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Cat's Eye Wall

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Cat's Eye Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.09866, -115.31377 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Description 

Lots of sun in the morning leads to mid shade afternoons depending on the time. Most routes start in the shade and move into the big stuff above.

The rock quality here is good at times but can also be quite poor. Doing Virtual Light, i broke off a large chunk of rock. Most of the thinner climbs (think: harder) are on better rock.

There are two areas, one that goes up a ramp and another that is at a base of a cliff with a huge ledge. You can easily set up TRs here by doing some scrambling on the right side. Very loose, at your own risk.

Another option is to just climb some of the easy 5.10 climbs below the ledge that are quite short.

Getting There 

From house of cards you are looking at a 3 minute approach, enough time to warrant putting everything away but not enough time to think "am i lost?"

A lot of the green space and trees (the bank) have been ripped out so now there is basically nothing there for the first few routes. Apart from the climbs, of course.

Climbing Season

For the Bow Valley area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',14],['5.11',11],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Dressed to Kill 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : Cat's Eye Wall
Probably the best of the 11s on this wall. Excellent but hard! make sure you stay on your toes for this one because the stone quality is good and the moves are tricky and thin. Start as Lapidarist or Impulse but get to the ledge. Or don't. The slab doesn't add much but it's easier to climb this than to figure out the SNAFU that is belaying at the ledge. Lower twice with a 60 meter rope if starting from the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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