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Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Kevin and Laura Capps
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Shared By: Kevin Capps on Mar 11, 2016
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This is a great new climb for one of the most classic walls in the canyon. This route goes up the small, right-facing corner on the left side of the mini-roof about halfway up the wall.


This is just left of MacCavity.


13 bolts + an anchor.


Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
Good route for 5.7 climbers with a 5.9 rope gun to get a rope up the last 15 ft. Food for thought: a second bolt and rap anchors at bolt 11 would offer a nice 30m route option at 5.7 for all the beginners at Cat Slab. Sep 21, 2016
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
I agree that the crux is at the top. I think it is most difficult by the last bolt. The area by the 2nd to last bolt is more difficult than below, but it is not as hard as the crux. The route has 13 bolts. Jun 17, 2016
Chip Loomis
Chip Loomis  
Could have been one of the best 5.7/5.8s in the canyon. The high placement of the anchor causes a short section of 5.9+ and changes the essence of the climb. Jun 2, 2016
Denver, Colorado
BIG FUN   Denver, Colorado
Well-protected and fun, but the crux is definitely around 2nd to last and last bolt. All the lichen at the top doesn't make it any easier. Not the best slab climber to begin with; ended up finishing off on MacCavity. Easy to transition to, just had to back clean one draw. Apr 24, 2016
Jeremy C
Golden, CO
Jeremy C   Golden, CO
Pretty fun! We had TR'd this line off other anchors before. It was cool to see that it got bolted. I thought the last 12 ft of the route seemed significantly more difficult than the rest. I wouldn't be surprised if you see a lot of climbers bailing right to the MacCavity anchors. Apr 4, 2016
Mary Simonds  
Great route! I would agree with the 5.9 rating overall; however, there was a tricky blank section from about the 2nd to last bolt to the anchors that I would rate a little harder, 10a/bish? Really enjoyable climb! Mar 15, 2016