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Catholics' Traverse

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Dark Side

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The Departure 5.12 (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Frank Byron in 2011
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The left line on the leaning pillar right of Catholics Traverse. Tough sloping boulder problems with difficult clips will have you struggling more than you ever have on a 12c. Best attempted in frigid temps for maximum friction.
Moves: Slopers
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC
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4.2 stars (5 votes)
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5.12d (5 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Aug 13th, 2012

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ray said on August 26th, 2012
Take the beginning of The Legend, kick it back about 20 more degrees and this is what you get. Practice for this line by climbing some 13s. You are evil Frank! Killer line though. Can't wait until better sloper temps.
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pumpout2004 said on April 19th, 2021
Hard but not crazy hard. 12d seems about right. Also...ridiculously good. Pogo on a route???? Yup.