Avg: 2.5 from 37 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Dean and Paul Fry|
|Page Views:||2,190 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||ferrells on Dec 14, 2008|
|Admins:||Kevin MP, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
There are many seasonal raptor closures with varying dates and specific boundaries. These generally effect The Monument, Kiss of the Lepers, Picnic Lunch Wall and/or Smith Rock group, and possibly elsewhere. These usually run from February to the beginning of August, but each closure is usually shorter than this, and is dependent on the birds' behavior. Check this site for details: smithrock.com/seasonal-clos…
I linked the pitches with a 70m rope. What I found was a stiff first pitch (I mistakenly did the Infinity Variation, 10-, the real approach pitch of Friday's Jinx is better.) with poor rock and not great gear. The top pitch, however, was great - a long, fairly technical dihedral. There are actually some moves on this thing! The gear and rock are good on the second pitch. For someone looking to warm up for the dihedral on Zebra Zion, this pitch would be a good way to do it.
Unfortunately, the chains are too high to allow a single rappel with a 70m rope. This made for a much less pleasant outing. If anyone is up for placing lower anchors, it would be nice to not force the climber to ascend the last 20-40 feet of chossy crap, and allow a rappel (and slingshot belay) with a 70.