Mars Traverse [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.4 from 7 votes
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|Shared By:||Jesse Ryan on Mar 22, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description [Suggest Change]
Start on the jugs at the right side of the low roof (about 4 feet left of the SW arete) and traverse the lip of the roof and continue as the holds start to get a bit smaller and the landing more rocky. Reaching the last obvious holds at waist height would leave the grade around V2+ or V3. From here look for some hidden holds, keep your feet off the ground (although I still use a major ledge for the feet) and make a long reach to a left facing mini-dihedral. Layback your way up this dihedral and topout via a pocket and some edges. Pretty fun and pumpy.
Protection [Suggest Change]
A following spotter and pad for the exit are nice, especially for the rocky landing near the end of the traverse.