Elevation: 4,414 ft
GPS: 37.174, -109.849 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 20, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Mexican Hat is the distinctive piece of caprock balanced on a mesa south of the highway. You'll know it when you see it guaranteed. Royal Robbins nailed a difficult route on the severely overhanging caprock on the first ascent. The infamous Banditos climbing club decided that didn't look fun, and drilled a bolt ladder to the summit. The Bandito route is certainly not hard, but you won't finally many more unique formations anywhere.

Getting There

Mexican Hat is the obvious mesa just east of the town of Mexican Hat. An unmarked dirt road leads to a small parking area at the base of the mesa. Scramble up to the start of the caprock-if you find the easiest way it is no harder than class 3.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mexican Hat

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
C1
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Bandito Route
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2 R
 3
Robbins Route
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bandito Route
 48
C1 Aid
Robbins Route
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2 R Aid
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