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The Traverse 

Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B

   
Type:  Boulder, 30'
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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Dec 28, 2008

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Near the beginning of the climb.

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Description 

This is one of the finest traverses in Flagstaff. Start sitting at a big pinch and make a few powerful pulls out the short roof. Head right using many slopers and poor footholds to reach good pockets about halfway across the wall. Easier moves on deep pockets end at a jug just left of the tree (you better not drop off early!) Match this hold and call it good. Topping out is possible but feels forced and needlessly destructive.

Location 

Start in back of the roof on the left side of the wall, climb out and traverse right.

Protection 

A couple of pads and someone to move them and keep your head off the ground.


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By Luke Bertelsen
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From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 27, 2009
rating: V8- 7B

This is one of the more aesthetic traverses I've climbed. Well worth the hike down even if just for this problem.
By Trey Lewis
From: Glendale, Az
Sep 9, 2009
rating: V8 7B

Classic!!
By Matt Fowls
From: Tucson, Arizona
May 23, 2010
rating: V7-8 7B

this problem tops out.
By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff
Aug 24, 2010

It is possible to top this out, though a brush and/or broom is highly advised. The traditional ending is to drop from the jug left of the tree.

The difficulty of this traverse seems dependent upon whether certain key holds are coated in slimy moss.
By RyanJames
Sep 24, 2010
rating: V6-7 7A+

I agree. This is a really classy traverse.

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