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Old Lace** VS 5a

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[Old Lace - VS 5a - Crookrise, 2 kb]From halfway along the traverse climb the smooth slab past a useful pocket, easing with height. The route is high in the grade unless a side-runner is employed. Three Pebblesque. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Old Lace - VS 5a - Crookrise © Jack00
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 159 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - 25/Aug/13

matt.thornton123 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Will mcevoy

After belaying Phil on it. HVS 5a
LakesWinter - Lead β - 30/May/13 with Phil B

philboy - Lead - 30/May/13 with matt g

lady_radiation - 26/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/May/13

alex hartley - TR O/S - 19/May/13

scroopi - TR O/S - 19/May/13 with james fulton

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

Really nice, soft for HVS but very committing. Massive pebble.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Tom Garwood

Hidden - Solo β - 2013

SteveM - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with SteveM

used the runner to left..otherwise no gear and didn't fancy that.
sazmaz - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Dan Lanchester-Wright

HVS at least. Great route though, the first route of the day and the grit was cold and sticky.
David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Tom

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12 with D. Gledson

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Easy and enjoyable with side runners
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with jw

morsy - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with peter berwick

Bone breaking potential if you don't place a side runner. The next good bit of gear is half way up the climb. Never VS! HVS in the Rockfax guide.
Pete23 - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Stephen Mors

You'd probably be pretty stupid not to place the side runner. Found a pretty good cam placement half way up anyway.
tobyk - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Emma Akam

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

taylor123 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12 with Matt Haigh

MeMeMe - Lead - 12/May/12 with Josh

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

simonhicklin - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Wilson

adamjeffs - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Simon

cem - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Brad Jackson

Great route; at the limit of my current risk tolerance for smearing, a great buzz. I got an acceptable alien placement so avoided a side runner in Arsenic.
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Kirsten

jac.c123 - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with andyc123

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12

Gear consisted of a friend 00 in a flaring placement & a 0 over cammed on one side & too open on the other!
pastep - Lead - 2012 with ebf

fulton333 - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Sam Cooper

Dave Richards - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/11 with sjbrook

Clipped a runner on the flake but climbed correctly.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dave Richards, PMC

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Dave Everitt CMC

Used side runner but started up Arsenic Slab Direct to compensate. Main route seems pretty steady if you keep cool.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Mark, Neil Barnard

andysroom - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Lizzie

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 11/Jul/11 with Bern Hardman

MeMeMe - Solo - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

Think I veered onto arsenic slightly, would like to try again and go straight up from the pocket.. nice delicate moved though
mrplastique - Lead β - 01/May/11 with helixmh

Alan Scowcroft - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Adam Collinge

helixmh - 2nd - 2011 with lee.sutcliffe

Avoided the temptation of leaning right over and placing the bomber gear behind the flake on Arsenic. Real ankle breaker if you came of the crux on this one. How can that get a VS grade!
Conan - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Loz

RuthC - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Pete Ellis

petellis - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Matt's Bird

Becky E - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Graeme Hammond

no side runners, dam hard start for a VS!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Becky E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

mickJ - Lead - 03/Jun/10 with mike b

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jun/10

pie_eater_pete - Solo - May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/09

Didn't look at the book so started as for asrenic then headed out right and up the delightful old lace runout.
petellis - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with mattyork2

mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Pete Ellis

ollyroberts - Lead - 16/Jul/09 with Jack

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/09 with Olly

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

Justin Tracey - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Matt Debenham

Bennykr - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Huw

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08

French Erick - Solo RP - 27/Sep/08 with LAK, Burnsie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

erica - 2nd - 02/Aug/08 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/08 with Erica

CarolineJameson - 2nd - 10/Jul/08 with Chris Jameson

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/08

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with John

ollyroberts - 2nd - 29/Mar/08 with Adam

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Chris Bradley

French Erick - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Dave Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/08

AndyMay - 2nd - 27/Oct/07 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - Lead rpt - 26/Oct/07 with Andy May

matt thornton - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with mick

Aussie Mick - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Matt. T

ndb - Solo - 15/Jul/07

Unprotected crux - be E1 in the Peak a la 3 Pebble Slab.
stewart murray - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with David Bogle

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Jon Lury

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Hidden - 19/May/07

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/07

moreno - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with ieverett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/07

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2007 with Jamie Barclay

bob3141 - 2nd - 29/Apr/06 with Adam Thomas

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Rob Mead

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

but rough, would like second attempt, not sure i followed the route exactly
robman - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/06 with Tim

leathers - 2006 with Charlotte Evans

mattyork2 - TR - 22/Dec/05

Tom M Williams - 2nd O/S - Oct/05 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead - Oct/05

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/05

Psychological protection only
shaun walby - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05 with Sue Austin

GPN - Lead - May/05

Nick Beckett - 2005

Nick Beckett - 2005

realy nice delicate moves
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/04 with Dominick Spracklen

PenJD - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04 with Dave E and Adam

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/May/04

leighjepson - Lead - May/04 with Tim Watkins

Hidden - Solo RP - May/04

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo - 25/Sep/02

Alaric - TR O/S - 28/Jul/02 with Syd F

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/02 with steve wrigley

The Pylon King - 2nd - Mar/02 with Fiend

EddieA - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/02

cragspud - Lead O/S - Feb/02

Simon Caldwell - TR O/S - 2002

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/00 with Caroline Young

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/00

Marti999 - Solo - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 16/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/99

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 1999 with Robin & Sal

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/98

rachm2004 - TR - 09/May/98 with Simon B

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

nai - 2nd - 14/Aug/97 with Paul Horan

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/97

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/96 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/95

barney@helmshore - TR O/S - 05/Jun/95 with mark b

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/95

John Brayshaw - TR O/S - 02/Aug/94 with Empire +

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Mar/94

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/92

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/92

whispering nic - Solo - May/92 with Graham Iles

Rich Kirby - Solo - 27/Jan/92 with Luke

kato'sdad - Solo - 01/Sep/91

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/90 with John Byrne

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/90

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/90

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990 with dave stokes

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/89

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 1986

Nic Robinson - 1982

Hidden - Lead - Jul/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/77

mikej - Solo - 20/Aug/72 with John Bickerdyke, E

Hidden - Solo - 1971

Dave Musgrove - 02/Apr/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 59
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS1 of 22
easy HVS13 of 22
hard VS2 of 22
VS5 of 22
easy VS1 of 22
hard HS0 of 22
HS0 of 22
easy HS0 of 22
hard 5b0 of 21
5b0 of 21
easy 5b0 of 21
hard 5a2 of 21
5a12 of 21
easy 5a5 of 21
hard 4c1 of 21
4c1 of 21
easy 4c0 of 21
3 Stars0 of 16
2 Stars15 of 16
1 Star1 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
Bag of .....0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed32 of 159 (20.1%)
Lead66 of 159 (41.5%)
Followed40 of 159 (25.2%)
Toproped10 of 159 (6.3%)
Unknown11 of 159 (6.9%)

'Climbed'69 of 159 (43.4%)
clean O/S75 of 159 (47.2%)
clean β4 of 159 (2.5%)
clean rpt8 of 159 (5.0%)
clean RP2 of 159 (1.3%)
dogged1 of 159 (0.6%)