Type: Trad, 125 ft
FA: Jay Smith
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Shared By: Monty on May 15, 2006 with updates from justino
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas Details
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


Climb dual cracks with face holds for 40 ft to a good rest. From here it's 80ft of hands to wide hands in a corner through some bulges to the anchors. Crux comes high.


If you take the left trail up to the base of Cat Wall, this is the first route you will see. Tom Cat will be to your left.


Single's of everything from .75 to 3. Heavy on the 2's and 3's. A 70m will get you down.


chongo pantz
park city, ut
chongo pantz   park city, ut
This is Child Abuse, a Jay Smith route.
Hard and wide to upper anchors. Apr 13, 2007
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
it was a while ago that I led this, but I wouldn't call it wide at any point. I didn't place anything bigger than a 3 camalot. So I guess wide if you have small hands. Apr 22, 2007

This isn't child abuse, it is Unnamed 19. Child Abuse is way to the left, just left of Deseret Moon, and has a fair amount of OW. This route is pretty much all hands, from small hands at the start, cups through the middle, and slightly big hands when it gets steeper at the top. Apr 23, 2007
JoshuaTreeRunner David
Los Angeles
JoshuaTreeRunner David   Los Angeles
Agreed with Slims comments. Excellent climb overall. Wanted to lead this last time i was there, just wasnt time... Nov 26, 2007
sibylle Hechtel
sibylle Hechtel   Colorado
I have small hands - can jam #1 Camalot cracks just fine; and I struggled at the crux, where it got bigger. Partly I was tired by then, and I didn't have enough big gear (3s). I did not know it was going to get bigger up there, and didn't bring enough. Mar 24, 2010
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
Sign at bottom is calling this "Kitty Kicker" and this route is listed twice in the database, once as 10, and once as 10+. Nov 28, 2011
Climbing Ivy
Climbing Ivy   Reno-Tahoe
great line that has a bit of everything from twin cracks at the start to small pod (and the inevitable exiting) to sustained varied hand size sections middle on up. 120 feet of enduro jam fest. a toughie if you have small hands like mine. but hell it was so much fun! last 20 feet was pure gold camelots vertical staircase.

gear wise nothing bigger than #3 camelots. bring mucho #2 (my partner brought only 5 golds and had to run out the last 15 feet to gun for the top!)

yeah there was a plague naming the climb "Kitten Kicker" - not sure if that was from the FA party or someone just made it up? Oct 28, 2012
Sam Cannon
Salt Lake City, UT
Sam Cannon   Salt Lake City, UT
This page is redundant. The Bloom guidebook lists Unnamed Crack 19 on the Cat Wall as being 5.10. There's no way this crack is 5.10+. There'a another page for Unnamed Crack 19 that lists the same route as 5.10, which is consistent with the guidebook. It's misleading to have two pages for the same crack. Mar 19, 2014

i am slowly trying to go through all of the walls and clean up some of the routes. unfortunately i have been buried at work for a while, and it will be like that for another month or two. i have been saving cat wall for last (been trying to pick the low hanging fruit first). Mar 23, 2014
Le Bob
Le Bob   Lakewood,CO
"Here Kitty Kitty" 115' Nov 22, 2017
Matt Pierce
Denver, CO
Matt Pierce   Denver, CO
This route has a plaque stating "Here Kitty Kitty 5.10" (see my photo) - it is just to the right at the top of the approach trail. This route is 115-120 feet of varied 5.10 climbing. Superb. Jan 11, 2018
heard this route called "child abuse" once. as the story goes, there was already another route by the same name. thus the plaque found its way to the talus.
#3 friends helpful :) Jan 23, 2018