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Tail of the Cat Area

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Tail of the Cat Area  

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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Mar 14, 2013
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This secluded west facing wall receives morning shade, PM sun.

Getting There 

30-45 minute approach. It is located high in the gully right and slightly below the Wall of Solitude or left and below Hickory Nut Cracker. To get there, hike 100 yards past the terraces boulder filed, then hike 300 yards up the gully with a drainage on your left.

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7 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Tail of the Cat Area
Ken Pitts on Catwalk; Fresh Step is the grey wall to his right

Fresh Step 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area
Nice friction climbing that feels more like Stone Mountain than Rumbly. Make crimpy moves off the ground leading to a white pod with a tcu placement. From here, move left for run out but fun climbing or opt for the scaredy cat way (as I did), and move right around a moss pad on easy terrain for a bolt. Continue past great friction, a # 2 cam, another bolt, then right to the heady traverse into the Curiosity Corner. Plug a #3 cam in the corner and head for the tree slings. Note: at th...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line in the area put up a while ago. Photo: Ken Pitts
Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line i...

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By wpfister
Jan 13, 2014
Any beta on the original route "tail of the cat"? What does it go at and what gear is needed?
By gneiss pirate
Jan 13, 2014
Its a neat climb in a isolated location. Gets late afternoon sun.

Crux protects well with multiple zero tcu size equivalent pieces.