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Northwest Face 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 17 pitches, 2000', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A2 [details]
FA: Fred Beckey, Galen Rowell & Pat Callis in 1967
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Dec 18, 2011

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4 or 5th ascent? Based on Rangers. Getting up to ...

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 >>>

Description 

Begin in the obvious chimney at the left side of the NW face, climb up & right to the midway, brushy ledges. From the upper far left end of these, ascend cracks on the left for 3 mixed pitches to Last Chance Ledge (good bivy). At the right end of this ledge, ascend a long aid pitch to a crack system leading to the summit. Descend the south side of the formation ( 4 or 5 raps).

Descent 

From the top, walk south. You can either use the original descent, which goes down the Southwest corner, (4 or 5 raps). You can also head to the Southeast corner and descend the South Face Diagonal route. If you need to descend back down to Zion canyon, hike east to Hidden Canyon. More raps will be needed here.


Photos of Northwest Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: This is an old topo drawn back in the 70's. The ge...
This is an old topo drawn back in the 70's. The ge...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch off the bivy ledge.
Pitch off the bivy ledge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some images from an early ascent. At that time, th...
Some images from an early ascent. At that time, th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Route
BETA PHOTO: Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the pulpit. Scary soft white rock!
Top of the pulpit. Scary soft white rock!
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top.
From the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: John Fleming on the pitch below the big bivy ledge...
John Fleming on the pitch below the big bivy ledge...
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is the topo I made for the route after Nate a...
BETA PHOTO: Here is the topo I made for the route after Nate a...

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