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Mars Traverse 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Mar 23, 2002

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End of the Mars Traverse


Start on the jugs at the right side of the low roof (about 4 feet left of the SW arete) and traverse the lip of the roof and continue as the holds start to get a bit smaller and the landing more rocky. Reaching the last obvious holds at waist height would leave the grade around V2+ or V3. From here look for some hidden holds, keep your feet off the ground (although I still use a major ledge for the feet) and make a long reach to a left facing mini-dihedral. Layback your way up this dihedral and topout via a pocket and some edges. Pretty fun and pumpy.


A following spotter and pad for the exit are nice, especially for the rocky landing near the end of the traverse.

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By Conor O
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Jan 3, 2016

Tried this today for the first time, did not send unfortunately; however, I will be back to conquer it. I actually was trying to do the traverse from left to right, so I wonder if right to left is any easier?

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