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Submitted By: Marcy on Dec 22, 2012
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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]

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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Featured Route For Catopia
Jenny Smith at the start of the route

Catopia 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Catopia
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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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!!
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