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Ralph & Bob's 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ralph Craford & Bob Baker, 1977
Season: Faces S.E.
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 13, 2007

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I love Ralph and Bob's


An OK climb, but less traveled at least- no lines here. The climb has some variety and also has pretty good gear opportunity, but is not a classic splitter or corner that the gorge is so well known for.
Climb the crack system to a ledge with small trees and gear (belay optional) the continue on a wide crack to the top, or go left and climb a harder crack (5.9) to finish. The alternate finish was by J. Bronaugh & T. Freezel, '89.


From the approach, arriving below the Cruisemaster dihedral, go left out around a blunt corner and come into a left-facing Open-Book corner with some cracks a meter or so apart.


Rack to a #4 camalot and enough slings to run the pitches together.

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By Kevin Lowe
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 7, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Would be a much better climb if it wasn't covered in dirt for the entire first pitch. Great view from top of first pitch and a surprise friend in the rock right below the roof
By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Feb 14, 2007

Beware the sand!
By Andrew G
From: Silver Spring, MD
Apr 30, 2014

I did the first pitch as a warm-up while I was waiting to get on Autumn. It was not an enjoyable climb. My follower agreed.
By EthanC
Oct 19, 2015

There are bolted anchors here, but if you plan to TR this bring some rope to extend them, they are set back about 10 feet from the end of the climb.
By Rick Lewis
From: Indianapolis, IN
Nov 7, 2016

First pitch of this is great, if sandy, Second pitch is worthless, save your time and effort and just rap down from the nicely bolted P1 belay.
By James Gurian
May 8, 2017

One of the worst routes I've ever climbed. Without the tree it's probably harder than 5.7. I used the tree.

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