Trad, 70 ft,
Avg: 2 from 4
FA: John Parameter and Bruce Burgess 2003
> Whiteside Mountain
> N Face
Seasonal Falcon Closure
This is one of the few easy romps at the Catwalk. Great gear and mostly great rock the entire way. Highly recommended!
This is the left-most route in an alcove. Look for the obvious crack that rises up and left under a roof feature with white/tan blocks. Above the roof an intermittent finger crack is easily seen from the base. Several starts are possible. Head straight up to start, or begin further to the right and follow crack system under the roof. Make a move around a blunt bulge below the roof, watch for loose blocks on top. Get underneath the roof at the base of the finger crack. Plug some bomber gear and fire the roof pull. Follow the intermittent crack as it wanders around the face then slightly up and right. Make a short traverse left once high up on the face to some large horizontal features. Make a tough move up using the few hold options available (crux). Continue heading up and slightly left to the base of a dead tree. Once there, traverse directly to the right to a set of camo'ed bolts.
This is one of the last routes at the Catwalk. There is an obvious alcove with several crack systems. This is the furthest most left crack in that alcove. Look for the white/tan rock that is unique.
Standard rack of cams, nuts, and tri-cams with emphasis on the medium sized gear. Rappel or lower from two bolts with carabiners. A 60m will get you down.