Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Nate Sydnor, Ed Oak and Joe Stern
Page Views: 654 total · 12/month
Shared By: Nate Sydnor on Oct 31, 2019
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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I've looked at this route over the years and decided to venture up it on an unseasonably cold day. The route turned out to be quite good for what it is. The intro is a little crumbly, but then again I'm assuming so were the starts to Puma, Jonny Cat, Cat Burglar, etc. when they were first put up. I'm sure it will clean up with some time and traffic. It's safe, and the central varnished part of the route is certainly worth your time. The upper part features some interesting stemming, a few face holds and a hidden jug to get situated and clip the anchor.

We named it Whiskers because it's just a whisker of a route really when compared to the bulk of the Cat Wall. I also thought it was funny since Jay put up Puma and he sports the famous mustache. For some reason we got quite a few laughs out of the name. 

Start out to the left of the crack and stand up on the ledge without trundling the unique boulder. Walk over to the crack proper, being careful or putting in some gear with long runners to protect the step across. Some BD .4 and .3 cams protect the next moves well, then some more thin fingers pieces get you into the rest of it. We got a kick out of it and hopefully you will too.

Location Suggest change

First route immediately to the right of Puma

Protection Suggest change

Likely triples of BD .4 and .3, then a single set beyond that to BD #3 with maybe two pieces in the BD .5 range. As always take a look from the ground and see what YOU think. Be careful with your gear for the last moves as there is one cinder block keyed in there that we couldn't remove and you likely don't want gear behind it.