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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.
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.
12 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Re-Thinking the Ethics 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Wake to Wake 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Eddyline 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Storm Surge 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
High H20 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Current Event 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Baja Ha Ha 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Ripple Effect 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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The Ripple Effect 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Ripple Wall
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 stances...as well as sand if it was any time near a storm (wind, rain, or otherwise)....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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