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Routes in Cloud Shadow

Type: Boulder
FA: [Jim Holloway, 1974]
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Shared By: Patrick Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a very difficult 12 move power traverse that goes straight right under the bulge at the far end of Cloud Shadow Boulder. It is highly sequential, painful, and hard, consequentially I have never done it.

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Cesar Valencia  
  V9
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
For any beta-sponges out there, there is a video of the problem at my blog: mountainsandwater.blogspot.… Jun 16, 2008
Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
  V9
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
  V9
Great problem, although, for me, the crux came at the very end while topping out rather than on the underclings. Jun 4, 2006
Eli
 
Eli  
 
BTW, I think the Reverse Undercling traverse that does not finish up Consideration but runs the entire natural line traverse through the top of Hagan's is a fantastic problem. Not that grades are necessary, but [I'd] say V8. Easier than the UCT and fun to work for those of us that [don't] climb V10. Jul 17, 2005
Ted Lanzano
Boulder, CO
Ted Lanzano   Boulder, CO
Cool, thanks. Ted Nov 1, 2004
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
Down low on the sloping ramp. Nov 1, 2004
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
Way down and right, just left of a little cave, on small crimps. Nov 1, 2004
Ted Lanzano
Boulder, CO
Ted Lanzano   Boulder, CO
Does anyone know where the start is for Reverse Undercling Traverse? Thanks. Nov 1, 2004
That's the start that I've always used to try the problem. Emphasis on "try". May 2, 2003
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
BTW - Jim Hollaway did it first in 1974 for those who care. May 1, 2003
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
I don't really think it matters b/c that move is not the crux. The yet-to-be-published Flagstaff Mountain Bouldering Map & Guide reads as follows:

"Low-Level Traverse / Undercling Traverse (UCT) V9 ***From the pockets at the base of The Contemplation, The Consideration and The Moderate Bulge, traverse right under the bulge and finish up Far East Inside Corner."

People may bitch about the stars or the grade, blah, blah, blah. It's a popular problem for the grade and otherwise. It is what it is, a traverse worth working on if you boulder in the V8 to V10 range.

Nuff said. May 1, 2003
jonah  
Does this start with your right in the split-finger crimp undercling, left in jug, followed by a cross-thru to the upper crimp with your left? (That is, the move before the right hand crimp/left hand pinch) Or does it start earlier? May 1, 2003