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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 25, 2002
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Traverse Wall, Big Elk Meadows.


The Traverse Wall is a nice wall, and right on the trail, hosting mostly moderate problems. The landing is perfectly flat, but topping out is still a committing 12 to 15 ft off the ground. The rock is solid and the problems provide a good warm ups for The Sanctuary or the Dragon's Den.

Getting There 

Hike along the creek trail passing the turn for the Dragon's Den. The Traverse Wall hangs over the trail, not more than 15 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

For the North Fork of the St. Vrain River area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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The Traverse V4 6B  Colorado : Lyons : ... : The Traverse Wall
This is a left to right traverse of the entire traverse wall to a mellow top out. Start on a jug at the bottom of the arete problem and follow the path of least resistance across the wall using good holds most of the way. The hardest moves come near the end and by all means pad up that boulder in the middle. I'm sure myriad variations exist to this traverse but by taking the path of greatest resistance at the start by staying low, the grade is probably bumped up to about V7. It also involves a c...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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