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Routes in Ridge 2

Arete Funicello S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bladerunner S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dixie Rising T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Dry Heave T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Haul Off and Heave T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Heave Ho T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mouth of the South T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Move Like a Stud T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Safecracker T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Slab Left S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slab Right S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleeping Digit T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
South of the Mouth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sportin' a Woodie S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 25 ft
FA: Alan Nelson
Page Views: 460 total, 6/month
Shared By: slim on Sep 12, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This little route offers a lot of great climbing in 25 feet. The route is bolted but is a perfect roof crack and can be done on gear also. My 3 star rating is probably pretty generous, given the length, but it is definitely one of the better routes up there.

Start up with some mildly chossy stemming to reach the start of the roof crack. Place protection (black, blue Aliens), or lean out and clip a bolt. Get ready to start cranking and launch immediately into cruxy climbing. For me, clipping the next protection (bolt or 000 BD C3) was the crux as it was fairly strenuous for my meager guns. Stick with it though as the climbing gets easier as it transitions into a better-sized crack. For the grand finale, thrust yourself up into the steep OW/chimney which is sharp as hell but user friendly.


As soon as you reach Ridge 2, there will be a sizeable roof about 20 feet off the ground. Safecracker splits this roof near the north end by a pine tree. You can't miss it.


4 bolts or microcams/small stoppers with a couple hand-sized pieces. I used a set of Aliens, a silver BD C3, and a #3 Camalot. If you have the right gear, the crack will take it almost anywhere.


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ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
This route is bad ass I love it! Can't believe it is not more popular. Feb 8, 2017