Thin Traverse

Page Type
Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
R
Rock Difficulty:
5.8 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:
1
Grade:
I

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Thin Traverse
Created On: May 12, 2007
Last Edited On: Jan 19, 2008

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).