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Location: 34.11643, -118.94038 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Mar 25, 2012
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Description 

Top Hat is one of the backcountry crags that sit on the plateau above Circle X Ranch near Sandstone Peak and Mt. Olympus. As seen from the parking area for the Mishe Mokwa Trail/Echo Cliffs, Top Hat is the formation with the oddly tilted summit blocks, to the west.

Getting There 

From Mt. Olympus hike west on the fire road for ~ 10 minutes. After going down a steep section on the fire road you reach a wide saddle. From the saddle follow a faint trail on the left toward the large wall to the west. Scramble up to the right of the large face (Paleface) to the smaller formations on the summit.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Monica Mountains area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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High Ball 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Top Hat
High Ball climbs the steep arete on the right side of the formation. A difficult start leads to sustained 5.10 climbing up the arete left of the dihedral....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Sep 10, 2016
L-->R Route Order

Caviar
Preakness
Star Dust
Highball
Tuxedo
Ascot
Lush Line
Satin Shoes

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