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Catinary Crack - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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TR or standard rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Curving crack to the right of Cop Out and just left of The Pillar. Catinary refers to the type of curve (like what a chain does when hung between two posts). The crack curves to the right and the start is the most difficult. It can be jammed, but lieback and stemming on polished holds is more effective. Best to TR as there are few good stances for gear placement.

Descent Options:

Lower off, or walk the climbers path down to the climbers left exiting onto the railroad tracks.

Submitted by: mckbill on 2011-09-01
Views: 564
Route ID: 109788

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mckbill on 2011-08-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars TR 'onsight'

I will never have the balls to lead this one, but certainly enjoyed a successful ascent on TR. I did try practicing gear placement while on TR and discovered I have much to learn. TR setup is easy, and rope abrasion is no problem if you extend the power point a few feet over the edge. I think this is an easier 5.9 considering it is at Devils Lake.

Added: 2011-09-01