This link-up traverse is on the east end of Lower Coney Island. It starts 15 feet right of Red Badger and traverses the rail/lip all the way to the crimpy, under-cling crux (12d) of Work It on Out. This is not to be confused with Peter Beal's Over Enthusiasm (13c), which starts on Red Badger and takes a low traverse into Work It on Out. Two new bolts at the start make this a fun, juggy training traverse on mostly big holds. Make sure to place a long extendo draw at the last bolt. Many heel hook options abound.
Coney Island (lower tier).
|Comments on The Badger Traverse
|By Matt Battaglia|
Mar 6, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b
A bit soft for the grade but a fun route on big holds with a boulder problem to get you well pumped at the finish. This may be 13a if you traverse into the 12d finish but you can use other holds and escape to the exit by staying on the lip at about... 12c-ish... easier than Animal Instinct (classic BoCan 12c) by far. The route could get 1 more star but the clips aren't always in the right place given that this is a link-up of many routes.
Mar 8, 2010
Not at all similar but certainly easier than DLZ on Upper Coney although I think we may have navigated the ending a little differently than the way described above. A fun little tour nonetheless. Felt like 12b.