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100th Monkey T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
9 Lives T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Acme Plaque Me T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Alley Cat T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Bachelor Party T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bad Cat T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Burl Dog T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cat Box T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Burglar T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat Got Your Tongue T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Nap T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Cat Scan T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cat Woman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Cat in the Hat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat's Cradle T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cat's Paw T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cat's in the Doghouse T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Catastroph T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Catastrophe T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Caterpillar T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cathedral of the Mad Feline T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cathouse, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catskills T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Catsup T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cattle Call T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Choke Chain T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Curiosity T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dead Crow T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Deseret Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Doggie Go T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Doghouse, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fat Cat T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Felix T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Flatulent Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Free Berlin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Furr Ball T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hairbald T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Holy Catrimony T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Incredible Butt Crack, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Johnny Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King Cat T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
King of Beasts T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Kitten, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kitty Litter T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kool Cat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kung Pao Cat T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Line King, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lioness T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Look What Zog Do T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Love Cats T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lynx T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Maceo T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mad Dog T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Meow Mix T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
More Than One Way T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mousetrap T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
No Take On The Flake T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinky Groovy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pit Bull Terror T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Puddy Tat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Puma T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Pussy Cat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pussy Galore T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pussy Whipped T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sabertooth T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stokat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Super Cat of the Desert T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Sylvester T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tasmania T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tender Vittles T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Skin a Cat T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tom Cat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trip to the Vet T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown 67 T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown 5.10 47 T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unnamed T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 11+ (right of Maceo) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 19 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Cat T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Nov 6, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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

Description

Wild Cat is a great finger-stacking testpiece on the west end of the Cat Wall (closer to Nine Lives than Johnny Cat). Climb through a reachy start and clip a bolt that protects a face climbing move up to a pillar. Rest here and then bust it up the not-quite-straight-in off-fingers crack to a final crux: trying to clip the anchors.

Protection

A bunch of 0.5 and 0.75 Camalots & a quickdraw.
I skipped the first big move by a less-than-classic traverse in from the left. Has anyone else done this? Nov 26, 2017
Aaron Livingston
Moab, UT
  5.12-
Aaron Livingston   Moab, UT
  5.12-
More like 30 feet of sport climbing to like 60 feet of beautiful finger stacking with good feet the ENTIRE pitch. Definitely harder than every other 11+ I've done at the Cat Wall. Oct 30, 2015
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
  5.12-
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
  5.12-
I don't know slim. Its a pretty awesome pitch. Dec 4, 2013
slim

  5.11d
slim    
  5.11d
what? kind of hard to compare 40 feet of semi sport climbing and about 30 feet of offset splitter to something like 9 lives, or bad cat, or johnny cat, or cat burglar, or deseret moon, or ...... Jan 30, 2011
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
  5.12-
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
  5.12-
This is one of the most beautiful splitters you can find at the cat wall. I could see the splitter from the top of the trail at the cat wall from the first parking lot. This climb is freakin hard!! Right off the pillar its rattly fingers, but they are in a corner, so you have feet. Then the crux is pulling really tight ring locks with no feat. Then climb a splitter crack that is very off set to the chains. There is a good rest half way up, but after the rest the climbing does get easier. I was really excited about this route, but slim thinks it is dumb. Jan 29, 2011
eric whewell
Longmont, CO
eric whewell   Longmont, CO
This route felt harder to me than Slice N' Dice at Way Rambo and definitely harder than Johnny Cat. Pretty burly at .11+! Nov 1, 2009
slim

  5.11d
slim    
  5.11d
yeah, only one hand can really crank due to the skewed angle of the crack. the other hand is doing that obtuse finger stacking crap, which is pretty desperate, especially considering the size. i couldn't get my fingers onto my thumb to stack at all, just pure finger twisting. kind of spooky right above a ledge too. Oct 5, 2009
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.12-
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.12-
opening moves are fun and sporty. decent 0.4 camalot in a horizontal before the roof.

i found good finger locks for the first 10 feet off the ledge, then the business starts. yikes. i got spanked. painfully insecure stacked fingers and crappy feet get you to a jug/lieback then eventually good hand jam rest. i found a 1.5 friend protects the crux nicely. the last part is kind of an enduro test, insecure jams, but at least you have good feet. Oct 5, 2009
Yeah, I have a video of Mike Brumbaugh sending the pillar last year! The next-block down could go, too. There are definitely .12- routes that are easier than this thing. It is a little heady to place gear and pull rope above the pillar/ledge, as well! Tremendous position, though. Oct 31, 2007
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
There used to be a block you could stand on to help get started with the rattly fingers bit. It got trundled off and made it a bit more difficult now. Oct 1, 2007
m-earle
USA
m-earle   USA
I thought the first 15' feet of rattly fingers off the pillar were way effin hard . once the crack went splitter, i felt it eased up. Felt a bit harder than Slice'n Dice Sep 30, 2007