Elevation: 4,816 ft
GPS: 37.274, -112.944 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M Morley on Jul 2, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: 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 Details

Description

The Cerberus Gendarme formation is on the east side of Zion Canyon.

The main attraction is the 8-pitch Touchstone Wall (IV 5.9 C2).

Getting There

Take the shuttle to the Big Bend stop (as for Prodigal Sun, Moonlight Buttress). The Cerberus Gendarme lies directly across the river from Moonlight Buttress. From the shuttle stop, backtrack the road for a couple hundred yards to the climbers' access trail. Look for the posted trail markers and please use them as to prevent unnecessary erosion! Approach time: 5 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cerberus Gendarme

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 139
Cave Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 210
Touchstone Wall
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 121
Squeeze Play
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Tales of Flails
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Cynthia's Hand Job
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 167
Cherry Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 57
The Fat Hedral
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 73
Scarlet Begonias
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Mean High Tide
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 144
Fails of Power
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 37
Intruder
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 26
Electrica
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Dire Wolf
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave Route
 139
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Touchstone Wall
 210
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Squeeze Play
 121
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tales of Flails
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cynthia's Hand Job
 47
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Cherry Crack
 167
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Fat Hedral
 57
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Scarlet Begonias
 73
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Mean High Tide
 13
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Fails of Power
 144
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Intruder
 37
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Electrica
 26
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport
Dire Wolf
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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