|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 55'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||T. Broderick, M. Nad|
|Submitted By:||Matt McMurray on Jan 18, 2007 with updates from kenr|
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Feb 19, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Busload of Faith and Catwalk start in almost the same place, just right from a foot-wide gully. But while Busload goes virtually straight up, Catwalk immediately aims a bit right, then strongly right toward the arete on the right side of the face.
The obvious esthetic line is to do the whole upper half directly on the arete. There's also an interesting way to step left higher up.
Top-Roping offers another different (half) line for the upper section. When reach the bolt in the middle of the traverse, start heading up and climb between Busload of Faith and the right-side arete, without ever going near the arete. Elegant moves, no harder than the upper main route on the arete.
Top-Roping: Can also belay "Gape Index" from the Catwalk top anchor (or the new left start variation for Gape Index). The hard moves on Gape Index the first 10-15 feet, so after climbing Catwalk on top-rope, could lower in to try only the (fun easier) upper two-thirds of Gape Index.