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BETA PHOTO: Big Lie was an inadvertent discovery when looking ...
|2016 Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>|
start in a gully heading up and right to ledges. a couple of prominent vertical cracks are visible; climb the right one -thin and poor pro to start then better and bigger as you pass a bulge and roof. rap from fixed gear or continue up for a 3rd pitch and your own FA!
about 100ft west of Big Lebowski; GPS: 37.20335,-113.0197. approach via Lion Rd to Water Tower Rd, then turn left (unnamed) and head up faint trail when rd curves south. climb cliff band just right of the prow. 1.5-2hrs. to wall.
dbls to #4, 1 #5.