Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: Randy Leavitt
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Dec 19, 2007
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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


This is a great line and one of the harder offerings at the base of Cerberus Gendarme. Pretty straightforward: finger jams in a splitter crack and they get thin before the anchors, which is probably the crux for most people, as it was for me.


This route is about 150 feet right of Cherry Crack and ascends the obvious thin splitter that cuts through the clean face.


A bunch of finger-size pieces, including blue Metolius but no bigger than purple Camalot.


bheller   SL UT
A few .3 BD's were the perfect for the upper thin crack. Blue metolius were tipped. Not the best warm-up. Nov 10, 2008
Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Gaar   Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Much harder then Dire Wolf...But really good none the less Feb 23, 2009
Weston L
Wow this thing is incredible. Will take every .3 or .4 you throw at it. Stellar route, definitely one you keep replaying in your head after. Fantastic!

RE: What Andy says below, definitely worthwhile bringing a pair of .5's and I think a single .75, 1, and 2 or 3. Dec 15, 2013
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
Despite what it says in the description , I managed to place a .5, .75, 1 and 3 Camalot on this route. Plus two .3 and .4 Camalots and a #1 C3 as well. This is indeed a great route- clipping the chains is the crux IMO. Dec 15, 2013
Wasatch Back, UT
drewford   Wasatch Back, UT
I remember doing this back in the day. Pumped as I reached the belay, I grabbed the webbing threaded through a two pin belay —one popped out, the other slid. Needless to say, after placing some cams, I hauled up the drill. A great sustained line. Mar 6, 2014