The Hand Traverse** E2 5c

Rockfax Description
A great finish to either of the previous two routes. Step down over the abyss and make a gripping finger-tip traverse left across the wall, past a poor peg. Carry on left and pull up with difficulty to reach a crack. Gain the hanging corner above, which leads to a possible stance. Finish easily up the corner. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Alex's Wales ticklist.

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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

soph - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/15 with Pablo Martin, Amy Underwood Thompson

Allanfairfechan - 2014

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Darren McMaster

Did it in one. Awesome fun climbing and well protected too. Got quite a lot of exposure looking down for all those small footholds but that just adds to the fun! Looks really quite hard from the ledge before you launch out but footholds kept appearing at the last second so wasn't anywhere near as pumpy as I was expecting. The pull into the vertical crack was tricky.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

belayed out of sight of the climbing but took over from stuart after he backed off and used the gear he placed up to half way along the traverse.
georgedunton - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Stuart Lade

khawk - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12

Cool pitch, only E2. The cloggy guide adjectives are largely bollocks. Friendly, pumpy, well protected fun. Crux is easy enough too.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with George Ullrich

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with roslyn mckendry

Seymore Butt - 2009

morganator - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Sophie Whyte

soph - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with jon morgan

Marcus - 2008

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/06

mike lawrence? - 2006

sadams - Lead - 22/May/04 with Hugh Cottom

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/95

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/93

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd O/S - Jun/91 with George reah

led 1st pitch
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/88 with ket

charlesmfrench - Lead rpt - 27/May/87

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/87

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/87

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/84

charlesmfrench - Lead dog - 03/Jul/83 with DAVID SMITH

uphillnow - 2nd - 02/Jul/83 with charlie french

Hidden - Lead rpt - 1983

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 19/Jul/82 with Dave Abbey

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/78

Hidden - Lead - 1978

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 29/May/77 with John Roberts

steve L - 2nd - 19/Aug/76 with Phil Thomas, sharpie

mikej - Lead - 11/Aug/76 with Mike Byles

sharpie - AltLd O/S - Jul/76 with Phill Thomas

petemeads - Lead - 1976

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