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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 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Stewart Green and Martha Morris
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Shared By: Brendan Leonard on Nov 2, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

From the guidebook: Start just beside a small cottonwood tree below the right side of the walll. Smear up a delicate slab to easier climbing and a shelf. Step left, work up moderate rock then up right on slanting holds to anchors.

Location [Suggest Change]

This the second-to-last route on the Ripple Wall when walking south down the canyon.

Protection [Suggest Change]

6 bolts.

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Brendan Leonard
Denver, Hollarado
 
Brendan Leonard   Denver, Hollarado
 
The first 12 feet up to a jug was really slick with sand the last time I did this. You can actually get a little run at it and jump up to the first big hold and catch it with both hands. Not real professional but neither is having your partner shove you up to the first good hold. Nov 3, 2006
Jim Gloeckler
Denver, Colo.
Jim Gloeckler   Denver, Colo.
It is easier to traverse in from the right side to get to the first bolt (5.8+). Overall, a nice climb that gets a bit interesting again at bolt 4. May 24, 2008
Bosier Parsons
Colorado Springs, CO
Bosier Parsons   Colorado Springs, CO
The last bolt and the anchor bolts were a little loose as of today. I saw Stewart there and let him know, but please remember to use quickdraws or some other anchor setup when top-roping, as it will place less stress on the individual anchor pieces. Jun 18, 2008
Steve Knapp
Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9+
Steve Knapp   Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9+
This was my favorite route of the four we did this evening. The hardest part was getting to the 1st bolt. Try to find the grippiest rock and enough hands to take a bit of pressure off the feet to prevent slippage. After the 1st bolt, it's all fun, some big reaches to jugs on a few ledge systems. Aug 26, 2008
Tim Stevens
Divide, Colorado
  5.9+
Tim Stevens   Divide, Colorado
  5.9+
Nice route! Did this one yesterday...good balancing moves getting up to the first bolt. Although, the last bolt before the anchors needs some attention. The expansion sleeve on the bolt protrudes out from the rock about 3/4"...wouldn't want to take a winger on that one. ;>) Nov 10, 2008
willo schubarth
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
willo schubarth   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
The first move was pretty easy for me being pretty tall. The traffic has made the footholds pretty big though. Less slabby after the first bolt, so that was fun. Mar 23, 2009
Paul K
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+
Paul K   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9+
Guidebook says 5.9-. Like many other routes in the area, it's covered with black streaks from people's climbing shoes smearing off. At last bolt, I decided to be saucy and move left vice right. Fun moves on cool holds, harder than 5.9-. Ended up spraining my bloody ankle when I popped off the thing. Oct 5, 2009
Hanson Smith
Boulder, CO
Hanson Smith   Boulder, CO
The last bolt before the anchors is moving in the sheath. I could wiggle it with my fingers. It may be able to take more abuse, or it may blow with the next leader fall. Seeing as how there is another chopped expansion bolt next to this bolt, I think replacing the wiggly bolt with a glue in is the smart move. Jun 18, 2014
Noah Yetter
Lakewood, CO
  5.9
Noah Yetter   Lakewood, CO
  5.9
I didn't have any problem getting up to the first bolt, it's the moves after the last bolt that are tough.

Very uncomfortable stance at the (3-bolt) anchor. Nov 11, 2016

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