Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Bob Gaines, Frank Bentwood , and Kelly Vaught, October 2014
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Shared By: Bob Gaines on Oct 16, 2014
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This variation finish turns a good route into a great one.

Climb the crux of Single Cat Leg, then hand traverse right on a rail to an extended move right into an overhanging seam. Clip a bolt, then climb a bouldery sequence through slightly overhanging rock to jugs. Move left to a shelf with a 2-bolt anchor.

Tricky, sustained, technical, and pumper at the finish, on great rock; this little gem is at the top of my list of "Best Trad Leads" in Rock Garden Valley.

Protection

Warning! The pro is bomber but difficult to place. I led this route after toprope rehearsal.

Take a good selection of small CDs from .3 to .75 inches. One bolt.

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Tim Heid
AZ
 
Tim Heid   AZ
 
Really fun route!

We saw the traversing seam chalked up and thought it looked cool, so we hopped on it. Balancy start up thin moves, to a really fun traverse, and some sweet arete moves.

For us shorter folks, it's a pretty committing reach the arete before clipping the bolt. But a bomber cam in the seam near the beginning of the traverse makes you feel nice and happy making that move(which was the crux for me).

Thanks for the add to the area! Nov 24, 2014