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Kung Fu Fighter 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 450', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bird, Draper, French & Littman
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Submitted By: eDixon on Jun 12, 2011

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Kung Fu Fighter

Photo: Corey Gargano

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Description 

P1 - Climb a handcrack up the right-hand side of a small tower to a bolted belay. (5.9 ~ 75')

P2 - Climb out the blocky roofs and into a steep, big-hands to fist splitter finishing at a hanging bolted belay. This is a great pitch. (5.11- ~ 100')

P3 - Climb the crack to below the roof. Traverse right into a pod, pull out of the pod and continue through a small roof to a bolted belay. (5.9+ ~ 100')

P4 - Climb out the steep offwidth on kinda gnarly rock, continue up cracks/face on rock that looses quality to the top of the formation. This is the only junky pitch on the route. (5.10 ~ 175')

Descent - Rappel the route with (2) 60m ropes.

Location 

The long corner that arches right into a roof. It is the most obvious feature in the area. Starts on the right-side of a small tower.

Protection 

- Set of stoppers
- (2) Blue Alien - #4 Camalot
- (4) #3 Camalots
- (1) #5 Camalot


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Topo.
BETA PHOTO: Topo.
The blocky roofs on P2.
The blocky roofs on P2.
The strenuous and amazing pitch 2!
The strenuous and amazing pitch 2!
Looking up at the offwidth beginning to P4.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the offwidth beginning to P4.
Heading up P2. <br /> <br />Photo: Nathan Scherneck
Heading up P2.

Photo: Nathan Scherneck
Mt. Spry from atop Kung Fu Fighter.
Mt. Spry from atop Kung Fu Fighter.
Overlays for Kung Fu Fighter, Pu Corner, and Operation Condor. Doing all three routes in a day is a great linkup.
BETA PHOTO: Overlays for Kung Fu Fighter, Pu Corner, and Opera...
Looking down P2. <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
Looking down P2.

Photo: Corey Gargano
Pitch 3 Fun Roof
Pitch 3 Fun Roof

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By eDixon
From: Durango, Colorado
Jun 12, 2011

The first three pitches of this climb are super. The last one is kinda junky, the rock turns to consolidated brown sugar, but adds to the Zion flavor. I guess you could just rap off from atop P3 if you really don't want to do it. A good short day route.
By javi
From: saint george area
Aug 28, 2012

P2 is stout and physical
bring a bunch of #3 maybee some 4&5 too(camalots) I used 6 #3
By Ethan Newman
Aug 30, 2014

You can now rap from the top of pitch 3 with one rope, rappelling down Operation Condor. There are chains equipped for this to be a standard single rope rap route.
By Cha Tate
From: Saint George, UT
Sep 23, 2014

Pitch 2 keeps coming at you. My pro for the pitch was 2 #5(one down low, one up high), 2#4, 1#3.5 (or two if you have them), and 3-4 #3. There is horizontal crack half way up that takes a .75