The incredible Renaissance Wall is hidden deep within the formation of the Book. At the far left side of the book, just before the Bookmark Pinnacle and just after the Isis Buttress, follow the deepest of the 'pages' in the book to find an incredible slot canyon with tall granite walls featuring excellent routes on either side- welcome to the Renaissance Wall. Popularized by the cutting edge 3 pitch route of the same name (Renaissance Wall 5.12c) established by Mike Caldwell and Randy Ferris in 1992, this area has become host to a number of Lumpy Ridge testpiece routes, both sport and trad. Here you will find Tommy Caldwell's 'Country Boy' 13d, which remains Lumpy's hardest route even 12 years after its first ascent. This seldom done route saw its first all gear placed on lead ascent just last year (2008).
Hike as you would to the Book, then follow the cliff line to the climbers left around the Pages Wall and the Isis Buttress. The Renaissance Wall is located far back in a cleft on your right, just before you encounter the Bookmark Pinnacle.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Renaissance Wall:
Pharoah's Child 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Trials of Copernicus (P1) 5.11a/b Trad, 2 pitches, 80 feet
Consequences 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Decisions 5.11+ Trad, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Renaissance Wall 5.12c Sport, 3 pitches, 240 feet
Don Quixote 5.12c Trad, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Dakota 5.13b Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
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Consequences 5.11c CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Renaissance Wall
This new addition to the Renaissance Wall starts approximately 30' left of Decisions and climbs directly up a clean swath of multi-cracked granite. The crux involves cranking out right mid-route on an interesting "flake" feature and some steep rock with a different crack system for each hand....[more] Browse More Classics in CO