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pyerger

Failed attempt,Heavy weather came in, and couldn't find the right chute. Will be back soon! Great remote area!
Posted Aug 15, 2013 10:10 am

miztflipThe Best Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

miztflip

Reading all the difficulties others have had on this mountain, I for once am glad that I must have stumbled onto the easiest approach. From the sounds of the post below, others have had nightmare bushwhacks just trying to get to the peak. I climbed Tarryall from Twin Eagles first and had an excellent preview of Catamount. Down the backside of Tarryall, it is an easy 15-20 minute hike to the route. Having seen it from Tarryall made finding the proper route much easier. I did however find the scrambling dirty and somewhat lackluster. Still a great summit in a great area.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 6:05 pm

chef007Route Climbed: NW face/ SW face Date Climbed: January 6 2006

chef007

One of the longest bushwacks I have ever done. This mountain is like a well guarded castle. I kept going up and down each side looking for a route that didnt involve a long tech. climb. After 4 or 5 attemted routes that didnt lead me to the top I found a way up with only one class 5 move. I did find a class 3 route that would lead to the top, turned out to be my decent route! To get to the summit (for me) required this brave 5.9 move that scared the shit out of me. I also climbed one of the lynx ears up a easy class 5 route that I found. Other then that I was a great sunny day.
Posted Feb 7, 2006 4:14 pm

HobbesgirlRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: October 3, 2005  Sucess!

Hobbesgirl

The best climb ever! Challenging and tons of fun!
Posted Oct 21, 2005 1:29 pm

GarethRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: October 3, 2005  Sucess!

Gareth

This little mountain was a formidable challenge. It was hard to see exactly where we were heading through the trees. We finally made it up to what I thought was the easier, left chimney. After ascending the chimney, I found myself facing a move, and another above it, that I wouldn’t have been able to make. I decided that I might be in the more difficult right chimney. I descended the chimney and traversed to the right and then climbed up onto the ridge crest. Sure enough, the summit block was to my immediate left. I climbed back down and we traversed to the left and finally found the left chimney. A interesting climb up the chimney, cracks, ledges, and a traverse out of a little cul-de-sac, and we were finally on the well guarded summit. The summit register had only one entry for 2005, just two days before our ascent. We signed our names on the same page with Mike Garrett. The golden aspens along the hike were an added treat.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 1:57 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 5-25-2003

Kane

This was one of the most difficult climbs I had attempted in my life. Traversing up and down, looking for crack systems to escort me up through those near vertical granite slabs for 2 hours was mentally tough on me. When Josh finally summited via a tough class 4 route it gave me hope of actually getting up. Then I realized it wasn't going to be my day for I could not make one commiting exposed move. I physically could not make that "stretch move". At that point I new my day was over. And then I heard the words "I think I found another way up, and it looks like you might be able to make it!" I was not ready to give up. I had to down climb 150 ft. of very steep granite slabs with my pack and Josh's pack( he didn't bring it up the chimney). Carrying the two packs made it impossible to get to the other easier class 4 chimney. I had to wait for Josh to descend the easy chimney and come get his pack and then hold mine while I went for it. I made it. I felt great! Then the weather changed.
Posted Jun 8, 2003 7:49 am

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