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Ruffles Have Ridges
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Routes in Grotto Right (West Side)
|666 S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bong Crack (a.k.a. Surficial Scratch) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Buck Tooth (AKA Spearhead) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Class Act S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Crack Wars (aka Crack Whores) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Crystal Clear Arête (a.k.a. UNA) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Dopesmoker S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Happy Face (AKA Kitchen Sink) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|In the Court of the Crimson King S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Rickety Rock S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Ruffles Have Ridges T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Sin after Sin S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Tenable S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Trailer Park Girls S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Tweak Fuck S,TR 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Unknown S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Unknown aka "Box of Chocolates" S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Untenable S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Venarete S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Where the Wild Things Aren't S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Where the World Ends T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Winter Capacity S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Winter Warm-up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Woogie's Wild Ride S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||86 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||George Perkins on Mar 6, 2009|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionRuffles 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.
LocationRuffles Have Ridges starts as for Crack Wars, then busts out right on a bolt-protected thin face.
ProtectionTrad 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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