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Shultz's Ridge is a great cragging area and home to the classic Moratorium (11b).
There are two dirt pullouts on the left side of the road just under two miles west of Camp 4. Park at the first one for the Moratorium, and the second one for most other routes. Cross the street and follow generally good trails through the woods to the wall. The Moratorium approach is steeper and longer than guidebooks make it out to be (allow 15-25 minutes of hiking time).
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Warm Up Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Bikini Beach Party 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, Sport, 100'
Proud Snapper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Crystalline Passage 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
New Suede Shoes 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Just Do Me 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Are You Hard Enough? 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Superstem 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Demon's Delight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, 4 pitches
The Moratorium 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches
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The Moratorium 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Schultz's Ridge
The Moratorium is three (sometimes four) pitches of technical and powerful stemming and jamming up a steep, right-facing corner system at the base of El Cap. It serves as a great approach to the classic "East Buttress" as they finish and start within a few meters of one another, but because the climbing is of such a different nature (that is, East Buttress being much easier, wandering, and adventurous), the Moratorium is perhaps better as a stand-alone climb. The corner is easily identified on S...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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