Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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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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Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

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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