Type: Trad, 135 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Nov 21, 2002 with improvements by Dees Nutz
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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

AKA: Toilet Crack Left - To find this route park at the Temple of Sinawava and walk to the bathroom area. Behind the bathrooms and to the right 200 meters total is an obvious massive, left-facing dihedral. That is Tourist Crack (AKA La Tourista).

Behind the bathrooms and left perhaps 100 meters total is a set of two other cracks. The one on the left is a crack and dihedral with dark rock, described here. The one on the right is referred to in another description as Unknown.

Climb up the obvious crack system to a ledge about 70 or 80 feet up. The start is a little difficult to protect, but not difficult to climb.

The crux lieback move pulling over a bulge comes at a solid large TCU placement about 10 meters up. Finish on good jams to the ledge.

Traverse right on the ledge to reach a good fixed anchor, from which you can rap off. You cannot TR or hang-dog-follow off of this without hacking at your rope due to its position.

Protection

One set of stoppers + one set of cams from small TCU to 3" Desend with two ropes or down climb/ rap off tree on ledge.

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