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Pima Traverse 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Manny Rangel and Jay Anderson, mid 80's
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Submitted By: Colonel Mustard on Apr 9, 2011

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This is the obvious horizontal seam splitting the lower half of the Entrance boulder. Start left at Gimmie Some and traverse right till you can step off onto some raised boulders.


Entrance boulder: approach as for the rest of Pima Canyon


Perhaps a pad at the start or near the end

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By Colonel Mustard
Apr 9, 2011

I never had the bouldering guide to South Mountain, so feel free to submit the correct name/grade/fa and I will correct the description. I never got too into the bouldering circuit at South Mountain (I'm a shite boulderer, you see), but running out to the traverse with some water, a coupla beers, and the dog was a fun way to find some solitude in a beautiful desert canyon while also getting a fierce pump. Best part? No pad is really required on this traverse! Similarly, the vertical routes on the Entrace boulder are a little testy without a pad sometimes, but the cruxes are low so you are not really putting it all out there. Have fun!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Dec 23, 2011

This was one of the first problems Jay Anderson and I did in Pima Canyon @ mid 80s. The sand was a bit lower and one of the sit starts on the right side is now higher and the footholds seem to be getting lower!
By Colonel Mustard
Mar 14, 2012

Were you guys the FA, Manny? If so, make up a name!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Oct 17, 2012

I'm pretty sure we did the FA and the name was the "traverse" so it fits. We did a lot of the problems given goofy names by JG. This one is fine. At the time, as you can imagine, there were trees and shrubs at the base, now long gone.
By Colonel Mustard
Nov 20, 2012

And so it is. I updated FA info and will keep the name since it fits.

Thanks for the background on the problem. It's still one of my fave boulder problems/spots in my limited bouldering experience.

-Zach T.
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