All Locations > Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountain… > Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > C. Middle and West Walls
Avg: 1.9 from 10 votes
Routes in C. Middle and West Walls
|Back on Track T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Belay Brothers Bounce Back, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Blunt Arete to Exit T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Buffalo Soldier S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lyin' Like a Lion (in Zion) S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Offwidth Corner T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Old Pirates S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Please Pick Up Your Trash T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Small Axe S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Three Little Birds S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 40 ft|
|FA:||Deb Thompson, Mike Endicott, LP|
|Page Views:||595 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jul 24, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThanks to Mike Moritz, Chuck Fitch, and Adam Huxley this climb has become much safer!
This is the inviting corner with an offwidth size through the easy part. It had an ominous flake capping its crux that belied belief that it remains unfallen. Thanks again to Mike, Chuck, and Adam it is now gone! This guillotine-like flake resisted some basic kicking, tugging, and pulling, but it seemed to be attached for now by a small lip at 5 o'clock and its left side. On the 1st go, it appeared unsafe to pull on, which resulted in attempts to skirt it to the left...unsuccessfully. A prybar pulled up allowed them to lever it off!
The flake's top did flex a bit.
On the first go, it was scaly, wet, and needed cleaning...which made skirting the flake feel 5.11. After cleaning on a dry day, Mike used the flake for one hold and thought it was 5.8, but that seemed too conservative to me.
Edit: I'll go try it again and rerate it when it gets warm enough to do so.