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J Rat's Back 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dario Ventura, 2007
Season: Most
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Submitted By: David Strawser on Jun 6, 2009

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1st bolt is out of frame, the crux section is betw...


This is the leftmost bolted route on the vertical wall visible as you approach the cliff. Climb slotted pockets to reach a distinct crux section. Continue up to a short overhanging pockets section just before the chains.


This is the leftmost bolted route on the vertical wall visible as you approach the cliff


10 Bolts. Chains

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 31, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route will improve with more traffic and possibly increase the number of stars. The rock is very solid up through the crux, but there are many yet friable edges for feet that you must be careful with. Although the crux is distinct, the climbing above still keeps you on your toes as you reach the final overhanging section.
By Meaghan Nelson
From: Mount Vernon, IN
Nov 4, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Awesome cruxy climb. It sounds like it has cleaned up well from a few years ago. Everything seems pretty solid; some of the rock on the overhang does appear to be the most inspiring but it's fine.
By Andrew G
Oct 27, 2014

Really fun movement on great pockets. I don't have a lot of basis for this, but seems like it might be a bit soft for the grade.

Update on the location-- there are two bolted lines to the left of J Rat's Back on this section of wall.
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