Classic power endurance traverse, following a continuous line of holds along a 45-foot-wide roof. Start on a jug at the far right side of the line of huecos under the roof. Roughly 30 feet of steep pockets and slopers gets you nice and pumped for the crux, crossing the steepest portion of the roof via a powerful sequence on sloping huecos and undercut feet. Finish this section with a long stretch to a right-facing jug. Match this hold and pull through easier moves to a V2-ish topout (certainly no gimme, since your forearms are now made of wood.) As far as traverses go it doesn't get much better than this.
I recommend checking all the holds carefully before you begin - spiders love pockets.
Right-left traverse of the line of holds under the roof. Walk off.
Most of the traverse is low to the ground with the exception of the crux and topout, bring enough pads to cover (or a spotter to move your pad.)
|Comments on The Gomez Traverse
|By Greg DeMatteo|
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Oct 18, 2008
Any chance of some better directions and location here?
|By Andrew Ryder|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 21, 2008
Check the section page for the location of the wall. Basically, just walk along Howard's Draw past Bad Ass and look very carefully up on the side of the hill on your right. The feature is unmistakable.