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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

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Clipping the anchors on Slacker.
Clipping the anchors on Slacker.
Tom Donnelly at the crux of Slacker.
Tom Donnelly at the crux of Slacker.
Slacker (5.10c) on the left and Real Men Of Genius...
BETA PHOTO: Slacker (5.10c) on the left and Real Men Of Genius...
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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