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Routes in Tail of the Cat Area

Birdland T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat's Meow, The T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Catwalk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Curiosity Corner T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
French Feline T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fresh Step T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Nine Lives T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Octopussy T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, Sport, 130 ft
FA: Ken Pitts, Mike Reardon
Page Views: 454 total · 8/month
Shared By: Mike Reardon on Mar 14, 2013
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

A bulging, blunt arete leads past 3 bolts on dicey edges. If you opt to start in the crack to the left, the overall climb is probably a 5.9. Starting on the arete to the first bolt comprises the 11a move. At the third bolt, move left for an exciting 5.9 crux on slopers, then leading to a wide gear crack (#3 and #4 here). Continue on jugs past another bolt. Merge right to the tree above "Octopussy".

Location

On the ledge 30 feet right of French Feline. At the start, either stick clip or use the left crack to protect the opening moves (there is a 50 foot drop behind which could be a first pitch in itself but it is dirty)

Protection

4 bolts, #2,3,4 cams.

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Mike Nevko
Currently Charlotte
 
Mike Nevko   Currently Charlotte
 
The Flake-Crack is memorable. That move to get into it had some sweet exposure. It just seems like that thing should topple over at some point. Also, glad we had a 70m Mar 2, 2015