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Ritz Cracker 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rick Fairtrace, Scott Jones 1985
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Submitted By: Sam Stephens on Jan 26, 2010

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Description 

One of the coolest easy splitter cracks in the NRG. Looks like someone just grabbed the rock and pulled it apart. Starts in a hand/fat hand crack and goes up a slabby to vertical face with the crack narrowing to fingers at the top. From here, you can either build an anchor on the ledge with horizontals above the big Hueco and bring up your second, or you can place a piece, sling it long and cruise the short but beautiful dihedral to the top.

Location 

About 100 yards past Springboard and Triple Treat climbers right.

Protection 

Single #3-.5 for the first part and some nuts and maybe a small cam for the second part. Small cams to build an anchor on the ledge if you want to do this in 2 pitches. Two bolt anchor at the top.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron working his way up Ritz Cracker
Aaron working his way up Ritz Cracker
Rock Climbing Photo: The beautiful Ritz Cracker
BETA PHOTO: The beautiful Ritz Cracker
Rock Climbing Photo: From the P2 belay.  This route can be done as one ...
From the P2 belay. This route can be done as one ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Short second pitch of Ritz.
Short second pitch of Ritz.
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron jamming on Ritz Cracker
Aaron jamming on Ritz Cracker

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