Type: Sport, 150 ft (45 m)
FA: Conrad Anker
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 20, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Warning 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 DetailsDrop down

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Huecos Rancheros is an amazing line. Follow 11 bolts up very steep, ultra positive holds to a large hueco. Rest here and then reach up and clip; the crux is getting past bolts #12 and #13 where the huecos shrink dramatically in size, things get sequential, and the wall continues to overhang like crazy!

You need an 80m or two ropes to descend, a single 70m won't do it. The rap puts you an astonishing 50' away from the start of the climb.

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15 bolts to an anchor.

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Huecos Rancheros is the bolted line second-from-the-left. Left of two adjacent routes in a wide black streak