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Rat Stew 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jared Hancock, Joel Bruhn, Tim Powers - 2004
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Submitted By: e Dixon on Nov 14, 2007

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Carl on Rat Stew one bolt below anchors.

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Nice moderate sport route. Climb up the low-angle slabby start on balancy little knobs. Then climb up the steeper upper wall using good big holds.


This is the farthest route to the right on the wall.


Bolts; bolted anchors at the top.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Oct 24, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This was my favorite lead at the Bruise Brothers area; maybe a little soft for a 10, but still pretty sustained most of the way. Rain was coming down steady, so the moves to the first bolt were soaking wet, but after that it was dry all the way. Hats off to my belayer for standing there getting soaked while I led it (well not quite soaked, he was wearing a poncho)!
By Mark Kauz
From: Madison, WI
Apr 3, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fantastic climb. Had a little bit of everything, a slab on the knobs, a big juggy big move section, top section you get pumped, and the last bolt before the anchors I just sloped off the first time. Kind of surprising. Great stuff.
By Mike Gehle
May 7, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Because I'm a coward I opted to let my buddy lead this route & then I top roped it. It was a great climb. Doable as a lead. Decent holds & places to rest. Liked it a lot. I'll lead it next time.
By Woodchuck ATC
Aug 6, 2013

My first 5.10 at the Red...loved every struggling minute of it.
By Dreez
Jun 16, 2014

might want to clip first bolt, bit dicey to it
By S. Neoh
Oct 26, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The footholds on this are rather polished now. Stick clip recommended. In fact, it looks like it was bolted with stick clipping the first bolt in mind.
By Kim Ran
Jul 15, 2016

This route was awesome! Very sustained with no well defined crux. There's a great no hands rest about half way up as well!
By highneed
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Maybe I boulder too much, but I found a heel hook rest on almost every bolt. Perhaps my favorite 5.9 anywhere.

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