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Drilled Pocket Boulder Crack 
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Drilled Pocket Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Entering Zion from the south entrance, this boulder sits on the left of the road after the campgrounds entrances (about 0.4 miles from the entrance). The face seen from the road is mostly slab, with some easy warm-ups on the right side (as seen from the road). The south face has a crack running up it, as well as a number of drilled pockets (hence the name). The back side also offers a few lines.

Down-climb the north west corner with the help of a tree. Problems are listed starting from the down-climb tree on the north wast corner, and looping around the south face to the north east corner last.

Getting There 

0.4 miles from the south entrance of the park, on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Drilled Pocket Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Drilled Pocket Boulder:
East Face Center-Right   V1-2 5     Boulder   
Drilled Pocket Problem   V1-2 5     Boulder, 20'   
West Face Center   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   
Drilled Pocket Boulder Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   
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Drilled Pocket Problem V1-2 5  Utah : Zion National Park : Drilled Pocket Boulder
South face of the boulder. Left of the obvious crack.[Not going to lie, I didn't top this out... the tall/hard ratio made me uncomfortable, so the grade is a guess, but I wanted to add the route. Let me know if I should change the grade.]...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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