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Catmandu 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Oct 14, 2001
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Description 

From the top of the trail (vacinity of Fat Cat), walk to the right along the wall following it as it curves around to the right and then back to the left again. Continue on the loose trail along the base of the wall until you come upon a large left facing corner with some boulders you can sit on beneath. This is Catmandu. Layback up to a stance (2-2.5 in.) pull into the rad hand jams and shoot for the top. Fun, and worth doing. Bolt anchor. I'm pretty sure this corner is "Catmandu" anyways...


Protection 

This 80 ft. pitch is almost all #2 camalots or equivalent. Couple smaller for the start.



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Jane high in the thin hands
Jane high in the thin hands
David on the layback start
David on the layback start
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By Chris Dawson
From: Denver, CO
Apr 15, 2002

I believe "Cat-man-do" is a little futher down the trail. There is a plaque and it doesn't really climb a dihedral. Starting just left of a leaning 5.11 finger crack, it is all sizes (1 - 3.5 friends) for about 90 ft. Climb crack and face to a little roof-slot thing. Pull through and jam to the top. That other route is good too.

The guide doesn't say anything about Catmandu being a corner, but other than that it fit the description pretty closely. Guess that corner is something else, but definitely well-worth doing.

By Brian Gee
Apr 19, 2002

What ever climb it is it is a good one.

By Andrew Gram
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 20, 2002

I added your name to the submission Chris. If anybody knows for sure what this is called(or if it is an unnamed route), drop me an email.

By Jesse Ryan
Jan 16, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

The route described is Unnamedin Bloom's book. It is a few yards to the right of Fat Cat and just left of a right traversing wide layback flake and roof crack called Crewcut. 'Cat Man Do', another great 5.10 crack, is a bit further right near the finger crack as Brian said. Did both last week. The line described well here by Chris is super fun, a great warm up for harder lines and worth doing.

By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 23, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Chris, your description is wrong for another route at Cat Wall. No offense, but Mods, can someone either fix his description for the route, or let me do it? This description is no where close to "Cat Man Do" which is a straight on splitter, not a dihedral of any kind. It is also listed as 5.10 in Bloom's book, but even that is pushing it, more like 5.10a, but certainly not 5.10+.

By sibylle
From: Colorado
Mar 24, 2010

I think it's just left of Bachelor party. I placed these Camalots:
0.3, 0.4, 1, two 2s, and a 3.

By Dylan Weldin
From: Austin, Texas
Feb 16, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

This is Bloom 2nd Edition Cat Wall route #69, "Cat Man Do" (5.10). "Interesting offset splitter. Also a good warm-up."

Keep walking past the obvious left facing corner of "Unnamed 5.10" and you'll come upon this splitter immediately to the left of "Bachelor Party", an angling finger crack with a thin face move start.

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How to identify the base: