Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,657 total · 18/month
Shared By: Chris Dawson on Oct 11, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

You & This Route


89 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
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

Description

Kool Cat is located west along the Cat Wall past King Cat. The next route east is a right facing 5.10 corner followed by an improbable right facing stem corner referred to as Tender Vittles. Kool Cat is a finger crack in a right facing corner. There are several ledge-type rest stances along the way. The crux is the last section capped by the last move to the anchors. This is a well protected, fun climb. Well worth doing.

Protection

many .5" and .75" pieces (green, yellow aliens) with a few .4" and maybe a couple 1" pieces

Photos

Scott N  
Another great cat wall climb. Seems a little harder for those with sausage fingers, if the going gets tough, look at the crack to the left, kool cat will seem like a hand crack. Nov 2, 2004
Jason Haas
G1 Climbing + Fitness
Jason Haas   G1 Climbing + Fitness
the crux at the top takes .3 camalots. You might be able to stuff a yellow alien in there, but .3s fit great Feb 27, 2006
This route has new anchors as of Nov 2006, courtesy of Climbing Magazines ARI program. Nov 17, 2006
Rob Kepley
Westminster,CO
  5.11a/b
Rob Kepley   Westminster,CO
  5.11a/b
Great climb... The last couple of moves are tough! Feb 3, 2007
I thought the crux just before the anchors was pretty tough. Apr 19, 2008
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
  5.11
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
  5.11
The 15 footer I took on to the little blue camalot trying to finish it makes me a believer in the difficulty and the cams Tavis. I used a few purple camalots and a green and a yellow. You could use a second if you wanted to carry it but the climbing is relatively easy there. Mar 28, 2010
The 'protection' section above is messed. The crack does not take .5" and .75" pieces. This would be blue and green aliens, of which there are very few, if any.

A plentiful rack would be, in camalot sizes: 1(.2) 2(.3) 3(.4) 5(.5) 1(.75) 1(#1) 1(#2). Oct 21, 2013
Z Winters
Mazama, WA
 
Z Winters   Mazama, WA
 
+1 Alex Baker's comment, though a .2 isn't necessary as you have a .3 at your feet and it would be hard to place mid crux, an orange mastercam is nice to have as well but also not mandatory Mar 25, 2016