Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mat Cox and Shawn Curtis, 1974
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 11, 2002
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Climb the low-angled, dished-out face passing a small roof (gear here) partway up the route and climb past one bolt to anchors. This route is quite run-out so best be solid at the grade if attempting to lead it.


This is the left-most route on the northern end of the formation and just left of Lickety Splits.


Gear to 1.5 inches, 2 bolt anchor/rap (shared with Lickety Splits)


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
The name Zardoz comes from a 1974 sci-fi movie starring Sean Connery. Jul 16, 2002
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
fun May 12, 2004
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
"The leader must not fall" ahh, those were the days, but before my time (honestly). Jan 24, 2005
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
A selection of TCU's? I placed one under the roof and that was all I could find! Ran right up the first time - loved it! Scared the hell out of me the second time I led it. The slab part is no issue but I really wouldn't want to fall from the side of the block, above the roof. From now on it's lead Lickety Splits and leave Zardoz for the TR. Apr 8, 2007
armand rollice
rancho cucamonga
armand rollice   rancho cucamonga
Yes very runout! No falling! Feb 27, 2008
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
If you go left at the roof there is another good place or two for pro. The slab above the block is easier than the slab on Lickety Splits imo. Mar 18, 2015