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The Silver Surfer 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dave Pegg
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 12, 2002

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Description 

Woah! This is another new route at Rifle. That makes, let me see ..., 3 this year! The Silver Surfer climbs the long gray streak on the left side of the Hawaiian-Two-Foot Wall (between the Skull Cave and Lower Tier). The Hawaiian Two-Foot Wall gets the bests afternoon sun exposure in Rifle in the winter (12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m.). We climbed this route in t-shirts in December.

The Silver Surfer is a sustained Rifle "slab", reminiscent of Ivory Tower but with harder cruxes (one at the start, one at the top) and more sustained. The route is still a little crisp and dusty, but the rock and position are outstanding. I'll stick my neck out (OK, it's my route!) and say that with traffic it will become a classic.

What else? Take 15 quickdraws. Ha, I told you it was long.


Protection 

13 bolts plus anchors. There's two quickdraws on the anchors at the moment. I'll add a fixed lowering station soon. Beware: This route is long. Your belayer will have to scramble up a few feet for you to be able to lower on a 60 meter rope.



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By Scott Hahn
Jun 6, 2010

Tie a knot in the end of your rope or just use a 70m rope. This route has probably cleaned up a lot over the years. Surprisingly clean with no dust and very little if any chalk.

By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 15, 2011

Loved this route. Hardly a trace of chalk on it. We only had 10-15 feet left with our 70, but we belayed from the top of the stairs.

By dbyte
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 29, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Best of its grade that I've done in the canyon. An outstanding loooong pitch of sustained small holds & interesting sequences.

By Mort
Sep 22, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Definitely harder than Hawaii Five-O. Liked Five-O quite a bit more.