Type: Trad, Sport, Alpine, 190 ft (58 m), 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, May, 2008
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Shared By: Mark Tarrant on May 26, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This route starts at the base of The Halidome in the 'Central Sector' and finishes 3 pitches later at the left margin of The Catwalk. From here, several multi-pitch routes continue on to the top of the crag. To get to the start, see the approach description for the base of The Halidome. The start of Cat Tracks is shared with King of the Mountain.

Pitch 1: 5.9+, 5 bolts and 2 or 3 medium cams (1.5" to 3"), 2-bolt anchor, 70'. Find 3 bolts on an easy slab below a big ledge. Once on the ledge, move right into a corner/crack (one bolt, gear). Climb the dihedral for about 20', step out right (bolt), then move up and right to a ledge.

P2: 5.11c, 10 bolts, 2-bolt anchor, 75'. Climb 50' of perfect stone on a pretty granite slab to a short overhang and headwall. The slab is mostly about 5.8 and has a tricky crux about halfway up. The headwall provides a second crux section. After the final bolt step right around a small arete to the anchor.

P3: 5.6, 4 bolts, 2-bolt anchor, 55'. From perfect stone on P2, the rock turns a little sour as you zip up and right to The Catwalk. The anchor is on a small ledge where a couple steps to the right puts you on The Catwalk, left of the EIH.
P2 and P3 can be easily linked but you won't be able to see your partner on the crux pitch.

Descent: Rap the route. You can descend in two raps with a 70m rope. From the anchor at The Catwalk a 70m rope just reaches the anchor at pitch one. Using a 60m rope will require three raps.

Cat Tracks is the only route thus far that climbs up to The Catwalk. Combining this start with one of the routes above The Catwalk makes for a nice 6 to 7 pitch outing on The Halidome.


The 'Central Sector' at the base of the Halidome (see description for the approach), approximately in the center of the crag. Start is shared with King of the Mountain.


15 draws and small to medium cams.