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The Ripple Effect 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ric Geiman and Dave Harrison, '04
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Submitted By: Stubby-Ian Howells on Oct 13, 2006

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About 12 feet below the anchor.

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This is a fun lead with three distinct cruxes throughout the climb, each of them is well-bolted. It is classic Red Rock Canyon with lots of smearing, small edges, and tenious well as sand if it was any time near a storm (wind, rain, or otherwise).


It is the fifth set of anchors from the north on the Ripple Wall. It is just left of a block at the base of the cliff (which is the start for Baja Ha Ha).


10 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the wall.
On the wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Sanders leading Ripple Effect.
Ryan Sanders leading Ripple Effect.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dancesatmoonrise on the sharp end.
Dancesatmoonrise on the sharp end.
Rock Climbing Photo: At The Ripple Effect anchor.
At The Ripple Effect anchor.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 12, 2011

This is a fantastic climb with tenuous cruxes and sustained delicate movement.
By Keith joe
From: Alexandria,VA
Apr 14, 2012
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the Ripple Effect.
Heading up the Ripple Effect.

Fantastic line that is well worth climbing. Thin bouldery start to the first bolt followed by high angle, technical, slab moves, then traverses back out left to a crimpy crux move followed by some easy moves to the anchors. Well bolted though through each of the cruxes, so go for it!
By Matthew Hutchins
Mar 30, 2017

Great route, the second to last bolt is loose.

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