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Mid-Life Celebration 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: John Rich, Paul Marshall 1997
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Submitted By: Jon Rhoderick on May 9, 2015

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This is a stellar route with good rock and varied climbing. Setting up under the roof is awkward, and then the first roof packs quite a punch. Around the 3rd bolt you get to a really unique jug that allows for a traverse onto the column. The technical climbing continues all the way to the second roof, better hope there's chalk up there!!


3 sport route of the Catwalk Columns, make sure your not climbing Strike Force which has a few boots low then trad gear.


8 bolts to an anchor, all in great shape as of 2015

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By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
May 19, 2015

It is believed that this route had a key hold break down low, making it significantly harder. Probably more like 12- (?)
By CritConrad
From: Bend, OR
Jun 11, 2017
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Man, if it wasn't for the heinous standout crux down low after the hold broke, this thing would be one of my favorite sport routes in the gorge. Certainly 12a at least now but just because of the bottom. The middle column is super quality and the roof pull at the end is really fun!

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