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River Rats 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sam Shannon, 2005
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Submitted By: Wes B. on Mar 4, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: River Rats, 5.7 (60').


Follow 5 bolts up the arete to a ledge with a two bolt anchor. The rock is a bit suspect but more traffic should help that. Not recommended for a novice 5.7 leader.


Start 10' left (downhill) from Turtle Head.


5 quickdraws and something for the two bolt anchor.

This route shares its anchors with Turtle Head.

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By Demyanek
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 19, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Most mellow route at The Palace. I can't count how many people I have belayed on this route for their first outdoor lead. Nice on ramp for beginners.

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