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Routes in Ridgeline
|Fire Zone S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Glowing In The Distance S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mogenhead S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Never to be the Same S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Onsight or Flight S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Perrito S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ridgeback S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Send or Mend S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Sissyboyz-8 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Small Brown Mouse S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Sudden Impact S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Two Birds with One Stone S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Wind of Change S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Year of the Dragon S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Kevin Carmichael, Tim Lee|
|Page Views:||3,021 total, 18/month|
|Shared By:||Nick Kuhn on May 7, 2004|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis is a fun, mellow climb that rewards climbers with great views, good rock, and a mandatory rappel.
Separated from the main wall at Ridgeline, Ridgeback starts downhill and around the corner to the left from the other routes. The route ascends the right side of an arete to the top of a stand-alone pinnacle. Though well-bolted, you can supplement with nuts and cams, though the cracks tend to be slightly grainy higher on the route.
The shuts sit on a horizontal ledge on top, so plan to anchor in and belay your second to the top. Then rap back towards the main Ridgeline wall, on the opposite side of the actual route. Making sure everyone has their own rappel device speeds things up.
A top-rope setup might work with long, equalized slings, though I haven't tried this.