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Barrel Traverse*** 7c

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[Ken Palmer on his Barrel Traverse (F7C), 3 kb]15m. Hard, technical and ultra-blind; and yet to receive an on-sight, despite some very worthy attention. It's essentially a low-level continuation of the crux pitch of Rainbow Bridge, staying a few metres above the sea. From the rest in the base of the chimney after the crux moves on Rainbow Bridge, swing right at the same level and continue across the amazing hanging pillar on spaced pockets (and very few footholds!). The last desperate section leads up and right to marginally better holds. Climb strenuously up to join Look, Before You Leap. © ROCKFAX
Ken Palmer 1996

Photo: Ken Palmer on his Barrel Traverse (F7C) © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 13 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

First tried this back in Aug 2007 where i dropped it right at the end of the traverse. Really good to finally get back down there and complete it.
_m.cox_ - Solo RP - 26/Aug/13 with max aryton, Tom Harrison

Gus - Solo - 03/Aug/13 with simon "the horse" wilson, andi elizabeth turner

Hidden - Solo RP - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo dnf - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 08/Sep/12

Forgot the beta :( got wet.
quiffhanger - Solo dnf - 26/Aug/12 with Peter Hill

Hidden - Solo dnf - 04/Aug/12

Sweet section on the epic traverse
Cailean Harker - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/11

bigie bob - Solo RP - 19/Aug/11

Second go, very nice! Finger locks make the first section much easier. Was surprised I held the move into the undercling.
quiffhanger - Solo RP - 14/Aug/11

feilx - Solo RP - 06/Aug/11

feilx - Solo dnf - 31/Jul/11

marric - Solo O/S - 2005

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