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Kathmandu 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dave Katz & Mark Bowling, 1985
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Submitted By: veritus on Dec 11, 2006

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Jackie Trejo crossing through, half way up Kathman...

Description 

Large easy to find holds to a two bolt anchor. Quite overhung.

Location 

left side of the first cave

Protection 

4 bolts, chains


Photos of Kathmandu Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: kathmandeezy!!
kathmandeezy!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Kathmandu 5.10a  Climber: Eric Catig Belay: Christ...
Kathmandu 5.10a Climber: Eric Catig Belay: Christ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The line on the right side is Katmandu
The line on the right side is Katmandu
Rock Climbing Photo: Pockets, pockets, so many pockets.
Pockets, pockets, so many pockets.
Rock Climbing Photo: Daniel DeLaCruz warming up on Kathmandu.
Daniel DeLaCruz warming up on Kathmandu.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the anchors on "Kathmandu."
Nearing the anchors on "Kathmandu."
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin, you Kath do it!
Justin, you Kath do it!

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By Cory
From: Boise, ID
Dec 4, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Steep jugs. Felt like the crux was clipping the anchor.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 13, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Amazingly steep for the grade. Great holds all the way to the chains. The crux seemed to be clipping the anchor and getting into position below the chains to lower.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Apr 28, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Agreed with everyone else, crux is clipping the bolts. Steep climb with huge jugs. Make sure you don't slip before the 1st bolt or you will end up in water.
By Timmy B
Jan 8, 2014

agreed.
By Coon
Jun 12, 2014

Anyone know what the route is that starts inside the cave? Starts on the Kathmandu side then climbs roof out of cave. Looks insane!
By MdBuchanan
From: Fullerton, CA
Jan 16, 2016

Great, fun solid hard 10a. Nicely overhanging route. Wouldn't call clipping the chains a crux, just a hair awkward.

I put a pair of brand new neutrinos two links up on the chains today(1-16-16) as the permanent Camp biners at the end of the chains are getting quite old and the gate on the right biner sticks perilously open. Please don't just booty them(probably happen anyway), but help yourself if you replace the gear!

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