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South Buttress T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13
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Type: Trad, 1200 ft, Grade III
FA: M. Goat
Page Views: 298 total · 11/month
Shared By: Ryan Marsters on Apr 6, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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

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Climb the first several hundred feet on slabs center left (class 3-4) until reaching a flat, narrow section, somewhat knife edgey.

After the narrow spot, curl around right as the sheep do with an interesting exposed downclimb prior to interesting route finding up the east side of the south buttress. A bit bushy and convoluted with exposed scrambling split by ledges. Follow the sheep and eventually pull a mantle onto the summit plateau. The actual summit is a stroll to the north.

Descend by a few short rappels and down scramble or walkoff to a lengthy shuttle (Weeping Rock or Stave Springs - might be able to rap something by Aires or a ridge over?).

Location [Suggest Change]

Start at the upper Pine Creek pullout 0.1 mi E of the Zion-Carmel tunnel. Hike up the canyon a couple hundred yards until one can climb out a slabby drainage on left (class 3). Contour around to the base of Deertrap's south buttress.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Light rack/rope and slings for bushes.

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