Never even considered trying this route in the summer due to slimey lichen cover, which would undoubtedly make mosquitoes even less enjoyable. Climbed it first time on a cold mid-October day and found it actually quite fun. Start on a dark face with two bolts, go up the arete, and surmount a tricky overhang (crux). Quintessential Red Wing dirt climb: for those who want it fun, do it early spring or late fall, for those who want hardcore swamp-like experience plough yourself into it on a hot and humid day in August.
Bolts. The route was re-bolted with good bolts and chain anchors by Glenn Burns in 2008.
|Comments on Cool for Cats
|By Jeff Kolehmainen|
From: Eagan, MN
Apr 17, 2008
Climbed this yesterday... dirty & sandy for the first 2 bolts, then ledgy for a couple bolts. The crux is after your feet leave the no hands ledge. The anchors have 2 new glue-ins, and 2 old bolts, only the old bolts are equipped with chains and biners to lower off.
|By Glenn Burns|
From: St. Paul, MN
Apr 18, 2008
rebolted to make it cool for people to climb... added new anchors. obviously, clean up is pending.
|By Galen Rahmlow|
Sep 12, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Not a bad climb but it's not sustained either, the middle is very easy. Spent a lot of time ledges just looking for the next hand option.
|By Adam Reinhardt|
Apr 8, 2012
Fun climb. Sometimes it's great to find something that not a lot of people are climbing and requires some looking to find the holds. Route can be as easy or hard as you like depending upon if you stay on the face or move the arete and blocky area on the right.