Elevation: 4,277 ft
GPS: 34.031, -116.147 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 5, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: NEW RESTRICTIONS Details

Description

Rat Rock is mostly made up of trad routes with a couple good sport routes as well. With just a short hike from the new Barker Dam parking lot, it is just across the dam as you walk the nature trail. Hosting at least 14 routes, there is anything from easy to moderate climbing on sun soaked stone with wonderful views of the dam and park area surounding it.

Some crusty stone can be found on the less traveled routes but rock quality is fine all around. For a tour of this rock, climbing up from the dam on Rat Ledge (5.8) and then over the top to a short but fun single bolt line of Damm Dike (5.7) to set a toprope (or drop down for inspired trad lead) on a beautiful right-facing dihedral of The Way it Should Be (5.10a). Finally a couple of wild, moderate sport routes can be found with a shared two bolt anchor, just down the rock from The Way it Should Be to finish off the visit.  

Getting There

Park at the new Barker Dam parking lot and hit the nature trail toward Barker Dam. Once at the dam, the routes can be reached either by crossing the dam itself (don't fall in...) or by skirting the water around to the east, along the base of Lakeside Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rat Rock

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
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