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Tail Of The Cock 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Draney and Sebastian Luque circa 1994
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: J.T.R. on Nov 17, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Tail of the Cock 5.10 a/b on the left hand side of...

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 

Follow the corner crack all the way to the top of the formation. It gets loose at the top and the crux is in the middle of the climb. From the top you can rappel down or try out new sport climbs that someone put up traversing onto some huecos.
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Location 

The Route is on the Rooster Pinnacle and can be seen from the road. The route is on the left side of the pinnacle. Two ropes will get you to the ground with a 140' rappel. You could break this climb up into two pitches.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rooster pinnacle seen from the road
Rooster pinnacle seen from the road


Protection 

Standard Trad Rack. Anchors ar the top.


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By M.L. Barker
Oct 25, 2013

Tail of the Cock was put up by Bob Draney and Sebastian Luque circa 1994.
Bob found evidence of possible prior ascent after placing the bolt so it could have an earlier FA. Maybe by Dave Thomas.

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