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Long Traverse 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Hurtado on Jul 29, 2003

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The standard finish to the Blowouts Traverse.

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Starting in the cave on the right side of the right side of the blowouts traverse out to large high pocket on left side of main bouldering area. For first part use small ledge for feet and crimper moving to a sort of lie back (or into) with your left hand in a nice dish. Use small crimper with right hand to transition body keeping feet high. Move to an undercling with right hand then drop right knee placing on rock for greater support. Follow obvious holds to the main pocketey part of the traverse (where traverse is generally started). Continue traverse using high (easiest) middle (harder) or low (harder) finish. Its fun stuff, you feel good when you complete it.



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The standard finish to the Blowouts Traverse.

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 13, 2003

I thought the blowouts traverse was a V3 or V4.
By Dan Russell
Sep 14, 2003

It's harder if you go all the way from the cave on the right, and of course can be made as ridiculous as you want it to be. The easiest way through the main, chalked section is about V3.
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Dec 16, 2013
rating: V6 7A

Since doing this, beginning in the '90s, we always started on the left side of the cave and traversed through the obvious section, before dropping down and left to finish on the tall line that ends in a hueco. See the picture for finish. This line has many contrivations, including a V11 put up by Ian-Spencer Green and Scott Brown, in the late '90s.

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