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Braille Trail, The S 
Bust 'er Hymen T 
Chocolate Thunder S 
Crocodile Tears T 
Dragonfly T 
Fractured Fairytale T 
Game of Drones T 
Gator Boy TR 
Gay Blade S 
May Divorce Be With You T 
New Vector T 
Pat Me'groinagin T 
Penetrators, The T 
Reptile T 
Reptile Tears T 
Shadow, The S 
Smausser Traverse Thing... T,S 
Spark, The T 
Thunderstruck T 
Zorro T 

Smausser Traverse Thing... 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bill Smausser
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Submitted By: Monty on May 31, 2010

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Cruising up the flake on the Schmausser Traverse. ...

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Description 

Ah yes, the Smausser Traverse Thing. Great fun indeed. Begin by climbing the first 30 of the The Braille Trail, passing 2 bolts and a gnat or two, until it deposits you on top of the giant flake. Follow the bolts that traverse right until you end at the anchor for The Penetrators, and The Shadow.

Don't forget to protect your second after the last bolt!

Location 

Far left side of the Brown Wall.

Protection 

Bolts and gear (TCUs/ wires). A couple of runners are helpful.


Photos of Smausser Traverse Thing... Slideshow Add Photo
Steppin' off of the Giant flake to begin the Smaus...
Steppin' off of the Giant flake to begin the Smaus...
Getting started on the Schmausser Traverse. This s...
Getting started on the Schmausser Traverse. This s...
Starting the traverse.
Starting the traverse.

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By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This thing is really fun, excellent thin traverse moves lead to easier gator skin and horizontals. The original finish goes straight up to the top of the wall from the last bolt. There are two bolts with quicklinks just over the lip. These need to be extended with some chain really bad - even if you rapell the grating on the lip is pretty severe. Next time I get on it I'll bring some 16" pcs. of chain to fix it.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 13, 2015

I added long chains to this in April '15 and left 'biners on them for convenient lowering. Enjoy!
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