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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: M.Makarewicz, G.Hundal, Pippie
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 62
Submitted By: Marcy on Dec 23, 2012

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Fun, well protected climbing. There are 2 right facing corners on the SW aspect of Catopia. Start in the left corner system and trend up the middle of the face following good gear. Step right at the ledge and continue to the top of the tower. Rappel straight down the face in between Catalyst and Category 4.


Southwest aspect of Catopia.


Gear to 3"

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jan 2, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I think the beta photo is actually for the arete climb, Category 4.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 2, 2013

oops, that's right. we'll get that fixed. thanks arjun!
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Jan 2, 2013

Fixed ;)
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jan 7, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Ah, I get it now and see why I just went up what I thought the natural line was in that kinda dihedral like crack feature. Was fine, nothing great. Will have to try Catalyst next time out. It doesn't really need to be a FA, as I was just trying to do Catalyst and had only my memory of Geir's loosely waved directions to go on.
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Mar 26, 2013

Exactly, Arjun! We originally wanted to go up that weakness too, but I am not nearly as ballsy (sp?) as you and opted for the better looking rock to the left!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Apr 6, 2013

A fun climb, protection aplenty, I chose to runout to upper ledge. So did Lori.

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