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Riptide Wall
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'Lectric Granny T 
Astroprojection T,S,TR 
Crosscurrent S,TR 
Dirty Rotten Horror T,TR 
Edge of the Sea T 
Feeding Frenzy S 
Jazz the Glass S 
Riptide T,S 
Where There's a Drill, There's a Way S 

Crosscurrent 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brian Smoot, 1989
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Submitted By: Vince Romney on Jun 1, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Follow the draws and rope up Crosscurrent to Kelly...

Description 

This fun face climb is the line of bolts running roughly up the middle of Riptide Wall, and is one that I do at least once a year. I'ts only short coming is the rating drops considerably after passing the fifth bolt. Starting with a finger-tip lieback to gain a stance for the first clip, a series of thin face moves up nicely textured rock positions you at the third bolt, and the technical crux. (Although thin and balancy, I actually feel more secure on the crux than lower down between bolt 1 and 2). Work left to the fourth and fifth bolts, staying below the obvious feature of "Riptide". After the fifth bolt, head back right to the last three bolts above the diagonal shelf of "Riptide" to the chain belay.

Protection 

8 bolts, chains at the top


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By Daniel Winder
Nov 4, 2010

Long, sustained, and technical. Best route on the wall.