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Cat-O-Nine-Tails 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: JS, Steve Amter, June 2015
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Jul 16, 2015

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Description 

Great exposure, tricky, but well protected (almost gym bolted), Cat-O-Nine-Tails clears the overhang just left of Creaking Plank, then moves left and up an obvious bolt-protected arête. The flogging consists of two distinct cruxes, but with a no-hands rest in between. Apprehensive folks might want to use a well-slung finger-size cam to reach the first bolt on the arête.

Location 

Approach by walking out the ledge system to the start of Creaking Plank, then downclimbing 10 or so feet (very easy) to a belay ledge with a bolt (same belay as for Orbital Decay). Take the bolt line on the right; the left set of bolts is Orbital.

Protection 

Ten draws. Consider a finger-size cam and long sling to get to the first bolt on the arête. Lower from chains with fixed biners.


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By Steven Amter
Aug 3, 2015

The extent of my involvement in this 1st ascent was to be a dedicated belayer and to hang the crap out it when following and cleaning. Its a hard, technical route with several good moves.

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