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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 18, 2002 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Private Property issues Details

Description

Ridge 1 has always seemed like a "wilderness" crag perhaps because it takes longer to get there. In addition, the crag faces a bit more West than the others and the view is pretty much into the hills. On average climbing here is more difficult than at the other ridge crags, with a lot of 5.12 and at least one Alan Nelson 5.13. There are, however, a number of fine 5.9 and 5.10 routes to be had as well. The most distant section of Ridge 1, the most West and most uphill, has the best unbroken sweep of rock with some major overhangs to be had. The section lower on the hill has some ledge systems that break up the continuity. A notch separates the higher and lower sections and this has several lines in it as well. As with most of the Wild West, it is almost mandatory to bring the trad rack unless you have a specific bolted line in mind. A full set of Friends and a fist full of wired stoppers will cover most things. Ridge 1 is a really cool spot and a highly interesting way to get off the beaten path, pick up some sun, and almost never run into another party.

Getting There

Getting to Ridge 1 is largely no different a plan than that used for getting to Ridge 2. Simply follow the main trail around West passing the branch to Ridge 2. It feels a little like walking all of the way around the hill, but just stay with it until it drops you at the base of the crags, the South tip.

L->R:

A. The Cyber Spraylord, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Shootin' Off At The Mouse, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Shootin' Off At The Mouth, 11+, 1p, bolts.
D. Arrogant Bastard, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Raging Hormones, 10, 1p, gear.
F. Casano Rojo, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
G. The Imposter, 11-, 1p, 45', bolts.
H. The Stranger (aka The Left Hand Route), 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
I? Real Men of Genius, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
J? Ain't Behavin', 9, 1p, gear.
K? The Fornicator, 11+, 1p, 80', bolts.
L? Body Nazis Do It Doggie Style, 10+, 1p, gear.
M. The Adultress, 12 PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts.
N. The Adulterer, 12, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. The Impersonator, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
P. Marked Man, 11+, 1p, bolts.
Q. Unknown, 12, 1p, bolts.
R1. Ganas, 12, 1p, bolts.
R2. Straight A Student, 11+, 1p, 55', bolts & gear.
R3. Ejaculator, 12, 1p, bolts.
S. Wild Blue Yonder, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts.
T. Outlaw, 12-, 1p, bolts.
U. Golden Shower, 11+ or 10, 1p, bolts, 30'.
V. Silver Saddle, 9+, 1p, 30', bolts.

W. Black President, 11-, 1p, gear.
Y. Pebo Pockets, 10+, 1p, bolts & pin.

Below

AA. Unknown, 1p, TR.
BB. Unknown, 1p, TR.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ridge 1

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
The Cyber Spraylord
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Inseminator (only P1's 1st 70 ft)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
The Stranger (aka The Left Hand…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
The Imposter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Shootin' Off At The Mouth
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Real Men of Genius
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
The Fornicator
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Unknown 12-
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
The Adultress
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Adulterer
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
The Inseminator
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Arrogant Bastard
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
Wild Blue Yonder
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Cyber Spraylord
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Inseminator (only P1's 1st…
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Stranger (aka The Left…
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Imposter
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Shootin' Off At The Mouth
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Real Men of Genius
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Fornicator
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Unknown 12-
 5
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Adultress
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Adulterer
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Inseminator
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Arrogant Bastard
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wild Blue Yonder
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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