Lorraine Top 50

3 Stars
 VS 5a

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12m. A little beauty and doubtless harder than you will be expecting. A fingery layback and long stretch gains the break. Pump left along this quickly and delicately climb the wall right of the arete.
FA. Malcolm Rowe 1968


Far too overhanging for my liking. A sequence of thin 5a laybacking moves followed by some overhanging thuggery with good, but tough to place gear are not things that belong on a VS.

I'm sure it's very easy if you climb much harder than VS, but if you don't it's the hardest VS I've ever tried.
colin angus - 13/Sep/07

Absolutely superb. Shouldn't be upgraded as its so easily read from the ground.
Pete - 29/Jan/08

Reiff E1. However some things just shouldn't be tampered with. Lorraine is VS.
Dave Kerr - 15/Feb/08

End of debate you thugs.....................
Ian Jones - 21/Aug/08

I'm a thug, and it was a piece of piss to solo. It's still clearly and objectively HVS though.
Fiend - 26/Jul/09

Only VS mate......and I did it 25 years ago (solo and lead)
David Fleet - 10/Apr/10

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  • Route Grade Votings

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