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100th Monkey T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
9 Lives T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Acme Plaque Me T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Alley Cat T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Bachelor Party T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bad Cat T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Burl Dog T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cat Box T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Burglar T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat Got Your Tongue T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Nap T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Cat Scan T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cat Woman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Cat in the Hat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat's Cradle T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat's Paw T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cat's in the Doghouse T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Catastroph T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Catastrophe T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Caterpillar T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cathedral of the Mad Feline T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cathouse, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catskills T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catsup T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cattle Call T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Choke Chain T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Curiosity T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dead Crow T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Deseret Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Doggie Go T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Doghouse, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fat Cat T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Felix T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Flatulent Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Free Berlin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Furr Ball T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hairbald T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Holy Catrimony T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Incredible Butt Crack, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Johnny Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King of Beasts T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Kitten, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kitty Litter T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kool Cat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kung Pao Cat T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Line King, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lioness T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Look What Zog Do T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Love Cats T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lynx T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Maceo T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mad Dog T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Meow Mix T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
More Than One Way T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mousetrap T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
No Take On The Flake T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinky Groovy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pit Bull Terror T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Puddy Tat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Puma T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Pussy Cat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pussy Galore T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pussy Whipped T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sabertooth T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stokat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Super Cat of the Desert T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Sylvester T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tasmania T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tender Vittles T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Skin a Cat T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tom Cat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trip to the Vet T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown 67 T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown 5.10 47 T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unnamed T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 11+ (right of Maceo) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 19 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad
FA: Jay Smith
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Apr 14, 2001
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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

Description

This unusual Indian Creek finger crack actually has a crux that is more akin to face climbing. Be ready to pull it while protected by your smallest cams though. The route is way left of the Johnny Cat alcove, though not as far over as 9 Lives. There is a plaque at the base.

Climb the excellent finger crack at a sustained low-mid 5.11 level. A decent rest stance can be found just below the crux where the crack pinches to nothing. Fire in all the purple TCUs you brought and go for the crux. I have personally taken the short fall from the crux onto a purple TCU and it held. Even so, this is Wingate sandstone, not granite, so arrange your pro intelligently at the crux.

Protection

Lots of finger sized pieces... nothing bigger than a #.75 camalot. 2 or 3 Purple TCUs, or equivalent sized pieces, for the crux at the top are key.
Scott E  
Purple metolius are too small for the crux. Bring blue metolius or 0.2 BD. You can also place a #1 and #2 or #3 in some of the pods. They give a good piece of mind with all the small gear you are plugging. Nov 28, 2017
Matt Zia
Bozeman, MT
  5.11+
Matt Zia   Bozeman, MT
  5.11+
Bring at least one extra blue Metolius piece for the top. The purples are a touch under-cammed and pulling the crux above them in soft rock isn't super confidence inspiring. Feb 17, 2016
Wylie
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11
Wylie   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11
I remember the rock at the crux being on the soft side. I figured that originally the crack was super thin and over time has been buffed away to provide pretty good thin locks. That would explain the grade changing, but who knows. Oct 1, 2013
matt j hartman
Leavenworth WA
matt j hartman   Leavenworth WA
calling this 5.12 is a joke. Jul 9, 2013
Matt Pesce
moab, ut.
  5.12-
Matt Pesce   moab, ut.
  5.12-
as with most I/C cracks its all about size...harder for bigger fingers Mar 30, 2013
slim

  5.11c/d
slim    
  5.11c/d
really fun route. i always enjoy placing a bunch of smaller stuff on a route that is at a reasonable grade. i think the old 12- rating was based on the terrible shoes and lack of our modern protection options. in EB's, trying to cram friends into this, i would find it really hard. Mar 28, 2013
greg t
Chevy, Silverado
greg t   Chevy, Silverado
stupid fun. wish it was longer. Aug 12, 2012
Peter Yakovchuk
Tempe, AZ
Peter Yakovchuk   Tempe, AZ
I was wondering, who called this a 12- in the first place? This climb is significantly easier than Maxfactor at Vedauwoo, which is 11b or so. Seems like some of the routes at Indian Creek have pretty soft rating. but what do I know? I got good tips locks at the crux, and this climb is harder for people with big fingers Nov 28, 2011
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
  5.11c/d
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
  5.11c/d
Instead of saying "I think this one is soft for the grade", I'll qualify this by saying I think I'm good at finger cracks and face climbing. So if these are your strengths too, get on this thing and send! The Inflictor at Broken Tooth goes through the same size range and feels much harder, for whatever it's worth.
Very, very fun. Good stance allows you to place non-interfering pro high in the crux tips crack. Nov 17, 2010
could be wrong, but I think the FA was Jay Smith. Nov 1, 2009
Monty
Golden, CO
  5.11+
Monty   Golden, CO  
  5.11+
great route, mostly .4's and yellow tcu's. Keep the gear close to your waist so you don't lose your good locks. Apr 14, 2007
This is an excellent climb. The first section is really enjoyable and the crux is hard but fun. In regards to the rack, I used 2 #1 cams and 2 #2 cams. There are a few good pods and the opening roof that allow the use of these larger cams so you can save the small stuff. May 29, 2003