Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom)
BETA PHOTO: Climber nearing the anchors and about to dive into...
Long climb with variety. Begin in a funky birth canal alcove with two hand cracks inside. Squirm your way through the first 10 feet and enjoy good hands to a series of ledges and stances. Stem against a secondary crack up to the wide section where a whole leg fits. It might be possible to exit via the secondary crack, but the legs are bomber if you stay right in the offwidth. A 70m rope will get you back to ground.
Two routes left from Curiosity as you come up from the East parking lot of Cat Wall. There are two offwidths in right facing corners here and this is the leftmost of the two.
Two chains for anchors at top. 3x #1 at your smallest, doubles of everything bigger including 2x #5.
|Comments on Unnamed 5.10: Route 41 ( 46 in 2nd edition of Bloom)
|By Kat A|
From: Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Mar 23, 2009
Definitely bring a #5 camalot or two. If you don't have one, it's possible to escape via the thin crack on the left, though it's a tough reach to the anchors.
|By Princess Mia|
Nov 16, 2013
It looks like an OW but it doesn't climb like one. Really fun stemming and chimney style climbing. Maybe one BD#5…….
The crux is leaving the ground…… the rest is pretty easy.
Use common sense when pulling the rope!!!! For very very obvious reasons.
|By Captain Choss Sauce|
From: Durango, CO
Nov 29, 2013
There is a second set of chains in a chimney another pitch up. If you're real adventurous you can even rim out via a very runout chimney. Really cool up there! 1st pitch is just the beginning...
|By George Perkins|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 26, 2014
My 60m rope was long enough, but it was close.