Avg: 2 from 2 votes
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, 50 ft|
|FA:||Bruce Burgess, Thomas Kelly|
|Page Views:||188 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Mike Nevko on Mar 31, 2015|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionNeed to fulfill your novelty crack addiction? Then come up and find the Birdland boulder. It a massive boulder that sits in the drainage on your way to the "tail of the cat" and "solitude" areas.
We took the line up the big crack to the right of the large tree in front of the boulder. Lieback, Jamming, and some crimps holds on the side cracks let you fight through the overhanging section, all while the tree is up in your stuff.
After the overhang, then the short fun off-width begins, which feels like a rest. After that the slabby,slopping top out begins.
Navigate through the poison ivy vines, to the top. And perform the descent shenanigans, listed in the Rumbling Bald Guidebook.
We opt'd for some different shenanigans and down climbed/aided to the "V"in the tree and rappelled 15ft down from there, mainly because the poison ivy along the top was just starting to bud out.
LocationApproach to "Tail of the Cat Area" Large boulder that is sitting in the middle of the drainage.
Descent: Perform the counterweight and lower technique, if the ivy isn't bad at the top. Or weirdly down climb into the Tree V and rappel from the trunk.
CRUX: Be ready to think about how to get down.