Cloudripper is a great hike with a great view of the palisades. I tried to summit from the north, but ultimately got cliffed out and decided to turn around. It was pretty sketchy climbing back down, and I vowed to be more careful. A few weeks later, summited from the much easier second class route from the east. Always turn around if it seems too sketchy, the mountain will still be there!

Seemed like the right shoot, perhaps we took a wrong turn
Looking back on Cloudripper, we vowed to be back
Ari atop Vagabond Peak, another bonus of climbing from this direction.
Looking across at Cloudripper
Great view of the palisades
Atop Cloudripper
Beautiful lake on the hike down