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Drowned Rat 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: a drenched climber
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 10, 2013

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Drowned Rat, after a hail and rain attack. It fol...

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Description 

This is the result of trying to figure out what the routes here were without photos. Oh for an MP app.

This ascends an obvious line on the short buttress to the left of Seams Thin. It starts in a left-facing dihedral. When wet, the move right can feel tricky. Move up to the minor bulge, which again feels tricky when wet. High step up and top out on broken terrain.

Walk off to the left.

You can do a linkup with Rain Delay for a 5.7 lead or TR. FA: Jay Eggleston.

Location 

This ascends an obvious weakness in the buttress to the left of Seams Thin starting in a left-facing dihedral.

Protection 

Wire (?#10 BD), yellow through red Aliens, #0.75 Camalot. #1 & 2 Camalots work for an anchor among the boulders above.


Photos of Drowned Rat Slideshow Add Photo
Rain Delay is in yellow.  Drowned Rat is in orange...
Rain Delay is in yellow. Drowned Rat is in orange...
A closer view of the route.
BETA PHOTO: A closer view of the route.
Interesting rock just right of the route.
Interesting rock just right of the route.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

I think this is as hard as "Rain Delay" as the two routes share the same crux.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 20, 2013

Jay, actually Rain Delay is 10 feet left of this photo. They are distinct lines that are ~10 feet apart, parallel to each other. Sorry for the confusion.
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