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.
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.
Weather station 10.7 miles from here
71 Total Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cat Wall:
Tom Cat 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Unnamed 19 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Catmandu 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Kool Cat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Fat Cat 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Curiosity 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Johnny Cat 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Dead Crow 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Wild Cat 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
9 Lives 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Alley Cat 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Puma 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch
Bad Cat 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Burl Dog 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tasmania 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Dead Crow 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
: Moab Area
: ... : Cat Wall
A great climb for 100' of 5.10, to an interesting band with some loose flakes, then a wild, off-hands steep section to an off-fist crux. Rough for those with small hands. Tape up and wear long sleeves. I did neither and gave blood.Start at .6" for pro and work up past some less than perfect rock, but with good gear until the crack reaches 1.5" is size,placing one of everything in between on the way up. The rock then gets very good and the crack gets to about 2" wide for a few placements, then t...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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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: Yosemite and else where
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.