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Cool Katz 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: T. Goss, C. Katz
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jan 15, 2010

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DJ Cool Kat


Terribly solid for the grade, Cool Katz is possibly the best entry level route at The Green Valley Gap. Despite its crimperific start, Cool Katz is a straight shooting line that starts hard and eases off towards the end.

Nice climbing on a blunt arete passes good holds and sharp crimps. Break through the start and enjoy easier moves to the anchor.


Cool Katz sits on the far northwest end of The Green Valley Gap. Its directly left of The Inquisition.


Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.

Photos of Cool Katz Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top.  Eric about to top the route, w...
BETA PHOTO: View from the top. Eric about to top the route, w...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt (on right) topping the route.
BETA PHOTO: Matt (on right) topping the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Belaying area.
BETA PHOTO: View of the Belaying area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Oliver's first lead on Cool Katz
Matt Oliver's first lead on Cool Katz
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta of the lower part of Cool Kats
BETA PHOTO: Beta of the lower part of Cool Kats

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By Matthew Oliver
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 17, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Cool Katz is the furthest west route on the north wall of The Green Valley Gap. Not the "northeast" as the description says.
By grk10vq
Aug 19, 2010

there are actually three routes even further than this, but you're right about the west side.
By Holly Killen-Vesco
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 14, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun little climb, has crimpish start, but that just makes all the more enjoyable for me.
By Chris S.
Jan 18, 2015

Looks like this route is missing its' original first bolt as of 1/18/15. Someone seems to have added a replacement bolt in a different spot, however, a fall before clipping said bolt would be VERY bad. Plan on bringing a stick clip if you are not a very solid leader. Beyond the first bolt the route is quite fun!
By MelissaTM Mittanck
Apr 12, 2015

As of 4/2015 there are 4 bolts to two chains. The first bolt on this route is too far in my opinion. The start of this climb is the crux and you can't just step down or jump once you start it, because the base is super rocky. Stick clip would be nice, or a closer 1st bolt. Also, there is a (new?) climb to the left (west) that can be TR or lead. The name of it is unknown to me. It was bolted but I can't remember how many bolts exactly, probably 4... to two bolts (no chains) at the top. I would rate it 11a.
By kdent234
Sep 4, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Based off of old pictures and route description, the first bolt has been replaced. I think the start now is more like a 5.8 if leading.

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