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Ripples 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Hank Levine and Fred Lytle, 1973
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Jun 23, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: "Ripples". Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

About 20" right of Bisk, climb a ramp/crack to a ledge, thn follow a steep chimney to the top.


Protection 

Pro to 2.5".


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By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Nov 20, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

It could be done in one pitch if pro is extended properly, however we did it in two. P2 is wide and a #6 Camalot or Big Bro would be helpful, but not required. I made it work with #4 and #5 Camalots.
By Serge Smirnov
Feb 21, 2016

PG13 or worse without a 6" cam. Without at least a 5" cam, R or X. And I would rate that section 5.8.

If you do have a #6, the route is fun and well protected (maybe even without the #5). A #4 adds comfort at the top, though the climbing is easy there.
By SpencerB BB
From: Pasadena, CA
May 3, 2016

I just lead the first pitch and was happy to find a two bolt anchor with chains, making it easy to rap off of P1.

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