First, Second, and Third Triangles Rock Climbing
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The First Triangle is the furthest left in the Upper Tier formation and forms the west edge of the talus gully. A large growth of extra rock with a small juniper on top divides the bottom of the First Triangle into a left and right side, and the the two main routes here start from either side of the growth. The main rappel gully is between the First and Second Triangles.
Steep and generally clean, the Second Triangle is at the heart of the Upper Tier formation. There is a 3rd Class ramp at its base (above the Front Triangle), which can be used to access the start of the climbs (you can also access the bottom of the Third Triangle from this ramp).
The Third Triangle is separated from the Second Triangle by a right-facing corner/chimney (Bloody Lady Di). Its summit is higher than the Second Triangle, and it is possible to scramble from above to the top anchors of The Joy of My World (is in Zion) and Allrete via an exposed sneak from the top of the Mt. Zion ridge.
There is a two-bolt anchor on the underside of the large block sitting at the left toe of the Third Triangle (directly below the Bloody Lady Di(hedral)). This will protect belayers for Bloody Lady Di or Joy of My World from a fall down the Front Triangle.
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Access from above by using the rappel station between the First and Second Triangles (described on the Upper Tiers page). This will put you at the left side of the Second Triangle, between Three Little Bats (on the right side of the First Triangle) and Undisclosed Location.
Access the bottom of the Third Triangle by scrambling up the ramp below the Second and Third Triangles (which is also the top edge of the Front Triangle). There are a few very exposed 4th Class moves going this way, but they are short.
Another alternative is to rappel diagonally in from one of the routes on the Second Triangle.
A. First Triangle
- So Happy Inside, All of the Time, 9+, 1p, 25', TR.
- For Whom the Cap Fits, 9, 1p, 65', bolts.
- I Don't Wanna Wait in Vain, 9-, 1p, 45', bolts.
- Three Little Bats, 5.9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
-? King of Zion, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
B. Second Triangle
- A Pretty Gneiss Route, 8, 1p, TR.
- Undisclosed Location, 5.9-, 1p, 80', bolts.
- Three Little Roofs, 5.8, 1p, 65', bolts.
- If Your Well Run Dry, 5.8-, 1p, 70', bolts.
C. Third Triangle
- Bloody Lady Di, 8 PG-13, 1p, 75', gear.
- The Joy of My World (is in Zion), 5.9+, 1p, 75', bolts.
- Allrete, 5.8, 2-3p, 280'. gear, one bolt.
Classic Climbing Routes at First, Second, and Third Triangles
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