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Manatee trad traverse
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|Shared By:||Dave Wachter on Feb 28, 2009|
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An awesome warmup, and a good intro to bouldering for your trad friends who continually whine about how short and crimpy and stupid bouldering problems are. Start underclinging the manatee's upper lip, traverse right across it, and then work your way up diagonally to the right on flakes and hand jams until you reach the flared hand/fingers crack that goes straight up to the top of the boulder. Amazingly friendly-textured rock for jams. Don't use the boulder behind you for feet (though you can step off onto it at any time). There's a great fist jam-to-flared-hand-jam sequence at the transition from traverse to straight-up exit. Make up your own sequences (eg, cut out flake "jugs" and do more jams) - can make the problem harder and more fun.