Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m)
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Shared By: Spraymaster Funk on Mar 15, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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Warning 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 DetailsDrop down

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Haters gonna hate, flamers gonna flame, trolls gonna troll.  Apparently some people are too thick to get the reference - its a song title.  Its not the literal best pitch in the whole world; that would be the Salathe headwall, done as a single pitch.  Don't be dickfaces and give it zero star ratings when you haven't climbed it and you just got a cactus up your butt over the name.

While its not the literal best pitch in the whole world, it is, however, very unique and very fun.  Bring lots of shoulder-length slings and doubles.  For bonus fun, you can lead Salty Dog Arete and link into the Greatest and Best and do the entire thing as a 68m pitch.  Recommend skipping gear and bolts as much as you can if you attempt this, however, as the rope drag will kill you if you use regular draws and don't skip.

Can get down easily with a single rope by rapping off to climbers left, 3 raps to the ground.

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Starts right in the middle of the big comfy ledge.

Also, probably not for the average 10- leader. Exposed climbing with Smith Rock style bolting...


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