REI Community
VD (Very Direct) Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Arched Demon S 
Deceiver, The T 
Follower’s Folly T,S 
Lower Bolt Route S 
Overhanger S 
Reqiuem S 
Rupert The Bear S 
Rurp Rip-off S 
Slot Machine T,S 
Spike the Punch S 
Tenacious S 
Tree Corner T,S 
Upper Bolt Route S 
Velcro S 
Water Cracks T,S 

Rurp Rip-off 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,600
Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Apr 16, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Slabbin' it on Rurp Rip-off.


Start on the upper ledge and climb the right side of the light brown section. Wander through the first three bolts, then up and right on smears, small edges, pockets and side clings. After gaining the arête, follow this up to the left, to chain anchors shared with Velcro. Take a couple runners for the first two bolts to reduce rope drag. Not as exciting as its neighbor to the left, and noticeably easier. Rappel to descend.


On the short slab to the left of the main wall.


6 bolts, bolted chain anchor

Photos of Rurp Rip-off Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Winnie working her way up, sans rurps.
Winnie working her way up, sans rurps.

Comments on Rurp Rip-off Add Comment
Show which comments
By NeilSutherlandME
Mar 4, 2013

A good climb, mentally challenging. Well protected and dependent on technique and footwork, making for a fun lead.
By Petr
Mar 17, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Second bolt is way off to left and kind of crux to clip.
Good to place sling there. No drag with that.
Good route, felt a bit harder than Velcro to me.
By Aaron covington
From: Pinon hills, ca
May 10, 2015

take long runners. Also the anchors are a bit loose with a padlock attaching the chains to the hangers. Super fun climb tho!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About