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Routes in The Blowouts Area

Long Traverse V5 6C
Unnamed V3 6A
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Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Ryan Hurtado on Jul 28, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: 2017 Seasonal Closures - Partial Closure Lifting Details

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Starting in the cave on the right side of the right side of the blowouts traverse out to large high pocket on left side of main bouldering area. For first part use small ledge for feet and crimper moving to a sort of lie back (or into) with your left hand in a nice dish. Use small crimper with right hand to transition body keeping feet high. Move to an undercling with right hand then drop right knee placing on rock for greater support. Follow obvious holds to the main pocketey part of the traverse (where traverse is generally started). Continue traverse using high (easiest) middle (harder) or low (harder) finish. Its fun stuff, you feel good when you complete it.

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I thought the blowouts traverse was a V3 or V4. Sep 13, 2003
It's harder if you go all the way from the cave on the right, and of course can be made as ridiculous as you want it to be. The easiest way through the main, chalked section is about V3. Sep 14, 2003
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
  V6
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
  V6
Since doing this, beginning in the '90s, we always started on the left side of the cave and traversed through the obvious section, before dropping down and left to finish on the tall line that ends in a hueco. See the picture for finish. This line has many contrivations, including a V11 put up by Ian-Spencer Green and Scott Brown, in the late '90s. Dec 16, 2013

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