Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Dan Hare and Susan Simpson, 1995
Page Views: 4,160 total · 19/month
Shared By: Walt Wehner on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the fourth route from the left. It is tied for best Riviera route with Topless Etiquette. This climb ascends a steep black-streaked slab with sustained, fun moves. I thought it was somewhat more difficult than Rossiter did, making me suspect that he got the ratings on this route and Silver Glide reversed or something. Very fun.

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6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
5.11a
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
5.11a
Disagree. 11a seemed right. Make sure it is dry. A foot route. 2nd best on the crag after Le Nouveau Riche. Easier than Silver Glide.

Addendum: it's probably tougher on hotter days. Mar 5, 2002
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
 
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
 
Maybe I suck at footwork, but this seemed hard for an .11a to me. Maybe I was tired 'cause I'd just climbed Silver Glide. Sep 6, 2002
Matt Juth
Evergreen
  5.11a
Matt Juth   Evergreen
  5.11a
I don't think the moves were any harder than 11a, there were just a lot of tricky moves for such a short climb. Apr 17, 2004
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
  5.10c
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
  5.10c
Felt 10c to me. Safe and fun. Oct 20, 2008
Chris Plesko
Westminster, CO
  5.11a
Chris Plesko   Westminster, CO
  5.11a
This route has some cool moves stacked one on top of each other. Too bad it starts so high off the ground and finishes early with easy and runout for no reason climbing. 11a seems fair to me. Takes great foot work to onsight and the final crux mantle is cool. May 22, 2011
Scott Thurnauer
  5.11b/c
Scott Thurnauer  
  5.11b/c
I led this route today, and really, really enjoyed it, but I also found it extremely challenging. The footwork was super delicate and the crux crack really thin. We both felt it was harder than 11a. Jul 3, 2011
dseltzer
Boulder, CO
  5.11
dseltzer   Boulder, CO
  5.11
Seemed a bit hard for 11a, but a fun route with the hard parts well protected. Gets a lot easier but a bit runout at the top. Nov 7, 2011
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
  5.11a
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
  5.11a
5.11a felt accurate to me. It seems like tricky 5.10 climbing up to the fourth (?) bolt and then 1 move of 5.11 off the small crimp to better holds above. Aug 6, 2013
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.11b/c
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.11b/c
This seemed a bit harder than 11a to me. It took me a long time to figure out the crux moves. Feb 28, 2014
Chrissy Crushes
Boulder, CO
  5.11
Chrissy Crushes   Boulder, CO
  5.11
Maybe I'm short? but I found clipping the second bolt tricky...? otherwise it was really fun and found the climbing hard but doable. May 11, 2014