The Umbrella Traverse
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BETA PHOTO: Winter Traverse of Umbrella Boulder
Pumpy at the grade. The hands look fine, but once you've been on them for a while they get pumpy, especially if you are in a bouldering mindset.
Feet are key for this traverse, as they are polished and sparse in places. Use the good hands to traverse left or right and top out if you desire.
In my opinion, traversing right to left then following the arete to topout up by Satan On A Halfshell (V10) is the most classic of the variations on this line.
The right beta will make this climb seem V2, without that beta this climb might seem more like V3+
Obvious horizontal line 5 feet off the ground.
Pad, and someone to move it for ya!
BETA PHOTO: The start just behind Jake
If anyone says this route isnt pumpy just look at ...
BETA PHOTO: Middle of the Traverse
Timmy on the opening moves
BETA PHOTO: End of Traverse
Paul Massad about to pump out on the Umbrella Trav...
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Nov 26, 2007
It's also fun to start on the far left and go as far right as possible. This adds some hard moves going around the corner and a fun top out. It's probably V4ish this way.
From: plymouth, nh
Jan 2, 2009
rating: V2+ 5+
This route is classic fun, but beware of the pump because the feet are small so think about foot placements or else this is incredibly hard.