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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.

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