Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Richard Wright
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Shared By: Barry Gereb on Dec 31, 2000
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details
Access Issue: Open according to a Jeff CO ranger Details


(95 feet) 9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Begin at the far right of the Catslab below a large dirt-covered ledge. Have fun frictioning and hauling up this well-protected route with just a couple of points of 7. Scramble from the last bolt to a large belay ledge that is covered with loose pebbles. To descend, one can rappel with a single, standard rope angling right onto a brushy ledge. Down-climb easy terrain for 10 feet. Remember to tie stopper knots to prevent rapping off the ends.


Bolts to a double bolt anchor.
I think the Grizabella is a good first sport climb or for a warmup. I would recommend a 60 meter rope if you beley from the bottom or the belayer can anchor in to the first hanger with a 50 meter rope. Aug 5, 2001
pinchepaco Gomez
castle rock, co
pinchepaco Gomez   castle rock, co
Overbolted, but still fun. Easy sport lead for beginner. Sep 21, 2004
BRING A 70M ROPE OR A RESPONSIBLE BELAYER. I took about a 20 footer with a 60m and a belayer that wasn't paying close attention to the end of the rope. Broken bones and a near death experience. Jan 18, 2009
Stephen Carlos Rydalch
Golden, CO
Stephen Carlos Rydalch   Golden, CO
I did this climb and lowered off the anchors with a 60 meter rope and had a few extra feet of slack on the ground. I agree with the guidebook that this route is 95 feet. A 60 meter rope is adequate. Jun 5, 2010
Brad Gone  
I counted 10 bolts + 2 bolt anchor..? Could just as easily be climbed with 9 + 2 though.
I climbed it with a 70m rope, but I think a 60m would safely suffice if the belayer climbs up to the ledge near the first bolt. Mar 16, 2014
Noah Yetter
Lakewood, CO
Noah Yetter   Lakewood, CO
Super fun. Would be happy to warm up on this every day. 60m rope is perfectly adequate unless you've trimmed 15+ feet off of it. Nov 22, 2015
Paul Deger
Paul Deger   Colorado
Great follow-up to Gumby Cat if early in season or new to leading. Can either stay on route for a few thin moves to build confidence (always had what I needed for hands or feet when I needed it) or traverse to more obvious feet or hands when got thin. 60m rope left about 4 remaining feet when leader hit the anchor, and we also has option for some pro placement and skip a bolt or two to practice trad lead. May 22, 2016
Rob King
Lone Tree
Rob King   Lone Tree
Go right for a 5.6. Or go left of the bolts for a much tougher route, which is prob 5.9+ slab.
Perfect if you're a beginner lead climber. Jun 5, 2016