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Routes in Cat Wall

100th Monkey T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
9 Lives T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Acme Plaque Me T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Alley Cat T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Bachelor Party T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bad Cat T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Burl Dog T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cat Box T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Burglar T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat Got Your Tongue T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Nap T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Cat Scan T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cat Woman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Cat in the Hat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat man do T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat's Cradle T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat's Paw T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cat's in the Doghouse T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Catastroph T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Catastrophe T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Caterpillar T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cathedral of the Mad Feline T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cathouse, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catskills T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catsup T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cattle Call T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Child Abuse T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Choke Chain T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Curiosity T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dead Crow T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Deseret Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Doggie Go T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Doghouse, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fat Cat T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Felix T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Flatulent Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Free Berlin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Furr Ball T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hairbald T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Here Kitty Kitty T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Holy Catrimony T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Incredible Butt Crack, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Johnny Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King of Beasts T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Kitten, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kitty Litter T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kool Cat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kung Pao Cat T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Line King, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lioness T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Look What Zog Do T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Love Cats T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lynx T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Maceo T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mad Dog T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Meow Mix T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
More Than One Way T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mousetrap T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
No Take On The Flake T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinky Groovy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pit Bull Terror T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Puddy Tat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Puma T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Pussy Cat T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pussy Galore T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pussy Whipped T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sabertooth T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stokat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Super Cat of the Desert T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Sylvester T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tasmania T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tender Vittles T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Skin a Cat T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tom Cat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trip to the Vet T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown 67 T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown 5.10 47 T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unnamed 11+ (right of Maceo) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Elevation: 5,714 ft
GPS: 38.092, -109.563 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Shupp on May 12, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

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.

RAPTOR CLOSURES: Please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat wall and Reservoir wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings. These cracks aren't going anywhere, please respect the closure and spread the word.

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cat Wall

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 221
Tom Cat
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 105
Cat man do
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Cat Got Your Tongue
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 95
Here Kitty Kitty
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 78
Trip to the Vet
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 77
More Than One Way
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Fat Cat
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 85
Kool Cat
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 128
Deseret Moon
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 58
Curiosity
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 105
9 Lives
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 139
King Cat
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 103
Puma
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 136
Johnny Cat
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tom Cat
 221
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cat man do
 105
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cat Got Your Tongue
 81
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Here Kitty Kitty
 95
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60
 82
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Trip to the Vet
 78
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
More Than One Way
 77
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Fat Cat
 114
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Kool Cat
 85
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Deseret Moon
 128
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Curiosity
 58
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
9 Lives
 105
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
King Cat
 139
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Puma
 103
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Johnny Cat
 136
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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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. Apr 16, 2002
Brad G  
This wall is closed until August due to falcon nesting. The same goes for Scarface. BummerÂ… Apr 9, 2009
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. Nov 3, 2010

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