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Cat's Claw T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cat's Cradle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cave Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hassler's Hatbox Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Journey to Coramonde aka Anita T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lucille T,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ruffis T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Jay Anderson and Michael Friedrichs
Page Views: 143 total, 1/month
Shared By: William Prehm on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This route is well worth a little scrambling and bouldering to get to the platform at the start of the climb. To find the route, just locate the huge roof system on the right side of Hassler's Hatbox formation. Once you reach the starting platform....

P1. Follow the crack system to the alcove under the roof, and belay from here.

P2. Traverse under the roof and belay from chains.

This route is a lot of fun with airy and exposed moves across the entire traverse. You may even get applause from the people picnicking far below.


Standard rack. Bring a 60m rope for the rappel.


bart cubrich 1  
Indeed, it is easy to do this route in 1 pitch. May 29, 2014
Aaron Martinuzzi  
The entire route probably uses 120 - 140 ft. of rope, so breaking it into two pitches would be a bit of a hassle. Plenty of sling-age on the dihedral and right at the corner before moving into the traverse keep rope drag totally manageable. Oct 26, 2008