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Routes in Desert Shield Buttress

Desert Shield T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C3
Disco Inferno T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Lost in Space 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
Noodle Nazi T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unknown T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Gaar Lausman, Janette Tank 2009
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Shared By: Gaar on Mar 15, 2009
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


Climb nice left facing corner starting with tight hands, to good hands, to wide hands, navigate through an interesting wide section and prepare for the offwidth fight from hell. Laser cut 4.5 camolot (#5 C4) for 40 feet. STEEP. It is easier to lay it back then to get in it. Crux is the last 10 feet when the angle changes. 2 bolt anchor rap with 70m


About 200 yards right of Disco, and 100 yards left of Unknown. Easiest to walk the road untill your directly under it. Approach time from road 5 min


Single set yellow TCU-#4 Camolot. Triple 4.5 Camolot. Could use a big green, but dont really need it.