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Ritz Cracker Area

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Beech, Beeech, Beeeech! T 
Crescenta T 
Fire and Waste T 
Goofer's Retreat T 
Jacuzzi Bop T 
Jug Rash T 
Morning Dew S 
New Tricks for the Old Dog S 
Pleasure and Pain T 
Ritz Cracker T 
S&M T 
Surge Complex T 
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Ritz Cracker Area Rock Climbing 

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This area contains a good concentration of 5.9 to 5.11 trad routes, with a few moderates and some sport routes.

Getting There 

Ritz Cracker Area can be reached from the left by passing Orchard Buttress. Ritz Cracker is a very pronounced splitter crack approximately 200 ft. right of Grand Space.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ritz Cracker Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ritz Cracker Area:
Ritz Cracker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
Goofer's Retreat   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Crescenta   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
New Tricks for the Old Dog   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Morning Dew   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Jug Rash   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 70'   
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Featured Route For Ritz Cracker Area
Rock Climbing Photo: My brother coming up third on Ritz

Ritz Cracker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Ritz Cracker Area
One of the coolest easy splitter cracks in the NRG. Looks like someone just grabbed the rock and pulled it apart. Starts in a hand/fat hand crack and goes up a slabby to vertical face with the crack narrowing to fingers at the top. From here, you can either build an anchor on the ledge with horizontals above the big Hueco and bring up your second, or you can place a piece, sling it long and cruise the short but beautiful dihedral to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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