South Wall Traverse** VS 4c
[Harry at full stretch, 3 kb]13m. To the right of the chimney is a narrow ramp on the wall. Climb this and traverse out left onto the arete. Trend right up the slab and step round the corner then climb a short exposed crack through the bulges until a swing right leads to an easy finish. © ROCKFAX
pre 1923

Photo: Harry at full stretch © Jools
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Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/14

Hanky - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with ?

pretty silly.
theomoore - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/14

williap - Lead - Aug/14

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with James Turner, Keith

Great upper section.
tsjx - Lead - 25/Jun/14 with Jen

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

watson.b - Lead dog - 14/Jun/14 with matty

Space walking.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Swanny

ColinD - Lead - 17/May/14 with Craig

switch - Lead rpt - 11/May/14 with Leanne

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14

Jonathan Richardson - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with Sarah Johnson

SarahJ - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with Jonathan

Hollywood - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/14 with karly54

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Bex

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13

Mike Todd - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Kevin

shit it
the power - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/13 with deacon

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Chris Vanderz

PeteH - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/13

Would have been a nervy lead up the slab. Fairly technical moves to get to final crack but holds all good.
ralphio - 2nd - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Sarah

scott quinn - 2nd - 08/Sep/13 with Tom Priestley

Tricky Lower down, Steep higher up
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Scott Quinn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13

odox - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Sam Webb

wolverine - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Alex Dalton

papashango - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with Simon

RalphC - 2nd - 10/Jul/13 with Ali

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Jonny

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Harrogate club

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Mike

braders94 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13 with Rob Cooper

Slippery polished start, then excellent, nice exposed finish
Mike Tutt - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

peteJ23 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Mike McEwan, Simon Kimber

Dave Musgrove - 05/Mar/13 with Nigel Baker

Absolutely awesome route. First VS of the year and feels good to be back on it after winter. Very delicate start trying not to slip on the polished rock. Rock over on the top move is bold and exciting. In hindsight 3 pieces of gear probably wasn't enough!
mrplastique - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with helixmh

Seymore Butt - 2013

rob.grafton - 2nd - 30/Nov/12 with chris pugh

Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Jake Lodge

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Harry Thorpe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Climbed like an imbecile. The start is shiny and hard, but above it's steady and airy and ace.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Andy

petekeron - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Katrina Adam

kitkat78 - 2nd - 21/Aug/12 with Pete K

had a toprope for the top out
horsefeathers - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/12

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Will Twigger

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Andy Wilson

TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/12 with D. Armstrong

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 10/Mar/12 with Sam, Clare

akhughes - 2012

Bloody brilliant. Excellent bouldery moves at the start, followed by a delicate pad up the arete and scary moves to finish. One of the best I've done.
Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Elliot, Ben

engybengy3 - 2nd - 03/Dec/11

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Graeme Hammond

hard start 5a? which is almost the crux of The Birdlime Traverse too.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Becky E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - 30/Sep/11

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Malcolm Watson

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with andy

andysroom - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Lizzie

I had a TR to first runner - a committing start.
hotfeet - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Alex Pond

waynem1985 - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Antony Davies

Dave Musgrove - 13/Aug/11 with Bob Larkin

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with steve read

robman - Lead - 21/Jul/11

steve_hoey - Lead - Jul/11

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Martin Haworth

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 09/May/11 with Scott from Reading

If short the traverse left to the nose is significantly harder! Amazing route thereafter.
jimorothy - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Jason, Scott Barnett

rob1 - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Simon Lambert

Steff007 - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Rob

Hidden - 2011

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Myself!

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with James Oswald

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with Harry

A wonderful lead. Probably felt like HVS as I went too far right and did a horrible sloping mantle...... Awesome
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with Kyle Wood

Rowansb - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Kat Sigida

hard for a VS, very polished at the bottom- with a rockover move. Traverce to a mantle and up a slab. out right to the hardest part of the climb at the end.I atempted to lead it first, but gave up.
ekaterina sigida - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Rob Bridges

maggie505 - 2nd - 10/Sep/10 with Cliff Lowther

dancey1981 - Lead - Sep/10

Really worthwhile, fun pulling up onto the bulge.
nick ferro - 12/Aug/10

pwilkie - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with nick ferro

excellent route, interesting from the slippery start to the reachy crux and delicate finish
lithos - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

reachy start for shortarses!
pebbles - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with rob

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/10

coombsy - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with James Clarkson

pastep - Lead - 19/May/10 with Rich W

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/10

dkd - 2nd - 03/May/10 with karly54

Beautiful moves once you're past the stupidly slippery start! Well worth doing and just slightly necky for a VS p1.
ebf - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Stephenson

barni - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with seanmalone

barni - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with seanmalone

pastep - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with ebf

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Alex Thompson

Scary lead - polished starting ledge, exposed moves onto high traverse, foolishly ended direct above flimsy cam...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Dreadlocks Chris

madagascar - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/09 with andrew300169

Excellent climb crossing some impressive ground 3*** climbing. Dont remember doing it before??
andrew300169 - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/09 with Judy

Tadams - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Jonny Schofield

As with all these routes, the mirror finish start is the crux.
jkarran - 2nd - 17/Sep/09 with Jim

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Sep/09

duzinga - 2nd rpt - 05/Aug/09 with Bob

Slippy as hell start! (That's my excuse for sliding off 1 move up)
BobPorter - Lead β - 05/Aug/09 with Tuve

David_Gledson - Lead - 27/Jul/09 with Mike Quinn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/09

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

rob1 - Lead - 16/Jun/09

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 27/May/09 with Harry Middleton

Slippery start. Almost worth ***
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Alan Hinkes

al99 - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Al Benson

Stig - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08

JWB - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/08

Shaw Brown - Lead - 17/Aug/08 with cliff brown

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/08

IanJackson - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/08 with Robeverybody

alaan - Solo - 09/Mar/08

IanJackson - Solo rpt - 04/Mar/08 with Peter

duzinga - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/07 with Clare

duzinga - 2nd rpt - 06/Nov/07 with Chuck

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Nov/07

timreynolds - Lead - 06/Oct/07 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/07

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Richard Till

Hidden - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - Aug/07

Exposed, one not to solo.
IanJackson - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with Big Ian

robman - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with john ayrton

Double ropes would have been a better idea. I must have climbed twice the length of the route going back and forth removing protection which would have made rope drag enoumous. Still its a really good route, nice and varied, good pro and nice moves.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/06 with Al

Neal Butterworth - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Matt Rees

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2006

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - 02/Aug/05 with Clive Greenwood

sdht - 2005

Matt Rowat - 2nd - 05/Sep/04 with owen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/04

Brown - Lead O/S - 11/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/03

five - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with JT, PW

dougiestein - 2nd - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

The Pylon King - 2nd - Nov/01 with Fiend

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/01 with Mark Gill

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/00 with Chris

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/00 with Andy Blakely

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00

Jonathan Richardson - Lead - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/99 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/99

jfmchivall - 1998

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/97

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - Apr/97 with Pom

rob.grafton - 1995

ChrisJD - Lead - 07/May/94 with TimSp

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 29/Feb/92 with John Byrne

Hidden - Solo - 1992

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/91

craig h - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/90

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/90

Richard White - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 07/Jan/89 with Dad

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

jhardwick - Lead O/S - 1986

babymoac - 2nd - 1983 with Phil Vince

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1980

mikej - TR - 18/Oct/78 with Mike Byles

Hidden - Lead - 30/Dec/76

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 06/Oct/73

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 19/May/71

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1971

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