Old and Wrinkled* HVS 5a

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Start as for Wrinkled Wall, but climb the face just to the left of centre and keeping to the right of the arete. Delicate. © ROCKFAX

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Bold second half, wouldn't want to lead this.
Neal Jobling - 2nd - 03/Oct/15 with Antonio

DaveB61 - Lead - 27/Sep/15 with Greg Jennings

harry_lewis - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/15 with Nina

Not much gear in top half - dodgy red Camalot near top (yellow might be better, but was securely lodged below!). Climbing steady, but fall from high would be risky
buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 07/Sep/15 with Chris P

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/15

grayspectre - TR O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Chris Williams

daviesp2 - 2nd - 08/Aug/15

Curly Rich - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with gmc, Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Noemie Ajenjo

Found it scarier than the Crease - very nearly popped off as I put my hand over the top
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with John Ganley

petern - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15

Tim Harper - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with James Lewis, NTU

Jlewis01 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Tim harper

1 off. Felt harder to second than the crease.
tom bre - 2nd dog - 30/Nov/14

ashtond6 - 2nd rpt - 02/Nov/14

dprctr - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Simon Goldman

Required more thought than The Crease, but good gear. Adam found the "no hands" non-rest near the top...
petemeads - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with Adam R

DavidR - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 25/Jul/14

As hard as the E1 with a bit of gear higher up and more clearance to the ground
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with James Lee

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Jul/14

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with steve read

Scary for the grade. Harder than the Crease
HB1 - Lead - 06/Jun/14 with KB

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/14

Third HVS lead ... felt hard!
AdamPrzeslak - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Rob Mcsweeney

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Jack Whiteley - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Tim George, John Hayes

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Jonny Ashton

harder than the crease
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

moves themselves not so hard but i only had gear below half height which made for some interesting climbing
AshBash - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Felt E1 to me- harder than The Crease and worse gear. Good climbing though.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

Took a big fall while trying to place gear at the break near the top and very nearly decked. Would like to lead clean.
Ella7 - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/14 with charlielow

Ella7 - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Jim Hulbert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Calder - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with jeffb, Mark

jeffb - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with diggler, Calder

nick ferro - 22/Sep/13 with Oli Birkill

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/13

nice delicate moves. protection not so great up high.
DanOsb - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with bogz, rachel

Andy Fielding - TR - 18/Aug/13 with Andy Sanders

Felt Harder than the crease
Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Jack Knight

Jack93 - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Chris Redding

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 31/Jul/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Jul/13

mattgrange - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Luke Mansfield

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with tom

Nathanie1 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

the moves are straight forward but with the only gear below half height (*might get a big cam in the break near the top but didn't have any on my rack to try), this felt more serious then leading the crease.
charley - Lead β - 01/Jun/13 with Ange

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/May/13

Mowglee - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Ali

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Huw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13

Maxim2023 - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Kate Tarrant

kate tarrant - 2nd - Mar/13

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Nathan

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Jen Maxfield

Becky led Wrinkled Wall, but on second I went this way as practice for the E1 next door.
67hours - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Becky H

hotfeet - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Alex Pond

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/12

In trainers
jwpil - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Cameron

Adil - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Stephen Tomlinson, John Tomlinson

tomsmartacus - 2nd β - 15/Jul/12 with Graham Oxnard

Very pleasant climb.
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Will Benfold

Nigel Bond - TR - 19/Jun/12 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - Solo - 27/May/12

Gambit - Lead - 15/Jan/12 with Barney

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/12

lovely balance moves
Jimbo C - 2nd - 12/Nov/11 with Chris, Pete

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/11

jshields - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Dave Scott

hotfeet - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Matthew

Lumbering Oaf - TR O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Alan Mountford

chris_B - Lead - 17/Sep/11 with Louise Atkin

louby - 2nd - 17/Sep/11 with Chris Burn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

al_robinson76 - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Jennifer Ironside, Emma Robinson, James Jorgensen

tradclimb27 - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Jennifer Ironside, Emma Robinson, al robinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11

