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Catapult 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Fjellanger on Apr 27, 2010

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Launching up Catapult

Photo courtesy of Jared

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Description 

You get a lot of bang for your buck on this fun climb. It's a dramatic-looking corner with a big roof right above the belay. Don't worry, it's all there.

You should probably build a gear anchor at the obvious ledge. Second pitch is low-fifth up to Logger's Ledge.

Location 

Directly above The Fault.

Protection 

Various pro to 3"


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Jake Evans above the overhangs on Catapult.
Jake Evans above the overhangs on Catapult.

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 8, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

One of the best 5.8 routes anywhere.
1st ascent : James Stuart, B.D Nelson, 1963, done free at 5.8 while pounding pitons.
BEWARE of many loose rocks on the last pitch to Loggers ledge.
By drsoc
May 12, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I just climbed this route for the second time and agree, this is a really fun route!
By Quy
Jun 16, 2014

One of the best 5.8's I've ever lead. The first pitch's crux is a great move, but it'll feel harder due to the exposure. Some will get tunnel vision and focus only on the overhang but if you look down to your left, you see some great feet that might help you out.

We linked this route with fault which was OK. Decent chimney. I lead fault but missed the bolted anchors. I think I was working my way up the crack and had tunnel vision. If you're getting close to the overhang section, make sure to look to your left for the anchors. I ended up setting up natural anchors.