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Member Since: Jul 11, 2003
Last Visit: Dec 10, 2006
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.9 C1)
By: Don Thompson When: Dec 10, 2006

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Comments: Modern climbing in Zion began in 1967 with the ascent of the Great White Thone via the Northwest Face, the first of Zion's big walls to be climbed. Prior to this ascent, the Park Service had long refused to give permission for climbing the long and steep canyon-side faces. Fred Beckey had gained permission after sending a letter to the park guaranteeing a Seattle based rescue team on call, and particulars of each of the original team member's experience: Warren Harding, Galen Rowell, Eric Bjorns... more >>


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.9 C1) : Photo
By: Don Thompson When: Nov 24, 2006

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Comments: Don Thompson near the top after coming home from Desert Storm.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.9 C1) : Photo
By: Don Thompson When: Nov 23, 2006

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Comments: I replaced the first bolt on the Bolt Ladder in November 1992. Why? Because, the first bolt just pulled out of the rock when I was stepping into my Aiders. Great climb, put up by Fred Becky. However, the Bolt Ladder needs new bolts because, I would hate to take a "zipper" fall at the top of the Bolt Ladder standing in my Aiders and ripping most of the Bolts out !


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : SW Corner (5.6)
By: Don Thompson When: May 30, 2003

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Comments: Hay climbers i have been climbing the South West route since the early 70s The route is 5.6 and the other side their use to be a excellent bolt ladder route put upby the Riverside Search and Rescue team a great aid climb until a climber decided to play God and remove the complete bolt ladder, it was a great training area for aid climbing and it helped me in getting up Half Done standard Route in the late 70sThe rock was called the Lost Pencil I am just mad that the aid ladder is gone foreve... more >>


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The Pulpit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1

Utah : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava

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