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Christa Cline near the top of the route.
This route starts 10 feet left of Knot Head in the Dune alcove. It is the third bolted line left of Dune, and doesn't appear in the Van Horn or Knapp guidebooks.
Climb the steep dark face to the anchors. Staying to the right of the bolts is easier, but following the bolt line more directly is also possible.
Sustained and interesting climbing; an excellent warm-up route.
Per Nate Oakes: this is pretty sustained - I didn't feel like there was a definite crux anywhere on this route. There are plenty of crimper ledges all the way up, as well as good feet. Watch for a little rubble on the ledges starting about halfway up. There is a great view at the top!
Eds. this is a combination of submissions that were for the same route. The newer submission's content was moved to this page.
Per Nate Oakes: once you hit the crag, go uphill (to the right) past 15 or so routes. This one is 2 to the left of Phase Dance, a 12a with two roofs that lies almost in the corner of a prominent alcove.
9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
BETA PHOTO: "Opportunist" follows crack on left. "Enterprise" ...
Opportunist climbs the face left of the crack, usi...
|Comments on The Opportunist
|By Michael Amato|
Oct 18, 2004
An excellent warm-up, passes a series of ledges for about 80 ft.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 13, 2006
I believe this is called "The Opportunist" in the new Knapp book and follows the larger of the two cracks in the photo I submitted. The route to the right starting on the much smaller crack (10 black coldshuts to 2 bolt anchor) is called "Enterprise" (rated 5.9+ in same).
|By Dean Cool|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 10, 2006
Nice long warm up climb!
|By Casey Flynn|
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 31, 2008
Grade 5, eh?
|By Kenny P|
Oct 17, 2012
I was here on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012; the second to last bolt is missing the hanger.
|By Matthew Coye|
From: Frisco, Colorado
Nov 27, 2012
Took this one for a warm-up and was fairly surprised to see the hanger missing on the last bolt...gotta start reading these comments!
|By Tzilla Rapdrilla|
Mar 7, 2013
The last hanger is still missing 3/5/13, all it needs is the hanger and a nut for a wedge bolt. The bolts still appears to be sound.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 29, 2013
I took the opportunity today to put a hanger on the last bolt. The existing bolt appears solid, sound, and not corroded.