Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Carl Samples 1994
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Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Apr 22, 2013
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, 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.


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


8 bolts to bolted anchor.


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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…
Joseph DeGaetano   Fayetteville, WV but curren…
You is weak son @Pnelson/Camhead! Mar 4, 2018