Type: Sport
FA: Dave Graham
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Shared By: James Otey on Jun 23, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Riviera is a line of strength up the steep bulging right sector of Waimea. Wild, technical, and bouldery, a send of Riviera is certainly a proud one. A must climb for the V9 boulderer.

Start by making a huge leap to the first hold of the route- a jug that needs to pinched quite hard to control the swing. From here, heel hooks and a big lockoff allows access to a big jug and a stance to clip the second draw. Here's where the business begins: Launch out right into the corner, using heel hooks and unimaginably poor (and sharp) crimps, finally gaining access to an awful sloping fin. Make a couple more moves out right, gaining some better holds, and finish up the 5.11ish romp to the chains.

Location

The first bolted line encountered upon arriving to Waimea.

Protection

5 Bolts

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Morgan Patterson   CT  
I remember trying this when I was a V9 boulderer... it felt impossibly hard. Nov 28, 2012
James Otey
  5.13d
James Otey  
  5.13d
You have to be good at prying elevator doors open for this one. Nov 28, 2012
Does anyone know if a link up has been done starting on Riviera and finishing on Charlie Don't Surf has been done?
I know starting on CDS and finishing on Riviera is 12d but I haven't heard what the other way is.
I noticed that the prehung draws for CDS were taken down except for the last two so it seemed like someone was trying this like up. Apr 9, 2013
James Otey
  5.13d
James Otey  
  5.13d
It's been done a bunch of times. Apr 10, 2013