The Accelerator

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This micro-route starts halfway down the descent. Don't be deceived by its length; it packs a lot in. Low in the grade.
FA. Mike Vaicaitis 10.8.97


A good fingery problem but it can get very greasy
james - 22/May/00

Very, very easy for 7a, more like 6b at the most!
Dunc - 09/Jul/00

Crux difficulty depends on reach and method used. 7a to onsight, but 6c-ish to 'point.(?)
ben1 - 17/Sep/00

Would agree with ben1 ... 7a to onsight, easier to redpoint.
JasonG - 14/Jul/05

Probably climbed this route in the region of 25 times now but I wouldn't say I find it any easier. Fall off it twice a week without fail.
The good holds can lead you too far right and way too many moves off sequence, whereas the undercut method (direct over the bulge) saves valuable time and energy. I'd say solid 6c+, but 7a if onsighting is your cup of tea.
Ben Thorne - 13/Aug/05

I flashed this after watching someone else climb it - felt like 6c at the most.
Richard Horn - 03/Oct/05

Nice route but an easy tick I feel, I hit this on second attempt but couldnt sort my life ouot on the 6c to the left??
bennyboy - 26/Apr/06

Reachy or dynamic move is the crux after 3rd clip. Can't be 6b as was onsighting 6b this weekend. Got to be at least 6c. I'd go for 6c+...
Wilbur - 30/May/06

done this route yesterday and pulled a large lump out, dont think it has changed the grade much, but the bit underneath is going to go soon and that will change the grade.
airbournegrapefruit - 24/Sep/06

On-sighted it today in damp conditions with a slap at the crus. Seemed fine
John Alcock - 28/Jan/07

easy for the grade... good route all the same, even if it can get very greasy...
Lloyd - 10/Apr/07

easy 7a, found it easyer than the 6c to the right, nice climb tho
Rob in a Field - 27/May/07

Very easy for 7a, flashed it.
I found the 6c next to it much harder.
jim - 09/Jul/07

I thought the crux to be hard 6a maybe low-end 6b (English technical) - but it may depend on your height and strengths. I'm sure I've done easier 7a's and harder 6c+ - probably solid 6c+ would be a fair grade.
Michael Vaicaitis - 09/Jun/08

Felt solid 6c+ to onsight. Confused with 'Nameless' in the new CC guide.
Jacob Lloyd - 04/Aug/09

this route has never ever seen 7a, more like 6b
andy schof - 05/Dec/09

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