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Ripple - WI3

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Bring some screws and a 70m rope if you want to do the climb in one pitch.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.60/5
  Rock Quality 3.75/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

This is probably the most climbed waterfall in Alaska, and definately the finest looking route in the canyon. Located about one and a half miles up the canyon on the south side, it seems to almost always be in great condition. The gorgeous blue ice seems to always be thick, consolidated and never hollow or candlesticked. Climb the 25 foot lower curtain to reach a sloping ledge and a set of belay bolts on the right, or an excellent tree on the left. The upper pitch climbs a series of steep bulges and steps for about 130 feet to the top. There are bolt anchors on both sides of the notch at the top that make it possible to lead the entire route in one pitch, but it takes all of the rope, and exposes the belayer to the fall line of dislodged dinner plates and ice splinters. Rappell from the bolts.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2007-05-16
Views: 794
Route ID: 31633

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ticklistjunkie on 2006-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars cool

super fun

Added: 2007-04-19

Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rockslide1 on 2007-01-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ripple

long route

Added: 2007-03-17

Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: trebork2 on 2007-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Ripple

Great climb. Nice and long. Nice to have the bolts at the top. It was very fat and is still developing

Added: 2007-01-12

Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: faust on 2005-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ultra (Crowded) Classic

This is a great and massive climb. I've was on it several times during my first season, usually following more experienced partners but once leading the second pitch. The intial (~50 ft?) steep curtain leads to a bolted belay on the right. The middle third of the climb is low angle, WI2, rolling stuff . . . after which the ice steepens up again for the last bit. Bolted belay at the top.

Added: 2006-12-08

Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barclayroeder on 2005-11-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ripple

really fun. bring two sixty meters ropes to rap the whole route

Added: 2006-11-13

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