Climb the first 'pitch' of Cat's Cradle and the beginning of the '2nd pitch' above the potential belay shelf. Next protect and climb the seam to the left (crux). Finally, follow the flared hand crack until it peters out. Step right into Cat's Cradle. The crux is interesting, but Cat's Cradle's finishing crack is a much nicer line.
This route can easily be toproped from Cat's Cradle rap anchors (slings/cordellete recommended) or lead with a standard rack including small camming unit(s) for the crux.
|By George Bell|
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
This climb is actually easier than Cat's Cradle EXCEPT for the crux traverse. It would seem the traverse might be easier the shorter you are as the handholds are low, but you also have to make a really long step left.