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One of the coolest holds at Rumney.... Found in th...
Underdog is deservedly the most popular 5.10 at Rumney. The route is long and the views of the Baker River Valley are superb. And because of the capping roofs, Underdog is one of the few sub 5.12s at Rumney that stays dry in the rain.
Scramble up easy rock to the first bolt. Here the angle steepens. The technical crux of the route involves moving left near the fourth bolt. If you find yourself groping on desperate slopers, you are probably missing something. Continue past the distinctive "triangle," a hole in the rock that is easily seen from the ground. A thin move or two brings you to the last moves before the anchor. Though initially confounding, these moves yield with some thought.
From the anchors of Underdog, it is easy to traverse (on belay, of course) left to the anchors of Peanut Man or Thin Man for toproping or draw-hanging purposes.
James Otey starting up Underdog...
James Otey moveing past the triangle hold half way...
Underdog: Brian nears the finish, under the shelte...
RB all up in that piece.
Aryesh with his ritualistic Kenny G warm up on und...
Aryesh on underdog.
Charlie emerging from the bowels of Underdog
Charlie departing from the corner on a radiant spr...
working through the lower crux on Underdog... didn...
Charlie on his flash of Underdog
kevin on underdog and the baker river valley...
kevin making the reach... dont worry he's tough he...
Steve searching for the wonderful jug
Steve finishing up the final corner
Otey warming up on underdog on a perfect fall morn...
nicole nestled in to the chimney
nicole not beliving me that she can reach the hidd...
Jul 15, 2008
rating: 5.10a PG13
Tricky sequence through the middle and a tough / awkward finish, but a really nice route overall.
|By Steve Marcil|
Sep 12, 2009
The LO's are getting scary up there. One of them in eaten half way through. please don't top-rope on the permanent gear.
From: plymouth, nh
Jan 28, 2010
So i have been climbing for just over 3 years mainly in Rumney and I had never done this route until yesterday, it was a treat, THIS ROUTE IS AWESOME, I am seriously saddened i had not done this route before, if you are in Rumney and you can climb 5.10a be sure to do this route! there isn't any bad climbing on the route! 4 stars for sure!
Jul 7, 2011
Thanks for replacing quick links, Mark. People really need to learn how to rappel.
From: Hopkinton, MA
Oct 9, 2012
How are the falls on this? Looking to start breaking into .10's
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 13, 2012
they are fine... there are steeper 10s with even cleaner falls but this is a great route to break in to the grade...
|By S. Neoh|
Oct 13, 2012
I have never taken a whip on this route but being a route by Chris, I believe all the falls will be OK. And this is one of the best .10a sport routes I have done anywhere in the US.
|By Matt Wilson|
From: Bethel, Vermont, USA
Feb 5, 2013
I have fallen coming out of the crux traverse. It very much startled me (my belayer fell over catching me), but it was quite clean. No nasty bumps into the rock or anything :)