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Braille Trail, The S 
Bust 'er Hymen T 
Chocolate Thunder S 
Crocodile Tears T 
Dragonfly T 
Fractured Fairytale T 
Game of Drones T 
Gator Boy TR 
Gay Blade S 
Legacy, The S 
May Divorce Be With You T 
New Vector T 
Pat Me'groinagin T 
Penetrators, The T 
Reptile T 
Reptile Tears T 
Sampler Plate T 
Shadow, The S 
Smausser Traverse Thing... T,S 
Spark, The T 
Thunderstruck T 
Zorro T 

Smausser Traverse Thing... 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bill Smausser
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Submitted By: Monty on May 31, 2010

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Cruising up the flake on the Schmausser Traverse. ...

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Ah yes, the Smausser Traverse Thing. Great fun indeed. Begin by climbing the first 30 of the The Braille Trail, passing 2 bolts and a gnat or two, until it deposits you on top of the giant flake. Follow the bolts that traverse right until you end at the anchor for The Penetrators, and The Shadow.

Don't forget to protect your second after the last bolt!


Far left side of the Brown Wall.


Bolts and gear (TCUs/ wires). A couple of runners are helpful.

Photos of Smausser Traverse Thing... Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Steppin' off of the Giant flake to begin the Smaus...
Steppin' off of the Giant flake to begin the Smaus...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting started on the Schmausser Traverse. This s...
Getting started on the Schmausser Traverse. This s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the traverse.
Starting the traverse.

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By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This thing is really fun, excellent thin traverse moves lead to easier gator skin and horizontals. The original finish goes straight up to the top of the wall from the last bolt. There are two bolts with quicklinks just over the lip. These need to be extended with some chain really bad - even if you rapell the grating on the lip is pretty severe. Next time I get on it I'll bring some 16" pcs. of chain to fix it.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 13, 2015

I added long chains to this in April '15 and left 'biners on them for convenient lowering. Enjoy!

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