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|***** 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 >>>|
From the trail head, hike up canyon to the fifth wash on your left (just before the big sandy steps at the base of the debris dam). Hike up the wash (north) to the base of the south face of Paria Point. The route ascends a slab behind a large ponderosa pine. There are two distinct cruxes one low and one high. There is also a variation that avoids the hard climbing and drops the rating to 5.10c: Instead of climbing the bolt line directly, scamper up a shallow corner to the right and follow a line of 3 drilled angles that traverse in above the crux.
8 draws should suffice
By the professor
Oct 29, 2014
Another nice slab route at Kolob, this one in the sun for much of the year. Apparently this constitutes the first pitch of a big wall route: there is an obvious crack continuation at the slab anchors.