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The Black Wall Traverse*** f6C+ / V5

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[Douglas on Black Wall Traverse, crux, 2 kb]A well-travelled classic. Starting on the rail, traverse the wall L-R and finish around the arete. Pumpy, sequency and polished. (BiS prob 1)

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Photo: Douglas on Black Wall Traverse, crux © Rachel
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 94 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

radioshed - Sent rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Heather

jazzyjackson - Sent - 15/Jul/13

darunniff - Sent - 15/May/13 with adscott87

First time back up here in 5 years and get it first go! Nice.
doug5_10 - Sent rpt - 04/Apr/13

I keep trying, I keep falling.
Roberttaylor - Sent dnf - 13/Mar/13

colin8ll - 02/Mar/13

First day on the crags in lovely warm early march sun. Glad winter spent inside made this the easiest I've found it. Just got to link the r-l now...
salix - Sent rpt - Mar/13

David Stevens - Sent x - 27/Feb/13

Chad123 - Sent rpt - 09/Oct/12 with Emily

ferdia - Sent x - 13/Aug/12 with Andy

The Big Sender - Sent rpt - 31/Jul/12

second go today, 3 sessions total. R-L feels considerably harder
The Big Sender - Sent - 29/Jul/12

Feels good to be able to climb this again after having it dialled last year then a mental block/general weakness this year. Felt easy tonight.
colin8ll - 12/Jun/12

naffan - Sent rpt - 11/Jun/12 with Joanna

le t - Sent x - 14/Apr/12

duckiee - Sent - 14/Apr/12

cat22 - Sent dnf - 26/Mar/12

xican - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent dnf - 05/Mar/12

naffan - Sent x - 01/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

karol dubas - Sent x - 02/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent - 18/May/11

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/11

first rock climb for ages. v weak but nice to get up the crags again : )
jazzyjackson - 03/Apr/11

simondunf - Sent rpt - 2011

stugreen75 - Sent x - 2011

Hidden - 02/Oct/10

5th attempt. Nice problem!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Sent x - 02/Oct/10 with Chris Hutchinson

Good star for September and my 28th year
Scampie - Sent x - 06/Sep/10 with Ed Barclay

Finally managed after many attempts, it just felt easy today
Fergus Cuthill - Sent x - 01/Sep/10

robertmichaeladams - Sent - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent rpt - 11/Mar/10

JamieSparkes - Sent dnf - 09/Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

Great problem
tedj234 - Sent - 19/Dec/09

aldred - Sent O/S - 14/Sep/09

Nice problem, interesting moves
Lawrie Brand - Sent x - 10/Sep/09 with Jesper Grandin

Hidden - Sent x - 11/Aug/09

Great to do this again after many years away. My body still remembered the moves even if I didn't. Got it second go.
gforce - Sent - 20/Jul/09

Awesome problem, 3rd go
Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - 14/Jun/09 with Jono Hughes

SeanB - Sent - 22/May/09

At least the 50th time. May need to be a little more imaginative in problem/venue choice! This is definitely Font 6b+ and the crux is very easy british 6b. Not sure why it gets such a high grade? Apparently font 7a in the guidebook?
joe larner - Sent rpt - 16/May/09

stuartmunn - Sent x - 03/May/09 with Sarah & Ally

Hidden - Sent rpt - 22/Apr/09

Repeat! Came off the final move first attempt, did it second time though.
willjh - Sent - 18/Apr/09 with Euan

Finally
Ian Paterson - Sent x - 14/Apr/09

ClimberJimmyB - Sent x - Mar/09

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Feb/09

classic but horribly polished
Dr Toph - Sent x - 2009

Peter Rhodes - 2009

getting to it with all the ice was harder than the climbing got it first go which was nice as the landing looked painful. Quite suprised first time ive climbed inside or out for ages. More than made up for the aviemore train being cancelled this morning. 6th time.
joe larner - Sent - 03/Dec/08

Probably stop recording repeats now, definitely have it dialled.
Andy Moles - Sent rpt - 24/Nov/08 with Clare

In the last remaining light, freezing. Felt easy today.
Andy Moles - Sent rpt - 12/Nov/08 with -

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Nov/08

Cant believe ive finally nailed it. 1st go after many many dissapointing sessions. Had a quick warm up at blackford then decided it to give it a wee attempt. Very chuffed!!
Paulshipman - Sent x - 11/Oct/08

4th go. Got some monumentally good advie on how to do crux move. Will be the first traverse of many no doubt, as its only ten minutes away from home.
joe larner - Sent x - 06/Oct/08

Feels more like a Font 6b+.
leighncsontos - Sent - Oct/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 04/Aug/08

Finally! Been trying it off and on for about 3 years; sometimes obsessed, then ignoring it for months. After a wee while off again got it 4th try today well chuffed.
andymoin - Sent x - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 22/Jul/08

SeanB - Sent - 22/Jul/08

1st go today, just a tad windy!
gambit247 - Sent rpt - 01/Jul/08

result.big moves over this polished volcanic blackness.felt good to get that finishing hold! Worked over 4 or 5 sessions.the reverse looks hard, i predict pain over the coming weeks.
SeanB - Sent - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Jun/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 09/Jun/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 26/May/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/May/08

Hidden - Sent x - 12/May/08

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/May/08

burto - Sent x - 09/May/08

It's what the exam period is FOR.
Andy Moles - Sent x - 15/Apr/08 with -

took me a few trips to the black wall to link all the moves but finally got it and returned to do it a few times since i first got it.
willjh - Sent x - 2008

YESSSS!!! Finally..
beegsyboy - Sent x - 03/Jul/07

Finally got this after about 10 sessions, toping out around the arÍte with much relief. Brilliant balancy and powerful crux sequence.
andybroadway - Sent x - 19/Jun/07

Well might as well finally add this to the logbook - have done it enough times!! Sticky and hot today so not as easy as usual!
Chad123 - Sent - 06/Jun/07

gaz.marshall - Sent x - 02/Apr/07

LittleLuka - Sent - Apr/07

akhughes - Sent - 2007

gambit247 - Sent x - 25/Nov/06

Hidden - Sent x - Jul/06

Hidden - May/06

Hidden - Sent x - May/06

Cool problem, 3 laps on every visit!!
doug5_10 - Sent x - 01/Mar/06

Hidden - Sent - 2006

Hidden - 2006

brilliant. technical and sequency boulder prob. ( 8th July 09, 1st repeat since frozen shoulder kicked in Nov 08 and subsequent arthrogram, did it less reachy style )
jazzyjackson - Sent - 01/Apr/05

Hidden - Sent - Oct/00

NickBrown - Sent x - 1999

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/98

whispering nic - Sent x - May/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
alexmcmillan, torsparkles, Scottish Eddie, Mr.Billiams, mhowie, weedom

Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard f7A0 of 23
f7A1 of 23
easy f7A4 of 23
hard f6C+2 of 23
f6C+12 of 23
easy f6C+1 of 23
hard f6C3 of 23
f6C0 of 23
easy f6C0 of 23
3 Stars8 of 22
2 Stars13 of 22
1 Star1 of 22
0 Stars0 of 22
Bag of .....0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 94 (1.1%)
Bouldered83 of 94 (88.3%)
Unknown10 of 94 (10.6%)

'Climbed'31 of 94 (33.0%)
clean O/S1 of 94 (1.1%)
clean rpt22 of 94 (23.4%)
clean RP36 of 94 (38.3%)
dnf4 of 94 (4.3%)