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Shared By: Zander Göpfert on May 16, 2018
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Description

An area that has seen more recent development in Smuggs sport climbing. This generally refers to the rock bands to the right of Elephant's Head Buttress near the winter route Ragnarock.

Getting There

Park and hike as for Elephant's Head Buttress. While hiking the scree field up to Elephant's Head, trend right to work around a cliff with Minimahout, Mensch, and Jormungand, three sport climbs established by Travis Peckham and Seth Maciejowski in 2017. This will bring you to the ice climbing mecca that is the Ragnarock area. Just beyond this area is a smattering of sport climbs from 5.10 to 5.12+.

Route from left to right:

Small buttress left of Ragnarock:
Minimahout (5.11c)
Mensch (5.11d)
Jormungand (5.12b)

Just right of Ragnarock:
Fragglissima (5.11a)
Too Big to Fail (Project)
Secret Chord (5.12d)

Lower Wall, 200 feet right:
Heady Topper/Tradster
Better Living Through Chemistry
Slip n Slide
Salt the Snake

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Ragnarock

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport 3 pitches
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