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Bed of Nails T 
Black Widow Hollow T 
Bloodline T 
C11H17NO3 T 
Cat in the Hat T 
Cat in the Phat T 
Centerfold T 
Chasing Shadows T 
Cookie Monster T 
Crunchy Cat T 
Dark Shadows T 
Dark Shadows (Full) T 
Deep Space T 
Edge Dressing T,S 
Excellent Adventure T 
Extra Credit T 
Heart of Darkness T 
Left of Disco T,S 
Mescalito - South Face T 
Negro Blanco T 
Next Century, The T 
OB Button T 
Original Route T 
Parental Guidance T 
Pauligk Pillar T 
Pauline's Pentacle T 
Peyote Power T 
Pine Nuts T 
Rabbit's Arete T 
Risky Business T 
Sandstone Sandwich T,S 
Short Circuit T 
Slot Machine T 
Splitting Hares T 
This Ain't No Disco T,S 
Too Many Tantrums T 
Unknown (Thing 1) T 
Walker Spur, The T 
Wasp, The T 
Welcome to Red Rocks T 
When A Stranger Calls T 
Y2K T 

Cat in the Phat 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Named on January 4, 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jason D. Martin on Jan 4, 2006

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Cat in the Phat is more of a variation than a route on its own. This somewhat runout line can be found just left of the first pitch of Cat in the Hat. It is likely that this route has been used in the past in order to pass slow parties on Cat in the Hat.

Approach as for Cat in the Hat. From the base of Cat in the Hat, this route can be found approximately thirty feet to the left.

Ascend mildy friable rock with a few bands of solid black rock in between. The route generally works its way right and up to the first set of bolts on Cat in the Hat. There are only a few good pro placements so take advantage of them when they appear.

From the anchors one may continue up Cat in the Hat or rappel.


Standard Red Rock Rack to 2"

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By matt carpenter
From: Las Vegas
Feb 8, 2014

This is the first pitch of "The Grinch". It is not a safe nor enjoyable variation to the first pitch of Cat in the Hat. If you are there to climb the Cat in the Hat, stay in line, or go do something else.

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