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Routes in Ripple Wall

Baja Ha Ha S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Current Event S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eddyline TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
High H20 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Joker, The S,TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jumping the Gun S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Re-Thinking the Ethics S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ripple Effect, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Snubnose S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
South Pipe Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Storm Surge S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wake to Wake S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 6,316 ft
GPS: 38.845, -104.881 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Cory P on Sep 15, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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.
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Getting There

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

L->R:

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.

Closure!

Per Stewart M. Green: the routes on Ripple Wall are closed indefinitely due to continuing rockfall from above.

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Lat/long: 38.844905, -104.88102. Nov 11, 2010

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