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Ralph & Bob's 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ralph Craford & Bob Baker, 1977
Season: Faces S.E.
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 13, 2007
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Ralph & Bobs

Description 

An OK climb, but less traveled at least- no lines here. The climb has some variety and also has pretty good gear opportunity, but is not a classic splitter or corner that the gorge is so well known for.
Climb the crack system to a ledge with small trees and gear (belay optional) the continue on a wide crack to the top, or go left and climb a harder crack (5.9) to finish. The alternate finish was by J. Bronaugh & T. Freezel, '89.


Location 

From the approach, arriving below the Cruisemaster dihedral, go left out around a blunt corner and come into a left-facing Open-Book corner with some cracks a meter or so apart.


Protection 

Rack to a #4 camalot and enough slings to run the pitches together.



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By Chris Chaney
From: Arvada, Colorado
Feb 14, 2007

Beware the sand!