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Rico Suave 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007

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Rico Suave

Description 

Awesome line up the super blunt arete.

The Classic of the area.

Belay from the trail at the base of the arete. Scramble up the boulder the out the airy start to clip the first bolt. Continue more or less straight up with loads of hand-foot matches and balancy moves between jugs that are always just out of reach.


Location 

On the obvious blunt orange arete right on the trail mid-buttress.

Protection 

7 bolts to bolted anchors.


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E. Lang on Rico
E. Lang on Rico
JB on Rico 10/21/14
JB on Rico 10/21/14

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By jsustrich
Mar 15, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

It's a classic for a reason! We climbed it when it was wet (I thought this guy was supposed to stay dry?), I ended up climbing it to save some draws. The wetness made it pretty nerve wracking, but it was still a lot of fun. Fell once a little below the roof because my hand just slipped off a wet sloper. Still a little tweaked about that one. Can't wait to try it dry.

EDIT: Got back to it finally (8/9/15), sent it easy. Great climb.
By Jake Jones
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From: Richmond, VA
Mar 17, 2015

It stays dry when there's a straight downpour- like in the late spring and summer. With misty, wind-driven rain, and with the added water of melting snow runoff, almost everything was wet- even routes like this one that are notoriously dry when everything else is wet. It is a sweet route though.
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