The Catacomb Rock Climbing
Routes in The Catacomb
|Abbaye d'Orval T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Contortionist's Forte T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Crack a Smile T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Gravestone S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Headstones S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Hot Zone, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Mausoleum, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Natural Born Driller S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Saint Sixtus Scoop S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Spider Line S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Throw Me A Scone T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|GPS:||40.453, -105.37 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||14,574 total, 77/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Walker on May 27, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Catacomb, like its parallel neighbor The Vestibule, is a passageway, an alley of sorts, between the amazing rock formations of the Monastery. Unlike its neighbor, the Catacomb has a wider, open feel. A central path winds its way down the surreal forest with the Boneyard, a spaceship landed in the forest, as its left margin, and the more Needles-like Sepulcher formation forming its right margin.
Getting ThereThe Catacomb is easily found when arriving to the Monastery by turning right and uphill just before the Guardian on the main path. This right turn is after the left-hand downhill turn that leads to the Outer Gates. Once surmounting a highpoint, the trail descends into the gap made by the Boneyard rock formation on the left and The Sepulcher formation on the right.
One can also access the Catacomb from below, following a path that originates from the Outer Gates, climbs past the Vestibule corridor and the Boneyard formation. The trail then ascends into the Catacomb.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Catacomb
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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