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Cat Wall

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100th Monkey T 
9 Lives T 
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) T 
Acme Plaque Me T 
Alley Cat T 
Bachelor Party T 
Bad Cat T 
Burl Dog T 
Cat Box T 
Cat Burglar T 
Cat Got Your Tongue T 
Cat in the Hat T 
Cat Nap T 
Cat Scan T 
Cat Woman T 
Cat's Cradle T 
Cat's Paw T 
Catastroph T 
Caterpillar T 
Cathedral of the Mad Feline T 
Cathouse, The T 
Catmandu T 
Catsup T 
Cattle Call T 
Curiosity T 
Dead Crow T 
Deseret Moon T 
Doggie Go T 
Doghouse, The T 
Fat Cat T 
Felix T 
Furr Ball T 
Hairbald T 
Holy Catrimony T 
Incredible Butt Crack, The T 
Johnny Cat T 
King Cat T 
King of Beasts T 
Kitten, The T 
Kitty Litter T 
Kool Cat T 
Kung Pao Cat T 
Line King, The T 
Lioness T 
Look What Zog Do T 
Love Cats T 
Lynx T 
Maceo T 
Mad Dog T 
Meow Mix T 
More Than One Way T 
Mousetrap T 
Pinky Groovy T 
Pit Bull Terror T 
Puddy Tat T 
Puma T 
Pussy Cat T 
Pussy Galore T 
Pussy Whipped T 
Sabertooth T 
Super Cat of the Desert T 
Sylvester T 
Tasmania T,S 
Tender Vittles T 
To Skin a Cat T 
Tom Cat T 
Trip to the Vet T,TR 
Unknown 67 T 
Unknown 5.10 47 T 
Unnamed 19 T 
Unnamed 11+ (right of Maceo) T 
Unnamed 19 T 
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 T 
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) T 
Unnamed 5.11 ( 36 in 2nd Addition) T 
Wild Cat T 
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Cat Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.0923, -109.5631 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Shupp on May 12, 2002
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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.7 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',45],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',18],['5.11',40],['5.12',17],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cat Wall:
Unnamed 19   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Tom Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catmandu   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Fat Cat   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Kool Cat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Deseret Moon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Curiosity   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Johnny Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dead Crow   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
King Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Puma   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
9 Lives   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Alley Cat   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Wild Cat   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Incredible Butt Crack   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cat Burglar   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 50'   
Bad Cat   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad   
Tasmania   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Burl Dog   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior)   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 90'   
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Featured Route For Cat Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Story leading Meow Mix

Meow Mix 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall
Meow Mix is just about the farthest route to the right when facing Cat Wall on the approach. Reach the wall, turn right, and just keep going. Eventually, the trail leads to some very easy down-scrambling, and then continues curving back left into an alcove. Meow Mix is the first good-looking line after this. A large right facing corner that flares to wide in places. First pitch is easy .10 or .9 or something for 60ft or so to a ledge with a bolt anchor with slings on it. Route continues up the c...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Cat Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: chillin at the cat wall
chillin at the cat wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
Rock Climbing Photo: One section of routes labeled.
BETA PHOTO: One section of routes labeled.
Rock Climbing Photo: the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...

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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 Brad G
From: Yosemite and elsewhere
Apr 9, 2009
This wall is closed until August due to falcon nesting. The same goes for Scarface. BummerÂ…
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.

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