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Ralph's Revenge 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Jun 22, 2007
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Description 

One of the best climbs at its grade in White Rock.
Scramble onto the shelf, and stem up the clean obvious dihedral with the 1" crack in the back. Up high, the crack turns into a pod below a small roof- turn this with pro, in a finger crack. Alternatively you can escape right to the Adam Ant anchors (easiest) or left to the Flesh-Eating Gnats anchors.


Location 

Obvious open book right of Flesh Eating Gnats and left of Adam Ant.


Protection 

Standard Rack of cams and nuts up to 2". Some may want doubles of the #0.75 camalot.
2-bolt anchor.



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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I gave this a "plus" rating because for the inexperienced trad leader, getting good pro can be a bit challenging. Not to say it doesn't have good pro, it's just not as straightforward as some other climbs. I went left near the roof and over to the anchors for Flesh Eating Gnats. It's definitely run-out at that point, but everything you need is there. You can fit in a small piece (tips size) if you want, or, if you don't have that size (like me) you can just keep going. Excellent climb though!

By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Apr 8, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

The pro seemed fine to me, though as with many cracks here, cams take a little extra thought to place because the cracks are pretty rough. I gave it a 5.9+ rating simply because it seems harder than most White Rock 5.9s...