Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
Cat Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
100th Monkey 
9 Lives 
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) 
Acme Plaque Me 
Alley Cat 
Bachelor Party 
Bad Cat 
Burl Dog 
Cat Burglar 
Cat Got Your Tongue 
Cat in the Hat 
Cat Nap 
Cat Scan 
Cat Woman 
Cat's Cradle 
Cat's Paw 
Cathedral of the Mad Feline 
Cathouse, The 
Cattle Call 
Dead Crow 
Deseret Moon 
Doggie Go 
Doghouse, The 
Fat Cat 
Furr Ball 
Holy Catrimony 
Incredible Butt Crack, The 
Johnny Cat 
King Cat 
King of Beasts 
Kitten, The 
Kitty Litter 
Kool Cat 
Kung Pao Cat 
Line King, The 
Mad Dog 
Meow Mix 
More Than One Way 
Pinky Groovy 
Pit Bull Terror 
Puddy Tat 
Pussy Cat 
Pussy Galore 
Pussy Whipped 
Super Cat of the Desert 
Tender Vittles 
Tom Cat 
Trip to the Vet 
Unknown 67 
Unknown - Route 24 
Unknown 5.10 47 
Unnamed 19 
Unnamed 19 
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) 
Unnamed 5.11 ( 36 in 2nd Addition) 
Wild Cat 
Unsorted Routes:

Cat Wall 

Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 38.0923, -109.5631 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 134,591
Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Aaron Shupp on May 12, 2002
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Route | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
loading weather...
cat wall sunsets are some of the best views in the...


The Cat Wall is loaded with lots of great climbs. Most of these are fairly difficult in the 5.10+ to 5.12+ range. There are fantastic splitters that cut through magnificent roofs as well as some thin, steep finger cracks. There seems to be great lines every ten to thirty yards along the wall. Even if there are a lot of people around, keep walking and you will find a fun worthwhile line that is unoccupied.

Getting There 

From Newspaper Rock drive about 8 miles to the junction of County Road 104 and Utah 211 (this is about 5 miles north of Supercrack Buttress). Park on the east side of the road at the large dirt turn-out. Go through the ranch gate (be sure to close it behind you) and follow a trail that heads NE toward the wall. The walk is almost 2 miles. However, unless things have changed, a moderately well driven two-wheel-drive with a little clearance should be able to drive in through the gate considerably closer to the wall and park on a knoll right below the trail that goes up to the cliffs.

71 Total Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cat Wall:
Tom Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Meow Mix   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad   
Catmandu   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad   
Kool Cat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Fat Cat   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad   
Curiosity   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Deseret Moon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Mad Dog   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad   
Dead Crow   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Wild Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Johnny Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
King Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad   
9 Lives   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
The Incredible Butt Crack   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Puma   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Bad Cat   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Trad   
Cat Burglar   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 50'   
Burl Dog   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tasmania   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior)   5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c     Trad, 90'   
Browse More Classics in Cat Wall

Featured Route For Cat Wall
The anchors for Tasmania are just out of the picture.

Tasmania 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall
This is the extension to Johnny Cat. Get a good rest by the chains to Johnny Cat. Then bust some steep liebacking moves to a backstepping stance below a box shaped groove. Jam up this on very small tips plus a key face hold. Interesting footwork here- look for a heel-toe in the box. Finally, jam dwindling tips to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Cat Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2005.
Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
chillin at the cat wall
chillin at the cat wall
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from kool cat.
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...
the block on top is good. this route scared me for years because of that dam block!!!! doge goo is a rad 11-
the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
One section of routes labeled.
BETA PHOTO: One section of routes labeled.
Comments on Cat Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
By Aaron Shupp
Apr 16, 2002

There are actually two places to hike in from.Another road (slightly shorter and less rugged) comes into another parking area further to the south. It is a littler farther from the main area, but provides closer access to the routes further south down the wall.

By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2002

On the Cat Wall...on the Cat Wall...I shake my little tush, on the Cat Wall...

While hangdogging, of course!

By Brad G
From: Yosemite and else where
Apr 9, 2009

This wall is closed until August due to falcon nesting. The same goes for Scarface. Bummer…

By chris Kalous
Nov 3, 2010

An added bummer about the closures: Many routes are dirty from being dormant for a year. Bad Cat, for instance, is unclimbable/needs to be "aided" and cleaned (it was late in the day so we didn't bother). Bring a couple brushes to the Cat as standard equipment. A cheap bottle brush and hand wiskbroom from the grocery store work wonders. A normal bouldering brush will be less than adequate.