|By Dane Rynhart|
Oct 4, 2012
The Tree Slab Traverse was radically altered about twelve years ago. The large, low foothold right at the beginning of the crux section was chiseled in by a true jerk. There is no foothold there. In order to say you really completed the traverse, you must step into the crux area ignoring the chiseled foothold. Since the hold did not exist, the difficulty would be correct.
Also, for a good test, use only the low holds in the crux, ie, the little gaston for the left hand and a small knob for the right. The return from the right to the left is indeed more difficult.