Mexican Hat | Cedar Mesa

Climbing Mexican Hat - Cedar Mesa Climbing Mexican Hat

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Overview

RATING: C1 1-Pitch
LENGTH: 1 hour
MAPS: Mexican Hat, UT

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

88 | 62

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

77 | 54

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 46

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 52

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

83 | 54

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SEASON: Any
GEAR: 50 m ( 165 ft. ) Rope - Light rack of cams to backup the belay, Quickdraws (10 or so), aiders

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

88 | 62

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

77 | 54

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 46

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 52

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

83 | 54

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

Beautiful, unique, unforgettable. Mexican Hat, easily visible from the highway, is a great aid climbing adventure. A short approach, easy climbing, and impressive summit make for a fun outing.

Starting up Mexican Hat

Starting up Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

Getting There

From Mexican Hat, Utah, head out of town on the highway towardBluff. Mexican Hat is clearly visible about 2 miles from town. A dirt road leads from the highway to it's base.

Route

Scramble up the base. There are several different paths, but the easiest is class 4. Once under the looming hat, find the obvious bolt ladder heading out and up.

Note: In 2003, the bolts were in rather poor condition. Bring a light rack of cams to create a belay at the base.

Head out the bolts. The first bolt requires either a stick clip, or shoulder stand to clip. Hanging under the hat is an exposed and airy position! 7 or 8 clips later will find you on the unique summit. It is large and flat, a great place to hang out and enjoy the views.

Due to it's extreme overhanging nature, your second is much better off just re-climbing it, rather than trying to jug and clean it.


Photos

Maps

Mexican Hat

12S 602211mE 4114771mN

N37° 10' 26" W109° 50' 55"

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