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The Force Boyle. 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c A0

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 800', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c A0 [details]
FA: Bill Ohran, Robbie Colber, Dan Snyder.
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall thru Spring.
Page Views: 1,268
Submitted By: D Snyder on Aug 29, 2009

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Dan Snyder on the FA of the 4th pitch.

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 

1st pitch is long with the crux just about half way.
Pitch 5 and 6 haven't been freed yet and more than likely the 6th will be the true crux pitch if it goes free.

Location 

Check the new "Zion climbing - Free and Clean" guide book for more info.

Protection 

Nuts: 1-2 sets (offsets useful)
Cams: 2 each .33-4" - 2 extra 1.5-3" - 1 each 4.5-6"
1 70m or 2 60m ropes.


Photos of The Force Boyle. Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Robbie Colbert on the summit after the FA of the F...
Robbie Colbert on the summit after the FA of the F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran on the rappel from the 4th pitch to the...
Bill Ohran on the rappel from the 4th pitch to the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Snyder on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Dan Snyder on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Bill Ohran on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran on the FA of the 8th pitch. This pitch ...
Bill Ohran on the FA of the 8th pitch. This pitch ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran coming to the top of the 6th pitch.
Bill Ohran coming to the top of the 6th pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: 1st pitch of the Force Boyle.
BETA PHOTO: 1st pitch of the Force Boyle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Robbie Colbert and Bill Ohran on the big ledge at ...
Robbie Colbert and Bill Ohran on the big ledge at ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Robbie Colbert on the FA of the 5th pitch.
Robbie Colbert on the FA of the 5th pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran starting the 4th pitch.
Bill Ohran starting the 4th pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran on the FA of the 3rd pitch.
Bill Ohran on the FA of the 3rd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran coming to the top of the second pitch.
Bill Ohran coming to the top of the second pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Trees ranch from the 2nd pitch.
View of Trees ranch from the 2nd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran on the FA of pitch 6. Bolts were added ...
Bill Ohran on the FA of pitch 6. Bolts were added ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Ohran hiding behind the rack we used for the ...
Bill Ohran hiding behind the rack we used for the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Johnson Mountain.
BETA PHOTO: Johnson Mountain.

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By zachlee
Nov 20, 2009

Just did this route on 11-18-09. We had fun. Clean rock good climbing. 1st pitch was more like mid 11 I'd say. Double set to 3 camalot 1#4 and 1#5 camalot with one extra #1 camalot would've been great. Be careful on the second rappel the crack angles and wants to eat your rope.Next time I would opt for 2 60m ropes intead of 1 70m.
By D Snyder
From: Virgin, Utah
Dec 28, 2009

Zach, Bird told me about the rope getting stuck on that second rap. Wish I could have got that belay/rap anchor in further to the right but the rock was junk. Good beta for those looking to do the route.
By stevecurtis
From: Petaluma California
Mar 31, 2014

Did this last week. A good route. My partner freed everything while following (we were three) He thought about 12 A.

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