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Rat Bastards

5.9, Sport, 75 ft (23 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 118 votes
FA: 7/27/05 Greg M, Megan Toomey
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Little Cottonwo… > Hellgate Cliffs > E Hellgate > Melting Mud Wall
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Stay on the trails Details


up high on route


melting mud wall


10 bolts & chains

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Tahoe City
[Hide Comment] A WAY fun route, with a steep, juggy finish, that's over-rated in difficulty (5.9-ish?) and under-rated in stars. Jul 31, 2008
Jesse Howerton
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Awesome route, some folks at the crag called it a 5.9 so I gave it a go. Some fun moves and pockets mixed with a steeper finish. Felt like a 5.9 to me but I'll take it as my first 5.10 lead! Apr 23, 2012
[Hide Comment] 10- or 9+, nice pull near the top that makes you think about foot placement. Really cool layback section under the crux and a good mix of holds.

all the routes on this wall are bolted very well for beginning leaders.. nice work Nov 4, 2012
Conrad K
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Climbed this route yesterday and had some serious rockfall. One member of our climbing party was on the juggy, slightly overhanging section near the anchors (directly on bolt line) and the whole ledge he was standing on collapsed and multiple softball size rocks came tumbling down. The belayer has struck in the arm and injured. This could have been a lot worse. Luckily nobody was hit in the head. WEAR HELMETS. Belayers, climbers, and bystanders at the base of this wall all need to have one on. Also, test your holds before grabbing them or standing on them. It is loose and the rock integrity on these limestone cliffs changes every season. Aug 10, 2020