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Shadow Traverse 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown - Probably Ken Klis
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Submitted By: John Knight on Jul 16, 2009
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Have you climbed everything on Shadow? At least everything but Inner Sanctum? Well, now it's time to do the Shadow Traverse. This unusual, but creative traverse, crosses every line on the lower, right side of Shadow.


Start on the far left side in the gully by Thin Man. Clip bolt 1 of Thin Man, bolt 1 of Inner Sanctum, bolt 2 of Pressure Drop, bolt 5 of Shadow, bolt 3 of Diamond, then land at the Desperado anchors. It's a tiny bit "fuzzy" over by Thin Man & Inner Sanctum, but surprisingly not too bad.

I would say that it's 5.8 PG13 for both the leader and the follower. It's hard for me to rate a traverse. Some might think it's 5.7 and others might think it's 5.9.


All you need is 5 draws.

Note - please be considerate of other parties that are climbing (or might want to climb) a Shadow line and do this when no one else is around).

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