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Sever Slab Left Traverse
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|Type:||Boulder, 20 ft|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Nov 8, 2011|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
Fun and Tricky!
When you approach the Sever Boulder & Block, walk to the clean split between the two. The smaller Block is the Sever Block, the massive boulder being the Sever Boulder. The Sever Block has a cool, shear (but well featured) slab side in the split, and a fun front side where you will find the easy slab problems called; "Rock" "paper" & "Scissors" and also the slab traverses "Sever Slab Left Traverse" and its right counterpart.
For the "Sever Slab Left Traverse" stand start on the far right side (when looking at the slab side of the Sever Block). Start standing up on the small block at the low portion of the arête on the right side of Sever Block. Start with a right hand low on the acute arête, left above the right and also on the arete.
Traverse low along the fun slab across the blocks entirety to reach the far left side. No top out required, just continue to walk up and scramble up onto the low blocky portion at the far left side.
LocationAt the very end of the LRT (if you come down from the upper lookout past the MOW) this will be the final area before the loop is finished and you are deposited back to your car.
Alternately, if you simply hike downhill from the lower lot instead of hiking the normal loop starting at the upper lookout, this will be the very first area you come to, and it isnt very close to the lot.
If you hike down from the lower lot, look for the Trails End Boulder which will be on the right and just off the trail. At this point, you have passed the Sever Block (but the directions are simpler this way). Turn around and look to your left off trail a bit and the Sever Boulder & Block are there. This is the long, giant boulder laying long ways up the hill side which has the tip severed cleanly forming a separate smaller block. The Sever Block has a large dead tree that has fallen to rest on the top of it.
The directions are the same if you hike all the way around from the MOW Area. Hike past the Autumn Area and when you reach the next area which will be signaled by the Trails End Boulder (a large egg-on-its-side shaped boulder just off the left side of the trail). When you reach the Trails End Boulder, look up to your left off trail a bit and the Sever Boulder & Block are there. This is the long, giant boulder laying long ways up the hill side which has the tip severed cleanly forming a separate smaller block. The Sever Block has a large dead tree that has fallen to rest on the top of it.
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