The Hole Traverse
Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
Routes in Lost Ledge
|Carpet Slabber S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Cover Girl T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Erosion Groove T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Found Arch S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Four Holes S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Gawking At the Broad Squad S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Girls Prefer Batteries S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Groov'in T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Hallie Haley S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hole Traverse, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Little Dab Will Do Ya S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X|
|Lost Arch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Numb Nuts T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Rattle Can S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rhumb Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Twirpie Girl T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Vector T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Washboard T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Weak Nuts T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dick & Karen Traverse July 1993|
|Page Views:||97 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jun 5, 2016|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThis route climbs up the clean rock just to the left of a wide streak of dark lichen & moss. The bolts, especially the first, are difficult to see. Bolts are 5/16-inch stainless steel.
To me, Pitch 2 seems a bit contrived, but Pitch 1 is some of the nicest friction on the slab and a great alternative start to 4-Holes.
Start below, and a few feet left of, the small arching flake (gear possible). Friction directly up the slab, passing a 5/16-inch SS bolt about 30-35 ft up. A second bolt is reached about 10 feet below the flake of "4-Holes".
The FA party belayed here and then stepped right several feet and up then back left and up on a line of holes of dike-like appearance and then finished on "4-Holes".