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Savoring the gorgeous corner...
From the upper ledge above Catchy...Jam, lieback and stem up the ever steepening corner until the yellow Alien/red Alien size crux forces you to pull and push a little bit harder. Master the bulge and stoke it up to the last little pull around too the right. Belay on the right most anchor.
Nuts, set of cams green Alien to gold Camalot size w/ extra yellow/red Alien sizes (mosty yellow). 150' rap to top of Catchy.
|Comments on Catchy Corner
|By Michael Sokoloff|
From: Spokane, WA
Jul 11, 2007
This is one of my favs on the Cookie. I'm not sure why it does not get done more. Perhaps because it's difficult to see from the ground. I took a huge whipper trying to lead this early on in my climbing career when I was trying to bust into 5.11. I then returned with more crack skill, more cams and a cooler head and was able to enjoy the stellor sustained climbing with minimal fear. Combining this with Catchy makes for an amazing 2-pitches of climbing.
From: Concord, MA
Sep 21, 2007
I got my rope stuck in the crack after rapping this pitch. I had a fun time re-climbing the pitch on 2 pieces of gear
|By Brad G|
From: Yosemite and else where
Nov 5, 2008
This climb Rocks! It's very beautiful. If you havent done it, do it.
|By Rob Dillon|
From: '81 Sunrader
Apr 30, 2009
Use the new anchor. The old one will get your rope stuck.
able to reclimb pitches with only a little piece of cord
|By Peter Valchev|
May 6, 2013
Just did this for the 3rd time.. soooo amazing!
Rappel beta: a 70 meter rope will get you down to the ledge at the base of the corner with a large tree. A short rappel from the tree (and a slight swing to the side) brings you back to the bolts on top of Catchy, no need for a second rope.
I actually tried my new 80 this weekend and hoped it would reach the bolts directly from the top - but it does not... it's a few feet short.