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Rat Ledge 

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

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

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A good rest above Barker Dam.

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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.

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Standard Rack


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

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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.

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