Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Jean-Pierre Ouellet, Chris Kalous (equipper).
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Shared By: Chris Kalous on Mar 30, 2015
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Access Issue: 2022 Raptor Avoidance Areas! No Toilet Facilities! Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

After walking past this little ditty for a few years, I finally decided to put an anchor on it last year. The fact that it is so short had deterred me from bothering, but after I looked more closely, I surmised that the route would be difficult from the first move to the last, all thriller-no filler, as it were. I guessed correctly.

After aiding and installing the anchor, I made a lame attempt to TR it before dark, and left for the season. By the time I returned to Sparks, I had my eye on another new line, The LGS, so when my friend Peewee Ouellet came up to belay me on that, I offered up what became Zebras and Moonbeams to him knowing it would be a while before I could do it. Peewee, who was in fine form at the time, sent it in short order and rated it .13-.

Basque climber Joseba Larreategi made the 2nd ascent, myself the 3rd.

A pithy overhanging start leads to sustained, dwindling finger jams up an overhanging plaque of rock. Some very cool kneebar beta was ferreted out by Peewee. Probably essential.

Location

This is located on a south facing plaque of rock left of the trail terminus, past Skraps, and on the ledge with Divide and Conquer and Slings and Arrows. To the right of those routes. Scramble up to the ledge system at a couple tiny, adorable pines. Plaque. Note: this goes in the shade around 3.

Protection

3-4 BD .4s, 2-3 BD .3s. 1 BD yellow X4 or similar.

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