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Abandonment T 
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Beach Bum T,S,TR 
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Chouette T,S 
Dancing Hippos T 
Devin's Dihedral T,S,TR 
Infestation T,S 
Le Nouveau Riche T,S,TR 
Le Nouveau Riche Variation T,TR 
Lease Agreement S 
Minstrel, The S 
Monte Carlo S 
New Lease on Life S 
Sea Breeze S 
Silver Glide S 
Splash T,S,TR 
Topless Etiquette S 
Unknown Trad Line T 
Zig Zag Crack T,TR 

Sea Breeze 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Dan Hare and Susan Simpson, 1995
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Submitted By: Walt Wehner on Jan 1, 2001

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    This is the fourth route from the left. It is tied for best Riviera route with Topless Etiquette. This climb ascends a steep black-streaked slab with sustained, fun moves. I thought it was somewhat more difficult than Rossiter did, making me suspect that he got the ratings on this route and Silver Glide reversed or something. Very fun.


    6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Mar 5, 2002
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Disagree. 11a seemed right. Make sure it is dry. A foot route. 2nd best on the crag after Le Nouveau Riche. Easier than Silver Glide.

    Addendum: it's probably tougher on hotter days.
    By Aron Quiter
    From: Oakland, CA
    Sep 6, 2002

    Maybe I suck at footwork, but this seemed hard for an .11a to me. Maybe I was tired 'cause I'd just climbed Silver Glide.
    By Matt Juth
    From: Evergreen
    Apr 17, 2004
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    I don't think the moves were any harder than 11a, there were just a lot of tricky moves for such a short climb.
    By Andy Laakmann
    Site Landlord
    From: Bend, OR
    Oct 20, 2008
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    Felt 10c to me. Safe and fun.
    By Chris Plesko
    From: Westminster, CO
    May 22, 2011
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    This route has some cool moves stacked one on top of each other. Too bad it starts so high off the ground and finishes early with easy and runout for no reason climbing. 11a seems fair to me. Takes great foot work to onsight and the final crux mantle is cool.
    By Scott Thurnauer
    Jul 3, 2011
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    I led this route today, and really, really enjoyed it, but I also found it extremely challenging. The footwork was super delicate and the crux crack really thin. We both felt it was harder than 11a.
    By dseltzer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Nov 7, 2011
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Seemed a bit hard for 11a, but a fun route with the hard parts well protected. Gets a lot easier but a bit runout at the top.
    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 6, 2013
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    5.11a felt accurate to me. It seems like tricky 5.10 climbing up to the fourth (?) bolt and then 1 move of 5.11 off the small crimp to better holds above.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Feb 28, 2014
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    This seemed a bit harder than 11a to me. It took me a long time to figure out the crux moves.
    By Chrissy Crushes
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 11, 2014
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Maybe I'm short? but I found clipping the second bolt tricky...? otherwise it was really fun and found the climbing hard but doable.

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