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Description 

Mexican Hat is the distinctive piece of caprock balanced on a mesa south of the highway. You'll know it when you see it guaranteed. Royal Robbins nailed a difficult route on the severely overhanging caprock on the first ascent. The infamous Banditos climbing club decided that didn't look fun, and drilled a bolt ladder to the summit. The Bandito route is certainly not hard, but you won't finally many more unique formations anywhere.


Getting There 

Mexican Hat is the obvious mesa just east of the town of Mexican Hat. An unmarked dirt road leads to a small parking area at the base of the mesa. Scramble up to the start of the caprock-if you find the easiest way it is no harder than class 3.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mexican Hat:
Bandito Route   C1     Aid, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Mexican Hat
Leading the Robbins Route on Mexican Hat in 1991?  I was 14 or 15 years old when I did this route.  The photo is by Newel Jensen.

Robbins Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b A2 R  UT : Moab Area : ... : Mexican Hat
There are two routes on this "hat". One is a bolt ladder, but the original route is natural without bolts. Scramble up to the base of the hat and aid out the roof. It is a short 30-40 foot pitch. The nailing is quite scary though as you are hanging straight down on knifeblades nailed in thin flakes. Near the lip of the roof the crack is very flaring and continues to be difficult until you reach the lip and are able to free climb the last few feet onto the flat summit. Super fun, short an...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Mexican Hat at night
Mexican Hat at night
Hangin out on the Hat!
Hangin out on the Hat!
View from atop Mexican Hat.
View from atop Mexican Hat.
Andrea Gordon on the summit of Mexican Hat.  Photo; Todd Gordon
Andrea Gordon on the summit of Mexican Hat. Photo...
Mexican Hat, Utah.  Photo;  Todd Gordon collection.
Mexican Hat, Utah. Photo; Todd Gordon ...
On to the Moki Dugway...
On to the Moki Dugway...
Mexican Hat
BETA PHOTO: Mexican Hat
bennett sending the hat... photo by Claire Rasmussen
bennett sending the hat... photo by Claire Rasmuss...
rattler seen on two seperate days at the 4th class scramble about 3/4 the way up to the hat itself...  lookout!
rattler seen on two seperate days at the 4th class...
No need  for a stick clip for this guy!
No need for a stick clip for this guy!
Bandito route begins on the left side of the roof.
Bandito route begins on the left side of the roof....
Bill and Bryan on the not-so pointy summit of Mexican Hat.
Bill and Bryan on the not-so pointy summit of Mexi...
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