Trapped Like a Rat
Avg: 2.5 from 44 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
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|Shared By:||saxfiend on Sep 30, 2007|
DescriptionA tough route for the grade, with two strenuous cruxes; hand-jamming skills are useful. The nice big ledge gives you a chance to catch your breath following the initial section, but get some pro in soon afterward or you'll deck on this ledge if you take a fall at the second crux.
Starting below a right-slanting crack, follow the crack up to an overhang. Pull past the overhang (crux 1) and rock up onto the big ledge. Using a knife-edge on the right, layback up to tiered overhangs; power through the overhangs (crux 2) and balance your way up to a stable stance before moving up the left-facing corner and face up to the top.