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5.9+, Sport, 35 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
FA: Prehmus & Launer
Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Cat Slab Annex
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details


Ack! is a 5 bolt alternate finish to Bill the Cat. It has such a different character that it gets its own name.

Start on the second pitch of either Bill the Cat or Sylvester. Clip the bolt over the big block at the left margin of the overhangs. Stay in the corner for a few feet until you can traverse right on foot/hand rails above that bolt. The obvious holds are long reaches. Explore the options left & right to solve the route.


It is right of Bill the Cat for last 40 feet on the headwall.


Bolts + a 2 bolt anchor with chains.

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A good view of the climb.
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The first lead.
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Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
[Hide Comment] Really fun position and exposure; well-protected; and good rock. Too bad it's short, but it is quite worthwhile. Thx, Alan. Apr 28, 2019
Alex Mcclary
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] Chains need to be replaced. Jul 13, 2019
Alan Prehmus
littleton, co
[Hide Comment] The chains show a bit of surface rust but look plenty strong to me.
The plated steel quick links show no rust, and the stainless hangers & bolts are good. Sep 6, 2019