Lumpy Ridge, Estes Park

Technically part of Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge is less alpine rock than fantastic multipitch cragging. Compact granite, distinguished by flaring cracks, gives Lumpy its own feel on the Front Range. Relatively few bolts and mostly multi-pitch routes, Lumpy requires a competent climber to get on its longer, bigger routes. The rewards, though, are many: great climbing, an epic view of Longs Peak to the south, and moderate classics in the mountains.

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Rob Coppolillo

Rob Coppolillo

Certified AMGA/IFMGA rock, alpine, and ski guide. Rob is the owner of Vetta Mountain Guides

Rob Coppolillo holds rock, alpine, and ski certifications through the American Mountain Guides Association and was the 97th American to earn IFMGA certification. He's also a co-author of The Mountain Guide Manual (Falcon, 2017) and countless magazine articles. He splits time between Boulder, Colorado; and Chamonix, France.

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