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Cataract Corner 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Carville (tr) 7/86, First Lead by Tom Davis
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Submitted By: Ian Walters on Dec 30, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Cataract Corner

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This is the obvious bolted arete that soars up above and to the right of the North Face routes on the Monolith. It involves intricate and sustained 5.11 sequences to a rest below a great crux boulder problem on the arete, involving creative heelhooking and some long spans. It might be easier for taller climbers. The runouts above the crux are very manageable. A bit soft for the grade, but very involved. A must do!



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By Colin Brochard
From: San Francisco
Jan 30, 2011

Burly, definitely bouldery and technical, but not all that pumpy and I question the 'soft' bit.
By Caliza
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I second Collin, soft for the grade it's definitely not. Great, technical climb with a powerful crux.
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