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The High Traverse - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Old route was the 1st route in the gunks not high Traverse. rux move is a nice airy hand traverse. Start at a right facing corner system to the right of Cruise Control and climb up on lousy, blocky 5.3 terrain past several trees. Just above one of the trees, HAND traverse out left around the nose on a good horizontal to a belay on one of several ledges. (Small nuts required for belay so you don't need doubles of anything.) This belay is shared with cruise control. Finish on the Cruise Control roofs (much better, 5.8 finish) or continue up the vegetated corner to the top (5.3)

Submitted by: piton on 2005-06-02
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Route ID: 66937

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gblauer on 2013-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Not sure what finish we did

It was MUCH harder than a 5.5! Dirty and not that much fun. Did some kind of a crazy finish.

Added: 2013-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: tigerlilly on 2009-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Yikes.

P1 (5.3) was a little licheny, but not too bad. P2 was actually nice and clean. My leader finished on the 5.8+R face variation because the P3 gully was full of shrubbery and lichen and looked like it hadn't been climbed since the FA. I'm not sure how to rate this mixed bag of a route. Nice as a 5.8, pretty sketchy as a 5.5.

Added: 2009-09-11

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: feedmerocks on 2005-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

climbed on my birthday. finished on cruise control. final 5.3 pitch (north facing, shaded gully) was looking like it might be scary wet.

Witnessed by: Diane Weiner
Added: 2005-05-05