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Gatekeeper Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2-
Locksmith Dihedral T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Elevation: 5,900 ft
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Shared By: bsmoot on Feb 24, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

The Gatekeeper Wall is the first formation lower than and east of The Watchman. Although this wall is much lower than The Watchman, it's much steeper. This mostly north-facing wall has good rock. The solitude makes this new area a great place to visit.
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

Start near the entrance of the Watchman campground. Take a left branching road. We started up the canyon where the NPS has their shuttle bus storage facility. Follow a pleasant drainage system for a while, to a short cliffband. Cut left along the steep hillside to a flat area above the cliffband. From here we traversed back to the right side of the drainage to begin a short, steep brushy section. Above here a grassy talus leads up and right to the base of the wall. Approach time is about 1 1/2 hours.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gatekeeper Wall

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Trad 8 pitches
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Locksmith Dihedral 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 8 pitches
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