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zion in late Jan.


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Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175

Im wondering if anyone who has done some of the bigger climbs in Zion in late January/early February would mind sending me a PM. I have some questions. Thanks!

Trevor · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 175

which routes?

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175
Trevor wrote:which routes?
moonlight, prodigal son, organasm
Trevor · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 175

not much if any sun on prodigal and organasm. moonlight gets early sun until mid afternoon in winter

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175
Trevor wrote:not much if any sun on prodigal and organasm. moonlight gets early sun until mid afternoon in winter
how about spaceshot?
Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115

Sunny route

Phil Sakievich · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 105

Did Touchstone and Organasm early Feb. 2016. Organasm was super super cold so I would only recommend aiding it, and then it was still not pleasant. Touchstone was amazing with lots of sun. My advice: stay in the sun.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175

anyone in zion now have any updates as to how busy it is, both from a camping and climbing perspective? thanks.

Greg Gavin · · SLC, UT · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 713

I bet camping it is dead.

ACR · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 590

I've been on Prodigal and Ball n Chain in February. It was feakin' cold but manageable if you can warm your hands. Free climbing up to about 5.8 wasn't too bad in OR windstopper fleece gloves but handling all the metal gear is what always gets me.
Also, for any route on Angels Landing remember crossing the river is really really cold. Doing it while carrying a haul bag and ledge was down right miserable. Also, here are usually some frozen and slippery sections on the descent. Be aware.

In short, great fun. Do it.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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