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Rat Race - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 3.92/5 Average Rating : 3.92 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (34)
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Pro to 4" with anchor on top.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.17/5
  Rock Quality 3.92/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

This climb is left of the right arete in the crack on the corner. Climb straight up along the crack to the roof and negotiate the roof.

The guidebook gives it two stars and says it's worth finding out. The climb is kind of a ladder that get's interesting and fun at the roof, but is probably fun as either a simple warm-up or beginning trad route.

Submitted by: maculated on 2002-05-12
Views: 3300
Route ID: 11263

34 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: mwm88 on 2013-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A hard 5.7

This was a great climb, but the roof was very difficult for me. It made me realize how much I need to develop my crack climbing technique. 4 inch protection is much larger than what you actually need.

Added: 2013-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: aliasptr on 2011-01-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Climbed with Jacob

Top roped with extension, used hex to protect roof move.

Added: 2011-02-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: kgriest on 2011-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Easy Roof

super fun easy climb with a couple fun moves on the roof

Added: 2011-02-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2010-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice little roof

The roof was a little bit intimidating, but after placing two pieces (being extra cautious) the move passed it was not difficult. Awesome climb.

Added: 2010-11-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: losinghand on 2010-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent climb - roof looks intimidating but is easy.

Despite the 5.7 rating - I was a bit intimidated to lead this due to the roof looking a bit imposing. The roof is actually quite manageable - and everything protects well. I didn't use anything large (Despite the book saying pro to 5 inches) - I think my largest piece was a C4 #2 right on the roof section. Pair of bolts and chains to rap off from the top.

Added: 2010-03-29

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