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Routes in The Riviera

Abandonment T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Au Natural T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Beach Bum T,S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Birthday Suit T,S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bosch Blanket Bingo S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chouette T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dancing Hippos T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Devin's Dihedral T,S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Infestation T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Le Nouveau Riche T,S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Le Nouveau Riche Variation T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Lease Agreement S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Minstrel, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Monte Carlo S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
New Lease on Life S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sea Breeze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Silver Glide S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Splash T,S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Topless Etiquette S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown Trad Line T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Zig Zag Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Pat Thompson, August 1998
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Shared By: Walt Wehner on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the second line from the left at the Riviera (another route not shown in the Boulder Canyon guide). Ascend a clean 30-foot face on good rock, then wander up the slab above (much easier climbing) for another 20 feet.

It is 9+ if you take the easiest line; 10d to 11a if you climb straight up the bolts.

Protection

6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. You may want a #1 Camalot or similar at the top if you're freaked by runouts on easy rock.

Photos

Squeeze job. Nov 13, 2017
My buddy Dale Haas and I replaced the missing hanger on that bolt in June 2016. Feb 20, 2017
Mason Roberts
Boulder, CO
 
Mason Roberts   Boulder, CO
 
This is a fun route. If you're leading, take a nut to hang on the third (maybe second?) bolt, which is missing it's hanger. You can see this from the ground. This makes the lead a little spicier, since you'll want to move up and left (just a tad) of the bolt to keep climbing. This will make the fall not directly down, making the nut wire seems less than ideal. (Edit: this has been fixed - there is a new hanger on the bolt, so there is no need for the wire trick.) However, the holds are solid, and you're never far from another bolt on this part of the wall. May 30, 2016
Rob Davies UK
Cheshire, UK
  5.9+
Rob Davies UK   Cheshire, UK
  5.9+
Squeezed in between two adjacent routes and hard to avoid holds on these. Oct 10, 2015
Dirk Diggler
Boulder, Colorado
Dirk Diggler   Boulder, Colorado
Staying left makes this climb a lot easier. Direct felt about 10c. Dec 21, 2014
Cody Harrington
Boulder, Colorado
Cody Harrington   Boulder, Colorado
This route is in the new Boulder Canyon guidebook. Jul 11, 2014
New Lease on Life. FA: P. Thompson, 8/98. May 20, 2003
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
5.9+
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
5.9+
The path of least resistance felt to be 9 range. It is certainly not a 10 unless you really ignore a bunch of holds. I recall a brief traverse left near the 2nd bulge. It is easier than its 10a neighbor left. May 19, 2003
It is either 9+ on left or 10d on right. Enjoy! Mar 26, 2002
Jeff Lockyer
Canmore, AB
Jeff Lockyer   Canmore, AB
A little bit squeezed, although if you do remain stern and follow the bolt line directly the route has quite nice moves and I would give it a 10+ rating. Nov 15, 2001
This route goes at either 10 or 11a, according to Rolofson. Jan 1, 2001