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The fantastic hand traverse on Creagh Dhu Wall... simply stunning climbing!
Edward Booth, Jan 2006
© Adam Booth
Route: Creagh Dhu Wall (HS 4b)
Climbers: Adam Booth
Camera used: Pentax, Optio S55
4*VOTING: number of votes 21
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It's a good pic...but when I did it I hand traversed the massive flake just out of sight below his feet! God knows how hard that variation is....
Paul Evans - 20/Mar/06
I have to agree, your way above the actual hand traverse there!! Bold line I supose!
Shone - 24/Mar/06
Interesting to hear that... I did think it was a bit hairy for the grade!!!
Adam Booth - 24/Mar/06
yes teh rptie definite;ly hadn traverse the lower flake. I remember when I did it I looked at your line and thought "shit"!!!" (I was only leading VS justa bout at the time) then I saw the lower flake line and thought, "ah, ok..."
Youre definitely off-route :)
Si dH - 25/Mar/06
Ooops. I did the same higher traverse line as Adam - no wonder it felt hard for the grade! :&
Nick Smith - UKC - 26/Apr/06
I also did the higher traverse line a few years back. I remember taking a bit of time to work out which line to go for and ended up doing the higher line.
I have been questioning the correct line ever since - and judging by the previous posts, What is the consensus? What is the correct line?
steveej - 06/Sep/06
I rteckon the upper travers is still only about 4b/4c, but exposed; good handholds but only nubbins for feet
steveej - 06/Sep/06
Abbed off from first belay the other week since it was tipping down with rain, but looked at the 2 options. I'd have gone for the higher one, I think. Didn't look too bad, but I was thinking about foot traversing the lower one not hand traversing, so that may have been the problem!
Caralynh - 09/Oct/06
The original route hand traversed the big flake below his feet.
JamieAyres - 22/Nov/06
The climb is supposed to be 4b!!! How on earth can someone do this traverse instead of the obviously easy bottom one?
dycotiles - 23/Apr/08
the guidebook says to drop from the tree belay to a flake. That line doesn't drop, and its not a flake. its just as good though, if not a bit harder. The first time i did it, i think i took the top line.
robkbangor - 14/Jul/08
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