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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: 381
Submitted By: arjunmh on Apr 9, 2013

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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.

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AMH eying the second prominent roof/bulge on the F...
AMH eying the second prominent roof/bulge on the F...
DAS rapping the line.
DAS rapping the line.

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