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Richard's Rift 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: MisterE Wolfe on Jun 2, 2013

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On the mixed-gear variation of Route #6.


More of a variation to Route #6 that has been recently cleaned and is quite fun.
This route shares the first three bolts and the anchor with "Route #6". Climb past the tree, then cut right to an obvious crack and follow to the top. Traverse left to the shared anchor.

This is a great route for beginner trad leaders, as the first part is bolt-protected, and there are plenty of gear placements the rest of the climb.


Right center of Corpse Wall. There is a tree at 20 feet.


3 bolts and gear to 3-1/2" - 4". Bring longer runners for the top.

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By Forever Outside
From: Los Angeles, CA
2 days ago
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route can easily be lead with only gear, no reason to clip the first couple bolts. Start at "Path of Enlichenment" and plug a cam in the pod left of the first bolt. Goes clean on gear only. Fun route.

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