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Upper Y Traverse

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Upper Y Traverse  

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Location: 40.00353, -105.29773 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: adam brink on Mar 14, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Upper Y Traverse - full view.


I have spent more hours at this wall than any other on Flagstaff for a plethora of wonderful reasons; its overhanging enough to climb on in a rain storm, its a great traverse, there are several good highballs, and some wonderful eliminates to train on.

Getting There 

Drive 1/2 mile past the Monkey Traverse parking and stop at a large pull out facing the First Overhang Boulder. Walk down the hill to the east and its right in front of you.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Y Traverse:
Y-Left   V1 5     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
Y-Right   V1 5 R     Boulder, 20'   
Center Right   V1 5     Boulder   
Pinch Bulge   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Upper Y Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 40'   
Direct Mantel sds   V4- 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Pinch Bulge Sit Down   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   
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Jessica Jaret warming up on a very cold day.

Upper Y Traverse V3 6A  CO : Boulder : ... : Upper Y Traverse
This Traverse covers the whole of the area from left to right. Start at whichever end you prefer. This is often regarded as one of the best traverses in Flagstaff due to its overhanging but positive holds. Many variations exist, come up with one of your own!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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