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Cougar Katie 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Andrew Gram, Dave Shaw
New Route: Yes
Season: Not summer
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Oct 11, 2012

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Dave Shaw following on the first ascent.


Climb the nicely featured solid slab and slightly less solid crack in the dihedral past 2 bolts to a good ledge. There is still a bit of loose and poor quality rock in the dihedral to be mindful of.


Cougar Katie climbs a right leaning ramp and dihedral system near the right side of the Petrified Turtle Buttress. It is the rightmost of the prominent ramps.

One 70m rope gets you to the ground from a 2 bolt anchor on the ledge - not sure if a single 60m would make it or not.


2-3 sets of cams from yellow alien to 3 camalot. A big piece or two is helpful but not required.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cougar Katie climbs this slab and dihedral.
Cougar Katie climbs this slab and dihedral.
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew leading the first ascent.
Andrew leading the first ascent.

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By Stevie Nacho
From: Utah
Oct 11, 2012

Cougar Katie???? Care to elaborate on this name???
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12, 2012

My friend Katie, who is a Washington State alum(and quite a looker) was running a marathon that weekend. Told her i'd name the route after her since i couldn't be there to cheer her on.

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