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100th Monkey T 
9 Lives T 
Abbienormal (aka Red Neck Rock Warrior) T 
Acme Plaque Me T 
Alley Cat T 
Bachelor Party T 
Bad Cat T 
Burl Dog T 
Cat Box T 
Cat Burglar T 
Cat Got Your Tongue T 
Cat in the Hat T 
Cat Nap T 
Cat Scan T 
Cat Woman T 
Cat's Cradle T 
Cat's Paw T 
Catastroph T 
Catastrophe T 
Caterpillar T 
Cathedral of the Mad Feline T 
Cathouse, The T 
Catskills T 
Catsup T 
Cattle Call T 
Curiosity T 
Dead Crow T 
Deseret Moon T 
Doggie Go T 
Doghouse, The T 
Fat Cat T 
Felix T 
Furr Ball T 
Hairbald T 
Holy Catrimony T 
Incredible Butt Crack, The T 
Johnny Cat T 
King Cat T 
King of Beasts T 
Kitten, The T 
Kitty Litter T 
Kool Cat T 
Kung Pao Cat T 
Line King, The T 
Lioness T 
Look What Zog Do T 
Love Cats T 
Lynx T 
Maceo T 
Mad Dog T 
Meow Mix T 
More Than One Way T 
Mousetrap T 
No Take On The Flake T 
Pinky Groovy T 
Pit Bull Terror T 
Puddy Tat T 
Puma T 
Pussy Cat T 
Pussy Galore T 
Pussy Whipped T 
Sabertooth T 
Super Cat of the Desert T 
Sylvester T 
Tasmania T,S 
Tender Vittles T 
To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19) T 
To Skin a Cat T 
Tom Cat T 
Trip to the Vet T,TR 
Unknown 67 T 
Unknown 5.10 47 T 
Unnamed T 
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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Cat Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Shupp on May 12, 2002

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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 >>>


The Cat Wall is loaded with lots of great climbs. Most of these are fairly difficult in the 5.10+ to 5.12+ range. There are fantastic splitters that cut through magnificent roofs as well as some thin, steep finger cracks. There seems to be great lines every ten to thirty yards along the wall. Even if there are a lot of people around, keep walking and you will find a fun worthwhile line that is unoccupied.

RAPTOR CLOSURES: Please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat wall and Reservoir wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings. These cracks aren't going anywhere, please respect the closure and spread the word.

Getting There 

From Newspaper Rock drive about 8 miles to the junction of County Road 104 and Utah 211 (this is about 5 miles north of Supercrack Buttress). Park on the east side of the road at the large dirt turn-out. Go through the ranch gate (be sure to close it behind you) and follow a trail that heads NE toward the wall. The walk is almost 2 miles. However, unless things have changed, a moderately well driven two-wheel-drive with a little clearance should be able to drive in through the gate considerably closer to the wall and park on a knoll right below the trail that goes up to the cliffs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

79 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cat Wall:
Catsup   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 65'   
Tom Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
To Be Deleted (Unnamed 19)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Cat Got Your Tongue   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
Unnamed 5.10 -Route 60   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unnamed   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Trip to the Vet   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
More Than One Way   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
Cat Nap   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 70'   
Fat Cat   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Kool Cat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Curiosity   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Deseret Moon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Mad Dog   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
9 Lives   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
King Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Puma   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Johnny Cat   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wild Cat   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cat Burglar   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 50'   
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Super Cat of the Desert 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: chillin at the cat wall
chillin at the cat wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Cat Wall as seen from the Res
Cat Wall as seen from the Res
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BETA PHOTO: One section of routes labeled.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
Cat Wall from the trail at Sunset. Photo by Tony B...
Rock Climbing Photo: the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
the block on top is good. this route scared me for...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...
A view of a flowering cactus and the Bridgers from...

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By Aaron Shupp
Apr 16, 2002
There are actually two places to hike in from.Another road (slightly shorter and less rugged) comes into another parking area further to the south. It is a littler farther from the main area, but provides closer access to the routes further south down the wall.
By Brad G
From: 1994 Honda Civic
Apr 9, 2009
This wall is closed until August due to falcon nesting. The same goes for Scarface. Bummer…
By chris Kalous
Nov 3, 2010
An added bummer about the closures: Many routes are dirty from being dormant for a year. Bad Cat, for instance, is unclimbable/needs to be "aided" and cleaned (it was late in the day so we didn't bother). Bring a couple brushes to the Cat as standard equipment. A cheap bottle brush and hand wiskbroom from the grocery store work wonders. A normal bouldering brush will be less than adequate.

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