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Baja Ha Ha S 
Current Event S 
Eddyline TR 
High H20 S 
Joker, The S,TR 
Jumping the Gun S 
Re-Thinking the Ethics S 
Ripple Effect, The S 
Snubnose S 
South Pipe Route S 
Storm Surge S 
Wake to Wake S 

Ripple Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 38.8449, -104.881 View Map  Incorrect?
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Ripple Wall is a 125 foot cliff on the east side of the Red Rocks Canyon Open Space. It's made entirely of sandstone, and has about 11 well-routed sport climbs. The belay can stand just off the trail on almost all of the routes. While it's rarely windy in Red Rocks Canyon, rain does make the sandstone gritty, so just be aware. Being the eastern face, there is a lot of sun after noon; however, on good, cooler days, it is awesome climbing.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail going through Red Rocks; Ripple wall lies just south of Sayer's Wall.


A. Rethinking Ethics, 10-, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
B. Wake to Wake, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
C. Storm Surge, 10-, 1p, 65', 65', bolts.
D1. Current Events, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.
D2. Eddyline, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Ripple Effect, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
F. The Joker, 1p.
G. Baja Ha Ha, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
H. High H20, 11+ ?, 1p, 65', bolts.
I. South Pipe Route, 7 PG-13, 1p, 140', pins, eyebolts, spike.
J. Jumping the Gun, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. Snubnose, 8+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ripple Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ripple Wall:
South Pipe Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Jumping the Gun   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Wake to Wake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Storm Surge   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Eddyline   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Re-Thinking the Ethics   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Current Event   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
High H20   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Ripple Effect   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Baja Ha Ha   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: View from The Garden.
View from The Garden.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ripple in Winter.
Ripple in Winter.
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful winter's day on Ripple Wall; Ross on S...
A beautiful winter's day on Ripple Wall; Ross on S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ripple Wall from the Whale.
Ripple Wall from the Whale.

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.844905, -104.88102.

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