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Classic Line V0 4 PG13
Slab Traverse V1 5
V1 Slabs V1 5 PG13
Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Dan Mottinger on Sep 22, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a traverse problem on the bottom of the slab boulder. It can be traversed either way. Good feet at the beginning of either side lead into smears and long reaches for the feet. The handholds are crimpy but not too rough on the tips. Many variations and contrived problems could keep the imaginative boulderer entertained on this simple slab!


A crashpad could help, but it is not necessary (route doesn't get too high).


Ken Heiser
Boulder, CO
Ken Heiser   Boulder, CO
I agree with Percious - might be a letter grade harder right to left.

Another excellent mini-climb is to do the crux of the slab, traverse right to left, and then head straight up classic line. 5 days ago
Mike Deitchman
Boulder, CO
Mike Deitchman   Boulder, CO
This felt much more mellow this morning. Solid fun moves on slick footholds. Jul 7, 2017
Mike Deitchman
Boulder, CO
Mike Deitchman   Boulder, CO
This problem kicked my butt this morning....

Slab Traverse is my first V1 problem on Flagstaff (this was only my second time bouldering there). I'm relatively new to the area and have gotten back into climbing after a few years of doing other things.The rating is definitely solid. The crux is very sequential with the footwork but very doable. I'll do the right to left variant sometime soon.

Where I used to climb, this thing would be rated V3. ;) Jul 15, 2016
The Tree Slab Traverse was radically altered about twelve years ago. The large, low foothold right at the beginning of the crux section was chiseled in by a true jerk. There is no foothold there. In order to say you really completed the traverse, you must step into the crux area ignoring the chiseled foothold. Since the hold did not exist, the difficulty would be correct.
Also, for a good test, use only the low holds in the crux, ie, the little gaston for the left hand and a small knob for the right. The return from the right to the left is indeed more difficult. Oct 4, 2012
Bear Creek, CO
percious   Bear Creek, CO
Easier left to right than right to left. Oct 1, 2007

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