The Beastly Traverse VD
["I always hang my wires out to dry mid-pitch". On The Beastly Traverse (VDiff), Swanage  , 3 kb]30m. An enjoyable high-level Traverse with stunning positions for the grade leading from Cattle Troughs into the Jumble. Start just before the Beastly Step at the western end of the main ledge (chicken-head belay at foot level). climb up leftwards for 6 meters and then step onto a good ledge above the lip of a roof. Continue at this level till reaching a stance at Cheat. Climb a left-hand crack above for 3 meter and after moving around an arete finish as for Fingertip to a stake belay.

Photo: "I always hang my wires out to dry mid-pitch". On The Beastly Traverse (VDiff), Swanage © alan b
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GDS - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15 with mike p

uncontrollable - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Daj

Hidden - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - 2013

runwildjohn - Lead - 19/May/12 with Alice Horton

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/11

risby - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Thomas Vaughan

p1 the lowest possible line above high water from Cattle Troughs to Cheat, p2 a leftward rising traverse from Cheat.
tev - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Ris

finished up Form a Queue
leonjones - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Alan Blanchflower

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/11

Finishing up the layback on Form a Queue
leonjones - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Des Jerman

Leon 1st, me 2nd, Dean 3rd. Finished on the "Form a Queue" layback.
Indy Nile - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Dean Chapman, Leon Jones

uncontrollable - Lead rpt - 30/May/10 with Berni

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Ashley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

uncontrollable - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Viskii

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09

Finished up Form A Queue
leonjones - Lead - 08/Jun/09 with Paul Stevens

uncontrollable - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Alan B

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Frodo Stickel

tavarua - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Sarah

aged_ape - AltLd - Apr/08 with LM

A hidden gem of a route, good length for the area on sound rock in an awesome situation. If you stick a belay in the middle it really makes the route!
JDSwain - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Ben Candlin

broc - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/06 with John

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Solo - 1989

MoWalker3 - 29/Aug/88

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