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Cataract Corner 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Carville (tr) 7/86, First Lead by Tom Davis
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Submitted By: Ian Walters on Dec 30, 2008

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Description 

This is the obvious bolted arete that soars up above and to the right of the North Face routes on the Monolith. It involves intricate and sustained 5.11 sequences to a rest below a great crux boulder problem on the arete, involving creative heelhooking and some long spans. It might be easier for taller climbers. The runouts above the crux are very manageable. A bit soft for the grade, but very involved. A must do!

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By Colin Brochard
From: San Francisco
Jan 30, 2011

Burly, definitely bouldery and technical, but not all that pumpy and I question the 'soft' bit.
By Caliza
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I second Collin, soft for the grade it's definitely not. Great, technical climb with a powerful crux.

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