Zeb started Tufted Crack but bottled it

with Zeb
zebster 13/Jul/11 Lead rpt

it was sure i was going to lead tufted crack but had to finish it on blucher.:)

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ayoungblakelock ?/Jul/11 Solo O/S
timbo58 ?/Jul/11 Lead
Mr Fuller 30/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Rozzy Pedder
mfisher 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
ollyroberts 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Matty
chris smith 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
APRS 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Halla Parkin
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mr Fuller 27/May/11 TR O/S
with James Davidson
furry 04/May/11 2nd rpt
clive-greenwood 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Wayne
Anthony Dixon 19/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dainbramaged999 08/Apr/11 2nd β
smithjmw46 08/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead rpt
mataius 14/Mar/11 -
smithjmw46 12/Mar/11 TR O/S
keith leonard ??/2011 -
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/10 TR
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
good_value 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Rob S
jcurrie93 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 05/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Josh
rowanrs ?/Sep/10 Solo rpt

Top Evening

Dino Dave 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
kieranlivett 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with nick valente
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 TR
J1PEF 01/Aug/10 Lead
preet s 29/Jul/10 Lead

very well protected

with Lee
andy mcc 10/Jul/10 2nd
with Jason King
Rich Thornton ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with James Harland
thetradlad 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Meant to climb Josephine but climbed too high so ended going straight up!

with Dan Tyas
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead
spragglerocks 12/May/10 2nd O/S
Ewan Russell 07/May/10 Solo O/S
with timmy, bert, Connor, Ralph, Sarah Luumc
bencole ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
John Brayshaw 16/Apr/10 Lead rpt
erica 16/Apr/10 2nd
with John and Andy W
Andrew Wilson 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
kitkat78 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Steve Mo
furry 15/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead β
cyril 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Tim Eley
raptorheli 08/Apr/10 2nd
David_Gledson 07/Apr/10 Lead
with Stevo Webster
Andy_B39 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Hoyle
hoyle118 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with AMC Club trip
mike bridges ??/2010 Lead O/S

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

LouiseCowie 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with harry thorpe
petellis 31/Oct/09 Lead rpt

Instead of tufted crack.

with Luke
BorisVBlade 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Leon, Neil Dowse
MikeDowsett 06/Sep/09 2nd
with John Harrison, Pete Scott
gilbert 18/Aug/09 TR O/S

Nice climb, strenuous

with Danny Claricoates
mack1 03/Aug/09 2nd
with dan lancaster
andrew300169 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Good route easily followed by jude

with Judy
madagascar 02/Aug/09 2nd
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 Lead
with gareth
timbo58 28/Jul/09 TR
with Mark Fitzpatrick
mack1 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
ebf 22/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Woody
Batt 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

VS bit a bit pumpy for my liking!

adamwesthead 09/Jul/09 2nd rpt

Zeb used his own new wires.

with Zeb
Discodan 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Mc
zebster 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
adamwesthead 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Hoult
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
jak.kelly 21/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/09 2nd
David Wynne 21/Apr/09 2nd
karly54 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt
betamonkey 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Helen23 03/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben Hirst
erica 01/Apr/09 2nd
with John
joe larner 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Erica
climbingpixie 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James
brockers ??/2009 -
McDan ??/2009 Lead
with dan miller
HeatherF 12/Oct/08 Lead
with Mum and Dad
hawkins321 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with rosie atkinson
kitch22 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Paul Pack
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd
Dave Douglas 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Carmen
George Bassant 15/Jun/08 Lead
with Pam Waud
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead
maria85 15/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
JSA ??/2008 -
alexyoung 10/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Steak
Lumbering Oaf 10/Nov/07 2nd
martin48 28/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with dave
Becky E 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Attempted Josephine, wimped out of the traverse and did Blucher instead. Got ridiculously scared and turned into a bit of an epic.

petellis 29/Sep/07 2nd
with Bex
DavidR 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Simon Perry 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckland
jacurutu 17/Sep/07 2nd dnf

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!).

with Ed W & Steve M
SteveM 17/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Ed & Kevin
VS4b 28/Aug/07 TR O/S
pdisney 10/Aug/07 2nd
with Neil
Hidden 05/Aug/07 -
betamonkey ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Niall McCurry
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd rpt
no_more_scotch_eggs 17/Jun/07 Lead dog

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...

with Stuart Berry
SteveM 04/Apr/07 Lead
with furry
furry 04/Apr/07 2nd
with SteveM
Scott Anderson 31/Mar/07 Lead
howlingbaboon 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Scott
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
design crisis ??/2007 Lead
with Tom W
Ed Causton ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Kevster ??/2007 Lead
debbien1 13/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Jason
Northen Vince 12/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Oliver
robman 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with stu
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Ed Drake
Hidden 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/06 Lead O/S
chris2451 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Greg Grace
Hidden 03/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Bob Clough 20/Jul/06 TR β
with Tony Reed
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
TRJ 17/Apr/06 TR RP

Looks like a decent lead next time around - tricky in places but good rests and seemingly plenty of pro

with PK
Hidden 22/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
King Rat ??/2006 Lead rpt
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Bryn
Nick Taylor ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd
Rampikino 28/Aug/05 Lead
with Claire & Tom
Hidden 21/Jul/05 Lead O/S
penrithblencathra 29/Apr/05 Lead
with Ed or Jon
Chris Davids 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
Mattyk 07/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/04 Lead O/S
Liam Martin 31/Mar/04 TR
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
spoony84 ??/2004 Lead
karly54 16/Oct/03 2nd
with Peter Goodwin
Hidden 16/Jul/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Martin Bennett 06/Jul/02 -
with NickH, SF
Hidden 19/May/02 2nd
shoulders 10/Nov/01 Lead
John Brayshaw 12/Oct/01 Lead rpt
with John Kennedy
Laramadness 07/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
with Robin
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
jim_randell 07/Jul/00 Lead dog

I fell several times while trying to pull over the top on the final moves.

with SL, RL
Ade Connor 04/Jul/00 -
John Brayshaw 30/Jun/00 Lead rpt
with John Kennedy
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 29/May/98 2nd rpt
with Chris
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
chrishedgehog 05/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Gummy
paul birch 25/May/97 -
John Brayshaw 08/Apr/97 2nd rpt
with Chris
Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
SR1970 ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??/1995 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 08/Oct/93 Lead O/S
with KM
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 18/Aug/92 2nd rpt
with Andy Farley
Hidden 04/Aug/92 TR
crater 15/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1992 -
John Southworth 23/Jan/91 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/87 Lead
Moses 01/Aug/87 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??/1987 AltLd
with barry maybank
John Brayshaw 17/Sep/86 2nd rpt
with Chris
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/86 TR
John Brayshaw 01/Aug/86 2nd O/S
with Andy Farley
Fakey Rocks ??/1986 Lead
Tim Bateman 24/Nov/85 2nd
Tim Bateman 30/Oct/85 Lead
Pete Pozman 05/Sep/85 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
andy tetsill ?/Feb/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly
John Marsland 14/Apr/82 TR
Nic Robinson 21/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with Nick Bond
Mike C 19/Jun/79 TR
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/76 Lead
mikej 22/May/73 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
greenbuoy 26/Apr/70 Lead
with Bob Lister
Dave Musgrove 21/Oct/68 -
Dave Musgrove ??/1965 -
Seymore Butt ??/1964 -
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