Upper Y Traverse
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Jessica Jaret warming up on a very cold day.
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!
Crash pad and spotter optional, sturdy landing.
|Comments on Upper Y Traverse
|By Brian Frank|
Aug 1, 2006
How does the standard route end, if your going from left to right?
It looks like (by the chalk) that numerous people go up and out before the crimpy overhung section on the far right. Great traverse, I just can't find much said about this one, unlike Monkey & Cloud.
|By Brent Apgar|
From: Out of the Loop
Mar 5, 2008
I know that Flag has a rich history of being snadbagged, how else would Front Range climbers maintain their reputation as hard core boulderers, but how is it that consensus puts the monkey trvs at solid V4 and this only checks it at V3-4? It seems that the monkey gets sent much more often than the upper Y.
|By Caleb Phillips|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 24, 2008
The rating on this route is tricky because, if going left to right, it is V1/V2 up to the last few moves. Those last few moves, however, are pretty solid V4 I think, especially when you are worn out from the rest of the problem. The last few moves involve a couple moves down to a jug-match, then a push up to a sloper-match, then three icky right-facing crimps. Don't barn-door!
|By Jack Sparrow|
From: denver, co
Jan 6, 2013
Bouldering at Flag is all about contrived hard moves, "don't grab that jug in front of yer face, use the half pad crimp, then it's truly V4 not V0 with the jug" or "the V2 rating only appplies if you climb it one handed". Bouldering is game of contrivances: how hard can I pull two inches off the ground and what amazing holds will I avoid to create my 2 move V10 lowball masterpiece, and then when someone repeats it, I can inform them how all the good holds are off if you use the good holds it's only V1 not V10. Sorry for the rant, but bouldering grades piss me off and I needed to some were to complain, so there ya go, mtn proj.