Elevation: 4,946 ft
GPS: 40.711, -111.792 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Apr 15, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

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+.

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Riptide Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Riptide
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Edge of the Sea
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Feeding Frenzy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Crosscurrent
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 26
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Trad, Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Riptide
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Edge of the Sea
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Feeding Frenzy
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crosscurrent
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Astroprojection
 26
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, TR
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Thanks to whomever was kind enough to drop a rope down an otherwise hairball descent to the crag. It reduces the idea that you might otherwise tumble into the I-80 eastbound on ramp. Jul 3, 2004
Nathan Fisher
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Nathan Fisher   St George  
Riptide wall is worse than Iron Curtain with regards to bad bolts. They all have excessive amounts of rust, most are spinners, and some have decided to protude 1/2 inch to an inch out of their holes. Feeding Frenzy's bolt #2 seemed to be the worst. As is always the case, be aware of the condition of all fixed pieces that you use, but especially here on Riptide Wall. Jul 10, 2004