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Catwalk (8p 5.6+) - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Nuts, set of cams up to #3.5, set of TCU's
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

This route is easily found by hiking up the Oak Creek Canyon. When the canyon forks, stick to the right. The route exists on the wall with the noticeable left-leaning crack system and black waterstreaks. Plan on making a day out of this climb due to the 2 hour approach. Also plan on building all your own belay stations, so it helps to double up in cams sizes #1-#3.5. Although much of this route isn't classic, the exposure and views are superb. The crux 5.6+ pitch is very fun and about as classic as they come. The decent is very straight forward as well.

Submitted by: mdv638 on 2002-05-16
Views: 1120
Route ID: 16405

7 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: explorator on 2011-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars led all

fun route, old school rating

Added: 2012-07-24

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: snowkitty1224 on 2010-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

Long but gorgeous hike to the route. The book says 2 hours approach but it took us about 2.5 to find our way around. You'll be walking through a lot of shubery, bushes, trees, and cactus so pants and long sleeves would be a good call.

The route itself is a ton of fun. Bring a camera along; the view from the top is beautiful. There are also flowers along the route that are gorgeous to snap pictures of.

Added: 2010-05-11

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: hawaii_climbing_guy on 2004-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

cool, my first multi-pitch trad route

Added: 2004-03-19

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: bshaftoe on 2002-04-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Epic approach and long pitches. The final pitch is one of the finest exposed moderate section I have ever experienced. The 20 minute walk off is a bonus, but you still face a 1 3/4 hour hike back to the car.



Be prepared for bushwacking.

If climbing on a weekday, do not be suprised if the gypsum mine across the valley starts blasting. While leading pitch 6, I was startled when I heard a large explosion.

I can confidently say that I will never return to this route due to the long approach.

Witnessed by: Kirk M., Chris O.
Added: 2002-04-29

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: bolder on 2001-04-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2001-04-02

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