A little history:
"Ginger Cracks has only one bolt on the whole climb (a 1/4-inch
spinner protecting the thin-face crux moves), all natural-pro belays,
and the descent is a combination of scrambling, downclimbing and
rapping off of non-bolted anchors."
In 2001 Guillame Dargaud writes:
"And as a last route, we went back to the area of Crimson Chrysalis to
do Ginger Crack, a true trad crack with a scary layback off a huge
flake on the first pitch, plenty of gear stuck in the cracks, missing
belays and just the one old rusty bolt to protect the 5.9 crux."
Last weekend I was a bit surprised to see 3 bolts on the crux pitch of
Ginger Cracks. There is one about 30' above the 3rd belay. The
original Urioste bolt remains at the crux, and there is a new one 3'
Both of the new bolts are 5-piece 3/8" and should pull easily with a
Also, the first four belays each sport 2 bolts.
Does anyone know if the protection bolts were added with the
permission of the FA?