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Rat Trap 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 165'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andy Ross Paul Ross Oct 22/ 2009
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Oct 24, 2009

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Description 

Starts in the center of the slab and heads directly towards thin crack /flakes near the top of the climb.

P1)Follow 9 bolts passing over a small overlap to the flakes (crux).The flakes appear friable but are very well protected. Step right when passed the flakes to double anchors.165'5.10- (A Wild Second pitch may be possible!)

Location 

Three Finger Canyon.Walk through canyon and hike up talus on the right (north) to the Rat Slab Area . Same slab for Curiosity Killed the Rat and Rat in The Hat. 10 mins from truck. see beta photo

Protection 

Quick draws, Slings. Two 60' ropes for rap.


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Andy on the crux section
Andy on the crux section
View of the Rat Slab from the canyon floor
View of the Rat Slab from the canyon floor
Andy
Andy
A)Curiosity Killed The Rat. 5.9+ B).Rat Trap 5.10.C)Rat in The Hat.5.9.C)Rat Catcher.5.9+
A)Curiosity Killed The Rat. 5.9+ B).Rat Trap 5.10....
Tele photo of the Flake section
Tele photo of the Flake section
Salt Lake team in Three Finger Canyon.Tom Hore on Rat Trap 5.10 and Jim Howe on Rat in the Hat 5.9
Salt Lake team in Three Finger Canyon.Tom Hore on ...

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