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Ridicullissima 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Kevin Bein and Vern Clevenger, 1977
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Submitted By: Mr. Malloc on Nov 17, 2006

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Bill Lucia pulling the first crux

Description 

Your best bet is to do this as one pitch from the ground to the Grand Traverse ledge.

Bear gently left from the Directississima start until you come up to the ledge that some books recommend belaying from (I don't - this belay sucks!). From this ledge there is an obvious crack, 5 feet to the left of Doubleissima and 3 feet to the right of the hand traverse of Directissima. Follow a beautiful arching line, almost to the Directissima arete and then back towards the left side of the Doubleissima face.

Location 

Start is the same as Doubleissima.

Protection 

Trad gear, regular rack. Gear is as good as you want, if you don't get pumped.


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By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Jun 14, 2009

Easily the best non-roofy 'hard' route I've done at the Gunks. The rock is absolutely stellar, the moves are challenging and the gear is plentiful. This & Doublissima are absolute must-do routes.

I believe this is the line that Todd Swain refers to as "Triplissima", though he calls that 5.11-, R, which is a bit over the top for this line.
By David Wilkerson
From: Rockville, MD
Jun 18, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Ridicullisma is also the second pitch for Enduro Man.
By paulmadry
Aug 1, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

It felt more obvious and easier that Directissima,, but that's just me.
By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Apr 2, 2011

Tripleissima, I believe, starts on this route but goes directly between Ridiculissima and Doubleissima.
By Dan Flynn
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From: MA
Sep 18, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Direct start (5.8+ in grey dick) doesn't protect as well as doublissima start, but keeps the rope drag down.

Also, in the route sorting this should be left (above) Directississima.
By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Jun 23, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

P1 as described in grey Williams is PG13/R. You get a solid #1 C4 about 3/4 up and then have a significant run up to your next piece over 5.8 ground. Other than that, the rest of the route protects beautifully. I built a bomber anchor on the ledge with 3 tricams (brown, red and pink) in the horizontal crack at the back. I left my #3 C4 on the ground and didn't regret it; could've placed it but not necessary.

The 2nd crux moves are beautiful, pumpy and steep.