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Abandonment T 
Au Natural T 
Beach Bum T,S,TR 
Birthday Suit T,S,TR 
Bosch Blanket Bingo S 
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 

Dancing Hippos 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Furthermore on Dec 5, 2012

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This is the furthest route to the left at The Riviera and is to the left of Lease Agreement.

Start by climbing up a chossy, angling crack system to a tree where pro is slim. Be aware of plenty of loose boulders. Then climb up some severely lichen covered steps. Once the hard climbing is over, angle right 30-40 feet to a tree with a rappel anchor. Rap ~90 feet to the bottom.

Some serious gardening and brush work is needed on this route to be even considered for a star. Why I thought this was a good idea to climb, I am still pondering.


Medium cams. Pro for the first 40 feet to the tree is bleak, but the climbing is easy.

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 23, 2013

This route actually angles left the entire time. It finishes up 180' near the base of The Bihedral and is mostly a face climb. What is described here is a different route.

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