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The Ripple

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The Ripple  

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Location: 40.7182, -105.288 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Mar 4, 2010
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The "pinkish" alcove (maybe not so pink....


The Ripple is a short cliff band that lies above the Granite Sea but below the Greyrock Summit trail on the east side of the massif. Unlike the other areas here, The Ripple is best for short crack leads/TRs, and is more likely an end-of-the-day affair rather than a destination, like the The South Slabs or the Southeast Face. The rock here is as solid as anywhere else on Greyrock, and the climbs are fun, but it seems they're not so well-traveled; expect lichen - a brush and a spirit of adventure will be useful.

Getting There 

A couple approaches will get you to The Ripple.

1) Top out the Granite Sea and head northeast to a short cliff band; wander along until some nice-looking cracks appear.

2) From the Greyrock Summit Trail, bear east just beneath the section of trail that switchbacks several short rock steps. Walk through the needle-littered forest floor about fifty feet to reach two alcoves of nice-looking, but short, cracks.

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Weather station 7.0 miles from here

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Looking straight at the wide crack; Goo Goo is the...

Crack-a-Goo-Goo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Ripple
Quite lichenous, but nevertheless a good route. Begin the wider-than-fists crack utilizing features on the face and in the crack to gain a short section of decent fists that tapers to hand jams, then to thin hands, and arches right, facilitating the transition to a layback. Solid jamming and good rock make this a worthwhile, if short, line....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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