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Green Ripper 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Kip Metzger and Craig Reason
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Oct 5, 2005

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Jonny Woodward onsighting

Description 

Green Ripper is to the right of Steve's Arete as you look down towards the Highway. It is also easily identified by the four ring bolts. The route starts off of the the ledge. The first bolt is easily clipped from there. This climb packs a lot of climbing into 35 feet. Two of the local guides give it only one star. Climb it and see for yourself. The climbing is powerful and fun.

Protection 

Four 3.75" stainless bolts to chain anchors.


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JW OS in 1989
JW OS in 1989
Lynn Hill on The Green Ripper.  Photo from 'Climbi...
Lynn Hill on The Green Ripper. Photo from 'Climbi...

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By C Miller
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Jan 25, 2006
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

Good climbing on thin edges but the ring bolts (Mammut?) are a pain to clip and should be replaced.
By jbak
Oct 30, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The bolts have been replaced with 3.75" stainless in approx the same locations.
By Brent Silvester
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Felt like some pretty crucial holds are about to break off. Glad I got it done while it is still a 5.12.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Hey Brent, they have been that way since the route was put up. Nice goin'.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Oct 22, 2009

Where's that picture of Lynn Hill leading this thing? Saw it somewhere but can't remember where. Apparently EFR was belaying :-)

Interesting how Mt. Lemmon was actually a destination for pros in the 80s.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 30, 2009

this route is short but it packs a lot of punch in 30 feet--steep face climbing on small crimps and side pulls, delicate footwork off sloping handholds, even a dyno to a jug. i can't wait to get back on it this spring and send it.