Trad, Sport, 90 ft,
Avg: 2.3 from 23
FA: B. Smoot & J. Smoot '89
> Wasatch Range
> Parley's Canyon
> Riptide Wall
Riptide is the namesake climb for this cliff. It is enjoyable, probably deserving 1.5 stars. It follows the yellowish streak that goes up and diagonals left across the wall.
Climb past the crux at the first bolt, then plug a small cam or tri-cam in a good pocket. Climb up into a pod at the second bolt. From here work up and left, either clipping other routes' bolts or placing gear in features. Top out at a vertical crack on the left side of the wall. Best to use the anchors for Astroprojection.
Riptide has two bolts, although it is possible to clip as many as 6 bolts and stay more or less on route. Also, bring gear. A pocket takes gear between the 1st and 2nd bolts, and other cracks are encountered which take small to medium gear.