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The Underling

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

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What's Right With the Underling? 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Mark Strevels in 1992
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This bolted line ascends the face next to the arete near The Underling. Begin by climbing the face beneath the rockhouse then move right out onto the other face after the third bolt. Continue up the face, sit down for a break, then continue up the thin face to a slight runout at the anchors.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Dec 11th, 2020


pigsteak said on June 18th, 2003
with the draws haninging and beta being spwewed, this was a fascinating drawers would have been wet if I had to on sight hang em though.
Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2004
I have enormous respect for Porter, but this is only 12a onsight. Once the holds are ID'ed, more like 11-. Compared to Too Many Puppies, Stay The Hand, Twinkie....
Anonymous said on May 31st, 2005
I sent Stay and a few other 12's, and I don't think this is anything near 11-, at the very least 11d
Anonymous said on May 31st, 2005
even after somebody previously ticked it up and with 4 goes
Paul3eb said on August 29th, 2005
stellar route! the top opens up a little between bolts and makes things a little spicy.. the falls are clean, though, and you end up steering clear of the ledge of "the underling".
verticalturtle said on November 13th, 2007
My first .12a onsight! Woo hoo! It seemed like a gimme as I felt it was easier than Dave The Dude or Martin Rides again, but I'll take a soft .12a :) I'm sure the little nap on the ledge didn't hurt my performance either...
lagricola said on July 5th, 2017
felt very similar to Go Easy Billy Clyde over at Funk Rock. Overhung jugs, nice rest, and then techy crimping with a crux up there somewhere
DrRockso said on April 16th, 2018
Classic route. Still had original stud bolts, would be a good candidate for upgrade to glue-ins.