Type: Trad, Aid, 900 ft, 9 pitches, Grade VI
FA: Calder Stratford
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Shared By: mbarley Barley on Jan 29, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Road Work in Kolob Canyon Details
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


amost all the way back the canyon


2/3 of the way back the canyon


hooks, beaks and #2 cams


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steven sadler
steven sadler   SLC, UT
I've talked to Calder about this line and it's supposed to be awesome clean corners all the way to the top, no loose, groveling pitches. However, the first pitch is 80 feet or so of just hooking with no bolts. Apr 23, 2014
mbarley Barley
Enterprise, OR
  5.10a A3+
mbarley Barley   Enterprise, OR
  5.10a A3+
Yep that is it.
There is a ton great free climbing on it, and no loose blocks or grovel pitches. Jun 9, 2014
David Deville
Flagstaff, Arizona
David Deville   Flagstaff, Arizona
It's sort of hard to believe this route exists... The description makes it sound like ~800 ft of slammin' hands after the initial terror hooking. Are there unicorns that live on top of this as well? If it does exist is there any way to bypass the A3+ pitch? Ever since I saw this on MP I've asked everyone I know if they can lead A3+ and so far nobody has said they would. I have to admit that I wish the first pitch was a bolt ladder even though I know that would be a mistake. Oh well... would love to see some pictures of this thing. Apr 21, 2017
Bill Mustard
Silt, CO
  5.10a A3+ X
Bill Mustard   Silt, CO
  5.10a A3+ X
dude can we add like 2 rivets? tried the route last week and my pangus crawled back into my stomach. Jun 6, 2017
Brent Barghahn
  5.12- A2+
Brent Barghahn   SLC, UT
  5.12- A2+
Calder went back in 2015 and added a few bolts to the line. Pitch 1 is now around A2+ with ~20ft of bathooking between bolts. The rest of the route, save for 20ft of beaking on pitch 4, can be freed at 12-. A rack for an outing could be as small as two filed cliffhanger hooks, a couple #2 beaks, double set of cams with extra micro/finger gear. Mar 12, 2018