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Leading the Robbins Route on Mexican Hat in 1991? ...
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
There are two routes on this "hat". One is a bolt ladder, but the original route is natural without bolts. Scramble up to the base of the hat and aid out the roof. It is a short 30-40 foot pitch. The nailing is quite scary though as you are hanging straight down on knifeblades nailed in thin flakes. Near the lip of the roof the crack is very flaring and continues to be difficult until you reach the lip and are able to free climb the last few feet onto the flat summit. Super fun, short and just something to do if you are travelling through that area.
Pins, cams and stoppers
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 16, 2002
We wondered if this is the route directly opposite the Bandito Route. If so it does indeed look scary. There are also some bolts left (west) of the Bandito Route, not clear what these are for.