Catch A Falling Star
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Gary Molzan leading Catch a Falling Star, February...
This fun pitch is on the sunny south side of Cap Rock. Climb an obvious right angling crack until it peters out, then make a 5.8 face move past a bolt to the top. This route is deservedly popular and odds are you will find a gang of people here.
Gear to 2", one bolt.
East Coast Larry on the last section of the route....
The rock was all ours on this cold and windy Decem...
Dick reaching the top...
BETA PHOTO: "Catch a Falling Star". Takes the upper diagonal c...
Catch a Falling Star
Jon Freriks having fun 2/20/10
Anne, following "Catch a Falling Star."
|Comments on Catch A Falling Star
|By C Miller|
Dec 11, 2003
A nice mix of crack and face climbing with a short walk from the car. Two stars out of five.
|By Woody Stark|
Jan 21, 2004
A great route that deserves all the stars it can get.
|By Kevin Jeffreys|
Jan 27, 2004
Gear can be a bit trick for the beginning leader. But the easy stances make ample opportunity to fiddle around and get the pro set right! Great climb to learn how to slot pro in behind features.
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Jan 28, 2006
This is a fun traversing route starting out with a few feet of face then to the crack and then to face. Continuing out and up from the finish bolt seemed a bit harder than continuing right to a second bolt then up. The crack can be a bit shallow in its acceptance of pro.
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 17, 2006
Bring tri-cams on lead....seriously! For real. Come on...you know you want to.
Sep 29, 2006
I'll give it two, Woody!
|By armando fimbrez|
From: rancho cucamonga
Feb 27, 2008
YEs I agree tricams worked great for me. Very fun route to do at sunset.
|By Brian in SLC|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 1, 2008
Might mention in the description that the top anchor is two bolts but not a rappel anchor. The git off is to downclimb off on the backside and then climber's left around to the front.
|By Rodger Raubach|
Mar 11, 2011
I thought this was one of the best climbs on my trip; also did Fun Stuff and Double Cross by way of comparison. Correctly graded at 5.8.
|By Joseph Stover|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 19, 2011
The traverse might be height dependent, as a taller person might have an easier time reaching the good footholds. Stellar route, and not as difficult as I was expecting for my first jTree 5.8 lead. This seemed at least a number grade easier than Buissonier! Maybe the crux here was the face moves.
Jan 15, 2012
Great climb. Led it with all cam placements under 2", would probably take tri-cams or nuts. Good photo ops. Lots of traversing.
From: Riverside, Ca
Dec 26, 2012
In reply to Joseph's post about being height dependent..
I'm about 5'5 and I don't think it was height dependent at all. Really good smears and foot holds on this route. I think I only used up to .75 C4 on this route and 2 solid nut placements. Crux for me was right before the anchors