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The slightly overhanging north face of Rib Rock.


This is the first major east-west rib of rock north of Sharksfin. The majority of the trad and sport routes are on the north side. The descent for the trad routes follows the 3rd class summit ridge to the east to the ground.

Getting There 

The shortest approach is from the Fish Creek trailhead.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Consumption of the Ages 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Rib Rock
This climb starts out with a bang. It would be three stars if the climbing didn't degrade after the crux.P1: Traverse out a ledge and start cranking. Sequential finger jamming and sidepulls lead to a powerful bulge. Continue up easy 5.9 rock to a stance below the squeeze chimney.P2: Climb the 5.8 squeeze on the left or the 5.9 dihedral on the right. This pitch ends on the summit ridge, which has a 3rd class descent to the walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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