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Catopia  


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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Marcy on Dec 22, 2012
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Description 

Fun traditional and mixed climbs on the South end of the Refuge.

Getting There 

Park at the old drill pad site and walk up the road ~10 minutes. Look for cairns on the left and follow them up another 10-15 minutes to Catopia.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Catopia:
Catalyst   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Arjun on the FA, past the widest part of the crack...

That Pitch Leila 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Catopia
Climb carefully down low with relatively poor gear to establish in the wide crack. Good gear in the back of the wide crack for the entire climb and make sure you save a couple small cams to protect the bulge up top. I think I used a 0.3 and a yellow alien up top. Protecting the wide crack will be a matter of personal preference. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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You can come in via the southern route to access f...
You can come in via the southern route to access f...
Hanna as we descended from Catopia...!
Hanna as we descended from Catopia...!

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 2, 2013
This is a marvelous addition to the Refuge with a broad selection of climbs on really excellent rock. The views down into the Power Line Rd. valley, as well in the Refuge are excellent and the approach is well marked and easy to find. Nice find indeed and great development effort led by Marcy and Geir. Was great to get out there a couple times already!!