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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

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Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Fjellanger on Apr 27, 2010

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Jake Evans above the overhangs on Catapult.

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You get a lot of bang for your buck on this fun climb. It's a dramatic-looking corner with a big roof right above the belay. Don't worry, it's all there.

You should probably build a gear anchor at the obvious ledge. Second pitch is low-fifth up to Logger's Ledge.


Directly above The Fault.


Various pro to 3"

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Hartman climbing Catapult.
Matt Hartman climbing Catapult.
Rock Climbing Photo: Launching up Catapult  Photo courtesy of Jared
Launching up Catapult Photo courtesy of Jared

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 8, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

One of the best 5.8 routes anywhere.
1st ascent : James Stuart, B.D Nelson, 1963, done free at 5.8 while pounding pitons.
BEWARE of many loose rocks on the last pitch to Loggers ledge.
The bolted belay above the fault chimney was set up for Mr. Clean, it could be used, but I think it better to go higher and belay on nice platform at base of Catapult.
By drsoc
May 12, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I just climbed this route for the second time and agree, this is a really fun route!
By Quy
Jun 16, 2014

One of the best 5.8's I've ever lead. The first pitch's crux is a great move, but it'll feel harder due to the exposure. Some will get tunnel vision and focus only on the overhang but if you look down to your left, you see some great feet that might help you out.

We linked this route with fault which was OK. Decent chimney. I lead fault but missed the bolted anchors. I think I was working my way up the crack and had tunnel vision. If you're getting close to the overhang section, make sure to look to your left for the anchors. I ended up setting up natural anchors.
By Jeremiah Döhne
Apr 2, 2017

Climbed this route yesterday, it is still wet in the crack holds and there is moss patches throughout. (April1,2017) We got a BD 3 Cam stuck on the second pitch just above the overhang, in bad placement. If you see it and snake it out, please let me know! otherwise, enjoy this classic! thanks
By Rams Ruiz
Aug 7, 2017

Really fun. Not sandbagged at all. Perfect moves on the crux bulge. We started at the chimney which was not bad. Wish we could have linked this with Canary but it was too hot to keep going.

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