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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
FA: Kent Wheeler, Harlin
Page Views: 559 total, 3/month
Shared By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

After really enjoying the adjacent Dalke Route, I was perhaps expecting too much. After an ok start, (as for Dalke Route), wander up and left, kinda runout 5.8/5.9 between ledge systems. The pitch below the crux is pretty cool, 5.9, runout, smearing and edging on great rock. The crux pitch is bilge. Manky rock, with just ok gear, and steep moves, and short (nice job Brad!) Above here steep runout 5.8/5.9 climbing up a long dihedral (with some good bits) eventually dumps you (dumped me anyway) onto the pretty exciting face on the right, (at an impasse where an unprotected roof is guarded by loose choss). Rope drag forced a semi-hanging belay out here somewhere. Eventually gain the top of the huge pillar. Above here the climbing is the definition of mediocre. Wandering, loose, blocky, ledgy, no exposure whatsoever (you're in a large gully system). Just a 5.Boring slog. It's a relief to finally summit.

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Usual rack for RMNP, a selection of everything.

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yikes, how did that happen? It was maybe June when we did this. Good catch George. Feb 15, 2002
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Jesus, Crusher, did you really climb this thing in January? I know it's south facing, but ... Feb 4, 2002