Type: Sport
FA: Dick Holmes and Jack Harvey
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Sep 15, 2006
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Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details


Ripple is a fantastic, sustained slab route located on the far right side of the Cheap Wine Area (when facing the wall). To find the climb follow the trail at the base of the wall past the end of the overlap (the same overlap with the notch on the left side - see Boston). Where the overlap "merges" into the wall forming a short headwall is the crux on T.J. Swan. A few more feet along the wall and you'll come to a boulder/slab leaning up against the wall. Ripple starts from the top of the slab. Climb a shallow, left-facing groove past the first bolt. Continue up the namesake ripple (thinner than it looks) past a final steep section (crux) to the anchors. The climb is well protected with six bolts, but they are far enough apart to keep the climbing exciting. The climbing does not let up until you reach the anchors. The best option for descending is to traverse left and down to the T.J. Swan anchors and rap with a single 60m rope from there (a 50m rope would require some downclimbing). Fun, worthwhile route.


Seven or eight draws to a 2 bolt anchor.