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The Long Traverse (DWS)** 4+

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[Part of 'The Long Traverse', 2 kb]110m. A journey beneath some of the UK's most adventurous climbing terrain. Usually accomplished as a DWS. Start at sea level in Anstey's Cove down and left (looking out) of the Cocytus buttress. Mid to low tide only at the given grade. 250m. Traverse rightwards on huge holds to a steeper section. Once past this point, a ‘ridge like' reef is encountered that provides an excellent view of the Sanctuary Wall. Cross a couple of inlets and traverse wildly below the wall on massive holds, to where some scrambling and boulder-hopping leads to an exit onto the Long Quarry Point floor just beyond a pinnacle. Note that at high-tide the section beneath the Sanctuary Wall itself can be gained via a short abseil from an iron spike on the rim of the quarry floor. © ROCKFAX
excellent traverse from the right hand side (facing out) of LQP until you reach the beach!
John Worsley 1962

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Photo: Part of 'The Long Traverse' © solenostomus
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This climb is in 141 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

andy south devon - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/14

Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Rob Steer

arandall - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/13 with remus knowles

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/13

mallardhealhook - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/13

Lovely swim back to the beach afterwards
nicboarder - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Gary Willis

Low tide, gorgeous
jacobjohncharles - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

emily_allen - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

Use part of it on coasteering sessions first time I've done the whole route.
wezzie - Sent β - 26/Aug/13

Traversed along about half way, to a water inlet (cave thingy) then turned back.
tarn - Solo dnf - 16/Aug/13 with Kate

timmyhobby - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/13

EmilyElouise - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/13

TommityP - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/13

Nice. High tide and therefore trickier (and probably better).
andrea83 - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Hamish

Done at high tide. Stunning.
Hamish777 - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Andrea

at high tide. couldn't escape into the quarry without doing a >6a solo so we reversed it. one hard move.
Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/13 with dj nelson

Amazing - it was high tide, so lots of footholds were ruled out, making it a little more interesting. Nice varied rock, and great quality rock. Nothing i'd rather do on a boiling hot day :)
DJ Nelson - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/13

What can i say!! Truly epic fun!! Brilliant steady climbing that you can make hard if you want, with incredible views sunshine! there was good swimming to be had today too :)Loved it!
paul reah - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Anne-Marie Dobner, laura strong, jamie murray

Low tide. There and back from LQP.
Dale Turrell - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/13

Traversed from Ansteys cove to the start of sanctuary wall but it was starting to get a bit cold and dark so traversed back. High tide.
Dale Turrell - Solo dnf - 11/Jul/13 with Charlie

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/13

Chris Joyce - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Sarah Black, Fern Joyce, Paul Black

Sdiggines - Jul/13

Ellis Butler-Barker - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Charlotte Warner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/13

Charlotte Warner - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ellis Butler-Barker

Take a wallet in a dry bag and keep walking round the coast to the Cary Arms pub. One of the nicest spots in the bay for a local cider on a summers day!
R2B - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jess, Stuart, Charlotte

Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ross Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jun/13

Amazing day for a DWS to kick off the Summer. One little Crux point, 45 degree O/hang. Nice
Jay Polyzoides - Solo RP - 02/Jun/13

Much much!!! Better at high tide and a lot harder!!! But really good fun.
andy south devon - Solo rpt - 06/May/13

Dan 85 - Solo O/S - 06/May/13 with Sam, Andy H

Hidden - Solo β - 06/May/13

Bede - Solo - 15/Nov/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/12

So sick.
EdGS - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/12

JenDurden - Solo - 01/Sep/12 with Ed Hastrop, Dan Barbour, Gramps

nickevens - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12

Fun but easy
Edward Hastrop - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Gramps, Dan Barbour, Jen Durden

Hard work at high tide!
jiggerypokery - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Rosea Day, Paul Jones

Hidden - Solo β - 06/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/12

katherinesydney - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/12 with bobby gilbert

skeight88 - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Richard

Kieran's 1st VD solo. I free climbed a slab at end to avoid water. Kieran 2nd. Sarah Top Roped the slab corner crack. Very sunny & happy.
EcoClimber - Solo O/S - 13/May/12 with Sarah Keight, Kieran Dougherty Smith

Used a rope on 1 low overhang.
KDSclimber - Solo O/S - 13/May/12 with Richard

pete87abs - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Rosie Crossley

Fun on the way back, timing dashes between the waves on the low bits.
Mr Powly - Solo - 25/Feb/12

Alex Norman - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/12

andy south devon - Solo O/S - 2012

Did it at high tide so a little swim was required at one point!
Lyndsay Superclimber - Solo - 20/Dec/11 with Mark S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/11

a great adventure for the grade
jakenichol - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/11

