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Routes in Cathedral Wall

Altar Boy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Big Easy, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blackstar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dalke Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Flying Nun T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Jagged Arch T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Kor Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Lever Action T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Pew, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Running With The Bulls T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Sublime Buttress T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Tourist Tragedy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tourist Tragedy Too T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Winchester T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Type: Trad, Alpine, Grade III
FA: Tim and Larry Coats
Page Views: 514 total, 3/month
Shared By: paco on Jan 24, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Though not the quality of Kor Route, The Pew is a worthwhile outting. I found pitch 2 (5.7/8 runout) to be a little sketchy with licheny, flared, runout cracks. After this pitch, the wall steepens and becomes more interesting with minor route finding challenges included.

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Bring same rack as for Kor Route. Except for pitch 2, The Pew has much better pro than Kor Route; however, it's not quite the quality of Kor Route.

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Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
  5.9+ R
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
  5.9+ R
Of the five 5.9s on Cathedral, I found this one to have the most difficult route finding. Every pitch appeared to have 2-3 lines to the next belay. The climbing was very time consuming, since you often place gear in a short crack and then face climb back and forth to keep the climbing on good rock and near the intended grade. I had the feeling of being off and on route the whole time I was climbing.

You don't need a double set of small nuts, since I only placed maybe 3-4 nuts per pitch. It might be nice to have two sets of different types of small nuts to get the perfect placement, though. A triple "0" TCU cam in handy a few times. Jul 12, 2015