The Old Dragon* E2 5b
14m. Climb the steep shallow groove on the right-hand side of the overhanging face to a good ledge. The holds are better than you might expect though the runners aren't. Finish up the short overhanging crack just to the left, or escape right - E1. © ROCKFAX
FA. Bill Birch (one nut) 1968. FFA. John Allen 1973

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Big Rons 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Nicolas Duboust - Solo - 29/Jun/14

Jay.Carr - Solo - 14/Jun/14

Jay.Carr - Solo - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/14

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with Si

Proper finish. Dyno'd to a heelhook then grunted to glory
Albachoss - 2nd β - 02/Apr/14 with Ben

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Ben

strange anti line to finish
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Nick Priestley

E1 variant finish.
Gudge - Solo rpt - 31/Oct/13

E1 variant finish.
Gudge - Solo rpt - 31/Oct/13

E1 finish x 3.
Gudge - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/13

E1 finish x 2.
Gudge - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/13

E1 finish x 1.
Gudge - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Biggish pulls, decent holds!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Graham Parkes

Found the first bit to the ledge fine and gear (small cam) was adequate. The top bit through the overhang was a beast of a mantelshelf-thrutch-swim-bellyflop-grovel though!
Gudge - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Coel Hellier

with proper finish this time + no snow or mats
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/13 with Richard Williams

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 10/Apr/13 with Blonde, Ellis Ash

foot of snow, finished R
ellis - Sent - 10/Apr/13 with Tom Holdsworth, Dave Musgrove

Very nice, above snow but still a solo higher up, escaped right at top.
Graeme Hammond - Solo - 05/Apr/13 with Mark R

mark20 - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

jwpil - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12 with Deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/12

Hybrid of start of guillotine and finish of old dragon.
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Alun Freem

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Chris Taylor

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/12

maddy.c - 31/Mar/12

tom.e - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Luke Porter

Brown - Solo - 18/Mar/12 with Solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Jeromecooper - 13/Aug/11

john lynch - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Tom

Several of the pulls felt brutal.
James Oswald - 2nd dog - 08/May/11 with Jon Stewart

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Jun/10

JulesV - Solo - 09/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Oct/09

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Ben Harper

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Apr/09

Nom - Solo - 12/Apr/09 with Joe Bream

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/08

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 28/May/08 with Ivan

Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with frazer

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with Richard B

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2008 with dave

MYSSAK - Solo rpt - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jul/07

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Chris Jennions

Interesting moves over in a flash.
Garan - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Iain Fisher

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/04

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Oct/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/03 with John Nightingale

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/01

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/00 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - 2000

Boy - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/96

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/95

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/93

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/84

stp - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/84

KRB - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
rurp, Owen W-G, Ewano

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