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Tasmania T,S 
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To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19) T 
To Skin a Cat T 
Tom Cat T 
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Unknown 67 T 
Unknown 5.10 47 T 
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Unnamed 11+ (right of Maceo) T 
Unnamed 19 T 
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60 T 
Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom) T 
Unnamed 5.11 ( 36 in 2nd Addition) T 
Wild Cat T 
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Tom Cat 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Nov 28, 2003

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Tom Cat is a great warmup crack in a darkly varnished, right-facing dihedral. It is a ways left along the Cat Wall, maybe 300 meters?

Head up a tight slot with a protectable crack for 25 feet, then pull into the dihedral and climb slightly wide hands all the way to the anchors.


Single set. Extra wide hands.

Photos of Tom Cat Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick leading "Tom Cat" on the Cat Wall.
Nick leading "Tom Cat" on the Cat Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: leading hand cracks
leading hand cracks
Rock Climbing Photo: Noah starting Tom Cat
Noah starting Tom Cat
Rock Climbing Photo: Noah coming off Tom Cat
Noah coming off Tom Cat
Rock Climbing Photo: climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Loren on Tom Cat
Loren on Tom Cat
Rock Climbing Photo: What a beautiful corner
What a beautiful corner

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By Danny Inman
From: Arvada
Nov 29, 2005

Awesome. Really nice varied I-creek climb at a great sunny wall.
By d-know
From: electric lady land
Jan 26, 2006
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

take some #3 camalots
By HeatherB-Radley
From: Augsburg, Germany
Dec 2, 2009

pain enduro fists for ladies' hands... but fun
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 28, 2010

Was told blue camalots were all I needed. Fortunately I had one yellow I moved a time or two.
By Ian M.
Nov 22, 2011

Definitely more #3 camalots than #2s. Also, nice to have a 0.75 or 0.5 to place before getting in the slot so you don't deck.
By Jason N.
From: Grand Junction
Oct 31, 2012

The guidebook led me to believe it would be mostly #2 camalots, when I found it to be mostly #3 camalots. I think I placed 4 #3 camalots.
By Jamie Sarafan
From: Colorado
Nov 30, 2015

To second the comment above, this crack takes mostly threes -- the David Bloom guidebook said 6 #2.0 and 2 #3.5, which is very wrong. I initially brought the cams recommended in the book up with me, and as a lady with very small hands, only having 2 #3.0s was pretty horrifying toward the top, where it gets fairly wide esp. for gals/ small handed folk.
I brought 1 #1.0, 3 #2.0 and 5 #3 (I wasn't taking any chances after the rattly, run-out, fist jams toward the top the 1st time around) and 1 #3.5 and was much more comfortable.
By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Apr 10, 2017

Agreed - the Bloom guide is way off. I think I brought 3 #2 cams that I used up early on then it was all #3 cams to the top - I think I used 6 or 7. I don't like big hands but found plenty of places for great #3 placements and jams. My friend thought there might be a few spots to stick an overcammed #4 but I'm not so sure.

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