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31-foot smurf S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blind Faith S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cat Daddy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cat's Meow, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Catwalk S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
DNA S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eterna Luz S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gringo Ate My Baby, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
La Flakita S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nasty Screwdriver S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Penitente S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Putas de Fuego S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scaredy Cat S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spindoctor S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 420 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Alex Catlin & Nathalie Challulau - 2003
Page Views: 1,266 total · 11/month
Shared By: Robert MacKinnon on Jun 16, 2008
Admins: Ricardo Orozco, MAKB, Nate Ball

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P1: 5.10a – climb the crack that splits the face to a large ledge.
P2: 5.11a – climb the face and pull the big roof (if you go right instead of directly up the roof it is a letter grade or two easier) (don’t follow the bolts out left as they don’t go anywhere).
P3: 5.10a – climb the face with cracks.
P4: 5.9 – not such a great pitch but it does get you to the ridge.


Starts 9 meters left of where the stairs first hit the wall.


Bolts with anchors.


DANGER--don't go right. do the direct version. the right hand line is very unstable with large blocks coming off after the routes split and there are always lots of people below on the cat wall. Jan 12, 2010
Black Hawk, CO
mountainhick   Black Hawk, CO
Great fun. I found the crux to be pretty continuous for 25-30'. Third pitch is fantastic, great airy position, and pretty continuous with a little stinger near the top. Just excellent! Feb 3, 2016
Henri Alexander   Dallas
Preparing for a trip out to EPC. Can anyone tell me what the descent is? Also, will a 70m rope do it? Mar 13, 2016
Jimmy Downhillinthesnow
Bozeman, Montana
Jimmy Downhillinthesnow   Bozeman, Montana
Very fun, third pitch is spectacularly exposed. I found it quite exciting, be prepared for 5.10 climbing with wicked exposure well above (10-15') your last bolt. The crux pitch was indeed sustained and probably a little harder than the other .11a's I did in EPC. Jan 3, 2018

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