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The Opportunist 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave Montgomery, Jason Haas, Mike Sheridan, 07/12
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alex A on May 20, 2013

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Start left of the overhanging 5.12s. It is the first bolted line left of them. Climb bulge to water streak. This stays wet for a few days after heavy rain.


9 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber, climbing with Eric Schmeer?
Unknown climber, climbing with Eric Schmeer?
Rock Climbing Photo: Opportunist.
Rock Climbing Photo: TJ cruising on the opportunist.
TJ cruising on the opportunist.

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By Dougald MacDonald
May 29, 2013

Might be the best 11a sport climb on the Front Range. It's that good.
By kevin murphy
From: Lafayette, Colorado
May 29, 2013

That's what I said, awesome.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jun 3, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I concur, one of the best around.
By Luke Childers
Jun 3, 2013

Agreed! Simply amazing.
By Travis24
Jun 10, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Awesome climbing! I did it twice, it was that good.
By Clay Hansen
From: Colorado
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

One of the best 11s I've climbed. I think my new favorite in the Front Range.
By aikibujin
From: Castle Rock, CO
Oct 12, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

It's starting to sound like a broken record now, but this is one of the best 11s I've done. Interesting movement getting pass the initial bulge, a good rest after the bulge, then pulling on positive holds all the way to the anchor. There is no noticeable crux, but the route is overhanging and pretty sustained until the very top. The pump will sneak up on you if you don't find some rest before getting to the last bolt!

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