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My brother coming up third on Ritz
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. Rap from slings
About 100 yards past Springboard and Triple Treat climbers right.
Single #3-.5 for the first part and some nuts and maybe a small cam for the second part. Don't forget gear to build an anchor!
BETA PHOTO: The beautiful Ritz Cracker
|By Felix Duvallet|
Mar 27, 2012
This climb can be done in one pitch with a 60m rope if you are careful about rope drag.
May 1, 2013
The so-called 'first pitch' is probably 5.8. The thin crack ramping up out right is the business.
Also, there is a 2 bolt anchor at the top of p2. P1 has a nest of slings around a lone tree -- do the poor thing favor and continue up to the bolted anchor on this route or Goofer's Retreat, to the left.