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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Lindie Brink
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 6, 2009

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  • Description 

    You who choose to lead must follow
    But if you fall you fall alone...
    Ripple in still water,
    When there is no pebble tossed,
    Nor wind to blow.


    Left of Venice Beach.


    9 bolts to chains.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Near the anchors on Ripple.
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    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Jun 23, 2010
    rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

    Pretty easy for 5.8, fun and varied. Would make for a good beginner lead - plenty of good stances and well-bolted.
    By Robbie Flick
    From: Denver, CO
    Aug 30, 2010

    Interesting start for a moderate. Great fun and well bolted!
    By E.S. Hernandez
    From: GOLDEN, CO
    Aug 21, 2011

    Really enjoyable, easy 5.8 route, especially if you're new to leading like myself. Like Box of Rain, the beginning is the hardest part. Great feet and hands throughout; if you can't find one, keep moving your fingers over the rock. :)
    By Eric Internicola
    Aug 1, 2012

    Did anyone find my locking quickdraws on the anchors? I got caught out there in a storm (this past Tuesday) and decided to leave them instead of taking the time (and chance of getting struck by lightning) to rappel in the thunderstorm. I'd be very happy if you returned them to me. :)
    By Bruce Hildenbrand
    Jun 18, 2014

    In October 2013, Dale Haas and I replaced the hardware at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA)( They appreciate your support.
    By Benjamin Lantow
    Aug 14, 2014

    One of the best on this wall for the grade out of the 4 or 5 in the area.
    By Aaron Sefton
    Oct 11, 2015
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Probably my favorite route in the string of 5.8s. This route and its description inspired me to learn the Grateful Dead song on mandolin. :)
    By Tombo
    From: Boulder
    Aug 7, 2016

    Felt like 8- Eldorado grade for me for the first few moves. So what's that mean in CCC?

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