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Half Traverse V4 6B
Touched By An Uncle V6 7A
Traverse Wall, Left Bulge V5 6C
Traverse, The V7-8 7B
Type: Boulder, 30 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,134 total, 10/month
Shared By: Andrew Ryder on Dec 28, 2008
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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This is one of the finest traverses in Flagstaff. Start sitting at a big pinch and make a few powerful pulls out the short roof. Head right using many slopers and poor footholds to reach good pockets about halfway across the wall. Easier moves on deep pockets end at a jug just left of the tree. Match this hold and call it good. Topping out is possible but feels forced and needlessly destructive.


Start in back of the roof on the left side of the wall, climb out and traverse right.


A couple of pads and someone to move them and keep your head off the ground.


I agree. This is a really classy traverse. Sep 24, 2010
Andrew Ryder
Andrew Ryder   Arizony
It is possible to top this out, though a brush and/or broom is highly advised. The traditional ending is to drop from the jug left of the tree.

The difficulty of this traverse seems dependent upon whether certain key holds are coated in slimy moss. Aug 24, 2010
Matt Fowls
Tucson, Arizona
Matt Fowls   Tucson, Arizona
this problem tops out. May 23, 2010
Trey Lewis
Glendale, Az
Trey Lewis   Glendale, Az
Classic!! Sep 9, 2009
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
This is one of the more aesthetic traverses I've climbed. Well worth the hike down even if just for this problem. Apr 27, 2009