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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Zion National Park area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Streaked Wall:
Rodeo Queen   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4     Aid, 15 pitches, 1200'   
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Tale of the Scorpion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+  UT : Zion National Park : The Streaked Wall
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

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The Streaked Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
The Streaked Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Matt Meinzer, Bad MOFO
Matt Meinzer, Bad MOFO
hour 30 or so
hour 30 or so
my personal topos, notes, good and bad memories
BETA PHOTO: my personal topos, notes, good and bad memories
Streaked Wall Routes
BETA PHOTO: Streaked Wall Routes
A4 pitch of Latittudes
A4 pitch of Latittudes
The streaked wall after a small snow storm.
The streaked wall after a small snow storm.
The Streaked Wall
The Streaked Wall

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By Nate Brown
From: Wilson, Wy
Jul 9, 2009
Lattitudes: most dangerous, most delicate and prone to destruction. Ladders really suck, bring a drill.

Tale of the Scorpion: best route, most likely to stand the test of erosion/time, lots of safe, fun aid climbing, least amount of bad sugar.

Rodeo Queen: the business. hardest route. Good Friday pitch could send you for a huge ride, like a 300 footer. Direct start to Rubicon was hard and dangerous, maybe best to avoid this. Most bad sugar.

Lord Helmet: My bet, very hard.

Wet Stone: Obviously totally different. Less committing, longer, also quite hard. Kind of like a right side EC route--feature linking, traversing, chimneys, 1700 feet of wall...
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Sep 26, 2015
Photo by Ed Fogels, October, 1980 Climber in cente...
Photo by Ed Fogels, October, 1980
Climber in center (wearing rock colored clothes)

Ed Fogels and I made the first attempt on the central leaning "crack" that ends in a blank headwall.

We were returning to Colorado after spending a month in Yosemite. We bought a box of Red Head bolts in St George. I only had a handful of drill bits left over from the previous spring's bolting on the Halucinogen Wall and Popes Nose. Winter was coming and we only had hammocks. But we had one ace.

An ancient man in Springdale helped us out. He ignored our long hair and lack of money. With great effort due to his condition, he kindly ground our cliff-hangers into 1/4" bat hooks. As if to explain his unusually decrepit physical state, he told us that a lot of people got cancer after the St George area was blanketed by nuclear test fallout.

Ranger Dick, the head of the park, was very concerned and watched us every day as we fixed ropes on the approach, ferried loads, and worked on the first pitch. He was wise to the overhanging blankness and impossibility of either a rescue or retreat.

The first bolt I placed broke. I finished the pitch anyway and came down off two gently torqued bolts. We knew we need better gear and left.
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