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Catwalk 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
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
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Jan 18, 2007  with updates from kenr

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Description 

This route is given a classic rating in the guidebook. It is an excellent beginner lead on big edges. Definitely one of the best moderates at Crawdad.

Location 

This is the far left route of the Picnic Wall with a plaque. About 25 feet left from Gape Index, up a dirty slope. 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. Next strongly right toward the arete on the right side of the face. Then the obvious esthetic line for the upper half is to finish directly on the arete (but climbing to the left of the arete is interesting also).It starts around the left side of a bulge and progresses to the right through the first 4 bolts.

Protection 

Six bolts to the anchors.


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By kenr
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.

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