The Pillar is a fun easier climb that's great for beginners. Climb up the pillar by either using ledges on the pillar itself or by using offwidth moves up the chimney between the pillar and the wall. Once on top of the pillar either go to the right of the staggered overhangs and up the face, or traverse left (or jump) under the overhangs to a pocket in the upper section of Catenary Crack. Whatever you do, don't get stuck under the overhangs. This variation is no fun.
Josh steps across
BETA PHOTO: Northern wall of the Railroad Amphitheater
Wes Anderson on the traverse move of The Pillar.
BETA PHOTO: View from the base of Catenary crack (5) and The P...
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|By John W. Knoernschild|
Jul 9, 2009
I completely disagree. The overhangs are very fun. and a good variation.