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Shared By: Chris Dawson on Oct 13, 2001
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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 Details

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Meow Mix is just about the farthest route to the right when facing Cat Wall on the approach. Reach the wall, turn right, and just keep going. Eventually, the trail leads to some very easy down-scrambling, and then continues curving back left into an alcove. Meow Mix is the first good-looking line after this. A large right facing corner that flares to wide in places. First pitch is easy .10 or .9 or something for 60ft or so to a ledge with a bolt anchor with slings on it. Route continues up the corner via thin hands/laybacking for another 100 ft or so. Quality climbing. We ended up on it when we kept walking until we came upon a route that no one was on that was within our ability to lead. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling up to Catastrophe that day.

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Just bring lots of everything. Mostly hand and thin hand size. 165 ft pitch can be done in two.

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That 2-bolt anchor wasn't there; the climb was more like 180 feet, and I put in a lot of bigger stuff. Lots of work towards the top, what with the huge rack and 2 ropes.

Definitely a candidate for anchor replacement: 2 old 3/8" wedgies with SMC hangers & newish chain; no real possibility of backup at anchor level. Mar 12, 2003
Jason Haas
G1 Climbing + Fitness
Jason Haas   G1 Climbing + Fitness
There's no 2 bolt anchor on the slopy ledge after 60ft. There wasn't even old bolt holes so I'm not sure where your information is coming from? Make sure you bring some wide pieces, couple #4 camalots and 3-4 #3.5 camalots. Also, it doesn't get thin until the last 40ft, but even that widens up near the anchors. The anchors at the very top are chain anchors. Apr 23, 2006
I think 10+ is fair for a grade. I didn't see the anchors at 60' either. Consider bringing an old #5 camalot for the middle offwidth pod. The anchors at 180' are chain anchors and visible from the ground. A good mix of climbing dominated by hands. enjoy Mar 25, 2008
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
  5.10+
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
  5.10+
There are no anchors at sixty feet. Someone pulled the bolts. The sleeves are still visible. What a great, long pitch though. So fun. Nov 17, 2010
Princess Mia
Vail
 
Princess Mia   Vail
 
Such a classic long climb. One of my favorite creek climbs. It truly is 180 feet of continuous climbing. The pod was probably the crux for me. The rest just stellar. Climbing it as one long pitch with one rope works fine. Just bring a few long slings. If you don't want to go the distance with all the gear I reckon you could stop at the sloping ledge and build a bomber anchor. But hey, the real deal is all 180 feet all at one!!! Apr 6, 2012
alix morris
Estes Park, CO
alix morris   Estes Park, CO
My favorite route at the Creek thus far! So looooong and varied with all techniques; OW, jamming, liebacking, stemming. Get on it! Nov 26, 2012
michalm
Boulder, CO
 
michalm   Boulder, CO
 
Anchors at the top were replaced with 1/2" 4 3/4" SS 5-piece bolts and chain courtesy of the ASCA. Get on it...and bring two ropes to get down! Oct 16, 2018