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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'
Consensus:  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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Short second pitch of Ritz.

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. Build an anchor on the ledge with horizontals above the big Hueco, bring up your second 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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My brother coming up third on Ritz
My brother coming up third on Ritz
The beautiful Ritz Cracker
BETA PHOTO: The beautiful Ritz Cracker
From the P2 belay.  This route can be done as one ...
From the P2 belay. This route can be done as one ...

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