Futuristic Testpiece

This route is located in the Southern Region at Solar Collector and Gold Coast

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Riptide Ride 5.10c (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Nate Heide, Matt Raymond in 2003
Length: 55ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This is the obvious thin dihedral which has a unique hueco about 20 feet up. It is located 50 feet right of Futuristic Testpiece where the trail meets up with the cliff. Enjoy excellent climbing with challenging gear placements.
Moves: Fingers
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
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4.37 stars (30 votes)
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5.10c (26 votes)

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1
Wes said on August 8th, 2003
Cool route, maybe easy 5.11? Gear isn't super great, so make sure to have your game face on.
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Horatio Felacio said on August 10th, 2003
this is the best 5.10 trad route in the gorge! it's called the "bald pussy route of death".
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said on August 14th, 2003
changed rating to 10c
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goodguy said on October 21st, 2003
This is a great route. But if Headstone surfer is being called 10a than this should be rated the same.
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J-Rock said on May 5th, 2004
Great route. I TR'd this after Matt red-pointed it. Both technical and powerful. Maybe a little bit harder than the grade implies.
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Anonymous said on February 25th, 2005
Classic!
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512OW said on October 22nd, 2007
10b. Maybe c.
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Anonymous said on November 6th, 2007
try leading this one if u think it is less than 10 c....... more like 5.11
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Myke Dronez said on October 6th, 2008
climbs easier than it looks- solid 10 but no 11. save some juice to exit the crack
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jrathfon said on November 16th, 2009
good route, pro is definitely tricky, harder than headstone for sure. i'd say 10b/c, course probably 10c on the lead.
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dustonian said on November 23rd, 2009
super bitchin!!
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Willy said on April 8th, 2013
Didn't find the gear to be all that tricky just bring some small stuff. Exciting moves coming out of the heuco!