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Cat Burglar 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Marc Sheppard, Clint Cummins, 1990. FFA: Eric Decaria
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Submitted By: Alex Shainman on Sep 5, 2007

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Ben Riley on Cat Burglar Photo Cred: Wayne Harney

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


A route that has had a different name and a higher grade (now shorter crux reach due to the hold breaking a while ago).

If you like cranker 3/4" to thinner size locks with minimal solid feet then you'll dig this line!

A #1 Camalot with a QD works well under the roof. What follows next is a sweet and painful section of sustained second digit locks and small Calcite edges capped off with a big reach to a flexy horizontal flake and a quick first digi move to the anchor (used to be a triangle of webbing which saw many desperate lunges for). (12b)


#1 Camalot, (4-5).75, (1).5, (1).4 (optional) inch size cams

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By Alex Shainman
Sep 8, 2007

Although it wasn't a redpoint for her on this occasion, it was perhaps one of my most memorable experiences of pain tolerances...Belaying Heidi Wirtz while she was wearing floppy Mythos and the shoes just weren't working for her, so...After falling near halfway, she ripped the sloppy boats off, threw them down and fired the rest of the route...Barefoot!!

By Bryan Gilmore
From: New England
Oct 28, 2008

FA: Eric Decaria
By Clint Cummins
From: Palo Alto, CA
Mar 23, 2009

FFA: Eric Decaria

FA(w/ aid): Marc Sheppard, Clint Cummins, 1990.
We placed the anchor bolts, but were unable to free it even on toprope.
By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Nov 20, 2012
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

My rack recommendation would be (3) .3 Camalots and (4) .4 Camalots. A green alien works well at the crux.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Dec 29, 2016

Personally I think Alex's rack recommendation is entirely off. A #1 or #2 Camalot under the roof with a long draw and then 4-5 .3 Camalots and 2-3 .4 Camalots.
By Nate Sydnor
From: Moab
May 14, 2017

I believe you are misreading Alex's gear recommendation. His sizes are in inches (Friends), so they are pretty much in the same range as everyone else's suggestions.

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