Started from the beach at Ansteys and traversed to Long Quarry Point. Did at high tide so was harder than the given grade - around VS...?
Wilbur - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/11 with George

Brilliant fun. Harder then a 4 though at high tide
georgel - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/11 with will

Did it on a high tide spring's! Nice HVS/E1 5b 6a in parts
DOVEY - Solo - 27/Aug/11 with Billie x

jmjw - Solo - 26/Aug/11 with Rob H

AlexD - Solo - 21/Aug/11 with Andy Lamont

Hidden - Solo β - 14/Aug/11

TommityP - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11

EmilyElouise - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/11

MH123 - Solo rpt - 25/Jul/11

L-R, some tricky sections
highrepute - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/11

L-R and back again. Very enjoyable, bit of an adventure.
Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/11

MH123 - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Jack Folland

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jun/11

DWS thanks chris
DCIGadget - Solo β - 22/Jun/11 with Alex Hartley, mike reading, chris ebbutt

chris ebbutt - Solo - 22/Jun/11

edmund94 - Solo O/S - 14/May/11

Binder - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11 with CAM

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Apr/11

mark schramm - Solo - 05/Feb/11 with tom m

tommoulds - Solo - 05/Feb/11 with Schramm

Davebryant - Solo O/S - Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

jack243 - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Rob H

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10

twright180 - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Fred Wobus

twright180 - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Fred Wobus

Hidden - Solo - 25/Sep/10

Hard hard hard for 4+
sparkass - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/10

Ceridwen - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10 with floris, felix, Matt, Sophie Nunn, Heather, Andy

feilx - Solo rpt - 31/Jul/10

Nexonen - Solo - 31/Jul/10 with Sophie, Jake, Floris, Heather, Felix, Ceri

Sophie Nunn - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10

raku - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/10 with charlotte clarke, Claudia Hildebrandt, Tom Mulier, Beata Rakowska

tom169 - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Charlotte, Claudia, Beata, Pawel

thomb - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10

Motown - Solo - Jul/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/10

DWS traverse from Anstey's Cove right round to Long Quarry Point. A great traverse, not too taxing, but with a tricky bit in the middle (a short wade required!)
BelayBunney - Solo O/S - 18/May/10 with Lizzie, Catherine, Francois

10 degree water made for a cold swim back!
francois - Solo - 18/May/10 with Lizzie, Chris,Catherine

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/May/10

A Downing - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Ben Monkton

Brown - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/09 with Harry Westaway

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

feilx - Solo rpt - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/09

Grabtheslab - Solo - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent - Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Great fun. Used as a warm up for sacrosanct.
Reeges - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Nick Saunders

Low tide
henbot - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/08 with Matt Ryder

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave Moir

At highish tide this time, much better / less contrived! An adventure!!!
Jon_Warner - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/08 with Tom

richardr - Solo O/S - Apr/08

Excellent. First DWS. Really enjoyed this adventure.
andrea83 - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/07

Both ways, low tide, its ok at low tide, with a couple of sustained barnicle fests if you so wish, but looks much better at high tide.
Jon_Warner - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/07

Done it a low-ish tide. Gets harder with more water and required a wade through one zawn on the way back. French 7a+ at high tide.
francois - Solo - 02/Aug/07 with Chawn

Hidden - Sent - 21/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

AJH - Solo - 06/May/06 with Richard

Boxy - Solo - 16/Oct/04

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 27/May/04

sam coward - Solo O/S - 2003 with Climbing Club

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - Jul/02

ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2000 with bunny, Paula, Wendy Sampson, Andy Reid

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/98 with James Leavy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/96

colin milton - Solo - 23/Jul/94 with eric milton

Cowflinger - Solo O/S - Jul/92 with Brad

Hidden - Solo - 25/Apr/92

Budge - Solo - 1992

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1989

RichardMc - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/88 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/87

mark-abz - Solo - 21/Jan/79 with Richard O, John G, Bill V & John F

Low tide and sunny.
Sean Kelly - Solo - Jul/77 with Harold Jepson

Steve Woollard - Solo - 1970

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Style of ascent

Soloed133 of 141 (94.3%)
Lead2 of 141 (1.4%)
Followed1 of 141 (0.7%)
Bouldered3 of 141 (2.1%)
Unknown2 of 141 (1.4%)

'Climbed'37 of 141 (26.2%)
clean O/S84 of 141 (59.6%)
clean β5 of 141 (3.5%)
clean rpt12 of 141 (8.5%)
clean RP1 of 141 (0.7%)
dnf2 of 141 (1.4%)