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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


Climb the first 'pitch' of Cat's Cradle and the beginning of the '2nd pitch' above the potential belay shelf. Next protect and climb the seam to the left (crux). Finally, follow the flared hand crack until it peters out. Step right into Cat's Cradle. The crux is interesting, but Cat's Cradle's finishing crack is a much nicer line.


This route can easily be toproped from Cat's Cradle rap anchors (slings/cordellete recommended) or lead with a standard rack including small camming unit(s) for the crux.


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George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
This climb is actually easier than Cat's Cradle EXCEPT for the crux traverse. It would seem the traverse might be easier the shorter you are as the handholds are low, but you also have to make a really long step left. Mar 22, 2004