Ripped Wall Rock Climbing
Super clean wall high up the Virgin Canyon
Get on the trail at the last place where the stairs meet the wall (at the Upper Virgin) and headhill up for about 200 meters (note: this is about 100 meters up past the Flamingo wall).
Routes from left to right:
Strokin' The Bishop
Lopin' The Mule
El Sendero del Vagabundo
Take stair case up to the last switchback and follow trail up the left side of the canyon. Go through cave hole and continue up.
Climbing Season For the El Potrero Chico area.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Ripped Wall
The Ripped Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America
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This amazing stretch of vertical wall climbing is my favorite 12a in Potrero. Perfect rock, interesting climbing with multiple cruxes, and thoughtful bolting make this thing outstanding.Begin on the lower tier of the ledge system by either traversing right and downwards from the popular "Strokin' the Bishop" or traversing left from the righthand approach pitch. There is a single bolt anchor (older Metolius hangers); to the left is a newer line with Madrock hangers and to the right is t...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Josh Janes
Jan 11, 2016
Approach Strokin' the Bishop and Lopin' the Mule by climbing the obvious bolted access pitch on the left side of the wall at 5.9. Rapping from this pitch requires just a touch of downclimbing with a single 70m rope.
El Sendero del Vagabundo, Ripped Wall, Biaji's Boulevard, and Animal Party can more directly be approached by climbing an old overgrown, but short, pitch on the right side of the wall at 5.8. However, arguably the best option is to do the lefthand approach and use Strokin' the Bishop as a warmup. Then a quick belayed downclimb rightwards across the ledge system to the lower tier will provide access to all the other routes. At the end of the day, a short rap down the righthand approach pitch is an easy way back to the ground.