Left Wall Traverse*** V8 / f7B
[Start of the crux..., 3 kb]The full traverse of the left wall from sitting at the back left of the cave.

Ticklists: North Wales Bouldering 7 & 8's, Cave destroyer.

Photo: Start of the crux... © chriscarroll
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This climb is in 158 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Hidden - Sent - 28/Nov/14

Tried it in sections then scrabbled my way along it first try at the link.
Andrew Barker - Sent x - 22/Oct/14

Haydn Jones - Sent x - 23/Sep/14 with will doyle

Hidden - Sent x - 13/Sep/14

Felt strong today. Had done all the shorter versions first.
Ed morris - Sent x - 05/Sep/14

Another 5 sessions to climb V8 (like weedkiller :P) woohoo!
stvey - Sent x - 22/Aug/14 with paddyisidle, Louise Cowie

Hidden - Sent - 14/Aug/14

Luke Dawson - Sent x - 07/Jul/14

paddyisidle - Sent rpt - 21/Jun/14

thevoice - Sent x - 24/May/14

Dan77 - Sent rpt - 20/May/14

Tried a few of the moves the weekend before and then it went in a session this weekend. Felt hard in the heat!
aciddan - Sent - 17/May/14

The mountains need to dry up- I've spent too much time in this bloody cave
paddyisidle - Sent rpt - 10/May/14

Hidden - Sent x - 25/Apr/14

Happy I did it! Longest problem I have ever done and really cool moves! Took me a while!
charlietorrance - Sent x - 23/Apr/14 with tim peck

Dan77 - Sent rpt - 22/Apr/14 with Alex

Dan77 - Sent rpt - 10/Apr/14

End of a saga. I had to dig deep
Mattlamb90 - Sent x - 03/Apr/14 with Owen Davies, Luke Owens, Luke

brices - Sent dnf - 23/Mar/14

Got all the moves except the very start moves. Need to refine sequence and be more efficient in order to link it.
shed_hed - Sent dnf - 21/Feb/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

dswansonlow - Sent dnf - 21/Feb/14 with Darren McMaster

After falling twice from the easy finish due to it being absolutely dripping wet, finally the rain held off and the wind dried it off for the send. First V8 (Depending on the grading of Wedkiller at the Tor) mega problem!
Jonny Nick - Sent x - 15/Feb/14

Hidden - Sent - 01/Feb/14

Ed Booth - Sent rpt - 30/Jan/14 with Fennerz

Stefan_Morris - Sent x - 25/Jan/14 with hfisher, AndrewJamesCherry, Edmundmorris

Hidden - Sent rpt - 22/Jan/14

Hidden - Sent x - 18/Jan/14

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Jan/14

oliverpcain - Sent β - 2014

sorlehaywood88 - 2014

mileshill540 - Sent - 2014

1st go today. First V8.
Adam Booth - Sent x - 12/Dec/13 with Ed Booth

Adam Booth - Sent dnf - 05/Dec/13 with Ed Booth

Tophe - Sent x - 24/Nov/13 with Fiona, Oli, Jonny P

Hidden - Sent x - 15/Oct/13

Hidden - Sent rpt - 15/Sep/13

matt30987 - Sent x - 08/Sep/13 with Dad

AshWH - Sent x - 26/Aug/13 with Eliot S, Roz F

fyfee8a - Aug/13 with gazza

eazyclimbing - Sent - 16/Jul/13 with hoppo

First V8. Took a few sessions, but satisfied now
partz - Sent x - 01/Jul/13 with Homer

kieran_lowe - Sent x - 29/Jun/13

good traverse!!
con321 - Sent x - 30/May/13

Chris_barr - Sent x - 27/May/13

Hidden - Sent rpt - 20/Apr/13

dswansonlow - Sent x - 12/Apr/13 with Darren McMaster

2nd go from the start.
EliotStephens - Sent - 26/Mar/13

5th go? Did again at end of session for punishment training.
Ed Booth - Sent x - 04/Feb/13 with Sean Grady

Don't know where I pulled this out of, but mega psyched I did! This has been a very long albeit disjointed siege. Glad I worked that end bit as I was pretty boxed despite using the kneebar rest. First font 7B and first french 7c. psyched!
Duncan Campbell - Sent - 20/Jan/13 with Tommy Chamings

cjb1992 - Sent dnf - 2013 with Ed

nepsoi999 - 2013

andy jennings - Sent x - 02/Dec/12 with tom m

dannyboy83 - Sent x - 01/Dec/12 with Baby Andy, tom maidwell

Ewan Russell - Sent x - 20/Sep/12 with Sam D

Hidden - Sent rpt - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Aug/12

EllaRus - Sent x - 27/Aug/12 with john

Yong_Welsh - Sent - 06/Aug/12 with Danny

Bout 3 goes 2 get 1st bit done then tried rest a few times...then sent. Glad I got this coz I can't pull much on RA at the mo
peaches69 - Sent x - 29/Jun/12

peewee2008 - Sent x - 24/Jun/12 with andy farnell

nathan foster - Sent x - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - Sent - 22/Jun/12

Luke Brooks - Sent rpt - 15/Jun/12

Chuffed. High next.
andy farnell - Sent - 10/Jun/12 with Dave B

Hidden - Sent dnf - 03/Jun/12

had been able to do the shothole start for a while, but ever had he strength for the proper start. now it feels pretty easy when i'm not battered.
willoates - Sent x - Jun/12 with Dave Evans

