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MMclimbhighBandito  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2013

MMclimbhigh

Viva la Bandito! Fun little bolt ladder. This puppy's gonna fall over someday!
Posted Jan 23, 2014 5:44 pm

Alex WoodAwesome Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

Alex Wood

First time aid climbing! Made etriers out of webbing and worked hard for that first clip! Fun experience! Make sure you find the stick under the belay area to help stick clip it! We could open the summit register!!?>!@!!!! I wanted to see all of the surprises but just couldn't pry twist the cap off!
Posted Mar 26, 2013 2:37 am

shanahan96air out there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2011

shanahan96

great bolt ladder hanging over the air while climbing over the lip of mexican hat. the thrilling position makes this short climb a desert classic, something everyone needs to experience. a great day in a unique setting!

jamie
Posted Nov 25, 2011 2:40 pm

Brian CInteresting!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011

Brian C

A very fun route. The whiskey on top is looking a bit crusty so I decided to skip it. Left some tape with a stick to help out those coming after.

Trip Report
Posted Apr 1, 2011 11:35 am

SarahThompsonMemorable experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

SarahThompson

Mexican Hat is an amazing formation and the idea of reaching its summit seems absurd... but it can be done. We bought a pair of etriers, read up on the basics of aid climbing, and gave it a whirl. A broomstick with a quickdraw taped to it worked well to clip the first bolt. Aiding up and over the extreme overhang was strenuous but that may just be because we have no technique! My husband had a swig of the Jim Beam on top; there's plenty left. The views here are outstanding.
Posted Nov 7, 2010 10:43 pm

benjohnsonBandito  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

benjohnson

Fun little bolt ladder, great view from the summit. No whiskey on top, no Easy Rider mag. Maybe a little bit of disappointment.
Posted Oct 8, 2007 4:31 pm

rpcBandito Route  Sucess!

rpc

Shirley & I climbed the Bandito route. Most bolts are new now. Was hoping to see all the "neat" stuff in the below-mentioned summit register but - hold on to your pants!!! - register was gone!!
Posted Jan 3, 2007 7:27 pm

AndinistalocoGreat sight from the river!

Andinistaloco

Heck of a summit. Complete with hand grenade and a bottle of jack daniels. Whiskey was a little warm, though.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 6:11 am

SteamboatClimberClimb it before it falls down!!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2004

SteamboatClimber

Scrambled up to the base of the Bandito Route, but we didn't have a cheater stick and were just not movatied enough to do the whole shoulder stand thing. Great views from under the hat.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 12:39 am

brutus of wydeHats off to this formation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2000

brutus of wyde

Climbed the standard bolt ladder (Bandito Route) to the summit of this wild formation with Mike Brodesky. Interesting summit register, to say the least.

Brutus
Posted Mar 22, 2006 9:00 pm

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