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Caging the Zealot 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: T. Goss, E. Jones
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Submitted By: jtwalter on Nov 19, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: A-Past Lives 5.9 B-Caging the Zealot 5.10b C-Harsh...


Caging the Zealot shares the start with Harbinger and Conditional Bliss and is the right most of those three routes. Routes diverge at a small ledge after the 4th bolt. Another moderate route that is destined to become a St. George classic, Caging the Zealot offers miles of good climbing with two small cruxes, both on the first pitch. First crux is about 15 feet off the small ledge where the routes diverge. Second crux is toward the top of the pitch and offers some great exposure.

Pitch 1 - (5.10b, 140 feet, 15 bolts) Climb up the low angle ramp past 4 bolts to a small ledge. Continue up varnished holds climbing past the mid route rappel anchors to a great belay ledge (if you're belaying at the first set of anchors it's going to be a hanging belay).

Pitch 2 - (5.8, 40 feet 4 bolts) Continue up easier climbing to the top of the wall.

Descent - Rappel the route with 2 rappels. First rappel goes all the way down to hanging mid route rappel anchors.


Located on the right third of Prophecy Wall, Caging the Zealot is about 50 feet left The Visionaries. Caging the Zealot shares the start with Harbinger and Conditional Bliss and is the right most of those three routes. Routes diverge at a small ledge after the 4th bolt.


15 bolts plus rappel anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Caging the Zealot as seen from the Visionaries.
Caging the Zealot as seen from the Visionaries.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa Pritchett leading Caging the Zealot
Lisa Pritchett leading Caging the Zealot

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By jtwalter
From: Orem, UT
Nov 21, 2007

Routes to the left of Caging the Zealot are (from left to right):

Harbinger - .11b
Conditional Bliss - .10a
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Nov 26, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Felt like the first pitch was no harder than 5.10a, maybe 5.9. Second pitch was 5.7ish. Juggy climbing. Really fun!
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Nov 6, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Felt very similar (in style and grade) to Conditional Bliss. If you want variation and a bit of spice, try Mystic Dictator (not in the guide book but is on Mountain Project). Equal in the grade, but way different (bulge-y roofs!)
By Don Gilman
From: St. George, Utah
Sep 23, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I loved this climb. A little soft for the rating.

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