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Altoids On the Beach S 
Baditude S 
Burning Up The Hillside S 
Fire Starter S 
Homesteader, The S 
Howl Of A Hungry Cat S 
Lady Of The Light S 
Lipstick Sunset S,TR 
Montana Floodgates S 
Morning Sunshine S 
Nimby S 
Nuns on the Beach S 
Walking On The Sun S 
Walking with the Homesteader S 
Waves of Rays S 
Waves on the Beach S 
Willie's Wake Up Call Girl S 
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Howl Of A Hungry Cat 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Rolofson, Leitner, 1998
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 29, 2001

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Step up on the block left of Lady Of The Light. Howl picks up one clip followed by a thin move to gain an entry rest. Fire a fingers crack for ten feet, swing left and then back right to gain a stance under a small roof. Huge hands set up the only power move that comes in pulling over the roof.

Overall, this line has several fines moves on excellent Boulder granite. For me, the crux seems to arise well below the roof, somewhere in entering or powering through the crack. I usually do this by stepping a bit left (for balance sake), and this may be the crux, although this may depend upon one's preferences. Howl is a good warm-up for some the more fingery climbs on the Solar Dome.


Eight draws and a rope.

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By Dr. Evil
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 19, 2010

Although this climb is short, it has really fun moves. A little face climbing, a little crack climbing, a little roof.

When I was on this climb yesterday, someone inside the crack in the middle section hissed at me. Maybe a bat?

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