Climbs 65
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2688m a.s.l
Faces S

Alan Lester making the first free ascent of Anaconda, Lumpy Ridge, Colorado. © stp

Crag features

Lumpy Ridge, Colorado, USA. One of the world's best climbing areas, is host to a ton of classic granite multipitch routes. They don't star them in the Falcon guide, but it's safe to say that if it is on Lumpy Ridge and you climb it, it'll be one of the best routes you ever do. A popular local attraction are the Twin Owls - unmissable landmarks which could not be better named. They themselves host some appealing routes. Pear Buttress and the remarkable The Book buttress also have an irresistable magneticism. Being in Rocky Mountain National Park but relatively low down, the weather tends to be pretty good here April through to October. Despite it being in the National Park this particular area does not require a park entrance fee, a bonus for those who don't have an America the Beautiful Pass! Most visitors come here for walking and running. While fairly popular with climbers, due to the high number of classics you are likely to get routes to yourself and queues even on weekends are extremely rare.

Approach notes

Most buttresses easily accessed by a good network of paths in 10-40minutes. The car park is free but fairly small.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Crescent Wall 
2Poultry in Motion
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5.11d  
3Crescent Arch
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5.11c  
4Finger Lickin Good
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5.11a  
5Pressure Drop
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5.11a  
6Strategic Arms
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5.11d  
7Lycra Bikers From Hell
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5.12a  
8Fight for Life
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5.12a  
9Heaven Can Wait
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5.9  
10Cleft Palate
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5.11a  
11Milk Run
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5.7  
 Twin Owls 
13Tighter Squeeze
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5.8 * 
14Twister
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5.10b 1
15Peaches and Cream
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5.11c  
16Rip Curl and Epitaph
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5.12a  
17Crack of Fear
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5.10d 1
18Central Chimney
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5.8 *** 
19Anaconda
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5.13c *** 
20Silly Putty (West Owl Direct)
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5.12a  
21Coyote
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5.12b  
22Tiger's Tooth
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5.9 3
23Tilted Mitten
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5.8  
24Wolf's Tooth5.9 ***1
25Prow
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5.10c  
 The Book 
27The Cavity
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5.10a 1
28Osiris5.7 ***5
29Femp
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5.9 2
30Kite Slab
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5.11d  
31J Crack5.10a ***7
32Loose Ends
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5.9 2
33Pear Buttress5.8 ***2
34Stretch Marks
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5.11a 1
35Thinstone
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5.9  
36Fat City
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5.10c 1
37Fat City Crack5.10c ***2
38The 44
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5.10c  
39HIgh Plains Drifter
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5.10b  
40Frisky Puppies
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5.12b  
41George's Tree
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5.9 1
42Cheap Date Variation Finish
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5.10b ***1
 Pear Buttress 
44Gina's Surprise
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5.4 1
45East Slabs
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5.6  
46Northern Lights
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5.10d  
47Right Dihedral
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5.9 1
48Heavenly Journey
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5.10b  
49Fat-Bottomed Groove
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5.10d  
50The Whole Thing
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5.10a  
51Slippage
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5.9  
52Trippage
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5.10b  
53Root of All Evil and Sibling Rivalry
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5.9  
54Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe
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5.6 6
55L' Chaim5.7 **2
 Sundance Buttress 
57The Nose
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5.10b  
58Idiot Wind
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5.10b 2
59Turnkorner
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5.10b 1
60Mr President
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5.10d  
61Bonzo and Chain of Command
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5.11a  
 Other Buttresses 
63Batman and Robin
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5.6 6
64Tennis Shoe Tango
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5.6 1
65(The 37th Cog in) Melvin's Wheel5.8 ***2
66Conad's aka Conan's Gonads5.9 ***3
67Cackle Crack5.8 ***1
68Rooster Tail5.9 **1
69Yosemite Crack5.9 **1
70Clown Time Is Over5.9 ***1
71Mainliner
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5.9 ***1

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