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The Traverse*** VS 4c

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[Ewan leading The Traverse, VS 4c *** , 2 kb]12m. Probably the best route on the crag. Make a rising traverse across the steep face to a flake, gain its top and enter a bay above, exiting left or right.

Photo: Ewan leading The Traverse, VS 4c *** © thebat
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 104 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Busby - Lead - 28/Jun/14

lostmariner - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

morpcat - Solo - 14/Jun/14

Much love for the committing crux move.
morpcat - Solo O/S - 13/May/14

girlymonkey - 2nd - 02/May/14 with Tom Young

I added some spice to this climb by knocking out my best piece of gear just as I committed to the crux.
yehti - Lead - 02/May/14 with Susan Young

Wish the pro protected the crux, best VS at crag
dmacmorris - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Kevin Woods

Brilliant!
Kevin Woods - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/14 with David Macmorris

Pretty mental but good fun
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Mike

Tried to lead the traverse section via a higher line. Scary and backed off. Fiona went up a lower line which made more sense.
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with Fiona

abbeywall - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with K

Taurig - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Very windy made the crux move much harder
webbie88 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Chris Mcd

chrismcd23 - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/13 with webbie88

crispy - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Pam, Niall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13

james mcclung - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/13 with Jacob Davies

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/13

Davy B - Lead - 18/Aug/12

olekemi - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with James C

subflux - 21/Jul/12 with Mark Bryars

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12

timcussins - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Bruce

Fun, technical moves rightwards and a nice arete finish if you move back left at the top. Easier than the direct though....
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Emily

pitzs - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12

Nille - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Peter

brotchie - 09/Jun/12

beccafrench - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Rob Brown

rob16 - Lead - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

mrterrynelson - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Brian

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/12

Gerrard - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12

johannes - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

colinerees - TR O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Mitch, Gordon M

gurumed - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

SonicJ - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Kiri, Lisa

K Wall - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Martin

daWalt - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Lisa

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with andy

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

Derek Graham - Lead - 03/May/11

Brilliant :oD
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Huw

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10

thebat - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with Ontour

Hidden - 18/Jul/10

baileyswalk - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Andrew Thorley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with kevin mcgrath

Doby - 2nd O/S - 20/May/10 with Ian B

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Laura Wright

toad_master45 - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Felix

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

sergio46 - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with piero edge

fogrock - Lead rpt - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Tattysmith - 2010

Hidden - 2010

jackse - Lead O/S - 2010

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with Paul Crowther

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/09

connor - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with james craig

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/09

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Emily Ward

niallk - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Calum

belaymonkey - TR O/S - 17/May/09 with Bex

A few hair-raising moments, but really enjoyed this climb
ClaireNewlands - TR - 10/May/09 with Lisa Fererro, Dan Whaley

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Robert Watts - 2009 with Graeme R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08

Had to top rope the flake to the top... HVS??
marcfoggo - Lead dnf - Nov/08 with Megan Alexander

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08

subflux - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Bill Wright

m dunn - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with Fraser & Roy

frazzy4 - Lead O/S - 2008 with billy

kmac - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/07 with Andy E

absolutebeginner - TR - 05/Jul/07 with Kev Shields

George Bassant - 2nd - Apr/07 with Simon Cash

kmac - 2nd - 02/Feb/07 with Lawrie B

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/07 with Dave Barrow

HVS?
Stewart B - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Karen McIntyre

The move up and over the flake took me a while to work out.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Ryan Tumilty

samwelli - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Pete Smith

Repeat. Not seconded - abbed and cleaned on way down.
oscaig - Lead rpt - 2006

paulpitcher - Lead - Mar/05 with Angus Dell

Short slip held by microwire - near the top.
fogrock - Lead dog - 2004

Dave Kerr - Solo - 26/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Captain Solo - 2nd - 2003 with Colin

Hidden - 25/Aug/01

oscaig - Lead O/S - 2000 with Chris McNicol

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1998

1st VS lead.
Fraser - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96 with Anna

CMacD - 1996

johnkeith - Solo O/S - 1989

Old Tyke - 1984

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Voting
Total votes cast 67
hard HVS0 of 23
HVS0 of 23
easy HVS1 of 23
hard VS6 of 23
VS14 of 23
easy VS0 of 23
hard HS2 of 23
HS0 of 23
easy HS0 of 23
hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
hard 4c3 of 21
4c14 of 21
easy 4c1 of 21
hard 4b3 of 21
4b0 of 21
easy 4b0 of 21
3 Stars7 of 23
2 Stars8 of 23
1 Star7 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 104 (6.7%)
Lead55 of 104 (52.9%)
Followed26 of 104 (25.0%)
Toproped4 of 104 (3.8%)
Alt Leads1 of 104 (1.0%)
Unknown11 of 104 (10.6%)

'Climbed'39 of 104 (37.5%)
clean O/S59 of 104 (56.7%)
clean rpt4 of 104 (3.8%)
dogged1 of 104 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 104 (1.0%)