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Routes in Green Valley Gap

12 Gauge Conversion TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
2 Weeks Notice S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Australian Monk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bare Necessities S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Beggars and Choosers S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Benefit of the Doubt S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bitter Recriminations S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Brazilian Ninjas T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Butterflies Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Buttkutt T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chinese Gauncho T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Cool Katz S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Damned If You Do TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Damned If You Don't TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Dueling Grandmas S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Factional Infighting TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fat Black Chuck S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flue Shot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hairy Virgin TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hue and Cry S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I'm hungry, I've got to poop! S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Inquisition, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Jezabel T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Knee Replacement S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lamenites S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lincoln's Lament T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Luck of the Irish S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Moral Dilemma S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nemesis S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nephites S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Not Arrgh S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pain in the Cass! S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Parking Slot TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Perky's Playground S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Presidential Centerfold T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Presidential Warfare T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Puppet Strings S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Quickening, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Redneck Wonderland S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Rock!! n' Roll T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Roosterhead Ridge TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sand Stoner Reverse S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Short and Dorky S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Shotgun Baptism S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Skin Graft S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stick to your Guns S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tape Up V5 6C
Unknown T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Washingtons' Wig T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wave, The S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
West Wave TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Where Egos Dare S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: T. Goss, C. Katz
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jan 15, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, 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.
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
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
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
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
grk10vq    
there are actually three routes even further than this, but you're right about the west side. Aug 19, 2010
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