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5.8, My Ass T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Alien Heads T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bucking Chute T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bundle of Fleece S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Chockstone Chimney T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crossed Fingers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dig the Groove T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Event Horizon S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
For Better or Worse T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Glenfiddich T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Hang'n Ten on the Wall of Glen T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
No Pressure S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Not Even T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Piece of the Action T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Practice Roof T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Pulp Friction S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
River Dance T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rodeo, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Sidewinder T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slippery Nipple T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Smashing T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Undertow T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Waffle, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: blakeherrington on Dec 10, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Smack dab in the middle of the Quarry Wall, and very obvious from the hike in, is a large flake that resembles the profile of a person looking to the South. Undertow follows this flake / right-facing corner to a bolted anchor near the top of the wall. The climb is a good mix of smearing, laybacking, jamming, and powerful underclings.

There's an optional two-bolt start that joins the route after the initial undercling, but the complete flake, starting at the base, makes for a more continuous climb.

Location

This is in the middle of the Quarry Wall.

Protection

Single set of cams to 4" or 5", your big piece can be placed early on.

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Kent Pease
Littleton, Colorado
Kent Pease   Littleton, Colorado
A great route and one of the best at Thunder Ridge! It requires a variety of skills, first for the climbing techniques and also for gear placements which are sometimes “under the gun” and/or difficult to see. Bring your big gear, and do the wide flake start, otherwise you’ll cheat yourself out of some great moves. I used a 9” Valley Giant and a #5 Camalot (old sizing/ = new #6) for the start and was glad to have both. You could do it more boldly with only one biggie though. A #4 or new #5 Camalot are not adequate. In my opinion, a step or two up in difficulty from other climbs at Thunder Ridge within the grade range when considering the technical level, strenuous power moves, and overall continuity of the climbing. Sep 6, 2014
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
  5.11-
Lisa Montgomery   Golden, CO
  5.11-
This is a very worthy climb, especially once you've climbed the classics at Thunder. We did the bolted start, which is a nice option if you didn't bring the larger gear. I thought the crux of the route was placing the gear as you work left to right across the undercling flake. You get good gear, it's just a bit strenuous and awkward to place, so no reason not to get on it. Gear recommendation: 2 x green Alien size to #1, 1 x #2. Oct 1, 2013