Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 34.314, -116.88 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Katrina Wall is the north-most of the central walls of Voodoo Garden. It faces east and north and is home to some of the best routes in the Holcomb area. All routes are bolted and feature nice movement, sometimes quite sequential, with moments of airy exposure. Although there are occasional flakes of questionable solidity, the quality of rock is very good; most of the holds are solid and the routes clean, despite not having been climbed much at this point. Named for the hurricane that almost wiped out New Orleans in ’05, the route names on Katrina call to mind the flavor of the Big Easy.

Routes listed from left to right -

When the Levee Breaks (5.9)
Bourbon Street (5.9)
Mardi Gras (5.9+)
French Quartered (5.7)
Blue Bayou (5.7)
The Big Easy (5.8)

Getting There

From the lower sections of the Voodoo Garden, work your way north and west, past Peyronie’s Wall, across the boulders up the hillside to the base of Katrina.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Katrina Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
When the Levee Breaks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Bourbon Street
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Mardi Gras
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
When the Levee Breaks
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bourbon Street
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mardi Gras
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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