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For more information Visit: nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/…
Climbing Route Closures
PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE DUE TO POTENTIAL ROCKFALL
Part of South Chasm View Wall is closed due to a 300' x 40' slab of rock that shifted one inch in one week. The slab is estimated to weigh 6 million pounds or more. The NPS is consulting with geohazards specialists for further direction.
The following routes are closed:
The Night is Dark & Full of Terrors
5.11+ Alternate Start
Tague Yer Time
The Black Hole
See nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/… for updates.
Pitch 1. Broken face climbing leads to an open book corner (all hands and hard to see from the ground).
Pitch 2. Move the belay/third class up to an obvious splitter crack and climb hands to OW. Belay on a ledge.
Pitch 3. A short, thin, face traverse down and left gains a handcrack/steep flake. Easier terrain leads to small peg cave; belay there.
Pitch 4. Runout face climbing leads to a right arching finger-hand crack. Belay on a ledge system, and then move the belay right to a grey-coloured, right-facing corner.
Pitch 5. Climb steep, thin hands up the corner to a ledge.
Pitch 6. Continue with fists/OW and hands up the corner to a ledge belay.
Pitch 7. Ledgy climbing up a broken chimney system leads to a short, unprotected squeeze and mediocre anchor.
Pitch 8. Climb the loose peg chimney with some steep moves around chockstones higher up. This is bad rock; tread lightly.
This gets morning shade and afternoon sun. See the topo.