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Second Crack T,TR 
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Riverview Ridge 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ted Pinson on May 24, 2015

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Sunset pic at the crux of Riverview

South Sentinel and Forgotten Wall both Closed. MORE INFO >>>


Nose/arête around the corner from Double Overhang. Follow the nose all the way up, but watch the spiders. Crux is about a quarter of the way up, where handholds get marginal so you have to just hug the arête and high-step it. The exposure and views are pretty amazing, and it's also a wonderful photo opportunity...


Sentinel area. Obvious nose around the corner from double overhang. Start in the corridor access area.


Bolted anchors and lots of solid trees at the top for TR.

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By Brad Christie
Jul 2, 2015

Climbed this yesterday, but started at the very bottom about halfway up the scramble into the cove. Beginning of route was a large overhang with fist jam crack, making it stiffer than a 5.6. Anybody know the grade of this?

Never see anybody on this route and it was full of dirt and vegetation. Why no traffic? Great views and the exposure made you feel you were not in Illinois.
By Ted Pinson
From: Chicago, IL
Jul 2, 2015

The guidebook listed it as 5.6, but that could be an old-school .6. It's definitely no harder than any .6 at Devil's Lake. There is a .10 on the face around the corner (inside cove). Maybe you started a bit off route?
By Brad Christie
Jul 2, 2015

Looking at the guidebook you are clearly right and route starts on nose labeled a 6. I started ~6ft left of nose (towards Monkey Swing) at large overhang. Oh well, a fun variation on the start and adds 10+ feet.

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