Lumpy Ridge

Climbs 58 – 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.

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

Rock Climbing Colorado (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
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  
13Tighter Squeeze5.8 * 
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  
22Tiger's Tooth5.9 1
23Tilted Mitten5.8  
26The Cavity5.10a  
27Osiris5.7 ***4
28Femp5.9 2
29Kite Slab5.11d  
30J Crack5.10a ***2
31Loose Ends5.9 2
32Pear Buttress5.8 ***1
33Stretch Marks5.11a 1
35Fat City5.10c 1
36Fat City Crack5.10c ***1
37The 445.10c  
38HIgh Plains Drifter5.10b  
39Frisky Puppies5.12b  
40George's Tree5.9 1
41Cheap Date Variation Finish 5.10b ***1
43Gina's Surprise5.4 1
44East Slabs5.6  
45Northern Lights5.10d  
46Right Dihedral5.9  
47Heavenly Journey5.10b  
48Fat-Bottomed Groove5.10d  
49The Whole Thing5.10a  
52Root of All Evil and Sibling Rivalry5.9  
53Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe5.6 3
54L' Chaim5.7 **1
56The Nose5.10b  
57Idiot Wind5.10b 1
59Mr President5.10d  
60Bonzo and Chain of Command5.11a  
62Batman and Robin5.6 4
63Tennis Shoe Tango5.6 1
64(The 37th Cog in) Melvin's Wheel5.8 ***2
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