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The Grand Traverse - 5.11d

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This is a spectacular 4 pitch route that traverses over 500 feet. Pitch 1 traverses right past 4 bolts, then face climbs verticaly past three more bolts on to a ledge that is good enough to where you can pretty much walk to the belay chains. The crux is in between the 4th and 5th bolt. The move is probably 5.10+ but other than that this route is more like 5.9. Bring lots of runners because the rope drag is terrible. 150 ft. 5.10+. Pitch 2 traverses right past 12 bolts to anchors. The climbing is very moderate except for the crux move, which is directly under the 11th bolt. 150 ft 5.10. Pitch 3 traverses past 4 bolts, drops down and around a corner and past two more bolts to anchors. Their are two cruxes on this pitch. The first is between bolts 2 and 4. The move is not very difficult but it is very committing and slightly exposed. The second crux begins right before the last bolt and extends all the way to the anchors. This sequence is reachy, slopey, and balancy. 120 ft 5.10-. Pitch 4 is the by far the hardest pitch on the traverse. It climbs up and past one bolt, into a crack system, and up over a roof. The crux is getting into the crack. Im not quite sure what to rate this move, but its something like 5.11+ or maybe a little harder. After getting into the crack enjoy good moderate crack/face climbing up through the roof. The roof is reachy and pumpy but on mostly good holds. 80 ft 5.11+

Submitted by: scrux on 2004-11-02
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Route ID: 58648

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: briarpatch on 2006-04-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

A truely unique experience in AR climbing. Great exposure and heady enough to keep interest high.

Added: 2006-04-02

Red Point Red Point ascent by: mzem919 on 2005-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Awesome climb. nice to finally get on some multipitch, granted it was a traverse, still worth the climb. Good challenge.

Added: 2005-05-08

Red Point Red Point ascent by: scrux on 2004-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Awesome line of least resistance until the last pitch. Getting to the crack is horrendus!

Witnessed by: Realbigdeer
Added: 2004-08-29