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Underachiever  

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: John Marsella on Jul 14, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: A view of the start of the route.

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Description 

Start in the bushy stepped OWish section with good gear, some stemming, and nice fists. The fin-like projections make for good feet. Move right and slither over a hump and into a nice rest area before firing up a few meters of wide chimney moves (or stemming). Find the beautiful hand crack and follow it to its conclusion.

Rope drag must be managed carefully.

Location 

Go left around the corner from the very apparent Skull roof / dihedral crack. Also, just to the right of Overdrive.

It is probably better to surmount the boulder above where the hand crack concludes for an easier walk off back toward Fantasia rock, but it is possible to get down via a chimney (channel) to the west, although this downclimb was "a bit" sketchy.

Protection 

Friends #1 to #4; a #5 can be used but seems superfluous. Build your own gear anchor at the top.


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By BoulderCharles
Jul 14, 2012

Fun climb if you're in the area. We did this in two short pitches (minimizes rope drag). The hand crack on the upper section is great but too short. Don't do the chimney down climb. In my opinion, it's just sketchy.
By Christina kalb
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 3, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We also did this in 2 short pitches to minimize the rope drag.