Type: Trad, Sport, 90 ft
FA: 8/2000 Katey Blumenthal, Paul Duval, Karen Hargrove and Cindy Tolle
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Shared By: joelhagan Hagan on Apr 21, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Katey's Route starts just to the right of Lander Turkey Shoot on the opposite side of the Gully. It is an obvious line of bolts going up a nice face with crystals in all the right places

Location

The route tops out at the anchors for the first pitch of the Retable Route. Use these anchors and rap down the south side.

Protection

This is a nice bolted route with 6 or 7 bolts, take more quickdraws just in case. After the 5.8 face ends there is about 30 feet of run-out 5.2 climbing on nice big holds. It is possible to sling at least one crystal, but by the time you do you realize it would be easier to just keep going.
John Gunnels
Gillette, WY
  5.8
John Gunnels   Gillette, WY
  5.8
My wife just led this route yesterday. Several variations that you can put together make this quite fun. Only 5 bolts on the route with the top being quite run out... but the final 45 feet is very easy. Sep 4, 2007
Paul Huebner
Portage, WI
  5.7+ R
Paul Huebner   Portage, WI
  5.7+ R
Just led this climb on 9/28. It was a fun climb, but the first 15 feet of run-out above the 5th bolt is pretty vertical and I believe still consists of 5.7 moves. The angle than eases and is quite juggy the rest of the way up to the nice anchor bolts. Sep 30, 2008
Sean Wolf
Denver, CO
  5.8
Sean Wolf   Denver, CO
  5.8
I had a hold break off on me on this route which was exciting. I felt like it required some pretty delicate movements with a lot of high stepping. Jun 8, 2009
joelhagan Hagan
Rapid City, SD
  5.8
joelhagan Hagan   Rapid City, SD
  5.8
You can also do the two pitches above Katey's Route as a single pitch with creative use of slings to alleviate rope drag. The protection at the crux is good with one very committing/fun move. Gotta love 5.3 Conn climbs! Apr 21, 2010