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The Rat Roof - 5.11c

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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7 bolts and chains
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Starts to the right of the large roof. Start on the overhung jugs and follow the bolts up to the lay back and beyond to the roof traverse. You'll be too busy to smell the rat shit. Honest.

Submitted by: maiorlive on 2005-05-16
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Route ID: 66651

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: boethius61 on 2009-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun but dangerous!

This is a fantastic route with unique and varied moves ruined by terrible bolt placement. Situated well for clipping but terrifyingly bad for protection. If you fall you will either end up suspended in space with no way to return to the route (the better fall) or you will do a sideways spinning - slide and bounce (the painful falls). Even top-roping it is dicey, I belayed as two climbers got smacked. Too bad too, there were better/safer bolting options. Forgive the bolter though, apparently it was his first route. Wear your lid! Oh, and there used to be three big jugs among the rat poo for a rest . . . now there are two - sorry :( .

Highly recommended if you are solid at 11c, but if 11c is your limit I recommend skipping it.

Added: 2009-09-21

Red Point Red Point ascent by: wrock on 2005-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

There are huge piles of drooping rat droppings right beside the layback crux of this route. Literally. You'll have so much fun on it you won't even notice they're there. I sh** you not.

Witnessed by: Jen, Sheldon, Yin
Added: 2005-05-15