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Rat's Nest 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: FFA Todd Hamm equipped by Dave Stephens
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Submitted By: andyf on Dec 14, 2009

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Rat's Nest. Notice angle of the leaver biner (whi...


Deceptively steep and strenuous. The physical crux comes early, but it's not in the bag until you've mastered the psychological crux at the end.

Watch your rope position as you make the last moves to the chains. It would be easy to step over the rope and end up with the rope behind your leg (bad if you fall). Not a problem if you're mindful.

Best to skip the first bolt by third-classing up easy jugs to the right.


Right side of Pack Rat Cave


7 bolts (6 clips if you skip the first); lowering hooks at anchor.

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By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Sep 13, 2011

I think I sandbagged this one!! Just might be 11+.

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