Type: Sport, 45 ft
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 14, 2006
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Access Issue: Warning! Stainless steel bolts are suspect near the coast! Details


Silkcat starts off to the right of the second tier of roves above the Ton Sai main roof. Climb up the start past 2 bolts, keeping to the left and passing a few threaded cords to reach a bolted anchor on the left side of a small corner. Like its neighbor this route is a good route that less steep than others in the area, but it is hard owing to smaller holds. Like its neighbors on the right side of the upper tier, it needed rebolting in 2004.


To approach this route climb up the ladder near the Freedom Bar and up onto the shelf above the Ton Sai Roof. Walk right past Sweating Mekong and Viking In Heat, two steep routes just right of the top of the ladder and past an isolated route Hin Rong Hai, then scramble up a fixed rope to a slightly higher shelf, continuing to the right of another roof with some stalactites. To the right of the roof there is another set of bolted routes which share the bottom 2 bolts. On the left is Silkcat, on the right is Tom Yum.


2 bolts + a few threads
The bolts were super rusty and manky looking in 2004, despite having been replaced in 1999. Due to lack of travel, the threads on the route were also poor and neglected. Most folks were declining to lead this route even at that time due to the sketch factor.


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Art Morimitsu
Huntington Beach, Ca
Art Morimitsu   Huntington Beach, Ca
According to the Simon Foley site this was retrobolted with Titanium in 06 Dec 18, 2006