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Lorica* VS 4c

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[Lorica, 2 kb]20m. Climb the grubby crack near the right edge of the slab (or better via Great Slab) and the short but gripping curving flake above - who says it is detached? Finish up the short crack. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Combined with the Great Slab start, makes a well worthwhile climb. The layback is fine once you get into it, it was just getting the right foot up that caused problems.
treg - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Bird

Laybacking up the flake felt very off balance, maybe not the ideal warmup route. Very nice otherwise!
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Robby

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/13

chrisbussell - Lead - 03/Sep/13 with Tim O'Neill

therat - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

gavster - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with kev

nickosteo - Lead O/S - Jul/13

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

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

ajc - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Morri

This is well worthwhile route, just for the flake bit. Better than many routes that get stars in the guide books. Finish is a bit grotty but you can't have it all.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Stve mc D

Al Urker - 2nd - 17/May/13

RossT - Lead - 17/May/13 with Tim Bee

beth.westonhoward - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Verity Cross

fantastic delicate but bold move when changing layback diretion and tiptoeing up the small footholds
hlegge - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Beth Howard

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13

pbuggy91 - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13

Had to go on rope to get cam out. Think would of got otherwise.
tsl42 - 2nd dog - 21/Apr/13 with Pete MUMC

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Kat

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with Laura

lbarras - 2nd dog - 17/Apr/13 with jake

Mongoose - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Katharina Gers-Barlag

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

taff raymond - Lead - 09/Sep/12

First part of Great Slab, then across for the good bit of Lorica.
Binder - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Khalid Q

Started on Great Slab - excellent then moved over to Lorica. Had to down climb once to do the flake but got there in the end!
khalidq - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with George Margesson

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Bern Hardman

There was me faffing around, failing to make the hard bit's gear easy to deal with and then Mol just stormed it, landing on the ledge with a grin.
adi bryant - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Molly-George

Cool and intimidating bit of lay backing but on bomber gear
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 28/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Fragmod - Lead - 13/May/12

The flake is all bark and no bite- once you can reach to the top or the back, basically a pullup. Wiped out on the slab as my first move. Smooth. Knees still hate me for wearing shorts.
AlexKervyn - 2nd RP - 13/May/12

nrhardy - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with paul29uk

3rd
the power - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/12

CSmithy - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/11

Oceanic - 28/Aug/11

lozowen - Lead - 01/Jul/11 with Chris Howard

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 04/Jun/11

Danny Boy Dunbar - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Dave Gleave, Danny Bucknole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

via Great Slab then traversed onto flake. Flake needs the right approach & balance, backed down a few steps for rest after placing gear then led. A stiff VS.
john_ni - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with Bryan Lewis

Great Slab with Lorica finish.
hellboundblr - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with John Bayliss

hard for the grade - great route!
MikaelW - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jo

Hard start. Only 2 places for marginal protection high up at the start and almost non-existant "holds" on he slab start. Satisfying to complete but would have been very scary leading it!
RockaJo - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/10 with Mikael

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 04/Jun/10

Anthony mccourt - 2nd β - 23/May/10

Anthony mccourt - 2nd β - 23/May/10

smolders - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Phil G

The flake was tough to work out but the moves were nice once I had
philgeorge999 - 2nd dog - 15/May/10 with Martin Oldham

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/10

Wet and Dirty and Wet
tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 06/May/10 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/10

The start of this is fairly straight forward, the flake section however is something else. Well protected but very committing, and a lot of fun. quite a pumpy series of moves to climb the flake and get on top. Once you have the climbing is thankfully straightforward again. compared to other VS climbs, including at Millstone this is high in the grade. A good intro to HVS routes.
matt.jj - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

gripping crux
Dave Mahon - 2nd - Apr/10 with Matt Jackson

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 19/Mar/10

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10

katyvose1 - 2010

tjhare1 - 2010

smallerrich - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ollie Wragg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Also did the Great Slab start with traverse right to Lorica flake. A worthy route in its own right and a little bit easier than the direct route, which is a (hard) VS, although not HVS!
ebf - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Paul Stephenson

stevepotter - Lead - 28/Jun/09 with ken

Oceanic - 26/Apr/09

psronan - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08

slacky - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Gary

Did Great Slab start and traversed R to Lorica crux.
JohnHutch - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with HC, SC, L

roberto18 - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Martin Hore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/07

Nice route, with a great move up the flake, found hard compared to previous VS routes but plenty of gear about.
Eccentric - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Bunchuk

This is steep and exciting
LakesWinter - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with Mr Harvey

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/06

andybeanland - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Graham Withers

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/06

greg101 - Lead - 29/Jul/06 with Matt O'Connor

liamoloughlin - Lead - Jun/06

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06

sdht - 2006

Adam Potter - 2nd - 11/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/04

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/03 with Steve Clark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/02

cem - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/02 with Rod Strachan

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 08/Jul/02

Hidden - 2002

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Banjo

ArnaudG - 1999

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1999

cragspud - Lead O/S - 1998

Sometime in the 90's
BruceW - Lead O/S - 1997

thinair48 - 1995

craig d - 1992

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/91 with Paul Farmer

Ian Clare - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/85

andy gittins - 1985

Tom V - 1984

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 28/Mar/82

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

babymoac - Lead - 13/Jun/81 with MTW

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

mark-abz - Lead - 16/Sep/80 with Rob S

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1980

JohnHutch - 2nd - 27/May/78 with BA

Mark Kemball - Lead - 09/May/78 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/77

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead - 1974

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Voting
Total votes cast 64
hard HVS0 of 23
HVS0 of 23
easy HVS1 of 23
hard VS7 of 23
VS15 of 23
easy VS0 of 23
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HS0 of 23
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hard 5a0 of 22
5a0 of 22
easy 5a0 of 22
hard 4c17 of 22
4c5 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 120 (3.3%)
Lead57 of 120 (47.5%)
Followed44 of 120 (36.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 120 (0.8%)
Unknown14 of 120 (11.7%)

'Climbed'62 of 120 (51.7%)
clean O/S46 of 120 (38.3%)
clean β2 of 120 (1.7%)
clean rpt1 of 120 (0.8%)
clean RP1 of 120 (0.8%)
dogged7 of 120 (5.8%)
dnf1 of 120 (0.8%)