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This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Princess Arch

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Ripp-Off 5.6 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Tom Seibert, Ellen Seibert, Bob Hill, Gene Hancock in 1975
Length: 45ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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The classic dihedral mentioned in the introduction. Layback the sandbagged start, then pull over the deceptively easy overhang near the top.
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5.8- (7 votes)

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Submitted by: MikeWilkinson
Date: Jul 20th, 2019


haas said on April 18th, 2005
5.6 my ass
Huggybone said on November 29th, 2006
This was the first climb I did in the RRG
Dman said on December 30th, 2008
kind of dirty
G-rock said on March 1st, 2009
not worth the trouble
The Sherpa said on June 23rd, 2009
Dirty and hard for 5.6. Still worth doing.
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2009
Can't believe this on-line guide gives this route only 1 *. Should be 2 or 3. This was my first roped climb -- back in 1980 or 81. As I recall, the old guide book that we had back then rated it 5.4. And I see above someone said they tink it's harder than 5.6. That guidebook had pretty stiff ratings.
MikeWilkinson said on June 17th, 2019
Great climb overall. Description is spot on: some try hard down low with big gear gives way to unexpectedly easy moves to the top out. Takes gear where you need it to. A bit sandy in spots but get over it. Warm up on golden fleece, climb this, and then hike over to half moon and do full moon for an excellent adventure climbing day.