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Ralph's Revenge 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ralph Menikoff
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Jun 22, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Bill Geist in the thick of it on Ralph's Revenge. ...


One of the best cracks of the grade in White Rock.
Scramble onto the shelf, and stem up the clean dihedral with the 1" crack in the back. Up high, the crack turns into a pod, then turn a small roof. Alternatively you can escape right to the Adam Ant anchors (easiest) or left to the Flesh-Eating Gnats anchors.


Obvious open book right of Flesh Eating Gnats and left of Adam Ant.


Standard Rack of cams and nuts up to 2". Some may want doubles of the #0.75 camalot.
2-bolt anchor.

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I gave this a "plus" rating because for the inexperienced trad leader, getting good pro can be a bit challenging. Not to say it doesn't have good pro, it's just not as straightforward as some other climbs. I went left near the roof and over to the anchors for Flesh Eating Gnats. It's definitely run-out at that point, but everything you need is there. You can fit in a small piece (tips size) if you want, or, if you don't have that size (like me) you can just keep going. Excellent climb though!
By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Apr 8, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The pro seemed fine to me, though as with many cracks here, cams take a little extra thought to place because the cracks are pretty rough. I gave it a 5.9+ rating simply because it seems harder than most White Rock 5.9s...

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