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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Miller, Adam Williams and Sean Godwin, August 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 31, 2006

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Susan discovering the key to being a Slacker (5.10...


Starts just left of Real Men of Genius and climbs a right-slanting ramp to fingery moves (crux) past the third bolt. Higher positive edges lead up and left to a sloping bowl and then back up and right to a finish on grainy rock.

Enjoyable moves on this route, but with a brief crux and somewhat gritty rock up high it doesn't merit more than two stars.


6 bolts, chain anchors

Photos of Slacker Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the anchors on Slacker.
Clipping the anchors on Slacker.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Donnelly at the crux of Slacker.
Tom Donnelly at the crux of Slacker.
Rock Climbing Photo: Slacker (5.10c) on the left and Real Men Of Genius...
BETA PHOTO: Slacker (5.10c) on the left and Real Men Of Genius...
Rock Climbing Photo: Slacker (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Slacker (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2008

Great crux that gets you thinking with a reachy move afterwards.
By C Miller
Jun 30, 2008

Some holds have broken off at the crux making this a little more reachy; the grade remains unaffected.
By Clif Clap
Jul 25, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Strange beginning and an awfully funny crux. I nearly onsited it but my feet slipped right as I was pulling on the crimps in the crux.

I need to do this one again another day. I've onsited at this grade before and others up to 11b, and I think the crux on this one should grade at least 11a. I worked the move and went over it on top rope after and from one day's experience I have to say quite tricky for 10c!

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