Riptide Wall is another cliff with a quick approach right off Wasatch Blvd. It has both sport and trad routes, so make sure to bring some gear. Some bolted routes also require a few gear placements. There are at least 8 routes, ranging from 5.9 to 5.11+.
Take the 3300 South Exit from I-215, and turn east. Continue through the light at Wasatch Blvd, and then bear left at the first intersection. There is a parking area at the end of the road. From here, walk steeply uphill on a dirt road. Turn left onto a trail towards a distinctive boulder just before a building and cell tower. Head east on a path just before the boulder, and hike down the steep trail to the base of the wall. Riptide Wall is on the right, and the approach takes about 5-10 minutes from the trailhead. It is just a short distance east of the Iron Curtain Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Riptide Wall:
Riptide 5.9 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Edge of the Sea 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Feeding Frenzy 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Crosscurrent 5.11b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Astroprojection 5.11d Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Featured Route For Riptide Wall
Astroprojection 5.11d UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Riptide Wall
The eastern most bolted line, Astroprojection is an edging dream or nightmare depending on your ability. It starts a little slabby, but beyond that there is nothing easy about it. Getting to the overhang is thin and tough on the fingers. Popping the overhang is a decision making process. Do you utilize the right or left crack, layback or jam? Once the roof is cleared, the climbing gets harder (imagine that). Stay off that left arete (no really!!), and edge it on up. There are beautiful ed...[more] Browse More Classics in UT