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West Face - Catto, Wood

West Face - Catto, Wood

West Face - Catto, Wood

Page Type: Route

Location: Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia

Object Title: West Face - Catto, Wood

Route Type: Mountaineering, Big Wall

Season: Summer

Time Required: A few days

Rock Difficulty: 5.11a (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 30

Grade: VI

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Plizi

Created/Edited: Mar 12, 2010 / Mar 14, 2010

Object ID: 603790

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John Catto and Steve Wood climbed (to Main Summit) this logical line through three days in 1990. In good conditions it can be all pitches climbed free. Upper part provides superb climbing in perfect granite.

Route Description

Lukpilla Brakk - routes overview

Lukpilla Brakk - routes overview

Lukpilla Brakk - West face - Topo

First part (7 pitches) to big terrace is similar with Rowells route. Last 7 pitches from snow ledge goes with Powels-Collins route to Bus Stop Summit and then two or three pitches to Main Summit. In lower and middle part is many variants.


Rappel same route.

Essential Gear

Standard big wall rack. For climbing to Main Summit maybe necessary crampons and ice axe - depends on conditions.

External Links

AAJ 1991 Climbing report of Catto-Wood route (.pdf)


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