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Left-Right Traverse - Small Upper Boulder 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Apr 8, 2007

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The V3 Below the lip traverse on the upper boulder...

Description 

One of the best problems at Gates Pass. Pumpy, with fun movement. Start on the well-chalked jug and traverse right with marginal feet, then mantel at the end of the shelf (or keep traversing around the boulder - it gets easier as you round the corner.) Crux is hanging on toward the end.

Staying below the lip bumps it up to V3.

Location 

On the north face of smaller upper boulder (opposite side from the big undercling problem.)

Protection 

Pads. The boulder beneath the traverse makes spotting a little awkward.


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Below the lip on the V3 variation.
Below the lip on the V3 variation.

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By Wa3lt
Dec 23, 2009

IMO, the best problem at Gates, and totally safe, even without a pad. Crux (for me) was an awkward match in a sinker but weird/uncomfortable pocket. Yes, it's an eliminate - but it's a pretty logical one, and the movement is awesome.