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Herford's Girdle Traverse** VS 4b

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[Herford's Girdle Traverse Castle Naze, Stephen Martin and Jim Goodman VS, 2 kb]90m. Seigfried Herford invented the genre here, the route that spawned a thousand imitations from Scafell to El Cap. Left to right is usual from the start of the cliff to Deep Chimney and an hour was thought a good time in the 1920s. Reaching and descending Keep Corner is generally regarded as the crux, especially for the second man. The precise line and the stances are left for the adventurer to rediscover. © ROCKFAX
FA. Siegfried Herford c.1910

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins..

Photo: Herford's Girdle Traverse Castle Naze, Stephen Martin and Jim Goodman VS © JimGoodman
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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Thought this was really worth doing not too taxing but pretty exposed in places.
Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 18/May/14 with Jake, Matt

Really worthwhile. Never used the top of the crag as a hold and found a path across at no more than 4c apart from crossing Pod crack and Pitoned crack which I took at about 2/3s height using a couple of airy 5b moves. It would be more logical to use the top of the crag here to keep the climb at a more consistent grade I think.
Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/12

dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with victim of mathematics

Got slightly benighted around Keep Arete. A fun evening's adventure.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11

done in 4 pitches. some exposed unprotected climbing. felt more HVS 4c at times. Fantastic route
gb83 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Steve Palmer

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Sent dnf - 01/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

JimGoodman - 2nd - 03/Jul/08 with Steve

Pete Horn - AltLd - 25/May/08 with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/06 with Mark, Kate, Rach

mol - Solo - 09/Oct/05

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/76

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
WeeLee, noteviljoe, dsgarner, SuperLee1985, gavinpeach, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, donkster, markblair, gazbonutter

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