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Description

This is the short upper right portion of the north face that makes for great summer time cragging. There are a few multipitch routes here, but the best quality routes are the shorter harder lines. This is a great area for someone looking for short crimpy face climbing.

Getting There

From TC:
The approach starts just to the right of the pit toilets. Go down the hill and the trail turns hard right. Follow this for 15 minutes to the log crossing. Shortly after the log crossing the trail crosses a creek and goes steeply up hill to the right. At the top of this trail puts you on the ridgeline trail. Follow ridgeline trail for a short distance and turn left and up the short hill at a faint trail. Immediately turn left again and curl around the front of a small rock face. Head down the first gully and then immediately down the next gully. At the base of the second, go skiers right and follow this for a few minutes to the base of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Catwalk

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Grouse Call
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Fight the Power
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Nirvana Blue
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
pussyfootin'
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Ramp Dinner
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 6
Flaming Lips
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
X70
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grouse Call
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fight the Power
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Nirvana Blue
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
pussyfootin'
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Ramp Dinner
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Flaming Lips
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
X70
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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