Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Carl Samples 1994
Page Views: 956 total · 14/month
Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Apr 22, 2013
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Ruchert Motion is an excellent slabby testpiece that will test both your finger strength and edging ability. Definitely save this one for a cold, crisp day.

After figuring out the devious opening moves, intricate edging, pockets, and high stepping gradually builds to the crux around the 4th bolt: an ultra low-percentage rightward traverse toward a seam. There are several ways to do this, but about all of them will frustrate you in finding a critical right foot while holding onto quarter-pad slimpers. From the crux, continue with several more moves that you can definitely mess up before reaching the security of a finger crack.

Location

Between Spiderwand/Wham Bam... and Burning Calves.

Protection

8 bolts to bolted anchor.

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Pnelson    
This is a super good route, especially for folks who enjoy crimps and face climbing. However, I personally thought it was quite a bit harder than the guidebook implies it is when it says this is "light" in the grade. It is also NOT a purely footwork-oriented slab climb. You've got to bear down on some seriously tiny holds with no feet! Mar 4, 2018
Joseph DeGaetano
Fayetteville, WV but curren…
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Joseph DeGaetano   Fayetteville, WV but curren…
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You is weak son @Pnelson/Camhead! Mar 4, 2018