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Creekside Throw V7 7A+
Creekside Traverse V6 7A
Split Decision V4 6B
Split Lip V0 4
Split Pants V2 5+
Split Pea V2- 5+
Split Personality V0 4
Split Tips V4 6B
Type: Boulder, 12 ft
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Shared By: Seth Derr on Dec 30, 2011
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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Description

There are a couple variations to this thing, and the V6 version of the problem is probably the most contrived of the bunch. That being said, it's really, really good. To do it the hard way, start on the far right hand side of the creekside boulder and traverse left staying low on the boulder and aiming for a prominent gaston crimp and sloper then mantle it out.

For an easier line that probably checks in around V3, instead of traversing low and left go up diagonally from the start, using the handholds of the harder variation as feet. The moves on this are nowhere near as fun as the harder version.

Location

Creekside Boulder. Just off the main trail to the left

Protection

a pad or two

Photos

skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
 
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
 
I actually think that going straight up from the starting flake (what Seth describes as a V3) is a good problem. It is the only pure line on the boulder, and just like the other problems, is harder than it first appears. The V6 traverse is a cool little climb. What makes this boulder unique is that is has multiple moves in a row on a steep wall on pretty good holds, which is a rarity on diabase. The sloping mantel is about the only thing that holds true to the rock type. The mantel is a heart breaker on this one, it is kind of awkward. The only aspect that detracts from the problem is that one could mantel midway through. Jan 31, 2014