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L to R R to L Alpha
Baja Ha Ha S 
Current Event S 
Eddyline S 
High H20 S 
Joker, The S,TR 
Jumping the Gun S 
Re-Thinking the Ethics S 
Ripple Effect, The S 
Snubnose S 
South Pipe Route S 
Storm Surge S 
Wake to Wake S 

Ripple Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 38.8449, -104.881 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cory P on Sep 15, 2006
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Ripple Wall is a 125 foot cliff on the east side of the Red Rocks Canyon Open Space. It's made entirely of sandstone, and has about 11 well-routed sport climbs. The belay can stand just off the trail on almost all of the routes. While it's rarely windy in Red Rocks Canyon, rain does make the sandstone gritty, so just be aware. Being the eastern face, there is a lot of sun after noon; however, on good, cooler days, it is awesome climbing.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail going through Red Rocks; Ripple wall lies just south of Sayer's Wall.


A. Rethinking Ethics, 10-, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
B. Wake to Wake, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
C. Storm Surge, 10-, 1p, 65', 65', bolts.
D1. Current Events, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.
D2. Eddyline, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Ripple Effect, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
F. The Joker, 1p.
G. Baja Ha Ha, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
H. High H20, 11+ ?, 1p, 65', bolts.
I. South Pipe Route, 7 PG-13, 1p, 140', pins, eyebolts, spike.
J. Jumping the Gun, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. Snubnose, 8+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ripple Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ripple Wall:
South Pipe Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Jumping the Gun   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Eddyline   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Re-Thinking the Ethics   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Wake to Wake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Storm Surge   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
High H20   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Current Event   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Baja Ha Ha   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Ripple Effect   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: At The Ripple Effect anchor.

The Ripple Effect 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Ripple Wall
This is a fun lead with three distinct cruxes throughout the climb, each of them is well-bolted. It is classic Red Rock Canyon with lots of smearing, small edges, and tenious well as sand if it was any time near a storm (wind, rain, or otherwise)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ripple in Winter.
Ripple in Winter.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ripple Wall from the Whale.
Ripple Wall from the Whale.
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful winter's day on Ripple Wall; Ross on S...
A beautiful winter's day on Ripple Wall; Ross on S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on Ripple Effect. Beautiful stone ...
Unknown climber on Ripple Effect. Beautiful stone ...

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.844905, -104.88102.

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