Cat in the Phat
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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Named on January 4, 2006|
|Page Views:||1,352 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Jan 3, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionCat in the Phat is more of a variation than a route on its own. This somewhat runout line can be found just left of the first pitch of Cat in the Hat. It is likely that this route has been used in the past in order to pass slow parties on Cat in the Hat.
Approach as for Cat in the Hat. From the base of Cat in the Hat, this route can be found approximately thirty feet to the left.
Ascend mildy friable rock with a few bands of solid black rock in between. The route generally works its way right and up to the first set of bolts on Cat in the Hat. There are only a few good pro placements so take advantage of them when they appear.
From the anchors one may continue up Cat in the Hat or rappel.
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