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Extra Lean 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Buster Jesik on May 18, 2007
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climbing Extra Lean

Description 

This is the obvious, chalked up off-finger splitter just right of top sirloin. Climb the splitter to a ledge (orange tcu). Continue up the narrowing crack using a bizarre horizontal lieback technique to another small ledge (yellow and blue tcu). Some corner changing and occasional face holds get you to the anchor (purple tcu, black alien).


Location 

Just left of top sirloin


Protection 

Cams from orange tcu down to gray tcu, 2 3 of each size.



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By Brian Weinstein
Sep 28, 2007
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

To clarify, this route is to the right of top sirloin. It consists of a series of three splitter finger cracks, all varying in size.

By m-earle
From: Concord, MA
Nov 11, 2007

This route is abnormaly sporty for IC. The route is characterized by delicate moves on tight fingers linked by face holds. An exellent line...

By Christopher Hill
From: Charlottesville, VA
May 11, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

In my opinion, one of the most beautiful and pure fun routes around. Not typical plug-and-chug jamming or laybacking, but the finger locks are just stellar and there are a few spicy face moves to mix it up

By Sam Perkins
From: Rexburg, ID
Oct 7, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Easily one of the most fun 12s I've been on at the Creek. Definitely not your pure Creek style splitter, though.

By qGracey
From: Estes Park
Mar 24, 2014

Bouldery moves. I think I heel hooked three times! Super fun though and full of rests!