Type: Sport, 250 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Brody Greer, Bryan Bird, and Scott Morley
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Jan 15, 2013
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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

Description

Excellent face and arete climbing on featured sandstone with some delicate and exposed moves throughout both pitches. The first pitch is supposed to be the crux but the move getting off the belay ledge on the 2nd pitch was the hardest, in my opinion.

The first pitch involves fun face and arete climbing with some thoughtful sections that make you pause and figure out the best sequence. A lot of exposure as you cross back and forth on the arete multiple times.

The second pitch begins with a really hard move immediately off the belay and then continues above for a long (150' foot) pitch of fun climbing on mostly good holds, topping out on a nice ledge.

Rappel the route to descend.

Location

The bolted arete just left of the large, light-colored rock scar that is capped by a roof.

Protection

16 quickdraws and 2 ropes to descend from second pitch.

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greg t
Chevy, Silverado
 
greg t   Chevy, Silverado
 
This is such a great climb! Amazing position and exposure for a 2 pitch climb. Mar 7, 2013
Courtney Pace   Sandy
Such a great route! Do it Oct 18, 2014
Shane Mitchell
Crafers, South Australia
Shane Mitchell   Crafers, South Australia
First pitch is awesome. Get on it. Great exposure and unusual moves. Brilliant!
Second pitch start is. ....... hard as nails. WTF. 5.11? Has a hold broken off or am i missing something? Oct 10, 2016
Ben Ricketts
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Ben Ricketts   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Awesome route. Definitely worth doing. The arete climbing on p1 is constantly engaging and airy but never dangerous. p2 should be rated 5.10- with a V4 start. I have no idea how the vertically challenged would be able to do this move.

We tried doing this route with a single 70m and I don't recommend this. Lowering from the anchors of p2 left me about 20' off the ledge for p1 anchors. Apr 17, 2017
Mike
Phoenix
Mike   Phoenix
Great route! Its fun, thoughtful, and beautiful. That first move on the 2nd pitch is very tough for the grade though! Apr 22, 2019