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The cat leap is a parkour move which involves landing a jump by grabbing onto the edge of the wall. The legs usually hit the side of the wall first and are used to absorb the impact of the jump before the fingers grip over the top of the wall. Cat leaps are often seen from running or standing, depending on the set-up and the distance of the gap.

Cat Grab[]

The position which the cat leap is landed in, without necessarily involving the initial leap part, is sometimes referred to as the cat grab or just cat. In most cases, a climb up is used to get yourself onto the obstacle, after a cat leap.

Climb Up[]

The climb-up, is the movement that brings a traceur from a position where he is hanging on the wall (cat grab) to a position where he is standing on top of the wall. It often follows a cat leap or wallrun.

The aim is usually to climb up the wall as fast as possible using only the hands and feet - resting elbows, knees etc. on the wall is generally seen as bad technique.

Variations[]

Cat To Cat[]

The cat to cat, which involves kicking off a wall while in the cat position and landing in the same position on a parallel wall. The most effective technique is to pop up the wall as if performing a climb-up before kicking off as late and high up the wall as possible.

Kong To Cat[]

A kong vault leading straight into a cat leap onto a wall (without the feet touching the ground). Other vaults such as the reverse or dash vault can also be linked to a cat leap.

360 Cat Leap[]

A 360 degree spin is performed after jumping and before grabbing onto the wall. This is seen from both running and standing, and, unlike the other variations, is only seen as a free running move as it isn't efficient under any circumstances so has no part in parkour.

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