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A. Jericho

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A. Jericho Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Josh on Mar 26, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: Jericho topo photo, showing approach and routes.


This is a short (45 feet) outcrop on the east edge of the large scree/talus gully on the north face of Mt. Zion. It is best accessed from the upper approaches (approaching from the bottom could send loose rock down onto the lower approach trail - not safe for other parties), but it is only a short traverse to Jericho from the base of the First Triangle of the Upper Tier, so in theory one could approach by scrambling up from the left end of the Lower Tier to the base of the Upper Tier. Jericho is probably not worth a visit on its own, unless you're looking for short trad lines specifically, but if you’re already up there to go to the Upper Tier…...

A. Mike's Dihedral, 6-7, 1p, 35', gear.

B.The Horns of Jericho, 5, 1p, bolts.
C. Fit the Battle, 6, 1p, gear.

Getting There 

In general, the solid rock of the Jericho outcrop is surrounded by much looser terrain, so be careful.

Either use one of the two upper approaches to reach the top of the Mt. Zion ridge (as described on the main Tiers of Zion page) or approach from the base of the Upper Tier by traversing across the talus gully from the end of the First Triangle. This will bring you to the base of Jericho, but be cautious of sending loose rock onto the Lower Approach Trail.

For the upper approach: once you are at the easternmost high point on the ridge, scramble downhill through broken bands of rock and scree to the top of the most prominent of the short outcrops below. The easiest and safest approach threads down through a V-slot between rock outcrops with a juniper and a small pine in it (the right of two similar notches). You will arrive at the top anchors for the two climbs — rap either one.

There is a very conical juniper growing against the base of Jericho.

Click here for an overview photo.

Climbing Season

For the Tiers of Zion area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Tiers of Zion from the lower approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: The Tiers of Zion from the lower approach trail.

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By Josh
From: Golden, CO
Aug 13, 2015
There is a large, loose block sitting on the blunt arete between Horns of Jericho and Fit the Battle. It is well-settled on an incut ledge and is likely not going to go anywhere. The first developer at Jericho tried hard to remove it, but it kept wanting to settle back into place on the ledge. It poses no real threat to climbers on the existing routes, but you might as well at least be aware it is there. It is visible in the main topo photo.

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