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The Riddler 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: F.A. Alan Nelson, Richard Wright, 7/95
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Jul 31, 2002

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This is the Riddler. Just left of the Joker. It is...

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    The Riddler is the next route to the left of The Joker. Climb up a slab and veer right past a cruxy move followed by hard moves up a steep, left-facing corner to a stance. The final bulge is steep and enjoyable. It is worth doing if all the other routes are occupied. As Fred Knapp states in his best-of guide, this route climbs like an Eldo route except for the seven closely spaced bolts.


    7 bolts.

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    By ac
    Jul 14, 2005

    1 star? Come on! At some BoCan cliffs, this would be 3 stars and the best climb on the crag.
    By Bob Rotert
    Aug 7, 2009

    Harder than Elanor...\;o) IMHO.
    By Phil Lauffen
    From: The Bubble
    May 31, 2011

    Very beta intensive. There are a lot of sucker holds.
    By Mark E Dixon
    From: Sprezzatura, Someday
    Mar 16, 2017

    Awkward and weird, so a must do!

    The anchor is invisible from below and is up on a slab well above the last bolt. Two solid bolts with a ring, so no reason to lower earlier.

    It did seem like a foot hold has disappeared from the last ledge. I'm 5'6" and just campused up and right from the good left hand hold. Maybe I missed something.
    By Chad Elliott
    From: Golden
    5 days ago
    rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    I totally agree with awkward and weird. Sometimes more satisfying to send those. Fun, delicate traverse to kind of desperate corner that felt hard on onsight. Definitely pulled out some shoulder scums while trying find the jug at top of corner.

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