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|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 >>>|
An OK route that climbs better than it appears. Start in an alcove just left of the obvious dihedral of Inner Chi.
About halfway down Kung Fu Theater, just left of Inner Chi.
Doubles to #4 camalot and a few runners. Rap anchor at the top.
From: Boulder, CO
May 26, 2014
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The start of this (the 'cave' mentioned in the supertopo guide book) is sandy and a bit hard, but the rest is really fun. Interesting crack/face climbing to a tough section before the last face with two bolts. We went right of the second bolt before the anchors, which seemed like easier climbing but might result in a bad swing if you fell on lead (the holds are huge... so unlikely if you are solid at 5.9 or so). It looked like you could go left of the last bolt as well, but it seemed harder to both me and my partner.