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Cat's Cradle - 5.8

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


A great route well worth a walk after topping out on any of the Walt's Wall or Fall Wall routes. After locating the crag - gawk at Lucille - the 5.13a squeeze chimney/ offwidth to the left of Hassler's Hat Box crack (see ritwik's photo). Now get on Cat's Cradle instead. Ascend the stemmy corner to the first large ledge. One could separate the climb into 2 pitches after this first 30' of the lead. Step a few feet right and surmount the initial difficulties of entering the crack -- seemingly the Vedauwoo theme. If you fall out, you have a king sized ledge to plop back onto. Once established cruise the fun, continous handcrack to the anchor. It's 5.8+. Yes the dredded plus.

Submitted by: bluesky on 2002-10-29
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Route ID: 26340

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sonso45 on 2009-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars difficult second part

I enjoyed the start, we began on right side, off a large boulder then walked left to the second half. Very difficult for an 8+ and yet very fun and thought provoking.

Added: 2009-08-29

Red Point Red Point ascent by: tradclimbinfool on 2002-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: angelaa
Added: 2002-07-21

Onsight Onsight ascent by: bluesky on 2000-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2000-06-20