UKC Logbook Description
The best and by far the most exciting of the various traverses is full girdle of the Right Wing with a mix of trad and sport. It follows the break that runs all the way across the crag. A fine outing for a competent party though it may be prudent to carry prussiks and, as the break does seep, a small cleaning brush. Take Friends ½ to 3 and a small rack of Rock 1 to 5 wires (for pitch 1) plus at least 16 clips and a couple of long slings.
1. 30m 5c Originally started up Phase 2 but now possible to the right and follows the break all the way across to the tree on The Wall
2. 23m F6b Move across on small holds to traverse the break at foot level until the grassy ledge on Rising Passions is reached. Step down and follow the break at hand level until Midge Repellent is gained. Move across and use the tree roots to gain the corner. Climb down easily to the belay on Once Bitten.
3. 5c 15m Care with the rock required in places. Step down and then move carefully across to the bolts on From Beer to Infirmity. Follow this to the roof. Swing left across the corner and round to a belay on the front of the pillar.
4.F7a+ 25m Follow the break across the top of the arch, passing many bolts and a couple of semi rests, to a fine hanging belay.
5. F6b 10m A fingery traverse leads across to the finish of Blue Swede’s Shoes. Lower off from here or you could cross some vegetated rock to the next belay.