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Catch and Release Crag aka Montreat Crag

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Catch and Release Crag aka Montreat Crag  

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BETA PHOTO: One, Two, Three, Four, Five.


Sunny, short south-facing. there are five lines on this rock, all "TR-able."


A. One, 6, 1p, 55', gear or TR.
B. Two, 7, 1p, 55', gear or TR.
C. Three, 9-, 1p, 55', gear or TR.
D. Four, 11, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
E. Catch, 10-, 1p.
F. Release, 9, 1p, 50', gear or TR.
G. Crack/Flake, 1p.

H. Cast In Stone, 10+, 1p, bolts.
I. Dry Fly, 9, 1p, bolts & gear.

Getting There 

About 16 miles up from the BST, on the NORTH. Hike uphill for 20 seconds. Yeah, seconds.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

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Catch and Release area. Photo by Blitzo.
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By allen simons
Mar 28, 2010
"16 miles up from the BST"? allen
By boydpainting
From: Estes Park CO
Mar 28, 2010
Sorry, sixteen miles upstream from the Beige Siphon Tube.
By allen simons
Mar 31, 2010
Ahh, I should have figured that one out.
By jeveslage
From: Loveland
Apr 27, 2010
If you follow the beta photo for route 1 where it goes right towards the tree for an anchor, there is a pair of bolts on the top you can use for a top rope or anchor.
By boydpainting
From: Estes Park CO
May 3, 2010
Good call, forgot those bolts were up there.
By Errett Allen
Jul 16, 2010
Did these routes 9 years ago and put in the toprope bolts. We called it the Catch and Release crag. Route 5 is Release. Catch is between 4 and 5 in the photo - 10a. Also there's another top rope around the corner to the right of Release -- look for a short steep thin crack/flake immediately right of an outside corner. A small arete 30 feet to the right of this one now has 2 new face climbs. Cast In Stone, 10+, 5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor, and Dry Fly, 5.9, 2 bolts plus some gear to 2.5 inch. Shares the same anchor as Cast in Stone. If you want to just top-rope these routes, the anchor can be reached by some exposed third class shenanigans.