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|Type:||Trad, 160 ft (48 m), 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Griswald on Sep 13, 2018|
|Admins:||L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque|
One of my new favorite 5.9's is Hatcher. IMO both Offwide and Gateway are better than the good pitches on Toto.
Climb the first short splitter in the start of the Catch the Wave Gully or walk around on some grass.
Pitch 1 20Ft splitter found at the Start of the Catch the Wave Gully. I didn't climb this I just walked around.
Pitch1 or 2 however you want to do it.
You are going to wonder why you are climbing this pitch and probably rethinking your poor decision and wish you would have just gone up to Rebirth. Climb grass/moss and short rock steps till you are at the splitters gear belay or climb to the base of gateway where there is a slung horn.
PItch 2 or 3
Gateway is the splitter on the left. You will see the perfect hand and fist crack. Climb this splitter pull around the corner and then the crack will turn to a finger crack. Go up a ledge or two then follow the wide easier splitter to a slung horn/pinch. gear belay 70ish feet
This pitch will make you forget about all the moss climbing you did to get there.
Rap off the horn/pinch to the base of the pitch where the other horn is at the base of the hand and fist crack. Rap into the gully.
There is another pitch called Chimnee behind the detached pillar.