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Routes in Middle Cathedral Rock

Ants Are Fat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bircheff-Williams T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Border Country T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Bottom Feeder T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Cat Dancing T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Central Pillar of Frenzy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Desperate for Doughnuts T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Direct North Buttress (DNB) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
East Buttress T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
Ennui T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Exodus T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Fall Guy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Father Time T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c PG13
Flakes, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Freewheelin' T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Ho Chi Minh Trail T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Home Run T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Kor-Beck T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Monogamish T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
North Buttress T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Paradise Lost T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Pedestal, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pee Pee Pillar T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pee Pee Pillar Left T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quicksilver T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Rainbow bridge S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ramer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slip on Slime S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Space Babble T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Spank Your Monkey T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Stand And Deliver T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stoner's Highway T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Stupid Pet Tricks T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tapestry T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tears of Joy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Together Forever T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walk of Life T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Type: Trad, 450 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Ron Kauk, Kevin Worrall, Mark Chapman (June '86)
Page Views: 386 total, 10/month
Shared By: Bryan G on Oct 13, 2014
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

Walk of Life is located between Quicksilver and Freewheelin' on the North Apron. A long approach pitch is rewarded with two excellent pitches of thin 5.10 face on perfect rock. This one doesn't have the huge 60+ ft runouts like some of the other apron climbs (mainly because the climbing is more sustained), but there are a couple 5.9 sections with bad fall potential. The cruxes are very well protected.

Pitch 1: Begin the same as Quicksilver, scrambling up the left trending 3rd class ramp. Near the end of the rope, move right to a tree with rap slings in fractured rock and belay.

Pitch 2: Climb to the right into a right-facing corner. Protect it with some small pro and climb up to a bolt under a roof. Extend the bolt or pay with rope drag (this is a long pitch). Climb around the right side of the roof and then make a runout 5.9 move to reach the second bolt (could be 10a R if you're short). Bolt 2 is the only one on the climb which hasn't been replaced by the ASCA. Smear up and right to bolt 3, then move right to a crack system, up past one more bolt to the anchor.

Pitch 3: The first bolt is straight above the anchor and protects the 5.10+ crux of the climb. Angle left and then up to the second bolt (sporty 5.9 with potential to swing back into your belayer). Continue up the face past several bolts. At bolt 6 traverse left to reach the anchor and the top of pitch 3 of Quicksilver.

If you wish you can continue for a couple more pitches on Quicksilver/Freewheelin'. Rappel with two ropes.

There is also a new climb/variation (not in the Reid guide) which begins on the face to the right of Quicksilver and climbs straight up into a major right-facing corner system. This climb then joins Walk of Life at the top of pitch 2.

Protection

Micro to 1"

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