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Routes in Rat Rock

Arraignment, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bad Lizards T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
False Rat Ledge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Graduate and Don't Look Back T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jarheads and City Slickers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Mirage T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rat Ledge T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bob Gaines and Todd Gordon, 1997
Page Views: 477 total · 2/month
Shared By: Bob Gaines on Nov 25, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Best approached by walking across the top of the dam. Start left of The Arraignment (5.10a) and climb a right-facing corner (5.7) to a ledge with a bolt anchor. The 2nd pitch traverses diagonally left and up slabby face; 8 bolts to a gear belay (shared with Bad Lizards and The Arraignment). Descent is a scramble off to the east.


8 bolts, pro to 3 inch (including anchor).


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C Miller
C Miller   CA  
A nice addition to the crag, this route features well-protected, steep slab climbing on crisp edges. The nice location and fun moves earn this route three stars out of five. Feb 19, 2005
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
The bolts mentioned for the anchor of this route (also shared by The Arraingment, False Rat Ledge and Bad Lizards) have been chopped. Too bad, because they were in place since 1982 and I even replaced them at the same time as the bolts on Bad Lizards and The Arraingment (1997/98).

The bolts aren't noted in either Randy's or Al's guide which might have led somebody to believe they were new, even though they were unobtrusively in place for 15+ years. Feb 25, 2005
Bo Johnston
Bo Johnston  
I have redpointed many 10b sport routes at J-Tree but didn't get close on this one at the start of the 2nd pitch! I'll say it again, this is NOT a 10b and 10c could be a sandbag. Once I got done dicking around on the first 2 bolts I loved the rest and found it a spicy lead for the finish after the leftward traverse. Cool route, I'll be back! Oct 10, 2005

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