Old Lace

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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<< Winter Rain < Arsenic Slab  |  Diagonal Crack > East of the River >>

12m. 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.
FA. Charlie Salisbury 1952


Unprotected 5a above a poor landing does not make a VS. This grade could just about be justified with a side runner in Arsenic Slab.
Simon Caldwell - 22/Feb/07

Agreed. VS with siderunner, E1 without
Jamie Moss - 13/Mar/07

Either with a side runner (unless pre-placed high up), you could deck, and definitely take ahuge swing, from the crux.
Not VS.
Si dH - 31/Oct/07

I did this today with a side runner (cam under the boulder on Arsenic slab) I felt this to still be fairly bold for a VS but without it would be more like E1.
Jack Colbeck - 24/Mar/08

Did this in 05, Seriously bold for a VS...all things considered it needs an upgrade to HVS5a and some might say bold at that.
shaun walby - 08/Jun/08

Oops...didnt notice it had been upgraded.
shaun walby - 08/Jun/08

worth the upgrade and still on the bold side. good route
luke - 07/Nov/08

E1 without side-runner. Great route.
Chatsworth - 30/Mar/10

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