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Elevation: 6,337 ft
GPS: 38.8449, -104.88099
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Shared By: C P on Sep 15, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! DetailsDrop down
Warning Access Issue: 1 route is closed DetailsDrop down

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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.

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

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A. Rethinking Ethics, 10-, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
B. Wake to Wake, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
C. Storm Surge, 10-, 1p, 65', 65', bolts. Closed.
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!

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

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