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Top Hat Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.11643, -118.94038 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Mar 25, 2012
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Description 

Top Hat is one of the backcountry crags that sit on the plateau above Circle X Ranch near Sandstone Peak and Mt. Olympus. As seen from the parking area for the Mishe Mokwa Trail/Echo Cliffs, Top Hat is the formation with the oddly tilted summit blocks, to the west.

Getting There 

From Mt. Olympus hike west on the fire road for ~ 10 minutes. After going down a steep section on the fire road you reach a wide saddle. From the saddle follow a faint trail on the left toward the large wall to the west. Scramble up to the right of the large face (Paleface) to the smaller formations on the summit.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Monica Mountains area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Top Hat

Lush Life 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Top Hat
Lush Life climbs the face just right of the arete. Climb the featured face on positive edges left of "Satin Shoes" past 3 bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Sep 10, 2016
L-->R Route Order

Caviar
Preakness
Star Dust
Highball
Tuxedo
Ascot
Lush Line
Satin Shoes

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