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Raspberry Ripple 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Pat Contor, Gary Taylor, Kevin Sweeney 1988
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

On the east face of Challenge, just south of a 25 foot ledge is a right-facing corner. Start in this corner, pop over and follow the bolts, continue up the face.


Protection 

Bring gear for an anchor, but it does have 3 bolts. You will still need some natural gear to protect the expanse beyone the bolts, but it is easier beyond the bolts.



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By Nathan Fisher
Jun 6, 2006

Don't forget the gear for the anchors. Cams were especially helpful for the anchor.

By Nathan Fisher
Jun 13, 2006

A 2 bolt anchor has been added to this route. Shared with it's 2 neighbors.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Jun 23, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun route with interesting moves. You can place a small nut and/or a 00 TCU below the first bolt. Its somewhat tricky to that first bolt so I'd recommend having gear and a few medium size cams for above the bolts. Thanks for the anchor!

By cdec
From: SLC and Moab, ut
Oct 9, 2012

Fun route, it should get done more often. The guide says the bolts are weirdly placed. Not so much weirdly as just a bit on the reachy side. I am 5' 9 and I couldn't really clip off the obvious good holds. Just made it a bit heady. If your 6' no problem.
Thin climbing after the last bolt leads to jugs, good gear and the top.

By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2014

Three bolts to chain anchor, shared with the climbs to the left. Anchors look great. A top rope drags on the rock edge if not extended. The anchor isn't visible from the face, but just follow the climb and when you top out, it's on your left and clearly visible.

Third bolt was a little reachy (I'm 5.9) but reasonable. Well bolted overall. The climb is hard to grade––went at 5.8 with several hard 5.10 crimps, up to the easy, broken face above, which is easy enough that you don't need gear, but takes C3s and finger-sized cams well. Protection abounds.