Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jeff Achey
Page Views: 167 total · 1/month
Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Apr 8, 2009
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Zipper is probably one of the best 5.11s in the canyon. The climb features sustained climbing, fun sequences, and great rock throughout.

Start by climbing up an initial easy section protected by one bolt before a wide horizontal break/crack that runs across the wall. Just above, is the second bolt in a gray rock bulge. Climb above this bolt into a sustained set of moves that take you past the next four bolts with the crux coming at the sixth bolt. Easier climbing leads to the top and the anchor. The middle section of this route can prove perplexing and even frustrating because many, or most, of the holds that look like jugs from below turn out to be horrible slopers. Instead, make great use of a series of sidepulls and pinches while constantly moving your feet around to make the best use of them. The climb doesn't offer any kind of decent rest until the last bolt. Enjoy.

Location

Zipper is the last climb before stepping across the gray limestone slab at the base of the wall. It starts about 20 feet left of The Tube.

Protection

7 bolts and anchor.

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