Stefan Gallagher - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with James Rees

Stig - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Chris

in the rain! and it was freezing
Daymo - TR O/S - 15/May/11 with DJ

deejmonkey - TR - 15/May/11 with Damian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 27/Apr/11

matt0759 - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with JamesA

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Graham Plant

jimshrimp - TR - 04/Mar/11

Kev actually led Wrinkled Wall but I came up this instead so I could save the lead on Wrinkled Wall for another day. Was absolutely freezing and getting dark. Have never been so cold on a crag. Was interesting pulling up on slopers not being able to tell if I was holding onto the rock or not. Felt like I was going to fall off during every move. Might of been just the conditions but the route felt slightly harder then The Crease.
charley - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Kev

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with N.Sillem

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Paul

My 1st HVS lead
climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Leon

mark20 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Mark R

shaun walby - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Ian Holtby

holters - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Found it harder than The Crease and not as easy to protect.
shaun walby - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Phil West

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/10 with Shaun Walby

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with John Sealey

Very good. Balancey. Would have been scared to lead to go above gear but moves ok.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Peak CC

Very nice climb although not much harder than The Crease which is graded at E1!?
wazir.safeer - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Alkis

Accidentally went further left, climbing the wall between Old and Wrinkled and Wrinkled Wall. Got to the top but I can't count it as an ascent of Old and Wrinkled.
Alkis - Lead dnf - 13/Jun/10 with Saf

A bit bold for a hvs 5A
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 09/May/10 with pabage

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

zappa - 2nd - 04/May/10 with ahcooper

Yanis Nayu - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Phil & Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

katyc - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

alisonsmigova - 2nd - 06/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

godusty - 2nd - 25/Sep/09

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09 with gaz

MorganPreece - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

monsteratt - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Morgan Preece

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Boriz Korzh

BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Neil Dowse

Duncan Skelton - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Jamie Marrison

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/09

bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Bob/Tom

tompilgrem - TR O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Dad

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Pete H, Charles M

Not as fun as Wrinkled itself but another to make you appreciate the lovely Bamford friction!
Batt - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with James Hoyes

cem - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09 with Pete Horn, Rob Truckle

went more middle than john, much better gear than crease
lithos - Lead β - 13/Jun/09 with john byrne

Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 31/May/09 with Franco, Luke and Twigg

droscher2001 - Lead O/S - May/09 with sean

Scary lack of gear for the second half of the climb!
graphiclunarkid - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with dpmUK

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

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/09

@ndy - 2nd - 04/Apr/09 with gareth

deklan - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with paul

paul1234 - 2nd - 31/Mar/09 with Dec

keith leonard - 2009

Hidden - 2009

alaan - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/08

default_slipper - TR O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/08

thrutch - TR O/S - 10/May/08 with johnny b

Possibly harder than the Crease to solo? There might be better gear tho.
Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Max

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/07 with Chris Jennions

Si01 - Lead - 29/Aug/07 with Roger

Not good enough to attempt the lead on this yet. Great route, but would have struggled to place gear safely whilst clinging precariously to the slopers. Will hopefully return to this at some point.
Abu777 - TR O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Dave Stelmach

finished nearer to aerete, harder further right
Ian Broome - Sent O/S - 18/Jul/07

Budge - TR - 12/Jul/07 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates, Dave Valentine-Hagart

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Rob

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/07

Joe Dove - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with kev

Hidden - 2007

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with James Booth

loonyclimber - 2nd - 30/Jul/06 with Mike Barrat & Jen

mikej - TR - 27/Jun/06 with Rick Naylor

cem - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Geoff, Frances Taylor

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Skell - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

SMc - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05 with Anne

Hidden - TR - 17/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - May/05

arin78 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/05 with Mark

My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Simon S

BruceW - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Jen

Phil West - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/05 with Shaun Walby

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/05

AJ007 - Lead - 2005 with Brian

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/04 with Andy Jacob

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Oct/04

chris warner - Lead - Oct/03 with james raitt

Hidden - 2002

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/92 with colin, baccy

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/88

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