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The Iron Cross Traverse 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brent Bohem and Joshua Reinig 2002
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on May 19, 2014

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  • Description 

    Super classic off the deck traverse. It is possible to do a wildly cool reverse iron cross at the extremely exposed crux.

    Location 

    Follow Quarry Trail to Main Wall of Cougar Crag West. The Iron Cross Traverse starts pitch 1 as for the Original Route. Pitch 2, from bolted anchors atop the Original Route traverse foot rail unprotected out right 25' to the Grassy Gully. From here continue out right on face features underneath head wall roof. At the end of this section is the 15' long crux. Climb ends at oak tree on top of the Sesame Street Buttress.

    Protection 

    Standard rack. Bolted anchors.


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