Iron Cross Traverse [Edit]
Avg: 3.2 from 14 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 10 ft|
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|Shared By:||Adam Hicks` on Sep 30, 2003|
|Admins:||Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Leo Paik, John McNamee|
This isn't actually on Distant Dancer Pinnacle, but the rock directly below it (west). Start on the right side working up the arete to a good hold. From there you get your left hand on a flake, do some funky footwork and cross through right hand to a small, thin flake. From this position comes the namesake move. There's an intermediate which is a tremendous help, but you basically have to throw your left for the far left flake, extending your upper body. I've seen the feet done differently for the match, but it is the crux of the route. From the big flake climb straight up on positive edges above the boulder to a topout on a slab. Have fun!
The crux of the traverse is a somewhat committing move, and if one wer eto pop off, one might smack back first into a tree. A spotter is recommended, as the topout above the boulder could result in a painful fall as well.