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Sculpture's Crack Traverse 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V2+ Font: 5+ [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on May 26, 2007
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Jake Olson traversing it.

Description 

Originally started at Sculpture's Crack and headed right - but right to left is better IMHO...

Get up onto the first good hold and then make a tough reachy move (crux) onto the main rail - follow this to Sculpture's Crack, or continue past the Crack to the alcove finish with a strenuous and dicey move left and out of it.


Location 

See Jordan's photo


Protection 

Pad and spotter.



Photos of Sculpture's Crack Traverse Slideshow Add Photo
Sculpture's Traverse, just past the 2nd crux. Tony spotting.
Sculpture's Traverse, just past the 2nd crux. Tony...
Sculpture Traverse: follow the obvious chalk marks in the pic.
BETA PHOTO: Sculpture Traverse: follow the obvious chalk marks...
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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Mar 22, 2010

Picture of Michael Reardon on Sculpture's Traverse here.

By germsauce
May 18, 2011

i'm sorry but v-1 or v-2? my sister lives nearby so i've climbed stoney when visiting from Colorado probably 5-6 times and this is one of my favorite spots (i've yet to see a guidebook).
The starting moves are pretty stout for v-2 and does this traverse go through the awkward beta-intensive moves that go 5-6 feet past the sculpture crack (past the bulge and blind reach)? If so i'd say 3+ at least for the entire traverse right to left.

Thoughts?
also- if anyone knows of a good source beyond MTPrj for stoney point beta please pass it along. i like this place, but feel like i'd love to know more about grades and good spots to climb.

By Rob Gordon
From: Hollywood, CA
May 18, 2011
rating: V3 6A

The best version of the traverse IMO goes from the sit on the right through the bulge to the last hold before the tree, then back right and down into the sit again. I keep falling/slipping on the last move back into the sit, but I reckon it's probably 5.12ish.

The whole thing is pretty beta intensive and pumpy, so it's hard to rate. Don't matter much though. It's a great problem whatever the rating.

Urban Rock by Chris Owen is a pretty accurate guidebook except for a few notable breaks this year.

By coreylee
From: Sacramento, CA
Jul 14, 2011

Germsauce, I just visited your sister and she loved the stoney point. She has great endurance!

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Aug 4, 2011

Thanks for the promo Rob!

Once I use up Ed3 print run I'll do another edition and try and get all of the new stuff.