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Rat Catcher 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 255', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross Steve Rydalch (alt leads) Sept 18th 2009
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Sep 19, 2009
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Description 

Located in the Three Fingers Canyon. The climb is across the talis to the East of 1000' of Fun.The Berghaus Wall. After entering the canyon scramble up the talis below the slabs on the right for about 500yds to a large pine beside a big block.

P1)Follow the ramp/slab that lies above a steep long wall that trends up to the right to around a corner where the slab narrows to ledge and double anchors. 190' 5.6/7R
P2).Climb up to the black slab below a crack trending right to double anchors below a steeper short dark brown corner. 65' 5.8.
P3). Awkward moves passed a pro bolt to gain easier climbing ,then move right along a ledge to another pro bolt that protects delicate moves up a short slab 160' 5.9/10.Continue to summit and double anchors . Register in small cairn down to left.

Descent .. Rap the route.


Location 

Three fingers Canyon , Eastern Reef Slabs.


Protection 

Two 60m ropes, Cams C4 BD Camolots .3 to #2 and BD C3 red,yellow,green.Medium to small stoppers, slings.



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Higher on first pitch
Higher on first pitch
Rapping from the top of the first pitch on the descent ,showing the line of the upper pitches.
Rapping from the top of the first pitch on the des...
Steve starting Pitch 2
Steve starting Pitch 2
Paul starting first pitch
Paul starting first pitch
Steve near end of Pitch 2
Steve near end of Pitch 2
Dawn of 18th Sept over the La Sal Mts.
Dawn of 18th Sept over the La Sal Mts.
Passed the pro bolt on third pitch
Passed the pro bolt on third pitch
View of 1000'of Fun .. from Rat Catcher
View of 1000'of Fun .. from Rat Catcher
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