Skip to Content

Catharsis - 5.5

Average Rating = 4.36/5 Average Rating : 4.36 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock
Poor-hard to place protection
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.29/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

The most popular route at Poke-o.Approach by scrambling up dirty ledges and corners to a tree covered ledge under the left face. 1-climb a vague crack to steeper face holds and belay in a small niche.5.5 100' 2-follow the vertical crack to its top,then face climb right to gain a left facing corner.belay at its top at a small birch 5.4 120' 3-climb right over the overlap at the belay and head straight up to the base of a left facing dihedral at about 100'. from its base, traverse straight right to Dead Oak Ledge.5.5 140' 4-traverse right across the dike ledge to a belay in a short right facing corner. 4th class 50' 5-a hard friction move is followed by a leftward traverse and up to an overhang.climb out and into the left-arching yellow overlap corners.stay in these until it is possible to break straight up and over the friction finish.5.5 150' *the above is only one of many ways to ascend this route

Submitted by: climb512 on 2001-12-19
Views: 1489
Route ID: 9443

19 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 19 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: secander on 2011-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice :)

An enjoyable climb. The runouts would be extreme if it weren't for the grade. Also, watch out for wasps. I almost got stung when placing a cam on the big ledge after pitch 2.

Added: 2011-08-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2010-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Yipee!

I would have loved to see my sweet second when she reached the chopped bolts I had slung with a nut and screamer!
Bring small TCU's and a diaper if you're not up to it.

Check the weather too! I wouldn't want to be on lead if it started raining.

Added: 2011-06-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: GatineauClimber on 2009-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Recommended

.

Added: 2009-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: domonite on 2009-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ..

..

Added: 2009-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keystoneclimber on 2002-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

very run out

Added: 2009-06-01

... Read all 19 ascent notes