Lumpy Ridge

Climbs 56 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 2688m a.s.l – Faces S

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.

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

Guidebooks
Rock Climbing Colorado (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 CRESCENT WALL 
2Poultry in Motion5.11d
3Crescent Arch5.11c
4Finger Lickin Good5.11a
5Pressure Drop5.11a
6Strategic Arms5.11d
7Lycra Bikers From Hell5.12a
8Fight for Life5.12a
9Heaven Can Wait5.9
10Cleft Palate5.11a
11Milk Run5.7
 TWIN OWLS 
13Tighter Squeeze5.8 *
14Twister5.10b
15Peaches and Cream5.11c
16Rip Curl and Epitaph5.12a
17Crack of Fear5.10d
18Central Chimney5.8 ***
19Anaconda5.13c ***
20Silly Putty (West Owl Direct)5.12a
21Coyote5.12b
22Tiger's Tooth5.9
23Tilted Mitten5.8
24Prow5.10c
 THE BOOK 
26The Cavity5.10a
27Osiris5.7 ***
28Femp5.9
29Kite Slab5.11d
30J Crack5.10a ***
31Loose Ends5.9
32Pear Buttress5.8 ***
33Stretch Marks5.11a
34Thinstone5.9
35Fat City5.10c
36The 445.10c
37HIgh Plains Drifter5.10b
38Frisky Puppies5.12b
39George's Tree5.9
 PEAR BUTTRESS 
41Gina's Surprise5.4
42East Slabs5.6
43Northern Lights5.10d
44Right Dihedral5.9
45Heavenly Journey5.10b
46Fat-Bottomed Groove5.10d
47The Whole Thing5.10a
48Slippage5.9
49Trippage5.10b
50Root of All Evil and Sibling Rivalry5.9
51Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe5.6
52L' Chaim5.7 **
 SUNDANCE BUTTRESS 
54The Nose5.10b
55Idiot Wind5.10b
56Turnkorner5.10b
57Mr President5.10d
58Bonzo and Chain of Command5.11a
 OTHER BUTTRESSES 
60Batman and Robin5.6
61Tennis Shoe Tango5.6
62(The 37th Cog in) Melvin's Wheel5.8 ***
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