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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Richard Wright
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Submitted By: Barry Gereb on Jan 1, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Grizabella. Well bolted, moderate climbing make t...

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    (95 feet) 9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Begin at the far right of the Catslab below a large dirt-covered ledge. Have fun frictioning and hauling up this well-protected route with just a couple of points of 7. Scramble from the last bolt to a large belay ledge that is covered with loose pebbles. To descend, one can rappel with a single, standard rope angling right onto a brushy ledge. Down-climb easy terrain for 10 feet. Remember to tie stopper knots to prevent rapping off the ends.


    Bolts to a double bolt anchor.

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    By Sean Colaroso
    Aug 5, 2001

    I think the Grizabella is a good first sport climb or for a warmup. I would recommend a 60 meter rope if you beley from the bottom or the belayer can anchor in to the first hanger with a 50 meter rope.
    By pinchepaco Gomez
    From: castle rock, co
    Sep 21, 2004
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    Overbolted, but still fun. Easy sport lead for beginner.
    By Joe Dunlap
    Jan 18, 2009

    BRING A 70M ROPE OR A RESPONSIBLE BELAYER. I took about a 20 footer with a 60m and a belayer that wasn't paying close attention to the end of the rope. Broken bones and a near death experience.
    By Stephen Carlos Rydalch
    From: Golden, CO
    Jun 5, 2010
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    I did this climb and lowered off the anchors with a 60 meter rope and had a few extra feet of slack on the ground. I agree with the guidebook that this route is 95 feet. A 60 meter rope is adequate.
    By Brad Gone
    Mar 16, 2014

    I counted 10 bolts + 2 bolt anchor..? Could just as easily be climbed with 9 + 2 though.
    I climbed it with a 70m rope, but I think a 60m would safely suffice if the belayer climbs up to the ledge near the first bolt.
    By Noah Yetter
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Nov 22, 2015
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    Super fun. Would be happy to warm up on this every day. 60m rope is perfectly adequate unless you've trimmed 15+ feet off of it.
    By Paul Deger
    From: Colorado
    May 22, 2016
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Great follow-up to Gumby Cat if early in season or new to leading. Can either stay on route for a few thin moves to build confidence (always had what I needed for hands or feet when I needed it) or traverse to more obvious feet or hands when got thin. 60m rope left about 4 remaining feet when leader hit the anchor, and we also has option for some pro placement and skip a bolt or two to practice trad lead.
    By Rob King
    From: Lone Tree
    Jun 5, 2016

    Go right for a 5.6. Or go left of the bolts for a much tougher route, which is prob 5.9+ slab.
    Perfect if you're a beginner lead climber.

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