9. Overhanging Traverse (aka Polish Traverse) V5***
Start: At the bottom
of the right-leaning crack, just left and below the "starter" flake.
Move up and traverse right past the "starter" flake following hand holds just below or at the lip. Traverse
right onto the small holds of the small west face and continue to a crack. Finish by moving right along the lip of the
rock and step off.
This was a long-established problem with several variations before it became known as the Polish Traverse.
It acquired that name in the early 90s after a number of strong climbers from Poland began working the problem
Variations: No-Feet. V6 Speedy
Gonzalez: Skip the dished-out "golf ball" hold above the lip halfway along the west face and also skip
the pinch hold that most people use ... going straight from the low sloper and crimp with one big move to the crack.
10. Highway Connector V2 *
Start: As one ends the left-to-right version
of Rat Rock Traverse or
the High Traverse.
Stay high as you move right toward the right-leaning crack. Use holds above the "starter" flake and below
the lip to link up with the Overhanging Traverse.
An excellent link-up problem that is fun to do by itself.