Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: J. Turley G. Smith 1980
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Shared By: Adrian Lazar on Jul 28, 2011
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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Start up a finger crack that leads to the crux, and the only 10b part, 7m off the deck. The rest of the climb is more of a 5.9 with various finishes, the mantle finish is more exciting.


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You can protect the crux with a orange Metollius cam, or a DMM walnut.


Mark Roberts
Vancouver, BC
Mark Roberts   Vancouver, BC
As described, this route is listed as "Catch Me Quicker" in the Bourdon guide and "Catch Me Quick" in the McLane guide.

I also placed an orange Metolius at the crux, but wasn't happy with it. Two lobes were fully engaged, two were flaring. If I fell, the gear popped and I'd decked, I wouldn't be mad at the gear for it. On my way down I tried some nuts in that slot, found a WC #8 placed sideways was the only thing I had on my rack that would inspire confidence. Sep 3, 2013
Ryan Lynne  
The 10b part of this route is right at the bottom and it doesn't protect well with a cam. Use a DMM offset nut or a sideways DMM wallnut. Mar 5, 2016
protected the crux down low with an orange tcu, i imagine it is only protectable with a tcu or some offset cam, nothing else will likely protect it in a straitfoward way (maybe somthing tiny? or a blind small piece of some kind in the crack out right maybe) but the tcu felt secure, although i didn't test it. Also bring more cams in bd size .75 and maybe #1 than you might think, protection gets odd up high if you brought a light rack like me, but the climbing eases so i ran out a few spots.

oh also as of april 2016 there is a bolt anchor but no rings so its a walk off, and both bolts are spinners and they are not a style of bolt that can be tightened (look like petzl long life bolts)

fun climb Apr 11, 2016
Steve Janes
Steve Janes   Victoria
protect the crux with a #3 orange TCU...I didn't test it but it was bomber...I caught a buddy that fell on the crux and it held. Kept him from decking. Jun 22, 2016
Greg Kuchyt
Richmond, VT
Greg Kuchyt   Richmond, VT
This is likely a route best for a confident 5.10 leader. I used a half dozen pieces from fingers up to a #3. Aug 2, 2016
Nate Ball
Portland, OR
  5.10- R
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
  5.10- R
I would like to give this route more stars as the climbing is quality but the lack of good pro at the low crux move (or below it, or above it) makes this too dangerous to climb other than TR. Sep 28, 2017
Greate route! We used a red DMM offset nut to protect the low crux move, looked solid. The rest is fun and not hard to protect. Mar 4, 2018
Kyle Wall  
Pink tricam fits quite well at the crux -- would whip. After that it's well protected, fun climbing. Jun 12, 2018
Adam Doran
Dublin, IE
Adam Doran   Dublin, IE
Also protected the crux with a sideways red DMM offset. Nothing else on my rack would go, but the offset was bomber Jun 28, 2018