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Cheshire Cat 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Beth Gillia and Adam Read
Season: Spring and Fall
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Feb 14, 2006

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This is one really nice, pretty pumpy route typical of the best E-Tower area has to offer. The biggest holds you'll ever fall off and all that. Cheshire starts just to the right of the big black waterstreak on the right side of the Sleeping Beauty Wall. Latch onto the big jugs and keep hauling to the top.


4 bolts, 2-bolt anchor

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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Dec 10, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

It amazes me that people who apparently dislike this type of climbing so much, have climbed so many of these routes. I defy you to list another 10b sport route anywhere that is as fun as Cheshire Cat.
By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Dec 26, 2006

Definitely a great route, I think some of the routes get lower quality ratings than they deserve because the routes on the tower are so great. Only comparable 10b I can think of in NM is Firewater at Sitting Bull Falls. Waiting to Procrastinate at Diablo and Drive by Shooting at Conchas are also great.

Don't miss the double kneebar rest. It is fun even if you don't need the rest.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 16, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Cheshire Cat is one of the few routes that I have seen at the tower that has lowering hardware: 2 springer hangers. A third cold-shut anchor is also present.
By Lee H
From: Albuqueruqe,NM
Jun 4, 2014

I used the kneebar rest and also found a handjam up a bit higher in a constriction at the bottom of one of the big jugs. Both were awesome, and I was happy I took them when I was working past the last bolt.
By Jilian Adel Wereb
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 6, 2014

Great Movement, perfect warm up. Great hands fantastic feet, really gives you the opportunity to geek out on some back stepping, flagging, and knee dropping without trying hard (depending on your level I suppose) Not always about just getting to the top but the journey you take to get there.

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