Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: T. Goss, C. Katz
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jan 15, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Terribly solid for the grade, Cool Katz is possibly the best entry level route at The Green Valley Gap. Despite its crimperific start, Cool Katz is a straight shooting line that starts hard and eases off towards the end.

Nice climbing on a blunt arete passes good holds and sharp crimps. Break through the start and enjoy easier moves to the anchor.

Location

Cool Katz sits on the far northwest end of The Green Valley Gap. Its directly left of The Inquisition.

Protection

Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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Matthew Oliver
Salt Lake City
  5.7
Matthew Oliver   Salt Lake City
  5.7
Cool Katz is the furthest west route on the north wall of The Green Valley Gap. Not the "northeast" as the description says. Aug 17, 2010
grk10vq

5.7+
grk10vq    
5.7+
there are actually three routes even further than this, but you're right about the west side. Aug 19, 2010
Holly Killen-Vesco
Denver, Colorado
  5.7+
Holly Killen-Vesco   Denver, Colorado
  5.7+
Fun little climb, has crimpish start, but that just makes all the more enjoyable for me. Aug 14, 2014
Chris S.  
 
Looks like this route is missing its' original first bolt as of 1/18/15. Someone seems to have added a replacement bolt in a different spot, however, a fall before clipping said bolt would be VERY bad. Plan on bringing a stick clip if you are not a very solid leader. Beyond the first bolt the route is quite fun! Jan 18, 2015
Melissa TM  
 
As of 4/2015 there are 4 bolts to two chains. The first bolt on this route is too far in my opinion. The start of this climb is the crux and you can't just step down or jump once you start it, because the base is super rocky. Stick clip would be nice, or a closer 1st bolt. Also, there is a (new?) climb to the left (west) that can be TR or lead. The name of it is unknown to me. It was bolted but I can't remember how many bolts exactly, probably 4... to two bolts (no chains) at the top. I would rate it 11a. Apr 12, 2015
kdent234
  5.8
kdent234  
  5.8
Based off of old pictures and route description, the first bolt has been replaced. I think the start now is more like a 5.8 if leading. Sep 4, 2015
Cambron Sherman
St. George
  5.8
Cambron Sherman   St. George
  5.8
Both Anchors are spinners as of 12/2/17. Jan 14, 2018
Cambron Sherman
St. George
  5.8
Cambron Sherman   St. George
  5.8
I found a couple draws at the to of this route on June 14th. Message me and let me know what they look like. I'd love to get them back to their rightful owner. Jun 15, 2018