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O Crags (Three Finger Canyon)
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Top Hat on the Rat. 
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Ziggurat 5.11 

Top Hat on the Rat. 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b C1-

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 360', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b C1- [details]
FA: Lance Bateman, Paul Ross
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on May 11, 2010
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Tele photo of the top 5.10 pitch on the first asce...

Description 

Starts up the pitch of Rat in the Hat and continues up the headwall by a 5.10 190' new pitch

P1).Climb the 5.9- pitch of Rat in the Hat. This climbs to a bolt at about 15' then straight up to another then trend right to a shallow groove that leads to the corner crack at the top of the pitch. 170'5.9-.
P2)Two aid bolts are used to climb the overhanging entry to a groove system . Follow this trending right at mid height ,then straight up following about 7 pro bolts with cam and stopper placements to the summit and register about 15' above the double bolt anchor. 190' 5.10.

Rap route.


Location 

Three finger Canyon.,on the Berghaus wall. See topo photo..


Protection 

Cams. 3/4" to 4". two medium stoppers. Slings. Two 60m ropes



Photos of Top Hat on the Rat. Slideshow Add Photo
Tele photo starting the second pitch. Photo. Dan Monroe
Tele photo starting the second pitch. Photo. Dan M...
Lance in the shallow groove above the two aid moves.
Lance in the shallow groove above the two aid move...
Dogs cool off in the Three Fingers pool
Dogs cool off in the Three Fingers pool
A)Curiosity Killed the Rat.5.9+. B)Rat Trap.5.10.C)Rat in the Hat,and Top Hat on the Rat.5.10.D) Rat Catcher.5.9+
A)Curiosity Killed the Rat.5.9+. B)Rat Trap.5.10.C...
Photo taken from the 1000' of Fun area  of Mike Kinney after he and Dan Monroe had just done the second ascent of Curiosity Killed the Cat and a far distant view of Bateman and Ross on the FA of Top Hat on the Rat.Photo Dan Monroe
Photo taken from the 1000' of Fun area of Mike Ki...
Lance at the top of the 190'5.10 pitch,Paul on the belay . Tele photo Dan Monroe.
Lance at the top of the 190'5.10 pitch,Paul on the...
Lance on the first pitch .Note the corner crack above the climber
Lance on the first pitch .Note the corner crack ab...
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