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Sit Down Traverse 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  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.


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.


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


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
Rock Climbing Photo: Back side of Split Rock - Sit Down Problem is the ...
BETA PHOTO: Back side of Split Rock - Sit Down Problem is the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sit Down Traverse
Sit Down Traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: Crankin' through
Crankin' through
Rock Climbing Photo: Al almost at the end
Al almost at the end
Rock Climbing Photo: Al on the sit down traverse
Al on the sit down traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: A toe hook helps stabilize me when skipping some o...
BETA PHOTO: A toe hook helps stabilize me when skipping some o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam trying different beta on the top out.
Sam trying different beta on the top out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Those early slopers.
Those early slopers.

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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!
By Graham O.
Jul 16, 2016
rating: V4-5 6B+

Very fun.

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