All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Fern Buttress > 8) Ritz Cracker Area
Avg: 3.3 from 93 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Rick Fairtrace, Scott Jones 1985|
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|Shared By:||Sam Stephens on Jan 26, 2010|
|Admins:||Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones|
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.
One of the coolest easy splitter cracks in the NRG. Looks like someone just grabbed the rock and pulled it apart. Starts in a hand/fat hand crack and goes up a slabby to vertical face with the crack narrowing to fingers at the top. From here, you can either build an anchor on the ledge with horizontals above the big Hueco and bring up your second, or you can place a piece, sling it long and cruise the short but beautiful dihedral to the top.