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Routes in Hassler's Hatbox

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, 50 ft
FA: Unknown.
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Aug 18, 2003
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


Ruffis is the finger-to-hand crack that heads out the large roof just right of Cat's Cradle. It is strenuous and has plenty of awkwardness. Wear long pants for knee scums on the walls and roof.


Yellow Alien through #2 Camalot. Doubles are helpful.


Thom Engelbach
Thom Engelbach  
This is a super route. If it was on the Nautilus, you would do it every time you come to Vedauwoo! Nov 9, 2003
Brian Weinstein
Brian Weinstein  
If I had to choose one 11 crack to climb at Vedauwoo forever, this would be it. Something about it.... Feb 1, 2008
Laramie, WY
poundit14   Laramie, WY
Really good route, but not casual to get to. The rack is really #0.75 through #3 Camalots with a focus on the #0.75 and #1. Sep 18, 2010
bart cubrich 1
bart cubrich 1  
Seems like the name in the guidebooks is Roofus. Is this a typo in the books or on Mountainproject?

This is an excellent 5.11, with burly exciting climbing. Like most "finger cracks" in Vedauwoo, this thing can easily be done without a single finger lock, though it's nice to place small gear in. I agree with the crux being more like #0.75 and #1, and not fingers. Oct 13, 2014
Laramie, WY
cstebbins024   Laramie, WY
Super sick route. Do Boardwalk and then Ruffis for a good 5.11 day. Sep 16, 2015

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