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Cat's Ass, The T 

The Cat's Ass 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Will Anglin, Scott Krankkala, Tim Hansen
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 356
Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 15, 2009

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Description 

This climb is super chossy but the last pitch is pretty cool. The whole route is only about 100ft, but was broken up into 3 pitches to protect the second from heinous amounts of rockfall. In hindsight, 2 pitches would also be easily feasible. After a few more ascents in the name of cleaning and this climb will be awesome, but for now, be very careful.


P1: Scramble up 4th class to a short chimney, then climb more 4th and easy 5th class to a ledge at the base of a short dihedral.

P2: Climb the short dihedral to a ledge

P3: Climb splitter cracks and flat crimps to the top of the detached pillar. Jump across to the main cliff to belay.




Protection 

Standard rack with extra 1 & 2 Camalot



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