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Cat's Claw T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cat's Cradle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cave Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hassler's Hatbox Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Journey to Coramonde aka Anita T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lucille T,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ruffis T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Sep 15, 2001
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This is a great route well worth the walk after topping out on any of the Walt's Wall or Fall Wall routes. After locating the crag gawking at Lucille, look to the right for this classic line.

Ascend the stemmy corner to the first large ledge. One could separate the climb into 2 pitches after this first 30' of the lead. Step a few feet right and surmount the initial difficulties of entering the crack - seemingly the Vedauwoo theme. If you fall out, you have a king-sized ledge to plop back onto. Once established, cruise the fun, continuous handcrack to the anchor.


A standard rack including a good selection of hand-size cams suffices. Rappel anchors are on the shelf above the crack.


Alex Vidal
Boulder, CO
Alex Vidal   Boulder, CO
Awkward and strenuous but takes good gear. Might be hard to on-sight if 5.8... or even 5.9 is your limit. Jun 29, 2015
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
I placed a #3.5 Camalot in the bottom stem slot, other than that nothing bigger than hand pieces is needed. The start of the second half is well described as a 5.9 boulder problem, takes some thought. Mar 22, 2004
It's pretty rough getting into the crack for the second pitch. The feet are really awkward. However, one good pull should get you to much easier ground. Feb 4, 2002