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The Long Promenade** VS 4b

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50m. A great wander. Should only be attempted at very quiet times as it crosses loads of popular climbs. Start up The Promenade and traverse right at the ledge. Reverse the Anchor Traverse to reach Hollybush Gully. Climb the traverse of Powder Monkey Parade into the cleft of Polaris Exit. Reverse this into Admiral's Gully then follow the obvious ledge across the Trafalgar SLab to finish up Trafalgar Wall.

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

popebenedictus - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13 with Edd Rab

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ben Harding

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/13

Technically onsight I guess, but I've previously climbed all the routes this one crosses. Very nice moves over good rock, definitely one to recommend (for a quiet day).
adam carless - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Mar/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/11

andy1975 - TR - 14/Aug/10

Led P1, belaying in the chimney of Admiral's Progress owing to serious rope drag! A fun, if potentially rather antisocial expedition.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Dan

Got too cold and come off reversing the Anchor Traverse
dpmUK - AltLd dog - 24/Jan/10 with victim of mathematics

really nice
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09

Soft VS, I led from the chockstone
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/09

alexrankine30 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Mark

A dawn raid on Birchens- reversing the Anchor Traverse is the physcological crux.
Phil1967 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Bruv

I led second half.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Bruv

Sankey - Solo - 01/Apr/09 with Wednesday nighters

Hidden - 2009

Amazing traverse and more amazing to find a quiet day to do it. Lead in two pitches
popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08 with Ben H

robal - Lead O/S - 2007

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 21/Apr/05 with Nicola Pettit

SteveM - Lead - 27/Mar/04 with Tobs

Fun, Fun, Fun.
rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with Clare

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/97

Hidden - 1996

Hidden - 1996

Hidden - Solo - 01/Oct/82

mikej - Solo - 06/Jul/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 04/Jan/69 with Roy Worthy

mikej - Solo - 27/Dec/65 with Ted Markham

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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 31 (38.7%)
Lead6 of 31 (19.4%)
Followed2 of 31 (6.5%)
Toproped1 of 31 (3.2%)
Alt Leads6 of 31 (19.4%)
Unknown4 of 31 (12.9%)

'Climbed'14 of 31 (45.2%)
clean O/S14 of 31 (45.2%)
clean rpt2 of 31 (6.5%)
dogged1 of 31 (3.2%)