All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Fern Buttress > 8) Ritz Cracker Area
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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Tom Howard, Rick Thompson (1985)|
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|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Oct 7, 2007|
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Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details
All of the crags within the New River Gorge proper are on national parklands, and drone use is prohibited here. There has been some discussion about places to launch drones that are not on park property, and then flying them over the gorge. This is super poor form; don't do it.
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!
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.