||Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade III
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA: ||Joe French and Jersey Dave Littman|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||spring or fall|
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|Submitted By: ||jersey on Feb 19, 2010|
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Rat Salad climbs directly up the East prow of the Sanctuary on soft white rock slabs. Some simu-climbing was done, some marginal belays and bushes were used. The Crux is at the pin (was a solid placement at the time of the f.a.). Cross the summit plateau and scramble up the final summit block.
Descent- rappels from pines to a single drilled pin in the lower angle slab.
1 each of B.D. cams .5-3, 2 each of TCU's 1-3, 2- 200 ft. ropes