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Routes in The Cathouse

Alley Cat T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bobcat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Casa del Gato T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cat Scratch Fever T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chicken Pox Leave Bad Scars T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dwarf Among Midgets T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Fat Cats S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Feline Pine T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Felix T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Felix Brown T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fun in the Sun T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Garfield T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Heathcliff T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hello Kitty T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Highstep T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Limited Partnership T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Brown Jug T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Marmac's Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nine Lives T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Not that good, but not that bad either TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Right of Garfield T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
San Rio Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Siamese T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sidestep T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tourette's Syndrome T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

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
Marmac's Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nine Lives
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hello Kitty
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bobcat
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Marmac's Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nine Lives 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hello Kitty 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bobcat 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
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Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
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
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
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

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