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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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
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
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
Definitely harder than Hawaii Five-O. Liked Five-O quite a bit more. Sep 22, 2013