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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Frank Bentwood, Dec. 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Feb 21, 2010
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A. Alley Cat 5.5
B. Siamese 5.8 *
C. Fat Cats 5.7 ...


Look for this short cliff on the right as you enter the Cathouse canyon.

Same start as Alley Cat, then move right to a bolt and make a delicate traverse (5.8) to the right. Climb straight up past another bolt (5.7) up to a 2 bolt belay/rappel anchor.


Lower Cathouse.


You can get a very small CD (oo metolious) before the first bolt.

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By Bob Gaines
Feb 21, 2010

The finish is a bit contrived, since you could step right and climb an easy crack to the top, but the move past the bolt is fun.

By Joan Bertini
Mar 13, 2010

fun climb, best of the 3 on this rock

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 29, 2011

Traverse past the 1st bolt is fun and engaging for the grade. Unfortunate that it finishes the same as Fat Cat vs. going straight up. The upper crack system would not take very good pro but possible.

Thanks Bob & Frankie