Old Lag's Corner* VS 4c
15m. The corner above a large pedestal block. By-pass the top overhangs on the right to a good ledge. Direct is 5a. © ROCKFAX
FA. Frank Farrell, Gordon Jenkin 13.8.84 13/Aug/1984
This climb is in 247 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

mdjb - 27/Sep/14

Climbed the direct route: 5a in Rockfax
DanC1985 - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Nicky

Pleased to do this clean. Went direct. (5a).
nikinko - 2nd rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Dan C

Went straight up so I guess that was the 5a. Buggering struggle to find the way but not bad when sussed. There's a natural 'glaze' on the rock where the water seeps down bringing a little bit of shiney 'tite', but its not that slippy its ok, go for it dude, tons of good pro.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Sonia

sonic46 - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with Mike H

Had a mini epic 2/3 up... OK once I found a foothold I'd missed. Exposed and quite hard
Montecore - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Matt Ray

CRiddiford - 2nd - 12/Jul/14 with Chris

Got stuck under the volume but an awesome climb!
Trace - Lead O/S - Jul/14

somewhat went offroute at the finish
uncontrollable - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Daj

montymoo - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with Gareth

Gareth - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/14 with Mark

Pike - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with Angus McBride, Mark Condon

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14

A great deal harder when wet!
Piers Harley - Lead β - 25/May/14 with Catherine

Wet in places. Arm effort required.
Katsmiff - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with Piers Harley

Direct 5a. Had a stinker removing the second runner which totally knakered me for the rest of the climb. Arms pumped on tricky 5a finish!
joeallen28 - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Sam4242 - Lead - 23/Mar/14

awkward at the top, interesting but not one id like to lead on my 1st day trad...
Dan_F - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Tscoobydoo

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

Quite tricky.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Hamish

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Andrea

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13

Direct finish
dpiddock - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Chris P

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Jun Minohara

strudles - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Direct finish
Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Hector Prieto

hector - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Julian Prieto

stonemikey - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Ward

Geoffers - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Lauren

Headjamm - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Geoffers

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/13

patrickc - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sue

tombushell - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Sam Husband

Sam Husband - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

tedburt - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Aaron Burdett

Fantastic and fun
DanC1985 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Trevor

neilwiltshire - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Tim Cooper

jopayne1988 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

Georgia H - Lead - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/13

jezb1 - Lead - 31/Mar/13

Initial start was hard due to the direction of the rope pull. Once past this very tight corner start I felt comfortable. Overcast weather.
nick_curtis01 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Georgia Hancock

grp - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/13 with jon_ridley

Hidden - 2013

Leo49 - 2013

cem - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Alexey Kravets, Isabel Hadley

Steve J T - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12

Direct finish
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Tom MOP, Luke

Wet! Took direct route (5a) as holds on other option slippery. Had to rest in rope after faffing with non direct route first.
Fiona McFarlane - Lead - Jul/12 with Lynn Liu

dpm23 - Lead - 18/Jun/12

Dave Mahon - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Brian Mead

Direct finish for 5a. 1 quick rest.
stranter - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/12 with EddInaBox

Steve27 - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with Ewan Gilmour

gilmourheid - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Steve27

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

michael00693 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Adam Ryan

jasoncash - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Andy Cash

andycash - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with jason cash

oops: thought i was climbing resurrection. obviously shite routefinding but managed to stick mostly to lag's corner to begin with... think i finished on bunneys wall though! bottom of climb was really greasy
katherinesydney - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with andrew funnell

AndyFunnell - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with katherinesydney

risby - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Alan Blanchflower

Very polished, and a bit damp.
Monkey_Alan - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with Ris Wright

jasonpm - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Simon Chandler

jez_palmer - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Did the direct finish.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Miles

Cat G - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Liz Wakelin - 2nd - 09/Jul/11 with Josie Herbert

slightly wet and greasy, but good holds and reasonable gear.
jo86 - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Neil Nand

Hard but nice climb with good gear placements.
ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Joseph Toller

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

diamond rib - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Dan Sanderson, Adam Wheeler

Committing finish.
callans - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Katie Preston

Lovely, with an exiting finish
katiep - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Callan

andycash - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with chris day

wi11 - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Tommy H, Scott Sw

Rich lead, I went second. The lower section above the large block at the start is very polished but the holds are all there. At the top came right to go round the 4th tooth but ended up going over the top of it. Enjoyed it and great end to the days climbing
Steve954 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Andy, Rich

andrew did the direct (5a) finish
steve2006 - 2nd - 08/May/11 with Andrew Pearson

james steven turney - 2nd - 08/May/11

Strenuous climbing but gear was sound all the way
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Daniel

Right finish.
lostinmidlands - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with nil4e

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Finished off to the right, possibly on bunnies wall
nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with steve

Steve27 - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Nick Hawkins

Bisset - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Amy, Paul Jackson

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Rhys Jones - 18/Mar/11

stranter - 2nd β - 17/Mar/11 with EddInaBox

Direct Finish.
gibsond - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Stewart Walker

very wet!
AlexD - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Alex

ben.richards - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Szilard

nikinko - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/10 with liam

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Luke Goble

Bram - Lead - 11/Oct/10 with Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones - 11/Oct/10 with Bram

LukeyG - 2nd - Oct/10 with Ash

tscoobydoo - Lead O/S - Oct/10

topropechop - 2nd O/S - Oct/10 with tscoobydoo

uncontrollable - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Julian, Mark J

gcandlin - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Oliver wand

Finished direct
andyfeds - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10 with Jo W

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/10

did direct version at 5a
eugeneth - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Matt Harris

