Running With The Bulls
|Type: ||Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900', Grade IV|
|FA: ||Andy Donson, Terry Murphy|
|New Route: ||Yes|
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|Submitted By: ||Andy Donson on Jun 5, 2002|
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Running With the Bulls is located on the Second Buttress of Cathedral Wall, to the right of Tourist Tragedy.
The route is characterized by steep face climbing on good rock, with intermittent protection throughout, hence the "s" rating. No fixed gear.
Begin approx 300' to the right of Tourist Tragedy at a small L-facing dihedral up and right from the low point of the wall. Immediately to the R of the L-facing is striping resembling that of a Bengal tiger.
P1) Ascend the dihedral (11-, RP#5) and continue straight up, passing a roof at it's R-most end, where it then turns into a L-facing shallow dihedral. Continue up the face above (10) and slightly L to a stance. 170 ft.
P2) Go up and R to a small ledge at the base of a R-hand of a pair of grooves. Ascend this (10) and continue to the L end of an obvious treed terrace. 200 ft.
P3) From the L end of the terace climb enjoyable knobs trending up and R to the L-side of the very blunt arete with a shallow L-Facing groove. Up this, then face climb up and slightly L (10) to a small stance below and obvious orange prow. 170 ft.
P4) Climb up and through the weakness on the L-side of the prow (11). Easier climbing above leads to a grassy terrace. 170ft
P5) E-Z terrain to the top of the buttress. 200ft.
Standard, with emphasis on small to medium pieces.
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