Please do not add a bolted Anchor/Rap station on the top of P3 of Cat in The Hat

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Doug Foust · · Henderson, Nevada · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 165

I was climbing CITH the other day and came across what appeared to be someone drilling holes for a new anchor at the top of P3:

Drilled holes on CITH

This was about 10' higher and to the left of the rappel tree. First off, adding new fixed anchors is currently illegal. More importantly, this would be a horrible spot for an Anchor/rap station.

There are 2 or 3 really good spots to build a solid and comfortable belay on this line directly above this. As crowded as CITH gets you can have parties going up and down through this spot without too much of a mess.(except when people going up use the rappel tree as an anchor.) If an anchor was added in this spot, people going up and down would use it creating a serious choke point on the route.

Hopefully the people that drilled the holes came to their senses and completely abandoned the project.



Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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