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Back Wall Traverse*** V4 / f6B

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[scott sadler on back wall traverse at hobson moor, 2 kb]Traverse the left hand wall from the far left to ledges on the arete. 30m+ of pumpy fun. Problem 1 in Rockfax: Peak Bouldering (1998)

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This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

4 sessions worked, about 3 hours practised and then got on it fresh and cruised it.
Beth-Cath-T - Sent x - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - Sent O/S - 19/Apr/14

Twice! Woohoo
JimboWizbo - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/14

Right to left, as far as the LH jug/sidepull, twice, still to do it and walk off
JimboWizbo - Sent - 13/Mar/14 with Beth

john lynch - Sent - 11/Dec/13

did it in 5 parts. to be done as whole.....sometime in the next year?!
Beth-Cath-T - Sent dnf - 27/Sep/13

Finally finally finally. Only took a few years - but today - I did it (right to left and including a mess up after 'the move' near the start that is a nightmare for shorties like me.
alicelarkin - Sent x - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo RP - 19/Jun/13

Finally ticked after probably 5 visits over the course of a few years. Great traverse, now for the journey back right.
Jonny Nick - Sent x - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo RP - 07/Jun/13

Hidden - Sent x - 13/May/13

Soft, not quite worth the hype
joe.91 - Sent O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Liam

Hidden - Sent - 03/Apr/13

jordan taylor - Sent rpt - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 13/Mar/13

MikeHughes6690 - 2013

Too wet to do it all but did most bits no probs..
Chad123 - Sent dnf - 11/Nov/12 with Jo, Emily, Huw

Damp!
Alex Thompson - Sent dnf - 20/Oct/12

georgenvk - Sent dnf - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - Oct/12

R --> L Had a quick look when it was wet last time I was here. Went first go today in the dry. Will try L --> R next time which I suspect is harder.
Somerset swede basher - Sent x - 14/Sep/12

both ways, L to R still feels pumpy
Nick1812P - Sent rpt - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo RP - 21/Aug/12

Not in one go... just training.
The Norris - Sent x - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent dnf - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 25/May/12

Tried it a few times one day last year but kept falling of near the end. First go today :)
Rachel Slater - Sent x - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent dnf - 30/Mar/12

jamesgodwin64 - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/12

ste_d - Sent rpt - 15/Nov/11 with mik

ste_d - Sent rpt - 04/Oct/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 29/Sep/11 with mik

Ally Smith - Solo - 25/Sep/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 15/Sep/11

Finally ticked, 8 yrs after first pulling on with Charlie, also remember being shown the crux by Kevin. So many memories. Easy really ;)Did main section 5 times.
Stig - Sent x - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Aug/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 14/Aug/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 03/Aug/11

mikedelderfield - Sent rpt - 30/Jul/11

left-right x 1 right-left x 1 new mills after
gregoritos - 13/Jul/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - Sent - 28/Jun/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 27/Jun/11

L to R, twice. R to L, a few times.
Nick1812P - Sent rpt - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Jun/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/May/11

4 times right to left
Nick1812P - Sent rpt - 27/May/11

R to L
Nick1812P - Sent x - 10/May/11

ste_d - Sent rpt - 04/May/11

Hidden - Sent β - 22/Apr/11

Franco Cookson - Sent O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Rexy

ste_d - Sent rpt - 22/Mar/11

rockjedi - Sent x - 14/Mar/11

seeps like a bitch
Matt Reid - Sent O/S - 23/Jan/11

mikedelderfield - 2011 with Steven Delderfield

pauldr - 23/Nov/10

Got all the moves sorted, just need to link.
petellis - Sent dnf - 10/Oct/10 with Alpha Blue, Ally

Ally Smith - Sent x - 10/Oct/10 with Pete Ellis, Grant Brewer

Joughton - Sent x - Oct/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 16/Aug/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 01/Aug/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 11/Jul/10

r-l first time / l-r until r hand in middle 2 crimps
davelaking - Sent x - 10/Jul/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 20/Jun/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 09/May/10

samsimpson - Sent x - 03/May/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 02/May/10

probably did it 18 years ago, so not really onsight
Tony Little - Sent O/S - 08/Apr/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 28/Mar/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 14/Mar/10

ste_d - Sent rpt - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Jul/09

ste_d - Sent rpt - 24/May/09

Pura Vida - Solo - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent O/S - 05/Mar/09

Joe Costello - Sent rpt - 2009

ste_d - Sent rpt - 18/Oct/08

psychicbread - Sent dnf - 02/Jul/08 with James

craig h - Sent - 16/Jun/08

worked about half of it.
SecretSquirrel - Sent dnf - 10/Feb/08

Mancunianimport - 2008

Both directions.
kingholmesy - Sent x - 2008

riklegge - 2008 with Stuart Mackay

Hidden - Sent - 02/Oct/07

Hidden - Sent x - Aug/07

Hidden - Sent x - Jun/07

nige - Sent - 30/Mar/03

A Crook - Sent x - 20/Mar/01 with Dale Holding

Dave Douglas - Sent O/S - 08/Jul/97

Many try this one but few succeed!
Sean Kelly - May/92

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Left to right
David Smith - 1986

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chambersi, Hidden, tommytuffa

Voting
Total votes cast 25
hard V50 of 10
V50 of 10
easy V51 of 10
hard V48 of 10
V40 of 10
easy V41 of 10
hard V30 of 10
V30 of 10
easy V30 of 10
3 Stars8 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 97 (6.2%)
Lead1 of 97 (1.0%)
Followed1 of 97 (1.0%)
Bouldered80 of 97 (82.5%)
Unknown9 of 97 (9.3%)

'Climbed'18 of 97 (18.6%)
clean O/S8 of 97 (8.2%)
clean β1 of 97 (1.0%)
clean rpt30 of 97 (30.9%)
clean RP24 of 97 (24.7%)
dogged1 of 97 (1.0%)
dnf15 of 97 (15.5%)