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Routes in Cats vs. Dogs Wall

Beer for Life S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fleas and Ticks S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Into the Black S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Out of the Blue S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Purrrfect Puppy, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stray Cat S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Top Dawg S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Someone from a long time ago? Chuck Fitch and Adam Hurley?
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Shared By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 17, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The first pitch has decent holds most of the way. It gets steep about halfway up in an area with small holds. The first anchor is just above a good belay ledge. The second pitch is certainly easier. There is an area covered with lichen near the top which looks hard, but some great holds are hidden in the lichen. The top anchor is on a big ledge.

Location

This is the middle of the five routes on the wall. You trend to the right up an easy ramp to get to the first bolt. You get down using the bolt anchors above each pitch.

Protection

8 bolts on the first pitch. 8 bolts on the second pitch. Two bolt anchor after both pitches.

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Kevin Gillest
Arvada, CO
  5.8+
Kevin Gillest   Arvada, CO
  5.8+
Climbed on June 16th, still real dirty, but all dangerous boulders have been removed. Trail work is needed at this point, but fun day with my family. Jun 19, 2013
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
5.8
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
5.8
One thing that might be nice for rope wear would be to move the top anchor down to just below the ledge, at the level of the 8th bolt. Otherwise, you need 2 x 6 foot slings to lower to the mid-anchor and the rope pull is hard on your rope. Jul 20, 2013
Ben D.
Colorado
Ben D.   Colorado
Another great moderate multi-pitch, bolted route in the canyon, on par with "Playin' Hookey"!!! Thank you, Chuck and Adam, for putting this up! A really fun climb!!! A little crumbly at the last 15'. Only 1 or 2 .9- moves on P1 but otherwise a really fun route alternative if Catslab is busy! Oct 30, 2013
Lindsay Clark
Louisville, CO
  5.8+
Lindsay Clark   Louisville, CO
  5.8+
This is an extremely fun route & worth doing as a multipitch! Good belay station at pitch 1. Must do 2 rappels even with a 70' rope. Route is getting cleaner as it's getting more use. Nov 10, 2013
Josh
Golden, CO
 
Josh   Golden, CO
 
Big thanks to Chuck and Adam for finding and setting up this one! Quite fun. Big, juggy rails most of the way and some worthwhile moves on both pitches. Nov 10, 2013
Steve Grigel
  5.8
Steve Grigel  
  5.8
Another great long moderate! Enjoyable movement the whole way! I ran it as a single pitch, but suggest breaking it into 2 as was intended due to rope drag. 2 raps to ground. Nov 12, 2013
Chick on Crack
Superior, CO
  5.8+
Chick on Crack   Superior, CO
  5.8+
Not the most interesting of climbs, simple movement, but for my first multi-pitch, it served as a gateway drug. Ready to shoot up more multis. Short approach, short climbs, well bolted, comfortable belay perch, and lovely view from the top. Watch for loose, pebble-size rocks, some holds didn't feel sturdy, will be great once it's clean.
Great to check off but wouldn't go out of my way for this climb. Catslab holds a special place in my heart as it is where I experienced a lot of firsts. So I'm stoked to see newly established climbs...thanks, guys, for your efforts! Mar 27, 2014
Fun climb. Pitch 2 felt easier, around 5.7 or 5.7+. Jun 12, 2014
Jim Amidon  
 
Dunno about the 5.9 rating, I thought it was an easier climb than the 5.8....

Still different and more fun than most routes of the grade in CC and IMHO much nicer than Playin' Hooky....

Way better belay stations, and you get almost as high off the ground....

Still for someone leading at this grade, it's bold....

Bravo.... Jun 18, 2014
Mark Roth
Boulder
 
Mark Roth   Boulder
 
It seems like the start of this route is part of an ancient lineĀ… If you follow the natural weakness up and right of the bolt line, I ran across this relic. An old Lost Arrow with a Bedayn California oval.
Jul 9, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
  5.8
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
  5.8
Pretty fun route. The 1st pitch is very cool and about 5.8. The 2nd pitch is about 5.4-5.5 climbing though. The belay spots are pretty good. The top anchor is annoying though as you have to realllllly pull on the rope to get it going.

Edit 6/11/15: I climbed this again and it is still good. The rope pull was hardly a problem this time though, not sure why. We had a 10.2 the first time but I took my 9.7 up this time. Maybe a smaller rope helps.... Oct 4, 2014
E Johnson
Boulder, CO
E Johnson   Boulder, CO
Anyone know what on P2 causes the rope pulling problem? We couldn't budge ours, it was just stretching on both sides. Someone led up on their rope to free ours, found nothing wrong and dropped it to us. Then when she rapped down, hers got stuck! It took two people pulling to get it to move inches and eventually it got better and pulled free. If someone else hadn't helped, we would've had to do some self-rescuing. P2 had fun climbing, but I am not going up it again until I know what to avoid. Could it be the top anchors at the back of that ledge? Mar 22, 2015
Tombo
Boulder
 
Tombo   Boulder
 
Took what I thought was the most direct line at the crux, maybe a bit easier if you go off line. Jun 12, 2016
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.9
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9
It's easier to pull your rope if you rap to the "Fleas and Ticks anchor". Dec 2, 2017
Heads up! As of 9/18/18, bolt No. 3 on pitch 1 is a spinner, and the nut is loose enough to remove with your fingers. Sep 19, 2018 · Temporary Report

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