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Riviera  

YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Dave Graham
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Submitted By: James Otey on Jun 23, 2011

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Jay Conway on Riviera

Description 

Riviera is a line of strength up the steep bulging right sector of Waimea. Wild, technical, and bouldery, a send of Riviera is certainly a proud one. A must climb for the V9 boulderer.

Start by making a huge leap to the first hold of the route- a jug that needs to pinched quite hard to control the swing. From here, heel hooks and a big lockoff allows access to a big jug and a stance to clip the second draw. Here's where the business begins: Launch out right into the corner, using heel hooks and unimaginably poor (and sharp) crimps, finally gaining access to an awful sloping fin. Make a couple more moves out right, gaining some better holds, and finish up the 5.11ish romp to the chains.

Location 

The first bolted line encountered upon arriving to Waimea.

Protection 

5 Bolts


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Nov 28, 2012

I remember trying this when I was a V9 boulderer... it felt impossibly hard.
By James Otey
From: NH
Nov 28, 2012

You have to be good at prying elevator doors open for this one.
By Brian Nugent
Apr 9, 2013

Does anyone know if a link up has been done starting on Riviera and finishing on Charlie Don't Surf has been done?
I know starting on CDS and finishing on Riviera is 12d but I haven't heard what the other way is.
I noticed that the prehung draws for CDS were taken down except for the last two so it seemed like someone was trying this like up.
By James Otey
From: NH
Apr 10, 2013

It's been done a bunch of times.