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Doctor's Saunter** VS 4c

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

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/14

nick ferro - 05/Jul/14

To remove gear.
rockman - TR - 05/Jul/14

Alfie Conn - 2014

lithos - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with carmen

qJoeq - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Dad

Roget - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with robin

A difficult move following the traverse, must get stronger.
Hoyes - Lead dog - 02/Jul/11 with Alex Y

btc - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/11 with Bob Workman

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/11

David Smith - 2011

fifth - 2011

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

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.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/10 with morgan, Richard Williams

Shauna - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Steve

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

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.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/10 with Pete aka Dad

Confused?!.. my guidebooks have Doctors Saunter (VS indirect on SS with hand traverse) and Surgeons Saunter, the direct line at HVS 5b.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Rosa

feels pretty steep.
theo.mooney - Lead - Jul/09 with Mary Moloney

Brutal - sat after hand traverse. Too much beer the night before
jon bradley - Lead dog - 27/Jun/09 with Charles Brett

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.
orge - 2nd dnf - 10/May/09

Couldn't get out of the hand traverse, great route though
jcurley - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/09 with Chris Drinkwater

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/09

mjeffery - 2nd - 15/Apr/09

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

deacondeacon - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Paul

Hidden - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/08

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

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!
Sankey - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Jon M

morganator - 2nd - May/08 with Steve Ebbens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Alfredo - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Ben H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/00 with Kaspar Martin

BRUCESTRAC - 1990 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Dave Musgrove - 28/Aug/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
The Celt, Hidden, Michael Hood, Hidden, b.hayley

Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS1 of 11
easy HVS8 of 11
hard VS2 of 11
VS0 of 11
easy VS0 of 11
hard HS0 of 11
HS0 of 11
easy HS0 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
5a1 of 11
easy 5a7 of 11
hard 4c3 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
hard 4b0 of 11
4b0 of 11
easy 4b0 of 11
3 Stars2 of 10
2 Stars8 of 10
1 Star0 of 10
0 Stars0 of 10
Bag of .....0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 41 (2.4%)
Lead24 of 41 (58.5%)
Followed7 of 41 (17.1%)
Toproped1 of 41 (2.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 41 (2.4%)
Unknown7 of 41 (17.1%)

'Climbed'16 of 41 (39.0%)
clean O/S14 of 41 (34.1%)
clean rpt2 of 41 (4.9%)
dogged2 of 41 (4.9%)
dnf7 of 41 (17.1%)