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Northwestern Overhang (a.k.a. The Sloper Traverse) 

Northwestern Overhang (a.k.a. The Sloper Traverse) 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: chad wolak on Aug 26, 2004

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This unique problem is shaded much of the day, is low to the ground and offers the best landing possible.

Locate the chalked up sloper-rail on the Northwestern side of Road Sign Rock. When facing the problem, sit-start down and right from the rail. Your hands will be on opposing slopey side-pulls. Move up, left, and up again...... the problem is obvious.

This is classic Flagstaff V2 / B1.


none needed, maybe a pad.

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By superjosh
Nov 14, 2004

Candidate for World's Hardest V2.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 15, 2004

V2 ... Right!!!

B1 is the correct grade, which typically translates into V4 on Flag. I'd say that's just about right, assuming you are beginning from a sit on using opposing slopers underneath the bulge on the far right. Guidebooks are a useful indicator of grades, but that's just about it. Think for yourself when you add problems to the database.
By Aeon Aki
May 10, 2007
rating: V2+ 5+

A considerable amount of core tension is required to get off the ground, then heel hooks and a long arm span help to finish this deceiving little problem. Hard for V2 (hard for V3) but a really enjoyable boulder problem.
By khoa
From: Tacomarado
Oct 15, 2008

Sorry I broke off a teeeeny, sharp intermediate the other day right below that last pebble. Being short, this 2 finger crimper was the key to one of my favorite flag problems. Still goes!
By Captain Derp
Jul 20, 2009
rating: V3 6A

Feels like a solid V3. The pump factor makes the move to the large pebble feel pretty desperate for me.
By Crackhead
Jan 20, 2017
rating: V3+ 6A+

I find this surprisingly hard, especially the final throw to the big cobble after the sloper pump. What a cool problem though, worth going back to over and over again! I feel like this is solid V3 for Flagstaff.

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