Type: Sport, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Rob Pizem, Lane Mathis, Ari Menitove (June 19')
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Shared By: Lane Mathis on Sep 19, 2019
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Road Work in Kolob Canyon Details
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


Strap in because The Water Kelpie is an amazing rock climb. The first pitch is 5.13 or 5.11 C1 if you pull on the long slings. Other than that nothing is harder than 11+ on the route and pitch 2 is one my personal favorite pitches of 5.10 I have ever climbed.

Full 35m rappels. Bolts can often be found in huecos so slings will prevent drag.

P1: 5.13
P2: 5.10
P3: 5.11+
P4: 5.11+
P5: 5.11+


Immediately right of the black water streak in the center of the wall. 


Fully bolted
16 draws/slings
70m rope.