Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Dan Hare, Susan Simpson, 1995
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Nov 29, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is the sixth route from the left. Au Natural climbs the left-most of the two dihedrals on the Riviera (the right dihedral being Devin's Dihedral) which separates the five short routes on the left from the rest of the crag. The bottom 2/3 of the route takes good pro, but it's a little run out up top. Interesting moves right off the ground using a combination of face, chimney, and stemming moves.

Once you reach the top of the dihedral, there are a couple of options:

Option 1: place a #2 Camalot for a directional, then traverse right to anchors above Devin's Dihedral. This is easier, but have some one second the route to clean it; the anchor placement makes it difficult to clean on rappel.

Option 2: continue up and left to the anchors above Sea Breeze and The Minstrel. This increases the runout but offers a more direct line from the anchors.

If you hauled your gear up with you to climb some of the mixed routes, you might as well do this one before you leave.

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A light rack up to a #2 Camalot.

Per Weston S: the first half of the route has been bolted close enough that you can clip a number of the neighboring route's bolts.