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Sit Down Traverse 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: John MacLean (Whitey), late '80s
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Submitted By: tscupp on Apr 16, 2010

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Dave J. on the mega classic traverse.

Description 

Awesome, must do, classic traverse with a heart breaking final move. It is the complete opposite of Try Again so for the full diversity of V5, do them both in a day to work endurance and power.

Start with the Sit Down Problem to the lip, then begin the rightward traverse on slopers and slopey crimps using heel hooks and some feet under the roof. when you reach a decent horizontal, make the strenuous top out. The move isn't too tough, but the feet are awkward and you're probably pumped enough.

Oh yea, expect some scraped forearms, some of the slopers are tucked back a foot or two.


Location 

back side of split rock, starts with sit down problem and traverses the lip right - see pic.


Protection 

pad(s). It is low off the ground, but a pad is nice over the finish...or anywhere else if you haven't figured out the beta.



Photos of Sit Down Traverse Slideshow Add Photo
A toe hook helps stabilize me when skipping some of the intermediates to go straight the triangle shaped pinch
BETA PHOTO: A toe hook helps stabilize me when skipping some o...
Al almost at the end
Al almost at the end
Back side of Split Rock - Sit Down Problem is the line that starts low and on the left.  Sit Down traverse starts on SDP and then moves right.
BETA PHOTO: Back side of Split Rock - Sit Down Problem is the ...
Those early slopers.
Those early slopers.
Al on the sit down traverse
Al on the sit down traverse
Sam trying different beta on the top out.
Sam trying different beta on the top out.
Crankin' through
Crankin' through
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By john strand
From: southern colo
May 2, 2010

HA ! Andy and Whitey always insisted this was V4 max

By S. Neoh
Jul 2, 2010
rating: V4+ 6B+

Stiff (esp. last moves) but still a V4/V4+, so I agree with John.

By irujo
Nov 24, 2012
rating: V5 6C

Great problem to work if you don't have any spotters. Don't forget to breath!