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Undertow

V3, Boulder, 16 ft (5 m),  Avg: 2.8 from 66 votes
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Description

The area classic. An off balance move gets a foot established on the shelf 4' off the ground, grab the vertical seam/crack and stand up. Move up on mediocre to bad feet and small crimps to a good handhold near the lip, then go way over the top to a positive hueco.

Location

About 10 feet left of the scoop where Scuttlebutt starts is a sloping shelf at chest height and a short vertical tips crack/seam just above which ends after a couple of feet.

Protection

Pad.

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Hanging out on the sloping ledge.
[Hide Photo] Hanging out on the sloping ledge.
Topping out on Undertow (V3), Joshua Tree NP
[Hide Photo] Topping out on Undertow (V3), Joshua Tree NP
"Undertow".<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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half way up Undertow
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Making the long reach at the top of Undertow (V3), Joshua Tree NP
[Hide Photo] Making the long reach at the top of Undertow (V3), Joshua Tree NP

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[Hide Comment] I cleaned out the finish hold today, people might want to run up top before doing this as the dish will collect pebbles. A great problem. Mar 20, 2013
Sys Ex
Lake Forest, CA
  V3
[Hide Comment] blind reach for a finishing jug to top out. It's GOOD! Jan 26, 2014
[Hide Comment] Never knew it was rated this hard. A video

youtube.com/watch?v=5COpkvU… Mar 14, 2014
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA