Robin Hood's Cave Traverse* S 4b
[Key thread, Robin Hood's Cave Traverse (70m), 1 kb]

Rockfax Description
An expedition from above Wuthering all the way to the finish of Robin Hood's Balcony Cave Direct. It is mostly ledge shuffling but the 'bad step' between the two caves needs care as it is difficult to protect. Belay along the way. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Through Routes!, King of VDiff.

Photo: Key thread, Robin Hood's Cave Traverse (70m) © jimorothy
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

EBailey - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/15

ian d f - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/15

Awkward section between caves, difficult to protect for leader and second as guidebook says. Nice varied expedition though. Sketch factor for both leader and second probably make it closer to HS.
GermanAlex - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Jack

Alpine Style
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ben Ochner

longer BMC true version, not sure why this route is in the "Trough routes" ticklist as you don't climb through the cave at any point!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Jim

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Graeme Hammond

Led a bit, soloed a bit, seconded a bit. Step across was sketch-orama being wet and slimy. Fun though
deacondeacon - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14

green as kermits ball sack
the power - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with deacon

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

just wanted to stand in the second scoop bit
hlegge - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13 with -

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/13

StuartP - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Jason Smeeth

jason smeeth - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with StuartP

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Shouldn't of really bothered using ropes...
charley - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Ange

Charley used the thread in the left cave to "protect" the step between caves, would have still had a big swing though!! He then forgot to place gear until the crack up to the belay stance so it made it feel a little bit spicy on second with a big swing the other way! We then soloed across to the exit. The rope drag would have been awful if you were doing it in one.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Charley Fell

kez1 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with jack hockenhull, conor forshaw

Scott Dunkley - 08/Jan/12 with lewist1993

lewist1993 - 2nd - 08/Jan/12 with Scott dunkley

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11

tlmarjot - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

stephenmckenzie - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Sally Reeves

Hidden - Dec/10

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Aug/10

Nice moves stepping between caves, then got loads of drag, could have been more enjoyable as 2 pitches. Will probably do again at some point (nice views!)
djcarter - Lead O/S - May/10 with Joe B

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

andrew sandercock - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

pabbage - Lead - Sep/09

robjc89 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Tom Houston

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

Should have switched pitches. I found first pitch desperate and second pitch easy, while partner vice versa. Unforgettable!!! [Note Rockfax cut this route in half, which is very lame of them, use the BMC guide for max fun]
jimorothy - AltLd - 26/Jun/09 with Scott Barnett

tomB - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Matt Roper


Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Solo dnf - 03/May/08

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

littledave - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

Pitch 1 only
HamishD - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with adrian lowe

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Phil PBC - 2007

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2006 with Clare

akhughes - 2000

SPD224 - Solo - 1989

Hidden - 1987

Did all sections during may & june.
Iain Thow - Solo - 1987

Canyak - 1973

mikej - Solo - 07/Oct/67 with Geoff Williams

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