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#68030 - 05/07/13 03:16 AM traverse of the clods
worthrussell Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 90
Loc: NY, Brooklyn
This route looks amazing. Has anyone climbed it recently? Just wanted to pick some brains on this route.is the gear good is the roite sandbagged etc. Any and all info apprecited.

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#68031 - 05/07/13 03:23 AM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: worthrussell]
jakedatc Offline
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Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 241
I followed it a while back. Route is cool.. crazy exposed. There is definitely a ballnut placement on the traverse part like the book says, i forget what size.

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#68035 - 05/07/13 07:58 PM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: jakedatc]
NYZoo Offline
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Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 59
Loc: Gunks
It's great. I didn't have any ballnuts and was able to protect it fine. just need to be good at placing gear (only one spot that's not so straight forward with gear but it's there). It's 5.9 with a commiting move and great exposure.


Edited by NYZoo (05/07/13 07:58 PM)

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#68038 - 05/07/13 11:24 PM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: worthrussell]
Frank Florence Offline
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Registered: 01/05/00
Posts: 528
Loc: moved to Bend
It is a great route - really airy, thoughtful moves. I didn't have any ballnuts, but I used a small C3 as pro. (We also used another to beef up the belay.) I think the best protection was a positive attitude.

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#68040 - 05/08/13 01:26 AM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: Frank Florence]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Agreed. Adequately protected if you are competent at the grade.

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#68046 - 05/08/13 04:03 PM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: RangerRob]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
The traverse makes up a large part of the route so you'll want a follower comfortable with the grade.

Also doing p1 of Proctor Silex into p2 Traverse of the Clods makes for a great link-up.

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#68062 - 05/10/13 02:28 AM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: cfrac]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
That it does, but it also bumps the grade to 9+.

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#68063 - 05/10/13 03:22 AM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: RangerRob]
Coppertone Offline
old hand

Registered: 08/17/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Newtown, CT
Will have to try that as Protorsilex is a great long pitch.

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#68064 - 05/10/13 02:15 PM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: Coppertone]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
Yeah bumps the grade and probably makes the climb close to 300 ft. That final move on Traverse of the Clods is really one of the more adrenaline producing moves in the Gunks.

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#68065 - 05/10/13 03:12 PM Re: traverse of the clods [Re: cfrac]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 709
Loc: NYC
I haven't done TOTC but I've always thought Hans' Puss into TOTC would make for a great traversing climb of increasing difficulty with each pitch and one of the longer outings in the Trapps.
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