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Routes in Ataxia Tower

Ashtar Command T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Feeling Minnesota T,S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
P.C. Thug T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warzone T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Woods Route T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Type: Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Dean Woods, Klaus Schock, Rob Foster
Page Views: 909 total, 8/month
Shared By: Guy H. on Nov 15, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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 route follows the face to the left of the popular Ashtar Command route. The anchors for both pitches share the standard rappel route off of the tower. There are a handful of run-outs between fixed gear, so bring a light rack.

P1: Start on the left arete of the tower and face climb up to the first bolt at 20ft. A medium size cam might help protect these moves. A few mid-10 moves lead to the right and a couple more bolts. A run-out on easier ground leads to the final mid-10 moves on thin face.

P2: The second pitch is obvious from the belay. Clip a handful of bolts along a seam to a hard move to the left. This is a short pitch. (50ft, ~5.11a)


This mixed route follows the rap line to the left of Ashtar Command.


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