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Ralph & Bob's 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 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


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.


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.


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

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By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Feb 14, 2007

Beware the sand!
By Andrew G
Apr 30, 2014

I did the first pitch as a warm-up while I was waiting to get on Autumn. It was not an enjoyable climb. My follower agreed.
By EthanC
Oct 19, 2015

There are bolted anchors here, but if you plan to TR this bring some rope to extend them, they are set back about 10 feet from the end of the climb.

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