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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rob Candelaria
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Submitted By: Tony Cappa on Apr 15, 2002

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Feline, 11b.


Feline is a line thats hard to miss. It's just upstream a ways from Merry Maids, the huge, left-facing dihedral. If you're on the Ice Caves side of the stream, follow the path upstream from Merry Maids for about 60 yards (past the tiny cave) and you will see a dim fork in the trail, take it up left and there you are. You can also wade across the stream at a pullout just up the road from the bridge, or you can walk downstream from the Bauhaus. Either way, the route is distinct and long with big, long blocks protruding out. Scramble up the the start and get gunnin'. This route is super fun with huge no hands rests in places. Milk the rests, and you will send. The moves are great and challenging between the rests. Big, blocky sidepulls lead to places to shake out and clip. The route is super well-protected and the climbing is never desperate. Enjoy!


You'll need 10 draws and you can lower off from fixed draws at the anchors. You might want to bring 2 more if you're setting up a toprope....

Getting There 

Per Fitz: there is a short trail from the pullout to a bridge across the stream which puts you almost directly across from Feline (slightly left of).

Photos of Feline Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Beckley "in line" on Feline (5.11)...
Keith Beckley "in line" on Feline (5.11)...
Rock Climbing Photo: The route.
The route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me chillin' with the Feline.
Me chillin' with the Feline.
Rock Climbing Photo: Feline.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice in a cave near Feline.
Ice in a cave near Feline.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Feline!
Me on Feline!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete Winter on Feline - 5.11a.
Pete Winter on Feline - 5.11a.
Rock Climbing Photo: Milking the first no hands rest on this pumpy, but...
Milking the first no hands rest on this pumpy, but...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon B. Half way up Feline.
Jon B. Half way up Feline.

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By Tony Cappa
Apr 18, 2002

I'm sorry. FA by Rob Candelaria
By Andy Mauk
Jun 16, 2003

Feline as been downrated 11a according to the new guidebook.
By Brian Gallant
May 28, 2004

Feline is an awesome route...definitely worth doing!
By Torrey S.
May 20, 2009

I did this at thirteen years old and haven't climbed for almost 6 months!
By Lynn S
May 21, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Nice work, Torrey, off the couch to TR an 11!
By coop Best
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Aug 22, 2011

Great route, just wish I could have gotten on before the extreme amounts of shoe rubber, grease, and chalk.
By nate post
From: Silverthorne
Apr 20, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I thought this route was super! Yeah, it's more polished than my walnut dining table after I have used lemon pledge on it. But that being said, the holds are big, and I think it is a must do 5.11.
By D. Scott Clark
From: Boulder
Jun 26, 2017

This climb is just begging to be climbed, and you should definitely oblige. Amazing route with great movement and plenty of rests.
By David Thompson
Jul 28, 2017

If anyone left gear at the bottom of Feline about two weeks ago, shoot me a message.
By S. Neoh
Sep 1, 2017
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Wow, what a route! To whomever has their project draws up on this climb, thank you. They came in very handy. Good luck with the send!

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