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Lizard Action 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Robert Warren, Steve Wood, and Jeff Web, Spring 1983
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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Oct 7, 2007

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Matt on pitch 1 of Crow's Beak.

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Pitch 1:
We climbed up the first pitch of Crow's Beak. Starting on the northwest side of the tower locate a large chimney, climb cracks inside the chimney and loose rock to the ledge where the black line starts in the photograph.
-There are other variations to this first pitch, you can climb up the north face to the ledge, or climb just north of the northern prow to the ledge. Whatever looks good to you just get to were the black line starts. 5.10, 120'.

Pitch 2:
Follow cracks up and left to loose rock and a small roof. By pass roof and follow the crack to a small ledge (place the #4 by your feet while standing on ledge). Relax. From here move left to a drilled pin, move up and left to the arete and another drilled pin and an alcove/roof. Place as much shit gear as possible (I had 5 equalized pieces and that wouldn't have held a fall). Relax. Make the final easy moves to the anchor. (these moves are easier then they appear). Another anchor is on the notch side of the tower. 5.10+, 130'.

Descent: Rappel to the Notch and then to the ground.

Location 

Start on the North side or on the Northwest side.

Protection 

Standard Rack, 1 old #4 camalot for pitch 2.


Photos of Lizard Action Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at Ben at the second rappel's anchors...
Looking down at Ben at the second rappel's anchors...
Rock Climbing Photo: Luminous Being's summit from the top of Don Juan. ...
BETA PHOTO: Luminous Being's summit from the top of Don Juan. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt on top of Luminous being.  Summit of don juan...
Matt on top of Luminous being. Summit of don juan...
Rock Climbing Photo: The black line is pitch 2.  The X's are drilled pi...
The black line is pitch 2. The X's are drilled pi...

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By ben jammin
From: Moab, UT
Oct 16, 2013

I'm not sure if I'm qualified to comment on this route but I think we did do the second pitch so take it for what its worth. I would recommend NOT starting anywhere on the E face. I think this route starts on the NW face but we were yearning for sun so early in the morning. I trundled multiple microwave blocks on what looked like a 5.7 chimney. Second pitch was pretty good, actually. Heads up face climbing at the top protected by two drilled angles that were in good condition.

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