The following cliffs will be closed to climbing beginning March 1, 2012: Angels Landing, Cable Mountain, The Great White Throne (beyond single- and double-pitched climbs), Isaac (in Court of the Patriarchs), The Sentinel, Mountain of the Sun, North Twin Brother, Tunnel Wall, The East Temple, Mount Spry, The Streaked Wall, Mount Kinesava, and the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek. All other cliffs will remain open to climbing.
The Streaked Wall is arguably the most awesome formation in Zion. Its eastern face is continuously overhanging and nearly 2000 feet in length. It is home to 3 hard new-wave aid lines and several obscure routes on its flanks. The ledge running along the base of the main cliff is known as Rubicon Ledge.
Approaching the main wall involves dirty climbing up a lower section of cliff several hundred feet long. The wall is best viewed from where the canyon road splits.
The Streaked Wall is the most intimidating wall in the park. It is severely overhanging and requires full commitment. Once you leave the ground retreat is not an option.The route begins off Rubicon ledge and arches at what seems like 45 degrees across a beautifully blank wall. There is nothing but a solitary crack and big air. The first and third pitches are the technical cruxes but each pitch involves a good bit of work. All but the last 3 pitches are A3.Many of the belay and lead bolt...[more]Browse More Classics in UT