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Cradle to Grave 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c C2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c C2 [details]
FA: Dave Jones & Brian Smoot, 2004
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Feb 6, 2009

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Dave (the boss) at the top...the final few feet of...

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 >>>

Description 

Cradle to Grave starts with 3 excellent chimney/offwidth pitches on great rock. One squeeze section was so narrow I had to take my harness off to get through. It's also possible to avoid this section by climbing the offwidth out side of the chimney. 3 more pitches, including a 35' section of clean aid, lead to an excellent, exposed crack, leading to the summit.

Location 

See photo topo under "Watchman"

Protection 

2-3 sets cams with a few big sizes including the largest camalot. 1 set R.P.'s


Photos of Cradle to Grave Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 6...stalling below an offwidth.
Pitch 6...stalling below an offwidth.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2, about to enter the chimney on the right.
Pitch 2, about to enter the chimney on the right.
Rock Climbing Photo: Following pitch 3
Following pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: leading pitch 4...this was the squeeze where I had...
leading pitch 4...this was the squeeze where I had...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 9 on the beautiful upper crack.
Pitch 9 on the beautiful upper crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 7...the corner above, and to my right is pit...
Pitch 7...the corner above, and to my right is pit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo

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