All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Fern Buttress > 8) Ritz Cracker Area
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|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Tom Isaacson, Jeanette Helfrich 1991|
|Page Views:||755 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Jake Jones on Aug 29, 2013|
|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.
This is a generously bolted line that runs up gently overhanging rock. Thin moves to start, the crux is near or just after the first bolt, depending on how tall you are so stick-clipping the first is prudent if this is your limit. The movement is good, and the difficulty eases up quite a bit a little over halfway up, as the route becomes vertical, then less than vertical toward the anchors. Crimp, stem, reach, drop your knees and twist your hips to get through this one.
Downstream from Star Trek Wall. From Star Trek wall, follow the cliff, passing a high roof and the obvious line Crescenta, until you reach two bolted lines. The left line is Morning Dew, the right is New Tricks. If you reach the gorgeous and obvious splitter that is Ritz Cracker, you have gone too far. If you're coming from the other direction, you will of course pass Ritz Cracker to reach New Tricks.
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