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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Lindie Brink
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 6, 2009

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You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone...
Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.


Left of Venice Beach.


9 bolts to chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Near the anchors on Ripple.
Near the anchors on Ripple.
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the route.
Low on the route.

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By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Jun 23, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Pretty easy for 5.8, fun and varied. Would make for a good beginner lead - plenty of good stances and well-bolted.
By Robbie Flick
From: Denver, CO
Aug 30, 2010

Interesting start for a moderate. Great fun and well bolted!
By Erica Hernandez
Aug 21, 2011

Really enjoyable, easy 5.8 route, especially if you're new to leading like myself. Like Box of Rain, the beginning is the hardest part. Great feet and hands throughout; if you can't find one, keep moving your fingers over the rock. :)
By Eric Internicola
Aug 1, 2012

Did anyone find my locking quickdraws on the anchors? I got caught out there in a storm (this past Tuesday) and decided to leave them instead of taking the time (and chance of getting struck by lightning) to rappel in the thunderstorm. I'd be very happy if you returned them to me. :)
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Jun 18, 2014

In October 2013, Dale Haas and I replaced the hardware at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA)( They appreciate your support.
By Benjamin Lantow
Aug 14, 2014

One of the best on this wall for the grade out of the 4 or 5 in the area.
By Aaron Sefton
Oct 11, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Probably my favorite route in the string of 5.8s. This route and its description inspired me to learn the Grateful Dead song on mandolin. :)

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