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Feeding The Rat 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Deb Thompson
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 20, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: A possible anchor area to climber's right.

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This is a difficult-to-set-up toprope problem that has 2 interesting parts and might be led at a R rating.

There are 2 possible starts. The left start above a bush is a bit reachy for the height-challenged. The right start is noticeably easier. Continue up moderate terrain to the upper double crack system. Start in the left crack and move up and right into the other crack. Unfortunately, the topout doesn't have much for an anchor.

Maybe we could put in a bolted anchor if folks actually found this interesting.


This is left of Seams Thin and goes up to a double crack finish. It is just left of the offwidth of One Rat Too Many.


We used a funky combo of an okay #4 BD wire at the top of the climb with a long (10') directional off a #1 Camalot and yellow Alien under a boulder to the left and a bomberang type threaded sling under a large boulder after topping out One Rat Too Many.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Deb in the upper crux.
Deb in the upper crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route with a rope over the left start.
BETA PHOTO: The route with a rope over the left start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb on the left start.
Deb on the left start.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 20, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought this was interesting, but I doubt the cliff will ever be popular, so a bolt anchor is not really needed. If this were somewhere like High Wire, it would likely become popular but not here.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 4, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Did this route a second time. A lead would be very serious. My top rope anchor was to the right of the top out and consisted of two long slings and a #1 Camalot. The crux is definitely near the top.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 4, 2016 a top rope, who needs courage?

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