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The Red Crane Traverse** 5a

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[Red Crane Traverse, F5 (S0), Lighthouse  Area, Portland, 2 kb]12m. A superb introduction to the delights of the east coast, and on immaculate rock throughout. From the bottom of the chain, traverse rightwards along the break, all the way around the pointed headland, to finish on a ledge just above sea level. © ROCKFAX
FA. Ben Stokes, Matt Stammers 25.06.2000 25/Jun/2000

Ticklists: Orange Spot Portland.

Photo: Red Crane Traverse, F5 (S0), Lighthouse Area, Portland © Jon Didymus
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Jon Thorne - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/14

jwhereat - Solo - 23/Jun/14

as good as ever, good fun with other people climbing around. A year later after A2 exams!
Stanners - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/14 with Andy G

rustaldo - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/14

My first deep water solo, fell off half way, sea was freezing!
charlielow - Solo dnf - 07/Jun/14

spidermonkey09 - Solo rpt - 07/Jun/14

JoshT - Solo - 07/Jun/14

SteveHowie1 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/14

Ellie Fuller - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/14

Steven1993 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/14

peaterpan - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - 27/Jul/13

saalty - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/13 with Lynsey, Terri, eddy

JHC - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Lee

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/13

Oddjob - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Rosie

Was not fun with my knee locking up half way round, still made it!
el_monty - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/13 with alex more

spidermonkey09 - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/13

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/13

Jack93 - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13

First DWS
Alex_RhodesUK - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/13

Squeezed it in at last light after 3.5 hours of travelling, straight after final AS exams!
Stanners - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Alex Rhodes

Matt Smith - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/13 with AlexanderRyanBanks

AlexanderRyanBanks - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Matt Smith

aj-newbie - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13

homing-penguin - Solo rpt - 31/May/13 with AJ

jmasson91 - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/12

Morwood - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12

Adam_42 - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

tobydunford - Solo rpt - 20/Aug/12

dale1968 - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12 with liam

Dan_F - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12 with philipb

Phil Belcher - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Dan

Benjamin walton - Solo dnf - 28/Jul/12

saalty - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Andy S, Lynsey, Terri, eddy, colin

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12

Voltemands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Carlene HIll

First ever D/W Solo a great summer climb
mattcrack - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/12

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

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/12

KDhruev - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/12

First DWS! I like!
Stanners - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Andy G

theclimbingfabrigas4 - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Rob Stanfield

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Jim Hulbert, Bradley Staniforth, Tom Bullock, Lidiya Nedevska

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Annie Mcculloch

cpt_crunch - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Chris Redding

JenDurden - Solo - 27/May/12

nickevens - Solo O/S - 27/May/12

Tophe - Solo β - 19/May/12

Great location!
funsized - Solo O/S - 19/May/12 with Chris

Rupey - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/11

ASchwirtz - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/11

Nice end to the day, followed by a cliff jump and refreshing dip.
The Ivanator - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/11

Matt Smith - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11

saalty - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11 with andy, Terri, eddy

terri mc - Solo β - 05/Aug/11 with Alex

Alex More - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/11

Ed Westwood - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Tom Horton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11

Ed F - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Phil

lidiya nedevska - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

Tomber - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/11

Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/11

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/11

Chris Redding - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/11

Wil.Hooke - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/11

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 27/Apr/11

Loving this traverse but very hard on the fingers. One section has the sharpest holds that trashed my grip. Completed traverse three times. Also did three variations of part traverse and then different topouts.
KateBolton - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/10

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/10

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10

davewing - Solo - 01/Aug/10

Alex More - Solo - 31/Jul/10

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Alice

ambrooker - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Emma, Zappa, Tom

So much fun! I was just so over the moon that I didn't fall in.
emmafromSB - Solo - 24/Jul/10

saalty - Solo - 24/Jul/10 with eddy

treg - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

AlexD - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

nick hawkins - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

trevor macalonan - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

timharrison - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Jo Chia, Pete, Sue Hazel, Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

laithwaited - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

I fell in!
Tomber - Solo dnf - 05/Jun/10

np134 - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/10

TRFrost - Solo O/S - Jun/10

Peter Swift - Solo dnf - 2010 with john welbelove, trevor macalonan

brices - Solo O/S - 2010

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/09

NathanW - Solo - Aug/09 with Holly Duce

andybenham - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/09

Gareth - Solo β - 26/Jul/09 with Andrew

Tom Last - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Chris Weedon

I really liked this classic with waves biting my climbing shoes. I think it's a nice climb for everyone who wants to try DWS.
mloskot - Solo - 25/Jul/09 with Roger hill

bavarianGaz - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/09

A Downing - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/09

thomasadixon - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/09 with Becca, Raphael

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/09

BeccaSnowden - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/09

Hidden - Sent O/S - 21/Jun/09

d_meacher - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/09

tweedcore - Solo - 17/Jun/09

remarkably pumpy for a 5, but easy once you committ
Webster - Solo RP - 16/Jun/09

andy jennings - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

lukewilliams - 24/May/09

tobydunford - Solo rpt - 23/May/09

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

hailtryfan - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Ben Harper - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/08

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

Chris Sansum - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

Deep Water Solo, scary stuff, onsight!
Zephian - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Mountaineering Club

nmwr - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

sce8 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

omniscient_penguin - Solo O/S - 25/May/08 with Steve

nevostevo - Solo O/S - 20/May/08 with jim

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/08

scottski - Solo O/S - 11/May/08

vertigo - Solo O/S - 10/May/08 with Chris and Greg

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Sandy Holford - Solo β - Aug/07

Dhonny_Jaws - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/07 with Michael Porter

jl - Solo rpt - 07/Jul/07 with Penny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/07

Gripping!
hallex - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/07

r@bag - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/07

Fell in, got wet, got up, got on with it!
sce8 - Solo RP - 09/Jun/07

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - Jun/07

Scott N - 2007

Sparky!!!3 - Solo - 25/Aug/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Aug/06 with Shane Donnelly

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jul/06

Traverse from right to left.
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo - Jan/06

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/05

Wilbur - Solo O/S - Aug/05

viking - Lead O/S - Aug/05

homing-penguin - Solo - 31/Oct/04

jl - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/04 with Rachel

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/02

Hidden - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Warren Earle, davewing

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Style of ascent

Soloed143 of 149 (96.0%)
Lead1 of 149 (0.7%)
Bouldered1 of 149 (0.7%)
Unknown4 of 149 (2.7%)

'Climbed'22 of 149 (14.8%)
clean O/S93 of 149 (62.4%)
clean β4 of 149 (2.7%)
clean rpt24 of 149 (16.1%)
clean RP2 of 149 (1.3%)
dnf4 of 149 (2.7%)