Traverse (climbing)

Lateral move or route when climbing / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A traverse is a lateral move or route when climbing or descending (including skiing); going mainly sideways rather than up or down. The general sense of 'a Traverse'[1] is to cross, or cut across and in general mountaineering, a road or path traveled traverses the steep gradient of the face. In civil engineering, road bed cuttings (or 'traverses') dug by construction operations creating an navigable incline into a hillside traverse the slope, also cut across the gradient as does the skier, climber, or builder.

A marked traverse on Mount John Laurie / Yamnuska
Traversing moves in buildering