Small Animal Places ascends the curvy, wide crack.
Ridge 2 saw some of the early sport development in the late '80s and early '90s. While it has never seemed quite as interesting as Ridge 4, perhaps because it is shorter, Ridge 2 does host some stout routes. However, the majority of lines tick in between 5.9 and mid-5.11.
The low-life dirt bags responsible for most of these routes include Dave Fortner (guard your food and your girlfriend), Martin Birch, Tripp Collins, Alan Nelson, and several others. An excess of caged up hormones can explain the origin of most route names (what were those guys doing out in the woods together?).
Expect excellent rock, clean routes, and a load of sharp edges on sweet Eldorado sandstone. Some trad lines exist, but overall a handful of draws and a rope will keep you busy for most of the day.
This is also known as Ridge 6.
Approach Ridge 2 just you would if going to Ridge 4 or the Secret Crag; however, at the fork leading to these two crags, stay on the primary trail heading due West. After several hundred feet, another branch in the trail heads North and to Ridge 2. Like all of these South-facing ribs, just hump along beside the crag to access the routes.
A. Little Face, 7 PG-13, 1p, bolts.
B. Keegan's Bluff, 10, 1p, gear.
C. Arete Funicello
, 10, 1p, pin & bolts.
D. Birthday Blow, 8, 1p, gear.
E. Pebbles and Bam Bam, 10- R, 1p, bolts & gear.
F. Wide Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
G. Mouska Pipeline, 9, 1p, gear.
H. Agent Orange, 11+, 1p, bolts.
I. Heave Ho
, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
JI. Dry Heave
, 11 R, 1p, 60', gear & pin.
J. Haul Off And Heave
, 10, 1p, 60', pin & bolts.
K. Sleeping Digit
, 10, 1p, gear.
L. Hang 'Em High, 10, 1p, gear.
M. Hooks Are For Kids, 12- R, 1p, bolts.
N. Mrs. Coolie's Saloon, 12, bolts.
O. Sporting A Woody
, 11 PG-13, 1p, bolts.
P. Boner Boy, 9, 1p, TR.
Q. Stray Route, ? X, 1p, TR or bolt.
R. Move Like A Stud
, 11, 1p, gear.
SR. Dixie Rising
, 10+ R, 1p, bolts & gear.
T. Mouth Of The South
, 11- PG-13, 1p, bolts.
U. South Of The Mouth
, 6, 1p, gear.
V. Friends In High Places, 10 R, 1p, gear.
W. High Friends In Places, 10 PG-13, 1p, gear.
X. Slab Left
, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
Y. Slab Right
, 9+, 1p, 55', bolts.
AAZ. Unknown, 1p, bolts.
AA. Blade Runner
, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
BB. Crack, 9, 1p, gear.
CC. Small Animal Places, 7, 1p, 40', gear.
DD. Crackatoa aka Safecracker
, 12-, 1p, gear or retrobolts.
EE. Lipstick, 12, 1p, bolts.
FF. Michelangelo's Worst Nightmare, 10+ PG-13, 1p, gear.
GG. East Face, ?, 1p, TR.
HH. Scaly Wall aka East Pillar, 9, 1p, TR.
Climbing Season For the Eldorado Mountain area.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Ridge 2
Bladerunner 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
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It's kind of funny. I did this route maybe 10 years ago and remembered it as being a huge, awesome, overhanging arete. When we hiked up to it this weekend, I realized I was on drugs. It's about 30 feet tall....Bladerunner takes a steep arete, with the left side being quite overhanging and the right side being less than vertical. The layout of the route, as well as the orientation of the holds kind of leads to mental confusion on whether to stay on the overhanging side (more strenuous but more...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Scaly Wall, a TR, the lowest route on this ridge.