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Barnacle Traverse** 5c

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[Bas on Barnacle Traverse Continuaion, 3 kb]110m. A fine leftwards traverse from Red Walls. The original climb followed a low line at low tide and finished up the loose corner before the big cave. It is more enjoyable and safer to stay off the barnacles after the initial ledges and extend the route leftwards to finish up the descent groove of White Rhino Tea. The crux is the rising traverse from the overhung ledge and at the end of the flat wall climb up the arête for 4m before starting across the cave wall. The last moves are usually wet but steady enough climbing. Bridge across to the opposite wall and descend around an arete to gain a steep groove which is followed to the top (this is the descent route for White Rhino Tea). As of 2014 this route is not covered by the bird ban provided you top out before entering the cave right of White Rhino Tea Buttress.
John Fowler Fred Stebbings (solo) 09/Sep/1967

Photo: Bas on Barnacle Traverse Continuaion © Kafoozalem
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KDSclimber - Solo dnf - 15/Jun/14 with Richard

Great route, now not covered by the bird ban. Got wet so I'd like to stay on next time.
EcoClimber - Solo - 15/Jun/14 with Kieran Dougherty Smith

dmoir - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Derwood

dbrooks - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/13

andy_pemberton - Solo - 16/Aug/13

robbie Warke - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/11

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

Rob Laird - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/11

francois - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Tammy, Chawn

Shaw Brown - Solo - 20/Aug/11 with Loz

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/11

granticus - 28/Aug/10

mark schramm - 22/Aug/10 with Chris E

hailtryfan - Solo O/S - Aug/10

Great fun, the top out is a bit gripping (for cowards like me anyhow) and you wouldn't want to fall, but technically straightforward.
Phil79 - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Pete

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

msoldn - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Pau, Jason

Brown - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/08

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