Fun traditional and mixed climbs on the South end of the Refuge.
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 For the The Refuge area.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Catopia
Catopia 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Central Arizona
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Start at a crack to the right of the small tree and chimney. Follow this to a second crack at a bulge. Pull the bulge and clip a bolt which is not visible from the ground. Continue up the arete to the right of the chimney. Clip a second bolt, pull a second bulge, and make a few more moves to a ledge under third, crazy bulge. Pull over it and belay at the summit. Walking down and left to the rap anchor for Hairball. Standard rack to 2. FA: Marcy, Geir, Pippie, Betsy R....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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Hanna as we descended from Catopia...!
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!!