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Elevation: 5,442 ft 1,659 m
GPS: 38.09105, -109.56274
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Shared By: Aaron Shupp on May 12, 2002 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: 2024 Raptor Avoidance Areas! Limited Toilet Facilities! DetailsDrop down
Warning 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 DetailsDrop down

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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'll 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 1st 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 Suggest change

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
 353
Tom Cat
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 134
Kool Cat
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 217
Deseret Moon
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 91
Curiosity
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 188
9 Lives
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 211
King Cat
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 179
Puma
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 203
Johnny Cat
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 48
Dead Crow
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 41
Alley Cat
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 81
Wild Cat
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Incredible Butt Crack
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 43
Bad Cat
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 66
Cat Burglar
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 31
Burl Dog
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tom Cat
 353
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Kool Cat
 134
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Deseret Moon
 217
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Curiosity
 91
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
9 Lives
 188
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
King Cat
 211
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Puma
 179
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Johnny Cat
 203
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Dead Crow
 48
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Alley Cat
 41
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Wild Cat
 81
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
The Incredible Butt Crack
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Bad Cat
 43
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Cat Burglar
 66
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Burl Dog
 31
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
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