Elevation: 1,654 ft
GPS: 38.06, -81.065 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dan Petty on May 31, 2010
Admins: Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
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Description

This area contains a good concentration of 5.9 to 5.11 trad routes, with a few moderates and some sport routes.

Getting There

Ritz Cracker Area can be reached from the left by passing Orchard Buttress. Ritz Cracker is a very pronounced splitter crack approximately 200 ft. right of Grand Space.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at 8) Ritz Cracker Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Goofer's Retreat
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
S&M
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 140
Ritz Cracker
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Crescenta
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 67
New Tricks for the Old Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Surge Complex
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Grand Space
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Pleasure and Pain
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Morning Dew
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Jug Rash
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Goofer's Retreat
 32
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
S&M
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ritz Cracker
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Crescenta
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
New Tricks for the Old Dog
 67
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Surge Complex
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Grand Space
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Pleasure and Pain
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Morning Dew
 46
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jug Rash
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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