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Schultz's Ridge

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Are You Hard Enough? S 
Bikini Beach Party T 
Burden of Dreams T 
Caught at the Lip S 
Crystalline Passage S 
Demon's Delight T 
Dreams of Thailand S 
Gidget Goes to Yosemite S 
Hooter Alert S 
Just Do Me S 
Moratorium, The T 
New Suede Shoes S 
Proud Snapper T 
Psycho Bitch T 
Second Thoughts T 
Superstem S 
Warm Up Crack T 

Schultz's Ridge  

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Shultz's Ridge is a great cragging area and home to the classic Moratorium (11b).

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Schultz's Ridge:
Bikini Beach Party   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Crystalline Passage   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Proud Snapper   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
Demon's Delight   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 4 pitches   
Superstem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Moratorium   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches   
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First pitch of Moratorium

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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By Johnny Y
From: California
Apr 25, 2013
For Dan and Jerry's Playground approach, Supertopo says park at the 2nd and smaller of the two dirt pullouts, we did and ended up going up some drainage across the road (probably for Endless Summer Wall) and went too high. On the way back we followed the trail down from Just Do Me and popped out at the PAVED pullout just ~20m before our small dirt pullout.

The paved pullout is shy of 1.8 miles west of Camp 4 and the faint trailhead starts on the east end of the pullout close to a water pipe. Great area to go for a rest day.
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