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Undercling Traverse 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: [Jim Holloway, 1974]
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Submitted By: Patrick Vernon on Jan 1, 2001

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This is a very difficult 12 move power traverse that goes straight right under the bulge at the far end of Cloud Shadow Boulder. It is highly sequential, painful, and hard, consequentially I have never done it.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Good ledge left, bad crimp right....
Good ledge left, bad crimp right....
Rock Climbing Photo: Feet to left trending ledge...throw right...
Feet to left trending ledge...throw right...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Undercling Traverse.
The start of Undercling Traverse.

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By jonah
May 1, 2003

Does this start with your right in the split-finger crimp undercling, left in jug, followed by a cross-thru to the upper crimp with your left? (That is, the move before the right hand crimp/left hand pinch) Or does it start earlier?
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
May 1, 2003

I don't really think it matters b/c that move is not the crux. The yet-to-be-published Flagstaff Mountain Bouldering Map & Guide reads as follows:

"Low-Level Traverse / Undercling Traverse (UCT) V9 ***From the pockets at the base of The Contemplation, The Consideration and The Moderate Bulge, traverse right under the bulge and finish up Far East Inside Corner."

People may bitch about the stars or the grade, blah, blah, blah. It's a popular problem for the grade and otherwise. It is what it is, a traverse worth working on if you boulder in the V8 to V10 range.

Nuff said.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
May 1, 2003

BTW - Jim Hollaway did it first in 1974 for those who care.
By Willie Mein
May 2, 2003

That's the start that I've always used to try the problem. Emphasis on "try".
By Ted Lanzano
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2004

Does anyone know where the start is for Reverse Undercling Traverse? Thanks.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Nov 1, 2004

Way down and right, just left of a little cave, on small crimps.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 1, 2004

Down low on the sloping ramp.
By Ted Lanzano
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2004

Cool, thanks. Ted
By Eli
Jul 17, 2005

BTW, I think the Reverse Undercling traverse that does not finish up Consideration but runs the entire natural line traverse through the top of Hagan's is a fantastic problem. Not that grades are necessary, but [I'd] say V8. Easier than the UCT and fun to work for those of us that [don't] climb V10.
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Jun 4, 2006
rating: V9 7C

Great problem, although, for me, the crux came at the very end while topping out rather than on the underclings.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Jun 16, 2008

For any beta-sponges out there, there is a video of the problem at my blog:
By Cesar Valencia
Aug 9, 2017
rating: V9 7C

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