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Ringtail Cat Walk 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kelly Cordner, Margy Marshall, Derick Olson, Dave Pedersen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: kelly cordner on May 27, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Ringtail Cat Walk Line

Description 

Visually stunning ramp with fun climbing. Face to ramp. Crux is around the 11th bolt on P2. Some crack moves. To avoid the ugly gully to the left of the line, use the 3 chain draws to descend back to the top of P1. A 70 m rope will allow you to lower your second to the ground from the top of P1 with the rope running thru the anchors of p2. Remember to pull the rope so that the free leg comes down thru the fixed draws or it will fall into the gully. This route gets great sun at the end of the day in Winter.

Location 

Up the hill to the left of the Health Club Formation

Protection 

P1 is 5 bolts. P2 is 12 bolts including 3 chain draws.


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By Jeff Scheuerell
Nov 3, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Interesting climb. We did it in 1 long pitch. The best part was belaying from the top, great ledge to sit on and enjoy the view. Just lower the 2nd down then rap with 1 70m rope and a little bit of down climbing.

There is a good size flake jammed in the wide crack that I did not touch. Avoiding the flake was the crux for me. My 2nd yarded on and stood on it and it didn't budge. Personally I would have removed it had I put it up but maybe it wouldn't budge.
By Miles Weaver
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 10, 2016

Fun route. Some interesting crack/stem moves on the top half.

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