The slightly overhanging north face of Rib Rock.
This is the first major east-west rib of rock north of Sharksfin. The majority of the trad and sport routes are on the north side. The descent for the trad routes follows the 3rd class summit ridge to the east to the ground.
The shortest approach is from the Fish Creek trailhead.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Rib Rock
Global Positioning 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CO
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : Rib Rock
This is pumpy and slightly overhanging route is very enjoyable. A light rack of cams is optional for the crux and recommended for the 5.10 variation. The 5.11 crux is at the third bolt, which has ledge fall potential if you blow it. A tiny TCU is helpful to reduce that chance. A 5.10 bypass can be done to the right, which is protected by small cams. A few long slings are also helpful to reduce drag.You can lower with a 70m to the ground, and just barely rap with a 60m. A few small cams shoul...[more] Browse More Classics in CO