West Face - Catto, Wood

Page Type
Route
Location:
Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia
Route Type:
Mountaineering, Big Wall
Season:
Summer
Time Required:
A few days
Rock Difficulty:
5.11a (YDS)
Number of Pitches:
30
Grade:
VI

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West Face - Catto, Wood
Created On: Mar 12, 2010
Last Edited On: Mar 14, 2010

Overview

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.

Descent

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)






West Face - Catto, Wood

Route
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Geography

Routes in Pakistan

Parents

Lukpilla BrakkRoutes