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Crystal Cat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grizabella S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gumby Cat S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gus S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jellicle Cats S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lesser of Two Evils S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
MacCavity S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mr. Mistoffeles S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mungajerry S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nasty Kat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old Deuteronomy S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Overflow Direct S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pussy , The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rum Tum Tugger S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rumple Teaser S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skimbleshanks S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Summer Fling S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thinning the Herd S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Richard Wright
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(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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
pinchepaco Gomez
castle rock, co
pinchepaco Gomez   castle rock, co
Overbolted, but still fun. Easy sport lead for beginner. Sep 21, 2004
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

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