Litter Box? or maybe a new FA?
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I wanted to get out hiking with my dog and so I decided to check this place out since I hadn't been there before. I wasn't intending on doing any climbing but I once I got there, I decided to solo what seemed reasonable in the approach shoes I had on. On the upper tier, I located "Welcome to Ted's World" and "Big Cat Club" right away, but never did end up finding "Litter Box". Some things in Rossiter's description make me think this could be it, but plenty of other things make me think it's not.
The west face of the formation is kind of broken so maybe I didn't search far enough left for "Litter Box" but I scoped out pretty much all climbable rock while I was there. Anyway, begin about 15ft left of "Big Cat Club" and climb straight up a shallow left-facing dihedral. I didn't find a fingertip traverse like Rossiter says, nor any bolts or a place for a #2 Camalot, but I did climb a corner and you could move right to the chains on "Big Cat Club" (which would explain the chain anchor reference in Rossiter's description). Also, I thought the grade was closer to 5.8, not 5.10. Who knows. Either way, it's an ok climb in and of itself, but not worth the long approach.
15' left of Big Cat Club on the west face.
Thin gear. At the top you could sling a horn or place a #0.5 Camalot and traverse right to chain anchors on "Big Cat Club" or scramble off the northeast corner of the formation.
|Comments on Litter Box? or maybe a new FA?
|By James Beissel|
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 31, 2011
I'm pretty sure that Litter Box is the short sport/mixed route that begins just around the corner to the left of Long Walk Crack. This is an undocumented line.