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Routes in (1) Parched Cat Cliff (aka Cox Rocks)

Cretin's Retreat T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Edgewise S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ferret's Dead, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Half-n-Half aka Hack Attack T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lonesome Crowded West T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Oriface T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Three Fingered Hack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad
FA: Mark Deffenbaugh, Chris Garner, summer 2004
Page Views: 1,979 total · 13/month
Shared By: mark d on Mar 7, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Face and crack climb to a bulge(crux), easier crack climbing leads you to an anchor. Very exposed with good views of the Lower Gorge and The Marsupials.


North face of The Parched Cat Cliff


Gear to 2 inches(00 TCU)


Ian McEleney
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Ian McEleney   Mammoth Lakes, CA
Fun route. The biggest gear i used was a .75 Camalot. Mark, thanks for putting in low profile, high quality anchors. Looks like going left after the lower bulge could make for a tougher finish. Dec 20, 2006
Josh Audrey
Josh Audrey   LAS VEGAS
so is this one pitch? Mar 20, 2007
mark d
mark d  
yes, this is a one pitch route. May 11, 2007
dave Hause
carrboro, nc
dave Hause   carrboro, nc
Climbs like a sport climb, protects like a trad climb. Fun moves. Jun 24, 2016
Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
Patrick Beeson   Portland, OR
Really enjoyed this route. Takes a bit of effort to get to, and would make for a good first or last route if you're in the area.

Definitely climbed like a sport route with good rock. You can actually top-out at the anchors, though I don't think you can get back to the trail due to the fence. May 7, 2018

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