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Traverse Boulder (aka Trail Blob Boulder) Rock Climbing 

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As its name indicates, the main draw here is the long, overhanging traverse on the boulder's east side. Climb from a sit down start just about anywhere for some V0 fun. There is also a pretty sweet little dyno from a pair of slopers to the lip on the south side of the east overhang.

Again, mostly flat, sandy landings, but watch out for the bushes.

Getting There 

This is just northwest of Mongoose Block. If you can't see it, keep looking. The Traverse Boulder is a massive boulder, but it is rather short and often obscured by brush. Bushwhack around a little, and you'll find it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Traverse Boulder (aka Trail Blob Boulder)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Traverse Boulder (aka Trail Blob Boulder):
Unknown Dyno   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   
Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Me getting ready for the V2 throw to the lip.

Unknown Dyno V3-4 6A+  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : Traverse Boulder (aka Trail...
Sit down start on near the south end of the east face. Climb to a couple of flat ledges, move your feet up and dyno to the lip. (Moving to higher ledges and throwing for the lip with just one hand is a V2.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Unassigned User
Feb 19, 2011
There's a new sit start line I just put up on the south face of Traverse Boulder (can't miss it). I dug it out and cleaned it pretty good, it still could use some more at the top, but good. I named it Arch of Doom (you will see why) Go's at V4. Have fun! It's surprisingly good and direct!
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux.
At the crux.
By dnickerson
Mar 28, 2011
I'm working an extended version of the traverse. Starting from a couple of slopers just around the northeast corner of the traverse, working my way south across the east face (just above the heinous slopers), dropping down and heading around the southeast corner to a crimpy traverse of the south face and ending at the huge ledge. Will someone else please try this and rate it for me?
By Unassigned User
Mar 28, 2011
It's V7.
By dnickerson
Sep 5, 2011
I completed the extended traverse, though I did use a few of the sharp holds on the lip above the regular traverse. It's still a really powerful endurance problem, but I'm not sure if it's a V7 (having not done one before).

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