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Ricochet 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller, Chuck Scott, Rick Shull, Helen Shull, Lisa Guindon & Dave Masuo, June 2001
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 6, 2006

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Elaine just past the crux of Ricochet

Description 

This is the left-most bolted line on the Pistol Whipped Wall and despite first appearances goes at a moderate grade. The route starts on a short right-slanting ramp system that leads to a flake and then up past several horizontals to reach a steep headwall capped by a slanting dike.

Well protected with an airy feel, this is a good warm-up for the harder lines here and is a recommended climb for the grade at this area.

Protection 

7 bolts, sport anchors


Photos of Ricochet Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ricochet (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Ricochet (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Ricochet (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Ricochet (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis chalks up just past the crux.
Lluis chalks up just past the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis climbs while Christian belays - crux moves.
Lluis climbs while Christian belays - crux moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Donnely leading Ricochet.
Tom Donnely leading Ricochet.

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By Chris Owen
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From: Big Bear Lake
Jul 3, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

What a fun climb! Always good holds when you need them, and as previously stated goes more easily than its appearance would suggest and, as such, a area total classic.

Doesn't quit right to the last clip.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jul 18, 2011

The So Cal Sport Climbing Book shows only 3-4 bolts for this route but there are like 7.
By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
May 28, 2012

A must do, one of the the best climbs for the grade! watch the 5th bolt, it was really loose as of 5/28/12!
By Matt Himmelstein
From: Orange, California
Jun 6, 2016

Bolts all seemed fine to me.

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