Lumpy Ridge/The Needles Climber's Log

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Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 6, 2020 7:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2020

Great day in the park.  Sucess!

First time hiking at this part of RMNP, beautiful area with some interesting rock formations. Great views of Estes Park and many peaks in the park.


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2016 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

LUMPY!!!!  Sucess!

kor's flake, stiff 5.7, was a rough start to my lumpy career, but it'll do nothing to discourage me from returning many, many times over the years. hopefully it's not going the way of eldo(overcrowded).


Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Jun 5, 2015 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2015

Summited West Sundance  Sucess!

Bushwacked up the north slope to the summit with Nelson. Longer day than we'd planned on. Beautiful day-great view!!


ashish - Feb 12, 2015 12:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014

Batman Pinnacle & Batman Rock  Sucess!

via Batman & Robin


16herdmanr - Feb 8, 2015 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2014

Fun  Sucess!

Good place to go off trail and climb around on the rocks.


Sjboatwright - Jun 15, 2013 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

Off Path Scrambles   Sucess!

Before summiting my climbing party free climbed several large rock formations to keep things interesting. What a ridge!


Diggler - Oct 1, 2012 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Great climbing!  Sucess!

•Root of All Evil - Sibling Rivalry (“5.9-“)
7.25.’12, w/ Faith; led both pitches; Initial ‘approach’ crack (getting TO roof)@ least the way we went, definitely the crux- .10 a/b, I’d say. Roof I’d call .9; fun! Face fun, & skinny bolts + 20’ -> 30’ run-outs made things somewhat thought-provoking! Great intro climb to Lumpy!

•Loose Ends (5.9)
7.26.’12, w/ Faith; P1 tough! Broke into 2 parts, as strenuous! F led “P2 (as per Green’s CO guide).” Initial section tough too, P3 dihedral FUN (reminded me of White Punks on Dope (Needles) dihedral). Cave weird & tough! Thought I’d pulled my quad! Excellent climb & day! Tough climb!


Kiefer - Jun 13, 2011 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

...with west and middle "Gemstones"  Sucess!

Scrambled up this at the end of a long, grueling day which started with scrambling up middle Gem Peak and West Gem Peak followed by circumnavigating Lumpy.
Ungodly hot. Great views!


MattK - Dec 23, 2010 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

With Dark Mountain  Sucess!

Head up and over The Needles and then over to Dark. Wanted to head up McGregor, put an injured Achilles started acting up so called it a day. Wonderful seclusion on a beautiful November day.


noahs213 - Nov 23, 2010 7:14 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

Great area


mtndonkey - Jul 1, 2010 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Batman Rock  Sucess!

Climbed Batman & Robin on the first day and something else that was 6 pitches and 5.7 but can't recall the name of it on our second day in the park. Beautiful area and tons of great climbing.


JoeyBagoDonuts - Jun 8, 2010 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010

White Whale  Sucess!

My introductory climb to Lumpy Ridge. Awesome rock and stellar views. I'll be headed back for more hiking, bouldering and climbing soon.


heather14 - Aug 16, 2009 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Two fun climbs & many more to go  Sucess!

8/8/09 Magical Chrome-Plated.... - First climb at Lumpy and really enjoyed it.

8/16/09 Batman & Robin - A pretty fun 5.6 climb. We were going to add on a route on Batman Rock, but the clouds were moving in.


Dropmo40 - Dec 7, 2008 11:32 pm

bat and rob  Sucess!

good climb topped pinnacle rappel and finished the next short little face> thanks for the gear that was left in a great place, it was fresh clean solid, but no thanks to the fools behind us that stole the gear cause they thought we forgot it, found out it wasnt ours and walked away w/ it


kavak - Dec 2, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

West Ridge Route  Sucess!

We hiked in snow to some false summits each time finding a higher one. The third one was the charm. There is no end to the rock scrambling that can be done on this ridge let alone the technical routes.


wyomtman - Nov 26, 2008 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1999

Climbed Stuff???  Sucess!

Can't remember any of the routes but it was a great area with good rock, scary free solo with Jerry (that was dumb)!


sshankle - Aug 19, 2008 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Batman & Robin  Sucess!

I climbed this with other Memphis Mountaineers, Paul and Sam, after a freak summer storm cancelled out plans for higher in RMNP. Nice Route!


cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

couple different route  Sucess!

Played around here a bit. Enjoyed a funky 5.7 chimney route on one of the features...can't remember the name of the feature or route.


tomlauren - Jun 15, 2008 10:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Sundance Gully Route to The Needles  Sucess!

From the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead, hiked the Sundance Gully Route to the top of the highest needle. I was expecting the gully to be a class 2 thrash/scramble, but there was a class 1+ climbers trail up the entire gully. The top of the gully is a really neat place to be - lots of rock and gnarled trees.


joegrim - Feb 24, 2008 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

Scramble up to West Gemstone  Sucess!

Climbed this fun summit with my wife and a couple other friends. I've also written a trip report attached to the Lumpy Ridge page.

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