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Riptide 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jonathan Garlough & James Dickson
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Submitted By: chinos on Jun 11, 2012

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Description 

Start 15’ to the left of Wet Lichen Dreams which has a bolt at 20’ to help locate the start.
P1: Riptide climbs the arête of a short buttress of stacked blocks to a small tree ledge. Climb up the slab past a bolt to an overlap with gear. Pull the overlap and continue up the left facing corner on the left side of the roof. Clip a bolt and make the crux moves exiting the corner to a small foot ledge and another bolt. Move up and follow another left facing corner to a two bolt anchor below the overlap. 90’ 5.9+ PG
P2: Climb out left onto a large ledge and clip a bolt. Make the crux moves and continue up the fun and exposed face on big holds to a two bolt anchor on top. 70’ 5.8+

Location 

Obvious left facing corners located just right of the blocky corner of Orthanc.

Protection 

Bring A Standard Rack.


Photos of Riptide Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Garlough on the upper pitch of Riptide.
Jon Garlough on the upper pitch of Riptide.
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey Bald High up on Riptide
Casey Bald High up on Riptide
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey Bald on P1 of Riptide
Casey Bald on P1 of Riptide

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By burlap submariner
Jul 4, 2012

excellent climb for the grade, very technical and some what strenno. Harder for shorties and those without a decent vertical jump....
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Jul 25, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The second pitch is probably the best 5.8 pitch on the cliff fun moves and great exposure

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