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Routes in The Streaked Wall

Latitudes 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
Rodeo Queen 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
Tale of the Scorpion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+
Wet Stone Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
Elevation: 5,973 ft
GPS: 37.225, -112.985 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Mar 17, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq


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.
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

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Streaked Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+
Tale of the Scorpion
Aid 9 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
Rodeo Queen
Aid 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tale of the Scorpion
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+ Aid 9 pitches
Rodeo Queen
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4 Aid 15 pitches
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Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO

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. Sep 26, 2015

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