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Touch Me Fall 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Draney, 1995
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: J.T.R. on Nov 17, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Touch Me Fall on Pillar of Salt formation

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 

The crux is definitely passing the bolts and traversing to the crack. Beautiful jamming and liebacks follow until it is possible to face climb on solution pockets, protecting in the crack. Toward the top, hollowed out solution pockets may be tied off with runners to protect the final moves. Rappel the route.

Location 

The route is about 50 yds to the left of tail of the cock. It will be obvious with the 2 bolt start from the picture.

Protection 

2 blots to protect the start after that cams 2ea. #2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 Friends or similar. Lots of runners.


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By BScallout
Nov 19, 2012

Please don't post routes you have never done. It screams spraylord. How about going back when its not raining and climb it? You took your rad pix to splash all over the internet already,you are half way there!!!
By M.L. Barker
Oct 24, 2013

The formation is named "Pillar of Salt"
The route is called "Touch Me Fall"
Put up ground up by Bob Draney in 1995.
Bolts were hand drilled off hooks.

Route was graded 11d conservatively by Bob on the day of 1st ascent.
He took 3 falls moving from second bolt right to the mantle with each fall landing him sideways about 3 feet off the deck. The mantle is the crux.
From there straight jamming up 10a/b leads to easy but crappy rock.
140 feet or so to double chains.

There's a route up the center of the same formation called Tango done by Sebastian Luque that goes at 10c or so. Follow crack in center of Pillar of Salt formation. Trend left clipping one or two bolts before ending at same anchor as Touch Me Fall.
By M.L. Barker
Nov 9, 2013

The writeup from the picture reads as follows.
Touch Me Fall 5.11c
Pro. 2 bolts, cams 2ea. #2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 Friends or similar. Lots of runners.
The crux is definitely passing the bolts and traversing to the crack. Beautiful jamming and liebacks follow until it is possible to face climb on solution pockets, protecting in the crack. Toward the top, hollowed out solution pockets may be tied off with runners to protect the final moves. Rappel the route.

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