Smausser Traverse Thing...
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Starting the traverse.
Ah yes, the Smausser Traverse Thing. Great fun indeed. Begin by climbing the first 30 of the The Braille Trail
, passing 2 bolts and a gnat or two, until it deposits you on top of the giant flake. Follow the bolts that traverse right until you end at the anchor for The Penetrators
, and The Shadow
Don't forget to protect your second after the last bolt!
Far left side of the Brown Wall.
Bolts and gear (TCUs/ wires). A couple of runners are helpful.
Getting started on the Schmausser Traverse. This s...
Cruising up the flake on the Schmausser Traverse. ...
Steppin' off of the Giant flake to begin the Smaus...
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
This thing is really fun, excellent thin traverse moves lead to easier gator skin and horizontals. The original finish goes straight up to the top of the wall from the last bolt. There are two bolts with quicklinks just over the lip. These need to be extended with some chain really bad - even if you rapell the grating on the lip is pretty severe. Next time I get on it I'll bring some 16" pcs. of chain to fix it.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 13, 2015
I added long chains to this in April '15 and left 'biners on them for convenient lowering. Enjoy!