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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.
Check the new "Zion climbing - Free and Clean" guide book for more info.
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.
Robbie Colbert on the summit after the FA of the F...
BETA PHOTO: Johnson Mountain.
BETA PHOTO: 1st pitch of the Force Boyle.
Bill Ohran on the FA of the 3rd pitch.
Bill Ohran coming to the top of the second pitch.
Bill Ohran starting the 4th pitch.
View of Trees ranch from the 2nd pitch.
Bill Ohran on the FA of the 8th pitch. This pitch ...
Bill Ohran coming to the top of the 6th pitch.
Dan Snyder on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Bill Ohran on the summit after the FA of the Force...
Robbie Colbert on the FA of the 5th pitch.
Robbie Colbert and Bill Ohran on the big ledge at ...
Bill Ohran on the rappel from the 4th pitch to the...
Bill Ohran on the FA of pitch 6. Bolts were added ...
Bill Ohran hiding behind the rack we used for the ...
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.
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.