Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: JS, Steve Amter, June 2015
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Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 16, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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Great exposure, tricky, but well protected (almost gym bolted), Cat-O-Nine-Tails clears the overhang just left of Creaking Plank, then moves left and up an obvious bolt-protected arête. The flogging consists of two distinct cruxes, but with a no-hands rest in between. Apprehensive folks might want to use a well-slung finger-size cam to reach the first bolt on the arête.

Location Suggest change

Approach by walking out the ledge system to the start of Creaking Plank, then downclimbing 10 or so feet (very easy) to a belay ledge with a bolt (same belay as for Orbital Decay). Take the bolt line on the right; the left set of bolts is Orbital.

Protection Suggest change

Ten draws. Consider a finger-size cam and long sling to get to the first bolt on the arête. Lower from chains with fixed biners.


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