Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Rick Thompson, Carl Samples 1994
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Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Apr 22, 2013
Admins: Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson

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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.

Shorter climbers might find the opening moves to be the crux and taller climbers might think this one is quite soft for the grade, especially considering the route to the right is only graded 12b. 

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

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8 bolts to bolted anchor.