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Routes in Riverbend

Blowing Mud S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brand New Dance S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dig Dog Dig S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Reflections S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sanitary Fish Market S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Slush S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southside S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sweet Dreams S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Then I Fired the Carrot S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Then I Fired the Gun S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Unnamed RB 1 S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unnamed RB 2 S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wish I Were a Fisherman S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wish I Were a Golfer S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: AndyJohnson on Dec 15, 2014
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Start just behind the dead tree at the base of the cliff and climb up a little right of the 1st bolt to stay on better rock. From here, use pinches, crimps and side pulls to work up past 2-3 short, more difficult sequences, separated by decent stances.

There is a full rest with good holds at a horizontal ledge, just before the 4th bolt and crux. Work up crimps to two stacked crimp nubs a few feet above the ledge. Move your feet up and reach high to a sharp side pull crimp / pocket, pull hard and continue up the diagonal crack on better holds. Clip the last bolt and layback the crack to the top.


Right side of River Bend, 2nd route from the right.


5 bolts to 2-cold shut anchor.


Alexandria, VA
AndyJohnson   Alexandria, VA
This route has a grade of 5.12a on the original topo, but I honestly think the crux is similar in difficulty, but slightly shorter than the cruxes of Then I Fired the Carrot or Southside (both 5.12c). Definitely harder than Sanitary Fish Market. Maybe there is better beta, or a crimp broke. Anyone else climb this one?

I found the crux to be a pretty sharp, but all in all it is a great face climb. Dec 15, 2014

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