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Cat Wall 


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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.


71 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cat Wall:
Tom Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Catmandu   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad   
Meow Mix   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad   
Kool Cat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Fat Cat   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Curiosity   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Deseret Moon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Dead Crow   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Johnny Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
King Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Wild Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
9 Lives   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Alley Cat   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Puma   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Incredible Butt Crack   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bad Cat   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad   
Cat Burglar   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 50'   
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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Puma 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall
This unusual Indian Creek finger crack actually has a crux that is more akin to face climbing. Be ready to pull it while protected by your smallest cams though. The route is way left of the Johnny Cat alcove, though not as far over as 9 Lives. There is a plaque at the base.Climb the excellent finger crack at a sustained low-mid 5.11 level. A decent rest stance can be found just below the crux where the crack pinches to nothing. Fire in all the purple TCUs you brought and go for the crux. I...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2005.
Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
chillin at the cat wall
chillin at the cat wall
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from kool cat.
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...
the block on top is good. this route scared me for years because of that dam block!!!! doge goo is a rad 11-
the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
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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 else where
Apr 9, 2009

This wall is closed until August due to falcon nesting. The same goes for Scarface. Bummer…

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.