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The Catacombs

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Bloodletting T 
Bridge From The Underworld  T,TR 
Choice, The T 
Undertow T,TR 
Wellness Treetment T 

The Catacombs Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Cor on Jun 23, 2014


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  • Description 

    The Catacombs are below Vampire Rock, right up against the creek, and over left up short gully (below white roof routes of Vampire.)

    All routes required some cleaning, and it has seemed no one has bothered with them before. This was also judged by the amount of loose rock that was cleaned off.

    Let me know if any of this has been done before.

    I think it is some real fun additions to the area, with easy access! I only put two stars on each but think they are as fun as my routes at Avalon (The Anti-Sport & The Sport Climber's Demise.)


    A. Wellness Treetment, 11, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    B. The Choice, 11, 1p, 80', gear & bolt.
    C. Bloodletting, 10, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
    D. Bridge From The Underworld , 9, 1p, 70', gear or TR.
    E. Undertow, 10, 1p, 60', gear or TR.

    Getting There 

    Walk across creek in low water or in high water take Vampire or Avalon tyrolean.

    If you take the Avalon route, you can access all routes but the rightmost one.

    If you take the Vampire route, you will have access to the rightmost route, but from the walkoff of this route, you can traverse up and climber's left on a ledge system to access the anchors of the next left two routes. This is useful for rapping into those if you are over at Vampire or Black Widow already.

    Climbing Season

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    Weather station 5.6 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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    By Cor
    Jun 24, 2014
    A BIG thanks to all the help at this little area.
    Belaying, scrubbing, stabilizing, trundling, beer drinking, more belaying. . . .

    Liz Donley, Andy Morgan, Jason Maurer, and Alton Richardson. Cheers for creekside fun!

    Nothing better than climbing a moderate trad route directly over the raging Boulder Creek during this spring/summer snowmelt time.

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