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Sever Slab Right Traverse
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|Type:||Boulder, 20 ft|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Nov 8, 2011|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones|
Fun, Tricky, and a little silly since youre slabbing downhill...
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.
Go to the far left side of the slab face on the Sever Block. Start where hands can comfortably match with a stand start on the face at the far left side. Traverse the low length of the slab face to the left side. End when your right hand is in control on the acute right end arête. For added spice (and more cool points) once you gain the right side arête, continue up the arête to top out at the left side of the tree that is across the split.
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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