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Routes in Ritz Cracker Area

A Wild Hair T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Beech, Beeech, Beeeech! T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crescenta T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fire and Waste T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Goofer's Retreat T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jacuzzi Bop T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jug Rash T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Morning Dew S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
New Tricks for the Old Dog S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pleasure and Pain T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ritz Cracker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
S&M T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Surge Complex T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Weight, The T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Tom Howard, Rick Thompson (1985)
Page Views: 2,243 total, 18/month
Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Oct 7, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

Climb the left facing corner to the roof. Traverse left under the roof to a stance. Head straight up into a left facing corner to the top. Use some long slings on the traverse to avoid drag. The upper portion is not hard, but incredibly fun! Do this route, it's awesome!

Location

If you're walking in from Fayette Station Rd parking, you'll pass Orchard Wall and the classic splitter Springboard to get there. If you rap in near Star Trek or take the Fern Creek ladders in, follow the cliff and head downstream. It's one of the most obvious lines you will see.

Protection

Heavier on the hands to thin hands pieces. A standard rack otherwise will work fine. Bolted anchor at top.

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Andrew G
Silver Spring, MD
  5.10a
Andrew G   Silver Spring, MD
  5.10a
Really fun route! The crux comes about 30 feet up as the corner arches left and the feet get very thin for a few moves. Great gear the whole way though. Sep 21, 2015