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Crystal Cat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grizabella S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gumby Cat S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gus S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jellicle Cats S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lesser of Two Evils S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
MacCavity S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mr. Mistoffeles S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mungajerry S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nasty Kat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old Deuteronomy S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Overflow Direct S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pussy , The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rum Tum Tugger S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rumple Teaser S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skimbleshanks S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Summer Fling S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thinning the Herd S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Kevin Capps
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Shared By: rob bauer on Apr 15, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is not my route, but Kevin put these up to take some pressure off Catslab on busy days. This was interesting/awkward for me to get into, but then I did and interesting positions continued (but that may just me). So I'd say it is the hardest of the 3.


All 3 routes of the Overflow Area start on the left, just before you get to the Catslab proper, so let's call it 40 feet left of Pussy and Unknown.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with rings.


Will Handy  
Very fun. Too bad it's so short! Slightly slippery layback start that transitions into interesting mantels and solid underclings. May 9, 2017
Rachel Disselkamp  
Mantel Heaven! Definitely the best route of the three in this area.

Breaks down into about 3 tricky boulder moves with good rests between each. Clip stances are well-placed. I found the start (layback) to be the most challenging, and since it's so new, you got to be creative with it.

One of my first outdoor leads in the 5.10 range - solid. May 17, 2017
Ben D.
Ben D.   Colorado
The first time I climbed this I thought getting on the climb was about 10b/c. Did it a second time on TR and tried a different sequence and it was much easier, probably 10a. Fun climbing, fairly sustained, and thoughtfully protected, but pretty short. It would be a 3-4 star route if it were twice as long. It's worth doing at least once if you're in the area. May 27, 2017
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
A quirky cat. Good in its weirdness. Jun 1, 2017
Nickc Diaz  
I would give it 4 stars if it were longer. Had some fun moves. Dec 3, 2017

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