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Routes in Cataract Gulch

Fight Club WI4+
Unknown WI4 WI4
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Type: Ice, Alpine, 150 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Scott Krankkala on Nov 18, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb the steep WI4 headwall for about 40 feet and continue on the lower angle ice 25 feet. Climb the loose mixed section to the tree anchor up and right. Rappel from tree with double 60m ropes.

  • Although not climbed this route continues up the slot and features many more steps

If anybody has any info about climbs in the Cataract Gulch area, private message me.

Location

This climb is one of the first you will see on your left side while following the trail out of the trees. Slog through the snow for about 200m until reaching the base.

Protection

Screws and some rock pro.

Photos

Ben Bruestle
Pueblo, CO
 
Ben Bruestle   Pueblo, CO
 
Did this climb about six years ago. On the final approach the slope was whomping, moving, and settling all around us as we wallowed and swam uphill to the base. It would be a pretty spectacular setting for an avalanche. Better bring your snowshoes. Nov 18, 2009
I did this climb all the way to the summit of the ridge in 2009. Good first pitch and then lots of snow sloggin' with WI3 steps mixed in. Not much beyond the 1st pitch in terms of hard ice. A fun couloir climb nonetheless. Apr 29, 2010

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