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

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Alex A on Nov 25, 2009

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Steve Zaleski leading "Oh Rats" Memorial...


Climb overhanging dihedral with crack, to overhang traverse right and around corner to short face(crux)
Var, 5.11d , pull overhang directly,


standard rack or TR

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Z. leading "Oh Rats" route on 5-25...
Steve Z. leading "Oh Rats" route on 5-25...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shot of "Oh Rats".
BETA PHOTO: Shot of "Oh Rats".

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By Tony Brengosz
May 1, 2011

Man that overhang looks sweet! Does anyone know if there's any gear in or above it?
By Tradiban
May 2, 2011

Below the roof is gear, none above if I recall correctly. I made some comments about it somewhere on MP before. This deserves a second look.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Jul 2, 2012

Leading "Oh Ratz" by the easiest way is a challenge itself. I have been saving this climb for an on-sight lead attempt. I asked casually a few folks about the route's proper finish climbing under and across the roof to the right and around the corner and only got mediocre responses.... no real warnings.... That was good.... kept me still in the mind-set to try this climb ground up on the lead...
The finish around that corner at the top IS the crux both mentally and physically.... good pro at the feet in the horizontal.... then..... awesome sketchy, slabby, and in-obvious moves to the sloping ledge finish. One of the better "rushes" I have had on lead this season thus far... Oh... and it was 95 and very humid yesterday.... perfect!

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