Poland Hill (Rat Brain) Climber's Log

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 18, 2018 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

Overload- 70’-5.9***  Sucess!

The guide’s topo and text is dated. The fixed rap is after the squeeze chimney on top. Not near as good as the Skull but worthy pursuit if on the shared ledge. Locate the splitter hand crack at the left end. Climb it easily for the grade to the squeeze chimney at top which is climbed at a lessor grade, but no gear. Rap chains up and right. Single to C4#4. Dow

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 18, 2018 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

Skull- 80’-5.10a***  Sucess!

Athletic climb, but more straight forward than many 5.10-’s in Vedauwoo. Really fun movement. Locate the large right facing stacked corner. 5th class it up to the base of the slightly overhanging hand crack. The rock has a polished feel on the entire route. Climb the corner with the crux getting your left leg up to a stance at the end. Bottom line, move fast that last meter of the first corner. Some more easy ground leads to the wide crack (C4#4) above. Turn around at the appropriate stance and chimney off the right wall in space. There is a small gear seam on the right wall for gear. The guide says this section is easier than it looks and it is correct. Single to C4#4. Double from C4#.75-#2. An off-set will place well in that seam. Chain anchors up and left. Dow

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Feb 29, 2016 10:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

Best   Sucess!

7/19/14 - I love this cool hunk of rock. It is certainly the most exciting "hill" I have ever climbed. Spent a day climbing routes all over this thing including a couple that went to the summit.

9/10/16 - Went back for another day of fine climbing.

5/14/17 - Another day of cragging.

9/1/18 - Just can't get enough.

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