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East Winds Change S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hawaii Five-0 S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Hawaiian Two-Foot (aka "Hawaiian Tufa") S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Silver Surfer, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Surf Boy S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Dave Pegg
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 11, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Woah! This is another new route at Rifle. That makes, let me see ..., 3 this year! The Silver Surfer climbs the long gray streak on the left side of the Hawaiian-Two-Foot Wall (between the Skull Cave and Lower Tier). The Hawaiian Two-Foot Wall gets the bests afternoon sun exposure in Rifle in the winter (12:30 p.m. till 4 p.m.). We climbed this route in t-shirts in December.

The Silver Surfer is a sustained Rifle "slab", reminiscent of Ivory Tower but with harder cruxes (one at the start, one at the top) and more sustained. The route is still a little crisp and dusty, but the rock and position are outstanding. I'll stick my neck out (OK, it's my route!) and say that with traffic it will become a classic.

What else? Take 15 quickdraws. Ha, I told you it was long.


13 bolts plus anchors. There's two quickdraws on the anchors at the moment. I'll add a fixed lowering station soon. Beware: This route is long. Your belayer will have to scramble up a few feet for you to be able to lower on a 60 meter rope.


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Definitely harder than Hawaii Five-O. Liked Five-O quite a bit more. Sep 22, 2013
Carbondale, CO
dbyte   Carbondale, CO
Best of its grade that I've done in the canyon. An outstanding loooong pitch of sustained small holds & interesting sequences. Oct 29, 2011
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
Loved this route. Hardly a trace of chalk on it. We only had 10-15 feet left with our 70, but we belayed from the top of the stairs. Sep 15, 2011
Scott Hahn  
Tie a knot in the end of your rope or just use a 70m rope. This route has probably cleaned up a lot over the years. Surprisingly clean with no dust and very little if any chalk. Jun 6, 2010