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Barrel Traverse*** 6c

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[Me on the Barrel Traverse at Barrel Zawn, 3 kb]The crag's best line; it's absolutely stunning. The 30m traverse of the continuous, gently rising break-line is well-positioned, pumpy and completely safe throughout. From the easy way down (or Private Dancer), follow the break to the far end of the grassy break above, using a short diagonal crack to get stood on the grassy break to the left. Walk easily off leftwards. © ROCKFAX
Mike Robertson 19/Jul/2006

Photo: Me on the Barrel Traverse at Barrel Zawn © Nick Willis
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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

lewk_c - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Nick Lyons

Andyh83 - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/13

My first 6c, but i'm honest and think it's more 6b+
MichaelConstantinou - Solo O/S - Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

Adam_42 - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Zappa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13

rackamthered - Aug/13

DWS
steve.warrington - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/13

I did 3/4 of this and yes, its very pumpy. Going from sweltering hot in a 3/2 to the icy cold water below is nice though!
jonny_098 - 08/Jun/13 with Will Hunt, George Lewtas

Jacob k-d - Solo O/S - 19/May/13

great route. steady until the very end where the footholds disappear leaving you with smears and a bit of a sting in the tail to get onto the slab. was a bit damp too.
rustaldo - Solo O/S - 02/May/13

Just great.
jfletcher - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/12

Cailean Harker - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jul/12

Tim M - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Louise Cowie, Tom Green, Rosie Henstock

Dave Cale - Solo O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - 27/May/12

Hidden - Solo dnf - 26/May/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/May/12

Paulos - Solo - 05/Nov/11

madasten - Solo dnf - 28/Aug/11 with Anna, Miquel

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/11

owb106 - Solo β - 24/Aug/11 with John Tanner, Joe Premier

A quick break from the family holiday. Really nice, about UK 5b.
frank ramsay - Solo - 09/Aug/11

shazza65 - Solo β - 30/Jul/11 with Ben

Soft for 6c but great fun, really good rock too!
BenNorman - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

tim newton - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

ablackett - Solo - 29/Jul/11

jonny taylor - Solo dnf - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/11 with zappa

First DWS and 6c sport. Really fun.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/11

After falling off the day before
Aid@n - Solo - 29/Apr/11

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/10

nutcracker - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/10

Gambit - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/10 with Alone

Cowflinger - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/10 with Mike, Pete Lewis

RobRock84 - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/10

mikeshewring - Solo β - 07/Aug/10

Easier now dry, backed off several times last year as wet
Gambit - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Alone

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 22/May/10

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

Very treacherous water... glad I got it clean!
thomb - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09

thomb - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Pete

Jason Gotel - Solo - Aug/09

Backed off the last 5m due to concerns about the tide level,
francois - Solo dnf - 16/Jul/09 with Chris, Doug

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

Fell off at a wet streak near the end
Chris the Tall - Solo dnf - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/08

ripped a good edge off just above the break on the crux. this route suffers badly from seepage following wet weather
david morse - Solo dnf - 29/Aug/08 with ric+general

Hidden - Solo RP - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jul/08

Lloyders - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/08

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/08

jfreeman - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/08

Bern - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/08

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

did the traverse, then reversed it
BenJacobs - Solo - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo - May/08

Got over 2/3s of the way!
Matty - Solo dnf - 07/Sep/07 with Charlie Tomlinson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/07

Nick Taylor - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

more like F6a than 6c but stunning in terms of quality. Amazing rock, situation and line.
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Dan

Cowflinger - Solo - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/07

Cowflinger - Solo rpt - 01/Aug/07

John Roberts (JR) - Solo - Aug/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

Richard Horn - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

feilx - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

feeko - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/07

Cowflinger - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/07

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Style of ascent

Soloed84 of 89 (94.4%)
Lead2 of 89 (2.2%)
Unknown3 of 89 (3.4%)

'Climbed'17 of 89 (19.1%)
clean O/S53 of 89 (59.6%)
clean β3 of 89 (3.4%)
clean rpt5 of 89 (5.6%)
clean RP1 of 89 (1.1%)
dnf10 of 89 (11.2%)