Terminal Traverse was designed as an alternative to the first two pitches of Ablation Zone. The route is characterized by lengths of 5.6-5.8 climbing punctuated by several distinct and well-protected cruxes at grade. The namesake traverse (and crux of the route) is less than 5 meters across and about halfway up the route; most of the climb heads nearly straight up. Finish at the small fir tree (rap rings) and bolt atop the second pitch of Ablation Zone.
From the start of Ablation Zone, scramble up to the right on dirty 4th and low 5th-class terrain. After about 20 meters, you will see a large solitary boulder through the trees ahead of you. Do not continue to the boulder, rather turn left and head directly up the gully another 15 meters to the start of the route in an obvious corner shaded by several large cedars. Look for the first bolt high and slightly to the right.