Not a million miles off.
richardr - Sent dnf - 04/May/12

seanross - Sent - May/12 with Yong_Welsh

loved it!great moves
jamley67 - Sent - 20/Feb/12 with andrew

CharlotteGarden1 - Sent x - 15/Jan/12

tim3334 - Sent x - 2012

dyno_king - 2012

Hidden - Sent x - 18/Dec/11

CharlotteGarden - Dec/11

wahooooooo! so psyched! second try today!
Timothy Graham Peck - Sent x - 23/Nov/11

Used different beta on the cross through move, way easier.
Luke Brooks - Sent x - 22/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Nov/11

Good problem, finally!!
Bennykr - Sent x - 21/Nov/11 with Sam Rad, Cradmire

Moves in sections is one thing, linking it another. Felt like it could go with a few sessions, but dont know when i'll be back!
jacobjlloyd - Sent dnf - 05/Nov/11 with Jenni, Ian Cooper

i_a_coops - Sent x - 05/Nov/11 with Jake, Jenni

Hidden - Sent dnf - 05/Nov/11

samrad - Sent rpt - 27/Oct/11 with crad

Ram MkiV - Sent β - 08/Oct/11 with al, owain, tom

3rd go today, havn't been pumped like that in a long time!
gregcourtney - Sent x - 17/Sep/11 with Dan Turner

bfreeman - Sent x - 16/Jul/11 with Sam, Greg C, Dan Turner

Lloyders - Sent x - 18/Jun/11

I dont have to do this anymore... yaaaay!!!
smallerrich - Sent x - 15/Jun/11 with Sam

Hidden - Sent dnf - 08/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent x - 21/May/11

fresh arms... quick warm up.. tick.
wolf.leeb - Sent x - 20/May/11

ziggytang - Sent x - 17/May/11 with Ducko, Bob

first v8
ducko - Sent x - 16/May/11

samrad - Sent x - 05/May/11 with ben ballsford

Really great moves, very long and sequency. Got it 2nd visit.
Souljah - Sent - 02/May/11 with Alister

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent rpt - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent rpt - 20/Mar/11

V7. A great climb, with some really cool steep moves on the first half.
paddyisidle - Sent - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

barni - 2011

Toby - Sent - 05/Dec/10 with Rob, Jon

tried for the first time with head torches. got all the moves just need to link. will get next sesh me thinks. and maybe with daylight. :)
samrad - Sent dnf - 19/Nov/10 with smallerrich

Hidden - Sent - 19/Nov/10

Hidden - Sent x - 25/Oct/10

V6 version today with the low finish
string arms - Sent - 23/Oct/10

After what feels like 4 years of trying
Dan77 - Sent x - 07/Oct/10

Stewart B - Sent x - 09/Sep/10 with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Aug/10

sam820 - Sent x - 18/Jul/10

Knightly87 - 11/Jul/10 with Dylan Jones, Tom Peskett

schof - Sent x - 24/Jun/10

climbed from the shot hole start so unfinished biz.
frost - Sent dnf - 20/Jun/10

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent dnf - 08/Jun/10

Daniel_Boocock - Sent x - 07/Jun/10 with byronic

AlexDexter - Sent x - 07/Jun/10 with byron

Paulos - Sent - 12/May/10

all the way from hanging the pinch today at the start and left hand on the hold above the shothole starting hold. close but no cigar.
string arms - Sent - 05/Apr/10

Pete E - Sent x - Apr/10

French 7c+ traverse
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Sent x - Apr/10

zero six - Sent x - Apr/10

jfreeman - Sent x - 31/Jan/10 with Daniel Turner

Hidden - Sent - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - Sent x - 2010

h forrester 1994 - 2010

Sweet. First V8. Bridged to get the match on the shothole at the end of the crux.
Alex Mason - Sent x - 17/Dec/09 with Duncan Campbell, Drew, Mikey G

Hidden - 10/Dec/09

Hidden - Sent x - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jul/09

kippa - Sent - 04/Jun/09

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Sent x - 02/Jun/09 with Sorle Heywood

Hidden - Sent - 09/May/09

Hidden - Sent - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent x - 26/Mar/09

Epic over. Feel slightly sad now that I have to try high :o
Richard Hession - Sent x - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - Sent - 15/Mar/09

switch - Sent x - 01/Mar/09

Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - 18/Feb/09 with Kieran King, Sorle Haywood

Hidden - Sent - 31/Jan/09

fatfingerz - 2009

Hidden - 2009

nutallovertheface - Sent x - Oct/08 with Sorle Haywood

Hidden - Sent dnf - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - Jun/08

Dan Savory - Sent - 10/Apr/08 with Dad, Paul Werlock

Rob Pitt - Sent x - 19/Dec/07

kieranrex - Sent - Nov/07 with Mike Goldthorp

Dave Bond - Sent - 17/Jul/07

really nice moves. nails for v7, about french 7c
lx - Sent - 06/Jun/07

Boy - 2006

feeko - Sent - 2006

Matt Rowat - Sent x - 2006

Mark Riley - Sent x - May/03

Hidden - Sent x - Jul/02

whispering nic - Sent x - Apr/96 with Pitcairn

whispering nic - Sent - 1996

kristian - 1996

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dan724, Qisheng Xie, owain86, Steffen Cruz, willoates, Glyn Davidson, Dan77, hetaher

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