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This is a huge traverse of the Vulture View Rock as well as some of the other boulders (including the Platex Boulder). The "rule" is is that you cannot touch "dirt". You have to stay on rock for the entire traverse (so standing on a rock stuck in the ground is legit). Clockwise version. Start with Hey Vern, traverse left under the roof, Scramble around to Vulture View, and continue traversing the SE part of Vulture View. At the "end" of the Vulture View block, there is an awkward gap that you need to bridge. Traverse under Arthrictus, climb up into the chimney, through the gap and then down the crack. The Organ Grinder Wall should be to your right and Platex Block should be to your left. Carefully "ground traverse" over to the Platex Boulder (remember don't step on dirt). Climb the Platex Living Girdle Traverse, however climb the corner just to the left of Horrible Crack, then downclimb the Left Leaning crack. Continue the traverse, heading towards the Mushroom shapped Boulder. Climb the NorthWest corner of the Mushroom Boulder, and descend SouthEast corner. Ground traverse back to the crack that you downclimbed right before going to the Platex boulder. Traverse the base of the Organ Grinder Wall and end at Hey Vern. Now either repeat this, or reverse it.

Submitted by: cheyennewills on 2006-01-23
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Route ID: 73552