The Umbrella Traverse
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Pumpy at the grade. The hands look fine, but once you've been on them for a while they get pumpy, especially if you are in a bouldering mindset.
Feet are key for this traverse, as they are polished and sparse in places. Use the good hands to traverse left or right and top out if you desire.
In my opinion, traversing right to left then following the arete to topout up by Satan On A Halfshell (V10) is the most classic of the variations on this line.
The right beta will make this climb seem V2, without that beta this climb might seem more like V3+
Obvious horizontal line 5 feet off the ground.
Pad, and someone to move it for ya!
If anyone says this route isnt pumpy just look at ...
Paul Massad about to pump out on the Umbrella Trav...
Timmy on the opening moves
BETA PHOTO: End of Traverse
BETA PHOTO: Middle of the Traverse
BETA PHOTO: The start just behind Jake
BETA PHOTO: Winter Traverse of Umbrella Boulder
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Nov 26, 2007
It's also fun to start on the far left and go as far right as possible. This adds some hard moves going around the corner and a fun top out. It's probably V4ish this way.
From: plymouth, nh
Jan 2, 2009
rating: V2+ 5+
This route is classic fun, but beware of the pump because the feet are small so think about foot placements or else this is incredibly hard.
By Graham O.
Aug 10, 2016
Fun but kind of repetitive