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Sharp Edge / Halls Fell Traverse - Winter** I/II

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[Sharp Edge, 2 kb]The best traverse is to go up Sharp Edge and down Halls Fell although each ridge can be ascended in their own right. The grade given is for staying close to the crest of each ridge in most cases difficulties can be avoided. © ROCKFAX
FA. G. Seatree and Party 1873

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 02/Mar/14

Lovely outing. Stayed on the crest most of the way. Wish I'd comeup the good snow on the north flank.
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

some good snow cover for early November fresh snow falling most of the day
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 09/Nov/13

A cold night meant the snow was all frozen in place. The weather was clear blue skies and no wind. Left Linton on Ouse at 0630 and I arrived back home at 1430.
John HW - Solo - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/13

Hidden - Feb/13

dan_the_dingo - Solo - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - 13/Jan/13

Hidden - 08/Dec/12

kyaizawa - Solo - 01/Dec/12

First time in crampons and first ever winter climb. Giggled all the way up Sharp Edge like a schoolkid. Fantastic!!
CyberTaff - Solo - 04/Nov/12 with Mathew

tobyk - 11/Feb/12 with Emma Akam

Dave Richards - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/12 with PMC

Excellent day, some awesome scrambling.
stafford101 - 29/Jan/12

perfect untouched snow arete
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 28/Jan/12

stouffer - Solo - 18/Dec/11

Hidden - 17/Dec/11

Nice winter route
Strachan - Dec/11

Exit chimney bowl of ice so went up left hand slabs instead - much more fun!
b_fillmore - Solo - 02/Jan/11

http://picasaweb.google.com/RPMRTimages/KeswickDec2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCMCj67GznoblUw up Hall's Fell Ridge in low visibility and freezing winds, off down Sharp Edge. Triffic!
Mungo Shuntobox - Solo - 27/Dec/10 with Peter Ashworth

Nigel Bond - Solo - 05/Dec/10 with Clitheroe Mountaineering Club, Bern Hardman

PeteMc - Solo O/S - Dec/10 with Tom French

Superb day out.....
Gav Parker - Solo - 28/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/10

the colonel - Solo - 04/Mar/10 with Nat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/10

Perfect Winrter conditions
Savage Henry - 30/Jan/10

Caralynh - Solo - 24/Jan/10 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jan/10

stouffer - Solo - 09/Jan/10

Superb conditions.
Gav Parker - Solo - 09/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo β - 08/Jan/10

mbambi - Solo - 04/Jan/10

Fantastic day - cold, sunny, everywhere plastered in snow. Both ridges well covered and presented no real problems.
cubehead - Solo - 03/Jan/10

jdgaventa - Solo - 03/Jan/10 with jacob, katy

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Jim MacDonald

Tim Rodgers - Solo - Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - Jan/10

steven - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Rob Hunt, Brian Hull

Superb conditions - sun and snow!
barney800 - Solo - 28/Dec/09 with Rosie Shaw, John Shaw

Becky E - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Dad, Mum, Phil Lee

wadh1720 - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/09

Perfect weather conditions, which made the traverse relatively straight-forward almost disappointingly so, if it weren't for the glorious weather and scenery. Didn't bother with crampons in the end.
da_cox - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Carys Rowlands, Daniel Rowlands, John Rowlands, Simon Cox

Hidden - Solo - 27/Dec/09

tom0french - Dec/09 with Pete McNamee

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/09

Great day out
Chris Ellyatt - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/09 with James Lawrence, David Bailey

Zoomer - Solo - 08/Feb/09

Only Sharp Edge.
bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Alan

Hidden - Solo - Feb/09

David Bailey - Sent O/S - Feb/09 with Chris Ellyatt

Hidden - 25/Jan/09

ritid - 2009

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/08

CKegan - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/08 with neil

clear blue skies, snow from around 600m, moved together up sharp edge, soloed back down halls fell ridge.
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead - 06/Dec/08 with Philip

Peter Rhodes - Solo rpt - 30/Nov/08 with Mark Rhodes, Kate Turner

Very thin covering, not really winter.
Tom Last - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jan/08

icescrew - Solo O/S - Dec/06

2RoyalAnglian - Solo - Nov/06 with mark ansty

Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - Jan/06 with Jon, B & Abi

FrankW - Solo O/S - 10/Dec/05 with Steve Rassmussen, Laura

andy wa - Solo O/S - Nov/05

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 28/Jan/05

Hidden - Solo - 2004

Good climb this have been up it on many occasions
BigHell - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/99

Iain Thow - Solo - 01/Feb/96 with David Roberts

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
CM1992, Stefan Trebicki, Tony Wallace, al101

Voting
Total votes cast 35
hard II0 of 18
II0 of 18
easy II0 of 18
hard I/II1 of 18
I/II5 of 18
easy I/II8 of 18
hard I3 of 18
I1 of 18
easy I0 of 18
3 Stars10 of 17
2 Stars4 of 17
1 Star3 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed57 of 72 (79.2%)
Lead1 of 72 (1.4%)
Bouldered1 of 72 (1.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 72 (1.4%)
Unknown12 of 72 (16.7%)

'Climbed'49 of 72 (68.1%)
clean O/S19 of 72 (26.4%)
clean β1 of 72 (1.4%)
clean rpt3 of 72 (4.2%)