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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

Description

Tom Cat is a great warmup crack in a darkly varnished, right-facing dihedral. It is a ways left along the Cat Wall, maybe 300 meters?

Head up a tight slot with a protectable crack for 25 feet, then pull into the dihedral and climb slightly wide hands all the way to the anchors.

Protection

Single set. Extra wide hands.

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Danny Inman
Arvada
 
Danny Inman   Arvada
 
Awesome. Really nice varied I-creek climb at a great sunny wall. Nov 29, 2005
d-know
electric lady land
  5.10
d-know   electric lady land
  5.10
take some #3 camalots Jan 26, 2006
HeatherB-Radley
Augsburg, Germany
 
HeatherB-Radley   Augsburg, Germany
 
pain enduro fists for ladies' hands... but fun Dec 2, 2009
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
 
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
 
Was told blue camalots were all I needed. Fortunately I had one yellow I moved a time or two. Mar 28, 2010
Ian M.
 
Ian M.  
 
Definitely more #3 camalots than #2s. Also, nice to have a 0.75 or 0.5 to place before getting in the slot so you don't deck. Nov 22, 2011
Jason N.
Grand Junction
 
Jason N.   Grand Junction
 
The guidebook led me to believe it would be mostly #2 camalots, when I found it to be mostly #3 camalots. I think I placed 4 #3 camalots. Oct 31, 2012
Jamie Sarafan
Colorado
Jamie Sarafan   Colorado
To second the comment above, this crack takes mostly threes -- the David Bloom guidebook said 6 #2.0 and 2 #3.5, which is very wrong. I initially brought the cams recommended in the book up with me, and as a lady with very small hands, only having 2 #3.0s was pretty horrifying toward the top, where it gets fairly wide esp. for gals/ small handed folk.
I brought 1 #1.0, 3 #2.0 and 5 #3 (I wasn't taking any chances after the rattly, run-out, fist jams toward the top the 1st time around) and 1 #3.5 and was much more comfortable. Nov 30, 2015
Matt Pierce
Denver, CO
 
Matt Pierce   Denver, CO
 
Agreed - the Bloom guide is way off. I think I brought 3 #2 cams that I used up early on then it was all #3 cams to the top - I think I used 6 or 7. I don't like big hands but found plenty of places for great #3 placements and jams. My friend thought there might be a few spots to stick an overcammed #4 but I'm not so sure. Apr 10, 2017
Jean Spencer
Squamish, CA
Jean Spencer   Squamish, CA
Lucky for someone I got a #3 wildcountry stuck. Woof. Didn't dig it out with a nut tool to preserve the route, but it probably would go. Nov 8, 2017