Thin Traverse

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 35.75626°N / 118.37803°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: R
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.8 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 1
Additional Information Grade: I
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Route Description

Approach as for Clouds, and move to the left to the base of a left-arcing crack/seam. The crack begins at 5.6, and as it arcs to the left it eases to 5.3, but closes to a seam and becomes fairly run-out. Continue traversing to a shallow left-facing corner to the right of Initiation Crack. Climb up the corner, following a 5.8 fingertips crack, to where the corner peters out. Traverse up and left over run-out 5.7 terrain to the Claustrophobia Crack/Initiation Crack belay.

F.A. unknown

Essential Gear

A 50m rope, some quickdraws and short slings, a few small to medium hexes or cams, and a good assortment of small to medium wallnuts or stoppers (wallnuts, with their asymmetry, work better in the 5.8 corner).



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