19m. An indirect left hand start to Surgeon's Saunter

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Andrew Sloan 11/Oct 2nd
with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 11/Oct Lead rpt
with Andy Lawrence, Mick Radford
Mick r 11/Oct 2nd O/S
miketong 06/Sep 2nd dog

Killer route, destroyed us both. My hands were pretty torn up from some shaky jamming. A real struggle!

jshields 04/May Lead

Got to be HVS!

TonyF 04/May 2nd O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 28/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Corbey, Sky
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
nick ferro 05/Jul/14 -
rockman 05/Jul/14 TR

To remove gear.

Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Solo O/S
lithos 29/Sep/11 2nd
with carmen
qJoeq 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Roget 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with robin
Hoyes 02/Jul/11 Lead dog

A difficult move following the traverse, must get stronger.

with Alex Y
btc 02/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Bob Workman
Hidden 07/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead dnf
uphillnow ??/2011 -
fifth ??/2011 -
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt

my new favourite climb on Stanage? Fantastic jams, jugs and lay-backs, classic 3 star stuff but without the polish and hype of stuff like inverted-V. First couple of pieces of gear in place after Richard failed attempt.

with morgan, Richard Williams
Shauna 21/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve
chrisallan 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Lacks the direct line stating and finishing on the left but is more balanced overall and fantastic moves and jamming mean its still a great classic and HVS for most.

with Pete aka Dad
Jim Slater 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Confused?!.. my guidebooks have Doctors Saunter (VS indirect on SS with hand traverse) and Surgeons Saunter, the direct line at HVS 5b.

with Rosa
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 Lead

feels pretty steep.

with Mary Moloney
jon bradley 27/Jun/09 Lead dog

Brutal - sat after hand traverse. Too much beer the night before

with Charles Brett
orge 10/May/09 2nd dnf

Climbed the start of this yesterday and continued on Doctor's Chimney. Was shocked when the top section of the starting block moved about an inch as I was pulling up/back on it! Seemed to stop because it caught on the arete. We considered recent seepage might have played a part. Given that it's a beginner's climb in a popular area and most people would not treat the block with suspicion, figured it was worth posting a note of caution.

jcurley 21/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Couldn't get out of the hand traverse, great route though

with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead dnf
mjeffery 15/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 26/Jul/08 Lead
with Paul
Hidden 26/Jul/08 -
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead dnf
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Sankey 22/May/08 Lead O/S

Top bit felt well out there at VS. Think there is some confusion in the naming here compared to the new Stanage guide, which has Surgeons Saunter down as the direct, and Doctors Saunter down as the hand traverse start, which I looked at but refused as it looked hard!

with Jon M
morganator ?/May/08 2nd
with Steve Ebbens
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
goi.ashmore 22/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Kaspar Martin
nigehughes ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Scouse Atkins
BRUCESTRAC ??/1990 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/83 -
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