Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Totem-Proto Area
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chicken Shit Salad S 
Direct North Face T 
Drop 'em South S 
Fern Gully Arete S 
Fruits of Optomisim, The S 
Inertia T 
Milk of Manatee T 
Original Optomist T 
Overcoming Inertia T 
Pathological Optimist T,S 
Pipe Bomb T 
Pipe Cleaner T 
Protean Catch T 
Proto Pipe S 
Proto Type T 
Shakin' & Eggs T 
Totem Pole Direct S 
Totem Pole, The S 
Up in Smoke T 
Unsorted Routes:

Protean Catch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Arjun Heimsath and David Sampson
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 388
Submitted By: arjunmh on Apr 9, 2013

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
AMH on top of the prominent top arete on the FA. P...


Start below a prominent arete and place gear to access the first bolt that protects a cool roof and gets you on the arete. More gear and another couple bolts protects you as you mostly climb the right side of the arete and get as much exposure as you so desire. A fun route that has mostly good rock quality. Finishes at the same anchors as Pipe Cleaner.

Two bolt anchor with quick links and chain links. Same anchors as for Pipe Bomb and Pipe Cleaner.


Upslope of Proto Pipe, below the prominent arete on the north facing wall that has a bolt placed on it just above a small roof.


Double rack with some long draws and some quick draws for the 3 bolts that help protect the roof moves.

Photos of Protean Catch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: AMH eying the second prominent roof/bulge on the F...
AMH eying the second prominent roof/bulge on the F...
Rock Climbing Photo: DAS rapping the line.
DAS rapping the line.

Comments on Protean Catch Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!