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Description 

This is the short upper right portion of the north face that makes for great summer time cragging. There are a few multipitch routes here, but the best quality routes are the shorter harder lines. This is a great area for someone looking for short crimpy face climbing.

Getting There 

From TC:
The approach starts just to the right of the pit toilets. Go down the hill and the trail turns hard right. Follow this for 15 minutes to the log crossing. Shortly after the log crossing the trail crosses a creek and goes steeply up hill to the right. At the top of this trail puts you on the ridgeline trail. Follow ridgeline trail for a short distance and turn left and up the short hill at a faint trail. Immediately turn left again and curl around the front of a small rock face. Head down the first gully and then immediately down the next gully. At the base of the second, go skiers right and follow this for a few minutes to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Whiteside Mountain area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Catwalk

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Catwalk:
Grouse Call   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   
pussyfootin'   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Ramp Dinner   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   
Flaming Lips   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
X70   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Catwalk
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom leading.

Ramp Dinner 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  NC : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Catwalk
This route is phenomenal the entire way. Sustained technical sidepulling and crimping will test your endurance and footwork.The opening moves are probably the most difficult. Figure out how to make the first few steps onto the rock to get to the start of the ramp. Plug a hand-sized piece of pro before getting to the first bolt. Begin moving up and right following the ramp feature past 3 bolts, a piton, and another bolt. Milk a good rest then punch it up and right past a bolt on the very thi...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Rock Climbing Photo: After the previous turn left up the hill, walk a v...
BETA PHOTO: After the previous turn left up the hill, walk a v...
Rock Climbing Photo: After the steep section of trail after the creek c...
BETA PHOTO: After the steep section of trail after the creek c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cross the creek after the log crossing and go imme...
BETA PHOTO: Cross the creek after the log crossing and go imme...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the approach next to the pit toilets....
BETA PHOTO: The start of the approach next to the pit toilets....
Rock Climbing Photo: The log crossing about 15 minutes into the hike. C...
BETA PHOTO: The log crossing about 15 minutes into the hike. C...

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Aug 29, 2014
I added some better approach beta with pictures of the complicated turns. This place deserves more traffic. It is the coolest summer temps in the lower Blue Ridge. Many ultra-classic vertical to slightly overhanging technical crimp fests. There are also some decent corner systems. The approach starts just to the right of the pit toilets. Go down the hill and the trail turns hard right. Follow this for 15 minutes to the log crossing. Shortly after the log crossing the trail crosses a creek and goes steeply up hill to the right. At the top of this trail puts you on the ridgeline trail. Follow ridgeline trail for a short distance and turn left and up the short hill at a faint trail. Immediately turn left again and curl around the front of a small rock face. Head down the first gully and then immediately down the next gully. At the base of the second, go skiers right and follow this for a few minutes to the base of the cliff.