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Submitted By: Glenn Schuler on Nov 14, 2010
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Description 

The north-facing, shady side of the Alligator Lounge is known as the Cat Scratch Wall. A little obscure and off the beaten track, this wall is a great spot to find some solitude and great climbing.


Getting There 

There are two ways to get here: 1) If you are at the main east-facing Alligator Lounge area, skirt around east then northwest in the first gully to find the wall. 2) As you approach the Lounge via the normal approach, cut up & left (west) before dropping to the forest floor. This brings you to the Swamp; continue around the cliff a short distance to the north-facing Cat Scratch Wall.


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Scratching Post 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Cat Scratch Wall
Climbs the pillar like feature in the middle of the wall. A boulder problem start gets you to the first bolt, turn the roof (possible beached whale move) and continue up the overlaps to the coldshuts.A variation drifts left at 3/4 height to a vertical crack system, be sure to use long runners if you go this way....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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