Cat in the Hat*** 5.6
300m, 6 pitches. East side of Mescalito
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

HannahB - 2nd - Oct/14

Lead all five pitches. Took the repelle route after P5
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/14

MP. Good multi pitch climb. Lead Pitch 1 and 4. Start of pitch 4 is hard for the grade. Abbed off at top of pitch 4 due to strong wind.
Hotcake - AltLd - 26/Mar/14

mileshill540 - AltLd - 2014

What a day. First on the route. C led pitch 1 (5.5 in the guide, felt like 5.6/7). I did the easier but still good pitch 2. C led pitch 3 (5.6 but felt 5.7). Then I led pitches 4/5 in one, taking the 5.6R option - though the climbing on the link sectrion was neither 5.6 (maybe 5.5 at a pinch) nor R (well protected). The crack was a joy, then the delicate run-out finish took me a while to pluck up courage - surely 5.6/7 R? The 4th class scramble then took an age, as we took a wrong turn and ended up on rubble-strewn ledges before retreating and finding a way further right. I fled the final 5.7 chimney pitch, brilliant stuff (despite a brief wrong turn which led into unprotectable territory). Getting to the summit then took longer than expected - "a short scramble" in the guide, but actually quite long and again with non-obvious route-finding. We meant to take the "hikers" route off, but by the time we got to the notch the light was fading and we couldn't see a way up the next summit. Almost resigned to a forced bivvy (and associated massive fine for missing the late entry time from the park), we picked up a line of cairns down the north side, leading to a gully down which we scrambled, with 2 long scary abseils (by now in pitch dark), not knowing if our 50m ropes were long enough (they were, just!), to reach the main creek. Another longer-than-expected scramble out through the massive boulders finally led to the car 17 minutes after our late entry permit expired, but luckily no ticket. An epic day, absolutely brilliant.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/13

Tom Gregory - AltLd - 04/Apr/12 with Nate Smith, Julian Wright

madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Lucy Plowman

lgp81 - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with Brendan Gill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/11

Started up but only reached 4th or 6 stance. Was held up by a hair American women not knowing where to go. gur.
marcduhig - AltLd dnf - 08/Oct/11

Emma JC - AltLd - 2009 with Emma Killey

Led pitches 1, 2 & 5. Abseiled off after pitch 5.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/08 with Sarah Clough

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/08

sara n - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/08 with John Brooks

cool! shame about the queues and waits...
gilldando - 2nd - Apr/08 with Mike

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with gill

Anni's first multipitch route. We did four of the six pitches.
TonyB - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Anni

did four of the 6 pitches
AnniH - 2nd dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Tony B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/07

Luke Gilbert - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/05

dave o - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Julia H

Shaw Brown - AltLd - Nov/04 with David Caha

stokesrees - AltLd - 1999 with Paul Chatterton

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/98 with Louise Pellett

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Total votes cast 7
hard 5.71 of 4
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easy 5.70 of 4
hard 5.61 of 4
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easy 5.60 of 4
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easy 5.50 of 4
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