Elevation: 798 ft
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Shared By: Jordan Katz on Feb 28, 2020 · Updates
Admins: Courtney Curtner
Access Issue: Private Property Details

Description

This area includes a wide variety of difficulties, styles and rock types. 

On the anchors of every route there are a pair of mussy hooks. Very important:  only use the hooks to lower the LAST climber in your party.  Please do NOT climb on top rope through the hooks. If more than one person is climbing the route, always clip your rope through your own quickdraws to the anchors.  Then, once everybody in your party has climbed the route, the last climber simply needs to clip the rope through the hooks, remove your draws, and be lowered.  (Anchor cleaning and rappelling is not best practice and is much more likely to lead to an accident.

The slab climbs on the left end ("Katz Out of the Bag" and "Scaredy Katz") are both pretty tricky, but high quality, though they tend to be wet in winter and early spring.  At 10d, "Katz Out of the Bag" may be a bit of a sandbag, or at least without the right beta... but an outstanding climbing.

The next two routes, "Katz Corner" and "Katz in the Cradle," between a low-angle ramp feature and a large crack system, make for great beginner routes or for top-roping with kids.  Usually dry except during or right after heavy rain.

The next two routes start on a vertical wall with thin features before pulling a substantial roof.  Good fun.  These are newer lines and have fragile rock, so beware that rock may continue to break for a little while here!  These dry out relatively quickly, although the one on the left can drip for a while.

The next section include five routes that all go the top of the cliff-line and are "full length" -- two trad lines and four sport lines, including two moderate crag classics, "Booty Call" and "Silver Streaks."  All are quite good, although in very different ways! The sport routes tend to dry out quickly year round, but the trad routes stay wet most of the winter and well into the spring, and may need a bit of regular spring clean-up due to runoff and debris.

Getting There

As you walk into the crag, walk to your right along the cliff about 50 feet, going just past the Warmup Wall.  Look for a gigantic overturned tree stump on the side of the trail, which is at the base of Katz Corner and Katz in the Cradle.

14 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Katz Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 26
Katz in the Cradle
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 30
Katz Corner
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Brownsville Boogie
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
The End of Poison Ivy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Dusty Squeeze
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Silver Streaks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Comfortably Numb
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Hot Stuff
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Booty Call
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
My First Time
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Chickenhorn
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Katz out of the Bag
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Scaredy-Katz
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Leaves on the Breeze
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Katz in the Cradle
 26
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Katz Corner
 30
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Brownsville Boogie
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The End of Poison Ivy
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dusty Squeeze
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Silver Streaks
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Comfortably Numb
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hot Stuff
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Booty Call
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
My First Time
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Chickenhorn
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Katz out of the Bag
 15
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Scaredy-Katz
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Leaves on the Breeze
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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