Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: John Varcos
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Shared By: Jason Haas on Mar 18, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details


This route is near the far left end of Cat Wall. Follow a wide crack through a roof to a set of anchors. The crack continues through a higher roof, but I don't believe there are second set of anchors


bring your offwidth gear, mainly #6 friends


S. C.  
Sorry Buddy, Bob Scarpelli didn't do with the first ascent of mouse trap. Craig Luebben did the second its one of Varcos classics I think his wife Pamela did it as well..SC May 7, 2008
OW Poser
OW Poser  
Climbed to the rim on the FA no bolts after the 1st set. Fun stuff.. Jun 25, 2008
Camalots: one #2, two 3's, one C4 #4 and one old #4, a C4 #5 and three #6s. You could do it with two #6s. Hell you could do it without pro, but three of them worked for me. Nov 30, 2009
Scott Bennett
Scott Bennett   Michigan
I agree with Lon, I had 4 #6's, and placed all of them! Of course you could just place one at the roof, and then push one the rest of the way, less weight to drag up...
Anyone found pacticularly good beta for the roof? I ended up just chimneying and stemming all the way out to the lip, then thrutching around for a while, hanging on a piece, then switching into a lieback and turning the roof. I guess it worked, but I'd like to hear what the OW honemasters do. Do people invert on this? I was baffled...

-Scott Dec 8, 2009
R Sather
On 10/22/16 the tat on the pitch one anchor was removed and packed out. The two bolts seem in good condition. The tat was replaced with 1" tubular webbing set in a pre-equalized style anchor. I left the two existing aluminum carabiners which did have some wear but were suitable for rappelling. The gate on the one locking carabiner does not open. Just an update on the condition of this anchor. Have fun, be safe, and get on it! Oct 27, 2016
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BigNobody   all over, mostly Utah
*Golf clap* Oct 27, 2016
Going to the rim sounds nice, I'm intrigued about the second roof. Does anyone have any rappel info for up there? Apr 23, 2017