Type: Trad, 80 ft
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Shared By: George Perkins on Mar 6, 2009
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Ruffles Have Ridges is another fun climb and one of the easier ones in the Grotto area.

Start as for Crack Wars, climbing flakes at the beginning, then you'll reach a slabby section as you move left. As the crack steepens, it is big finger size, lieback/stem one or two moves, and you'll see a line of bolts up and right. Stem out right clip the first bolt, and follow a seam (face climbing really), to a mantle onto a ledge. Another 8' section of face climbing with a final mantle, and you're at the chains.

The harder sections of this climb are bolt protected, so it's still a good choice for a 5.10- sport leader who's not sure about 5.10- trad.


Ruffles Have Ridges starts as for Crack Wars, then busts out right on a bolt-protected thin face.


Trad gear (cams from #0.5 to #1 Camalot, and/or nuts), followed by 3 bolts, to a 2-bolt anchor, which is shared with the climb erroneously called "Box of Chocolates".


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