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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

3 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Rib Rock
The route climbs the obvious hand crack.

Personal Space Hammer 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Rib Rock
The first pitch on PSH is a gem. The slightly overhanging hand crack just right of the chimney system is your goal.P1: Scramble up poorly protected (no gear) rock for 20 feet to engage the hand crack. Follow this through a few bulges to a stance below the squeeze on P2.P2: Luckily there are two options for pitch 2. There is a squeeze chimney on the left (5.8) and a left-facing dihedral (5.9) on the right. The pitch ends on the summit ridge. The 5.9 pitch protects well with thin hand pieces, whi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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