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Routes in Celebration Wall

Catwalk T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Coltrane T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Underhanging Overhang T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 5,315 ft
GPS: 36.103, -115.502 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Peterson on Mar 8, 2004 with updates
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

The upper right side of Oak Creek Canyon contains a number of remote, high quality routes. Although this is a continuation of the Eagle Wall area to its right, the approach and character of this area are different. The angle is not as steep, yielding much more moderate climbing. The descents are easy and the rock sunny. Large pine trees and running water give this area an alpine feel. The Celebration wall is the varnished slab on the left and the Ski Tracks, diagonal cracks cutting through unvarnished rock, marks the right edge of this area.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Approach by following the drainage up past Solar Slab, Black Orpheus, and finally the cairns marking the approach to Levitation 29. Stay generally in the drainage, toiling over the boulders and through the brambles. You can save a little time by escaping to the south (left) side of the gully for a while a bit past the turnoff to Levitation but no matter how you do this it's a long haul. The approach is 2 hours or longer, depending on conditions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Celebration Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Catwalk
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Coltrane
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Catwalk 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 8 pitches
Coltrane 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 6 pitches
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Chris Wenker
Santa Fe
Chris Wenker   Santa Fe
Might this MP page be better titled "Celebration Wall" since all these routes are just on one crag?
And, are the Ski Tracks referring to Catwalk and Underhanging Overhang or something else? Just curious. Apr 20, 2010

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