|Creekside & The Split Boulders
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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.
Creekside Boulder. Just off the main trail to the left
a pad or two
Creekside Traverse, V6, Governor Stable
|By skinny legs and all|
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 31, 2014
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.