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Silent Swells 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Darek Kroll
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: MattL on Sep 16, 2014

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Great route. Photo courtesy of Ben Walburn.

Description 

Silent Swells is a great addition to this (currently) quiet area in Rifle. The first crux hits at about the second bolt, where one must choose whether to use powerful underclings and a kneebar along the bolt line or a crimpy alternative a few feet to the right. Get a quick shake midway, then enter the fun, engaging, upper, crimpy crux. Once you hit the undercling near the last few bolts, take a breath, smile, and cruise up the easier terrain to the chains.

Location 

This route sits just to the right of Fat Tongue.

Per Stephen Felker: this route is third from the right.

Protection 

Bolts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Lukas Hill crushing Silent Swells.
Lukas Hill crushing Silent Swells.

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By Stephen Felker
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 13, 2015

This route is third from the right.

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