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Cat Walk. 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 310'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Paul Ross Steve Rydalch (alt leads)July 1st 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jul 4, 2009

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Sean on pitch 2


Starts 60' left of Reptilian Curiosity.
P1)Up to a bolt at about 25' towards large potholes Follow past two more bolts then easier climbing leads to double anchors.160'5.7.
P2)Continue out left passed a bolt then follow the line of holes to block anchors on a large rocky ledge. 150'5.6.
Descent.:- Forth class down the blocky groove to the ground.


These climbs are located through the entrance of Three Finger Canyon ,around the corner from the popular 1000' of Fun.


.5 metolious was the only cam used ,perhaps carry a few more around that size.One 60m rope

Photos of Cat Walk. Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Passing the third bolt P2
Passing the third bolt P2
Rock Climbing Photo: Belay at the top of first pitch . The smooth looki...
Belay at the top of first pitch . The smooth looki...
Rock Climbing Photo: A)Reptilian Curiosity.5.11R.B)Curiosity Killed The...
BETA PHOTO: A)Reptilian Curiosity.5.11R.B)Curiosity Killed The...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on second pitch
Steve on second pitch

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By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Nov 10, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

This was a fun route it had sections of bad and good rock with a couple of long runouts but over all a fun route. Sean
Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse at the crux of the first pitch
Jesse at the crux of the first pitch
By Evan S
From: Erie, CO
May 17, 2011

The anchor bolts wiggle in the rock, most holds were suspect, way sketchy, like death trap sketchy.
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
May 18, 2011

To Even S... Thought your favorite climbs were the scary one's ( re your personal page),if not then best stay away from here!The rock on the Reef sometimes good sometimes not is all part of the experience.As advised in the introduction to the Reef if one decides to climb here on a regular bases carry a small hand drill and a couple of baby angles.(hand drilling on this rock will often produce a hole too large to hold a bolt)So if you get off route or come to belay bolts that have deteriorated you can help yourself and others by fixing the problem.The belay Even S mentioned has also been used a lot for the 5.10 Cat's Meow sport type route .If lower off's were used when the rock was damp this could cause the bolts to become less secure.However a couple of weeks ago other climbers used this same belay and no problems have been reported ? There are now about 150 climbs on the Reef lots of choice remains for those who prefere a little adventure in their lives.
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jul 7, 2012

I think this belay has had some repair
By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Dec 15, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

I climbed this again about a month ago with a new group and the general consensus was 5.9R for the rating. We all still had fun but I would not recommend leading this climb unless you are a solid 5.10 slab climber just to be safe. The first time I climbed it I went strait up from the second bolt. The second time I tried traversing right into the huecos and then climbing up to third bolt both were about 5.9 and the runouts are worthy of an R rating. Be safe and have fun. The anchor bolts seemed solid to me (must have been repaired).
By Neil and Cassidy
Oct 12, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Fun, committing first pitch. After the 3rd bolt you don't even want to stop for pro... having too much fun. Glad we did both pitches (easy to scramble off the back), but if I were to go again I would rap at the anchors atop pitch one. It seemed like the money to me.

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