5a (more like 4c) direct finish, greasy.
jezb1 - Lead - 02/Aug/10

Didn't notice polish. Found it very tough for VS but was only my second Swanage climb. Swanage grades do feel very stiff.
daveyji - Lead - Aug/10 with Linda Williamson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10

Direct finish recommended.
LoopyLou - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Thea Williams

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Anna

matt25 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

climbtim - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/10

Ceridwen - 2nd rpt - 03/May/10 with Thomasina

Nice climb if you can bridge past polish on first move. Lovely threadable handle on right for final moves.
andyfeds - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Andy C

The Ivanator - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Stewart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10

Carly - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Richard

petedunford183 - 2nd - 2010

toeshurtN8 - 2nd - 2010 with Dave Felton

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Ashley

daviesp2 - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

Reckon the Old Lag's not Russian ...must be Polish judging by the glassy finish on these holds. Worth doing though.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Rich

Rich God 3 - 2nd - 06/Sep/09 with The Ivanator

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

tdudley - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09 with Tom Page

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/09 with Gary Lewin, Andy

Went straight up but still felt 4c. Bit damp.
jezb1 - Lead - 22/Jul/09

Direct 5a over the overhang.
Beccajane1983 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Heloise

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Floris

Trisha Murphy - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with d_meacher

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Trisha Murphy

did the direct 5a finnish
Webster - 2nd - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

Nozzer - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 23/Apr/09

Kyle Rance - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Chris Cracknell

igneouscarl - 2nd - 28/Mar/09 with Tom Stahl

tumbling wizard - Mar/09

once again on the "wrong" route. realised when checking the guide later that this was not an HS;-) nevertheless an enjoyable route just a bit greasy!
uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09 with Viskii, Alan B

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 14/Feb/09 with Frodo Stickel

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2009

hrgcb - 2009 with Joe Prinold

Disco - Lead O/S - 2009

SusanH - 2nd - 2009

Alexstone - Lead O/S - 2009

Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Tom

Wandered right a bit in the middle section, then rested on gear below the overhang. May have done the 5a finish but it was hard to tell.
Blisco - Lead dog - 18/Oct/08 with Michael Hopert

Rollo - 2nd - 11/Aug/08 with Tom CUMC

Oceanic - 26/Jul/08

98%monkey - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Flatcap

Remarkably, I got this cleanly. My ascent was a catalogue of schoolboy errors. Several careless slips (recovered); I dropped my krab of small nuts (downclimbed to recover them). Despite the dry weather, this climb was damp and greasy, but only on the right hand side. It made bridging interesting.
flatcap - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

MontyH - Lead - 12/Jul/08 with Paul Milton

cherad - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08

finished direct at 5a. First trad route at swanage.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Paul

Hidden - Jun/08

a dirty, greasy and altogether unpleasent route.
riddle - Lead β - 31/May/08 with Yasmina

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - 2nd β - 31/May/08 with Toby Dunford

doyle12 - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Tristian

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Dad

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Mark Beecher

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/May/08

Marq - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Andy Livingstone, Anthony Schwirtz

hailtryfan - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Bob Pegram

Hidden - Lead - May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Sam Strong

SamStrong - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Rob Dyer

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Theeni - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Matt Kemp

djking1983 - Lead - 12/Sep/07 with Barry Rood

Very polished. Got stuck at crux and woe myself our farting about. Partner topped and I seconded.
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/07 with Miku979

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Aug/07

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/07

"great is you like climbing glass or come from Avon, Cheader way :-) Darren Cook - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Dodge" Heh. I loved it, and I *do* come from Bristol :) Thought it was a good route, polished but fun non the less. Oh, and did the direct (5a) version
mrtom - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Deophine and Chris Baily

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/07

feeko - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/07

pelvoux - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Jonathan

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/07

The direct 5a finish.
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Rob Floyd

winter_burn - Lead dog - 01/Apr/07 with jake

prof_vague - 2nd dog - Apr/07 with Paul

flyboy86 - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with prof_vague

VS 5a top section
JDSwain - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Alex Balch

Tom Gadsden - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Roly

Kit Gillibrand - 2nd - Mar/07 with Tom Gadsden

Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/07

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 2007

bob3141 - Lead - 29/Oct/06 with Adam Thomas

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with KM

mattpw - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Sally Mac

Piers Harley - Lead β - 06/Sep/06 with Rob Marson

Ian_gozer - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/06 with Greg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/06

MontyH - Lead - 24/Apr/06 with Paul Milton

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06 with Alex

Oddjob - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/06 with Dr Danger

jchenoweth - Lead - 08/Apr/06 with Oddjob (Alex)

Dorset - Lead O/S - 2006 with Helen Conyers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/05

broc - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/05 with John

colin milton - 2nd - 15/Oct/05 with geoff barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/05

thompson1000 - 18/Sep/05

Sparky!!!3 - 2nd - 15/Aug/05 with alex more

great is you like climbing glass or come from Avon, Cheader way :-)
Darren Cook - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Dodge

featuresforfeet - Lead - Aug/05 with Sarah Clough

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - Apr/05

JDSwain - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Ben Candlin

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - 2005 with Stu

Darrell Read - 2nd - 05/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/04

timharrison - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/02

MontyH - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/02 with Paul Milton

andybenham - 2001

MontyH - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/00 with Andy Young

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/00

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/99

Rob Oram - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/99 with John Hardy

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/98 with Jerry Boyd

Direct finish
andyfeds - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/98 with Andy C

FrankW - 1998

Rampikino - 2nd - 08/Sep/96

r0b - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/94 with Andy Jefferies

sdht - 1993

Nigel Coe - 16/Apr/90 with Scott Titt

kp64zl - Lead - Dec/89 with Andy B

MoWalker3 - 18/Sep/88

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