Katey's Route starts just to the right of Lander Turkey Shoot on the opposite side of the Gully. It is an obvious line of bolts going up a nice face with crystals in all the right places
The route tops out at the anchors for the first pitch of the Retable Route. Use these anchors and rap down the south side.
This is a nice bolted route with 6 or 7 bolts, take more quickdraws just in case. After the 5.8 face ends there is about 30 feet of run-out 5.2 climbing on nice big holds. It is possible to sling at least one crystal, but by the time you do you realize it would be easier to just keep going.
By John Gunnels From: Gillette, WY Sep 4, 2007 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
My wife just led this route yesterday. Several variations that you can put together make this quite fun. Only 5 bolts on the route with the top being quite run out... but the final 45 feet is very easy.
By Paul Huebner From: Portage, WI Sep 30, 2008 rating: 5.7+5a15V+13MVS 4b R
Just led this climb on 9/28. It was a fun climb, but the first 15 feet of run-out above the 5th bolt is pretty vertical and I believe still consists of 5.7 moves. The angle than eases and is quite juggy the rest of the way up to the nice anchor bolts.
By Sean Wolf From: Denver, CO Jun 8, 2009 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
I had a hold break off on me on this route which was exciting. I felt like it required some pretty delicate movements with a lot of high stepping.
If you do the next two pitches and top this one out it is most definately worth it. above kateys there are no bolts but reasonable pro and one ok? piton. on the 3rd pitch there is one 5.9 move just above that there piton but thats just my take on it.use classic crack rap on the north side.
You can also do the two pitches above Katey's Route as a single pitch with creative use of slings to alleviate rope drag. The protection at the crux is good with one very committing/fun move. Gotta love 5.3 Conn climbs!