All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge… > New River Gorge… > Fern Buttress > 8) Ritz Cracker Area
5.12a YDS 7a+ French 25 Ewbanks VIII+ UIAA 25 ZA E5 6a British
Avg: 2.8 from 47 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Tom Isaacson, Steve Jones, 1992|
|Page Views:||2,206 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Jun 29, 2008|
|Admins:||Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson|
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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. Park regulations prohibit all drone use over the boundaries without a permit.
Climb up some easy rock to clip the first bolt. Pass the bolt on the left and make a tricky thin move to gain a left facing flake. Continue up the flake to large jugs in under the overhang. Clip the bolt and pull over the roof to gain a great hold on the left (crux). Continue up and right over a very moderate face on good holds to reach the shuts. This is a great route for someone breaking into the 5.12 grade, more like 5.11d. Bolts are very well placed.