Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Rat Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Arraignment, The T 
Bad Lizards T 
False Rat Ledge T 
Graduate and Don't Look Back T 
Jarheads and City Slickers T 
Mirage T 
Rat Ledge T 

Rat Ledge 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Timmothy Swift and Oliver Moon, March 1973
Page Views: 423
Submitted By: Woody Stark on Feb 26, 2005

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
A good rest above Barker Dam.

NEW RESTRICTIONS MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Cross Barker Dam; drop off the left (west) side and proceed for about a hundred feet around the formation and up a slab to an upward and left sweeping crack system just to the right of "Bad Lizards". Climb the crack to a horizontal ledge. Traverse left and surmount it. Continue up a crack on your left to the top. No rap anchors. Go left (north) to downclimb.

Protection 

Standard Rack


Photos of Rat Ledge Slideshow Add Photo
Joe, working through it!
Joe, working through it!
Sustained climbing above Barker Dam.
Sustained climbing above Barker Dam.
Joe, almost through the thick of it.
Joe, almost through the thick of it.
rat ledge seen from below
BETA PHOTO: rat ledge seen from below

Comments on Rat Ledge Add Comment
Show which comments
By Woody Stark
Feb 28, 2005
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

With all the jabber about False Rat Ledge etc., I was again surprised the routes in this area weren't in the database. This is a decent route that both of us thought was pretty stiff for 5.8. Of course, we used it as a warm-up which might have been the problem. This route is just to the right of and crosses "Bad Lizards". We had a good day here: good weather, the thrill of tippy toeing across the dam with water passing over it, at least a hundred tourists gawking and taking pics etc. etc.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!