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The Ripple

Colorado > Ft Collins > Poudre Canyon > Greyrock

Description

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
Crack-a-Goo-Goo
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crack-a-Goo-Goo
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR

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Green - Greyrock Summit Trail.<br>
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Blue - to The Ripple.
[Hide Photo] Green - Greyrock Summit Trail. Blue - to The Ripple.
The "pinkish" alcove (maybe not so pink...).  I believe Friday the 14th (10a) is the dihedral on the left.  [[106688944]] is around the corner to the right.
[Hide Photo] The "pinkish" alcove (maybe not so pink...). I believe Friday the 14th (10a) is the dihedral on the left. Crack-a-Goo-Goo is around the corner to the right.