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Tail of the Cat Area

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Tail of the Cat Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.454, -82.22 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Mar 14, 2013
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72° | 45°
Tuesday

64° | 49°
Wednesday

70° | 51°
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71° | 55°
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64° | 38°
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Description 

This secluded west facing wall receives morning shade, PM sun.

Getting There 

30-45 minute approach. It is located high in the gully right and slightly below the Wall of Solitude or left and below Hickory Nut Cracker. To get there, hike 100 yards past the terraces boulder filed, then hike 300 yards up the gully with a drainage on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Rumbling Bald area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tail of the Cat Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tail of the Cat Area:
Fresh Step   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Cat's Meow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
French Feline   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Nine Lives   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
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French Feline 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the anchors of Catwalk
View from the anchors of Catwalk
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line i...
Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line i...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tail of the Cat crack
BETA PHOTO: The Tail of the Cat crack
Rock Climbing Photo: French Feline
French Feline

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By Owen Phillips
Jan 2, 2017
CONDITION REPORT 
Hike in seems closer to 75 - 90 minutes. You can hike out in 45 minutes easy.

The ground is super ashy due to the recent fires, so be prepared to get dirty on the hike.
By wpfister Pfister
Jan 13, 2014
Any beta on the original route "tail of the cat"? What does it go at and what gear is needed?