Enter The Dragon
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BETA PHOTO: Enter The Dragon climbs the arete just left of the...
|***** 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 >>>|
Excellent face and arete climbing on featured sandstone with some delicate and exposed moves throughout both pitches. The first pitch is supposed to be the crux but the move getting off the belay ledge on the 2nd pitch was the hardest, in my opinion.
The first pitch involves fun face and arete climbing with some thoughtful sections that make you pause and figure out the best sequence. A lot of exposure as you cross back and forth on the arete multiple times.
The second pitch begins with a really hard move immediately off the belay and then continues above for a long (150' foot) pitch of fun climbing on mostly good holds, topping out on a nice ledge.
Rappel the route to descend.
The bolted arete just left of the large, light-colored rock scar that is capped by a roof.
16 quickdraws and 2 ropes to descend from second pitch.
By greg t
From: Chevy, Silverado
Mar 7, 2013
This is such a great climb! Amazing position and exposure for a 2 pitch climb.
Apr 10, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
By Courtney Pace
Oct 18, 2014
Such a great route! Do it