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Cat Dancing 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: P. Landrum, John Haek, and Bruce Casey, 9/79
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Submitted By: Lou Hibbard on Oct 31, 2011

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A slab adventure. Perhaps best in fall - can be dirty in spring right after snow melt. If you can get to the first bolt on pitch 1 (quite high) you can do this route.
P1 5.10a 4 bolts to bolted anchor.
P2 5.9 4 bolts to bolted anchor.


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In 2006 all bolts were 1/4" and rusty. I don't believe I found any trad placements. Rappel the route.

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By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Jul 6, 2012

All of the bolts on this route (and most of the others on the NFA) have been replaced in recent years thanks to the efforts of the ASCA.

Even with the new bolts it's a long way up there to that first one. Begin about 10ft to the left of the bolt to link up some good features, then traverse right to the bolt when you're just below it (5.7/5.8 runout). You can link the two pitches together with a 70m rope.

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