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Routes in Top Hat

Ascot S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Caviar S,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
High Ball S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lush Life S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Preakness S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Satin Shoes T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Star Dust S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tuxedo S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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.

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Caviar
Preakness
Star Dust
Highball
Tuxedo
Ascot
Lush Line
Satin Shoes Sep 10, 2016

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