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Anchor Traverse* HS 4b

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[now is it the red or green cam?, 3 kb]12m. A pleasant alternative to the ever-popular Powder Monkey Parade. From atop the chock, head left to the arete, step around this and ascend the pleasant front face. The crux is the section shared with Hollybush Gully, though the traverse is a bit bold. © ROCKFAX
FA. David Penlington 1952

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Photo: now is it the red or green cam? © chrisbaggy
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Rpt
jshields - Solo - 25/Jun/14

Hardcore Pat - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14

Stopsy - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Merri

Necky traverse.
Ragnaar - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with martin hirons

fuzzysheep01 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Adam Hughes, Karl Stewart

Karlos - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Joe Norris

eastonator - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/14 with Lee Cammann

Good climb. Thrutchy start as for the other that share it. The moves onto the traverse are the most difficult bit. A nice slab to finish. My only advice would be extend (or use halves) rope drag was a bastard.
SuperLee1985 - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/14 with Dan Easton

AMJ098 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Adam White

joese7en - Solo - 24/Oct/13

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13

hotfeet - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Jason Smeeth

jason smeeth - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with hotfeet

DanChad - 2nd O/S - Jun/13 with Richard Bower, Chris Murray

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Jun/13 with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 14/Apr/13 with Mr. K

Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Mark Challoner

Exposed traverse
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Feb/13

deacondeacon - Solo - 01/Oct/12

iccy - AltLd - 30/Sep/12

boanerge - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Oliver Treasure

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

DaveB61 - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with Ruth Gordon

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

NickTay - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Ian C

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12

JackHatton - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with jamie langlar

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Val P

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/12

doughtyp86 - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12 with -

tiga271 - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Dave

Hidden - 2012

Climb with steve
bikergirl88 - Lead - 02/Dec/11

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11 with LUUMC Freshers

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/11

charley - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Charley Fell

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

ffdalton - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Dean Dalton

redknight137 - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

No partner and climbing on shunt; Made a right horlicks of this. Used a right arm jam across the gap with left hand on a layoff to allow me to get my feet up high in the main crack before getting hold of the chock stone to haul myself up and coming back out using foot jams in the narrow crack on left wall. Not sure which level to do the traverse made it worse.
Steve954 - TR dog - 23/Jul/11

One move wonder, stepping onto the start of the traverse. Slightly harder for the shorties, but sneaky footwork helps.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with SecretSquirrel

edd rab - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/11 with James Newby

Hidden - Jun/11

Ultimo Dyno Boy - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Collin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11

bigdan050 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Tosh

lozowen - Solo - 04/Feb/11

ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Andrew

chris.mac - 15/Aug/10 with rick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

fyfers - Lead O/S - 10/May/10

Ultimo Dyno Boy - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Collin

Dhcol - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Glynn Dignum

Dhcol - 2nd - Apr/10 with Glynn Dignum

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Christian Minett

Ander - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Deadahead

daviesp2 - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

Many abortive starts. Cracking route
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Paul Davies

Pilch - Solo - 31/Oct/09

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/09 with None

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Dave Wilkinson

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

Alfredo - Solo - 31/Jul/09

Still hate the start of this. Ended up aiding it!
dpmUK - Lead - 12/Jul/09 with Kiri

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

shed_hed - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/09 with Andy Winter

shed_hed - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Andy Winter

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/09

jwpil - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Mat

Lovely arete moves onto face.
RiverRoam - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Wing & Keith

jdgaventa - Lead - 02/May/09 with katy

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Becky E - 2nd - 26/Oct/08 with Steve Carty

James_D - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08

mshorter - Aug/08

Oddjob - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Helen Odwell

Alfredo - Lead - Jan/08 with Ben H

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd β - 15/Sep/07 with Ben H

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/07

spent about 10mins trying to do the first section while roy laughed at me. I cant chimney. ended up hand jamming with smeary footholds
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/07 with Roy Hann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

wolverine - Solo - 18/Apr/07

Steve Vincent - Lead - 06/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/07

eldre070 - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Laura Eldred

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/06 with Dr Danger

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/06 with Rob

The start to this is hard work and not very stylish.
Ronnie Concave - Lead - May/06 with Party Troll

Rampikino - Lead - 14/Apr/06 with MMC Various

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

tiga271 - 2nd - 2006 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/05

SteveM - Lead - 21/Jul/04 with Rosie

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Alan & Pete

Marq - Lead O/S - 21/May/04 with Rich Cole

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 29/Mar/03 with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 24/Mar/03 with A. Murray

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/03

Phil West - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/03 with Chris Tan

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/02

Ander - Lead - 22/Jul/02 with Kev

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2001 with various

ChrisJD - Solo - 03/Sep/00

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

Roget - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/98

Jelly Mould Surfer - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/90

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/89

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jun/87

Hidden - 1987

andy tetsill - Lead - Oct/85

andy tetsill - Lead - Oct/83 with Manchester Poly

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/83

Hidden - Solo - 01/Oct/82

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Apr/82

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Nov/77

RichardMc - Solo - 21/May/77

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 06/Jul/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

Andy Say - Lead - 1968

mikej - Lead - 24/Jun/65 with Barrie Regan, Ted Markham

mikej - Lead - 28/Mar/65 with Barrie Regan

mikej - Solo - 07/Mar/65 with Paul Richardson

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Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard VS0 of 11
VS0 of 11
easy VS0 of 11
hard HS7 of 11
HS3 of 11
easy HS1 of 11
hard S0 of 11
S0 of 11
easy S0 of 11
hard 4c1 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
hard 4b1 of 11
4b9 of 11
easy 4b0 of 11
hard 4a0 of 11
4a0 of 11
easy 4a0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed48 of 155 (31.0%)
Lead62 of 155 (40.0%)
Followed30 of 155 (19.4%)
Toproped2 of 155 (1.3%)
Alt Leads2 of 155 (1.3%)
Unknown11 of 155 (7.1%)

'Climbed'72 of 155 (46.5%)
clean O/S72 of 155 (46.5%)
clean β1 of 155 (0.6%)
clean rpt8 of 155 (5.2%)
dogged1 of 155 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 155 (0.6%)