Elevation: 4,244 ft
GPS: 34.02, -116.175 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Steve Powell on Feb 25, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Cathouse is the formation just south (left) of Playhouse Rock. The climbs are on the south side of the formation. The routes are short, but fun. The area apparently doesn't get climbed a lot as some of the routes are chossy.

Getting There

Park at the Playhouse Rock turnout. The formation is to the left of Playhouse Rock. There is a tree sticking out of the formation on the side opposite Playhouse Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cathouse

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Marmac's Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Nine Lives
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Hello Kitty
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Bobcat
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Marmac's Crack
 34
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nine Lives
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hello Kitty
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bobcat
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
This wall is well sheltered from a west wind and faces Southeast, making it a possible destination on a cold and windy day. The climbs are only so-so, so don't go expecting any memorable classics.

We descended to the climber's left (from the right wall!) along the rib to the west, down some boulders to the south, and then through two holes and finally a small chimney. This brought us right back to the base of the right wall. Apr 13, 2007
While not classics, many of the routes provide good protection, and ascend some of the better than average Josh rock. Not long or necessarily sustained, this collection of routes will satisfy many a novice climber and/or seasoned climber looking for something easy. This package also includes some outstanding views. May 26, 2007
Russ Walling
Overlord @ FishProducts
Russ Walling   Overlord @ FishProducts
This area ought to be called the "Cat Box" since most of the routes are buried turds. Sorta fun, but so is not going there. Dec 16, 2013
nathanael
Riverside, CA
nathanael   Riverside, CA
Might be helpful to split this area into a couple sub areas. For example something like:

Felix to Right of Garfield as Lower Cathouse Wall
Feline Pine to San Rio Crack as Upper Cathouse Wall
The rest as Right Cathouse Walls Dec 11, 2018