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|Type: ||Aid, 5 pitches, 650 feet, Grade IV|
|Consensus: ||5.9+ C3 [details]|
|FA: ||Kyle Copeland and John Middendorf 1988|
|Submitted By: ||ErikK on Mar 8, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: The Fang Spire is in the center of the photo, it's...
This is the sugar-capped spire that stands in front of East Temple. This route has some really cool, exposed hooking on solid sandstone and some other creative aid .
There is good topo from bigwall.com.
There is also an updated topo in the visitor center.
This route goes all clean; no hammers needed.
- Two sets of HB offsets or micro nuts
- Three sets of C4s #.3 - #.4
Park at the pull off 1/2mile up on the Mt. Carmel Hwy form the Zion Canyon Rd. and Mt. Carmel Hwy junction. The pull off is on the left just before the bridge.
The Fang Spire is almost directly above the pullout on the left side of East Temple. Basically follow the trail that leads out from the pull off along the river and go directly up to the base. It's a short but steep approach.
BETA PHOTO: P1 is the crack in the center of the light colored...
BETA PHOTO: Ahhhh the summit, This is a really cool ledge, it ...
TDA on the first pitch
D-N-A on the summit.
Heidi Gledhill and Derrick Fassbender on the Fang ...
Closer shot of Heidi Gledhill and Derrick Fassbend...
|By Bill Bones|
Apr 1, 2008
One of the best non trade routes in Zion. The artificial Aid is a bit lame "just to keep the grade harder" but good none the less. Cool top out. It's missing a summit register:( 2 sky hooks and 2 talons will do you just right unless you want to bring a rack of both for placements.