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Last Laugh* E2 5c

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[The Direct Start, 2 kb]30m. A good line on good rock with a testing but well-protected crux. Start on a boulder at the base of a low, left-trending crack in the centre of the wall. 30m. Follow the crack left to its end and move up to a narrow ledge. Climb the slim corner above and traverse left to the base of a small staggered corner. Follow the technical corner and steep flake above to a final short wall and the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Bell 25.4.81 25/Apr/1981

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Photo: The Direct Start © Mark Kemball
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This climb is in 83 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14

"A good line with some loose blocks, no particular crux and adequate protection"
TommityP - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14

irish paul - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Sarah Black

markalmack - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with james marjot

Harder that 'Out of the Blue'. Found the crux quite pumpy but found a good no hands rest just before the crux which was very useful. Harder than it looks.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with RusseyB

andy_pemberton - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Brian Hannon

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Tim .

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 02/May/14 with Ed

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Colin

Tubs - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with AJM

AJM - 2nd β - 22/Sep/13 with Tom Lambert

Graham Westbrook - 2nd - 05/Sep/13

Was still laughing the second time round
PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/13 with Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/13

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13

Good route. Had a bit of a spaz going from the corner to the flake crack. Not very happy with my protection on this, should have taken more big cams as the initial crack swallows them up and had none left for the rest of the route.
alexjz - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Matt Burdekin

Great effort by Colin for a first E2. I suffered in the heat even seconding, maybe should have warmed up.
Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Colin

paultaylor - Lead dog - 18/May/13 with Will I Am

will moy - 2nd dog - 18/May/13 with paul taylor

stuart34 - Lead dnf - 05/May/13 with mel b

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12 with tj murry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12

Good, but not great like most of the climbs here.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/12

Spearos - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

Mike W - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with bigrob

Bristoldave - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Cusco

Brian H - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Kafoozalem

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Toby Pitts Tucker, Harry Martin

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/12 with george coiley

burto - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with tom everett

Hidden - 2012

nick arding - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with nick saunders

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Mark

Different Steve - Lead dog - 14/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Dad

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11

very good
nickdonohue - Lead - Jul/11 with Andy March

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Ed Heslam

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Burnsie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11

Nick Wallis - Lead - May/11 with Laura

ellis - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alan Willoner

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

This is very goo. Well worth doing
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Special Robin

Craig Geddes - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Goddard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

An inauspicious start to my trad season. Didn't find the alleged crux too bad, but lost the plot on the upper wall.
Justin T - Lead dog - 20/Feb/11 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Slipped off at about 10' hit the ground on the stretch, badly brused bum on a boulder! (Got back on and did it>)
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 20/Nov/10 with Lee Bartrop, Nic Dill

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/10

feilx - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Heather

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Simon

Good hungover lead by Emily and a great little route, worth two or three stars though not particularly sustained, weird to do a smeary, balancy crux on a steep wall!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Ben, Emily

Brilliant climbing, exciting even as second. Very well protected with a great crux which felt softish for 5c. Took one rest on the rope after the crux moves due to serious pump. Very impressive lead from Max.
lrandall - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Max Adamson

Pleased with this, was a bit go-ey for a few moves.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10

Popkids - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Kafoozalem

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

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jul/09

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Hamish Rowe

sara n - TR - 09/Oct/08 with Neville Contractor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/08

eley1 - Lead - 22/Apr/08 with steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/07

Marti999 - 2nd - 07/Jun/07 with Rich White

Richard White - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with RT & AB

Short crux at serrated groove, rest HVS-E1
chris j - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Ben Bradford

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000 with Zoe Billinghurst, Rich Mayfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/98

lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/97 with tombawimba

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead β - 1981

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Total votes cast 65
hard E30 of 27
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easy E32 of 27
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E215 of 27
easy E21 of 27
hard E10 of 27
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hard 6a0 of 16
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easy 6a0 of 16
hard 5c0 of 16
5c13 of 16
easy 5c3 of 16
hard 5b0 of 16
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easy 5b0 of 16
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2 Stars17 of 22
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Style of ascent

Lead54 of 83 (65.1%)
Followed25 of 83 (30.1%)
Toproped1 of 83 (1.2%)
Alt Leads1 of 83 (1.2%)
Unknown2 of 83 (2.4%)

'Climbed'21 of 83 (25.3%)
clean O/S50 of 83 (60.2%)
clean β3 of 83 (3.6%)
clean rpt2 of 83 (2.4%)
clean RP1 of 83 (1.2%)
dogged4 of 83 (4.8%)
dnf2 of 83 (2.4%)