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Tail of the Cat Area

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Tail of the Cat Area  

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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Mar 14, 2013
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Rumbling Bald area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tail of the Cat Area:
The Cat's Meow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
French Feline   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Nine Lives   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Will Pfister on French Feline.

French Feline 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area
An off width lie back crux leads to overhanging fist jams and a 50 foot splitter moderate crack that eases as you ascend. The belay is at the same tree as "Tail of the Cat"...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line i...
Tim Snyder on Tail of the Cat, the original line i...
The Tail of the Cat crack
BETA PHOTO: The Tail of the Cat crack

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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?
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