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Tail of the Cat Area

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Tail of the Cat Area 

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French Feline


This secluded west facing wall receives morning shade, PM sun.

Getting There 

30-45 minute approach. It is located high in the gully right and slightly below the Wall of Solitude or left and below Hickory Nut Cracker. To get there, hike 100 yards past the terraces boulder filed, then hike 300 yards up the gully with a drainage on your left.

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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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The Cat's Meow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area
Excellent airy arete riding with holds that just keep coming. Crank the opening overhanging moves to a juggy horizontal crack. Continue up the arete on great friction edges, slinging the tree behind you for pro, then past 3 bolts and gear. Belay at the French Feline/ Tail of the Cat tree. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line in the area put up a while ago. Photo: Ken Pitts
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By wpfister
Jan 13, 2014

Any beta on the original route "tail of the cat"? What does it go at and what gear is needed?

By gneiss pirate
Jan 13, 2014

Its a neat climb in a isolated location. Gets late afternoon sun.

Crux protects well with multiple zero tcu size equivalent pieces.