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Routes in Riptide Wall

'Lectric Granny T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Astroprojection T,S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crosscurrent S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dirty Rotten Horror T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Edge of the Sea T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feeding Frenzy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jazz the Glass S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Riptide T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Where There's a Drill, There's a Way S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, TR, 80 ft
FA: Brian Smoot, 1989
Page Views: 981 total, 6/month
Shared By: Vince Romney on May 31, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This fun face climb is the line of bolts running roughly up the middle of Riptide Wall, and is one that I do at least once a year. I'ts only short coming is the rating drops considerably after passing the fifth bolt. Starting with a finger-tip lieback to gain a stance for the first clip, a series of thin face moves up nicely textured rock positions you at the third bolt, and the technical crux. (Although thin and balancy, I actually feel more secure on the crux than lower down between bolt 1 and 2). Work left to the fourth and fifth bolts, staying below the obvious feature of "Riptide". After the fifth bolt, head back right to the last three bolts above the diagonal shelf of "Riptide" to the chain belay.

Protection

8 bolts, chains at the top

Photos

Long, sustained, and technical. Best route on the wall. Nov 4, 2010