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Settlers Line 

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

Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 600', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Garrett Weaver, Andrew Shipley and Kyle Kent
New Route: Yes
Season: winter (faces southeast)
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Submitted By: NYclimber085 Weaver on Jun 18, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Settler's Line from a little farther away.

Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


Settlers Line is an excellent offwidth and chimney route. The rock is bomber throughout the route. The summit is only as big as a living room and dead flat.

p1:Follow low angle hand crack to hard part right at the end.(100ft)5.9
p2:Face climb up to bolt 10 feet above the anchor. Then climb straight up over a small roof via a #1 camalot crack. Then traverse 5 feet to the left into a #4 crack. Follow this crack as it grows into a #5 to #6 and ends with a layback 8 inch crack to good ledge with a anchor.(100ft)5.10
p3:Follow splitter 6 inch crack with a bolt at 25 feet for 60 feet to another ledge.(60ft)5.10+
p4:Excellent squeeze chinmney with 11 bolts. No trad gear possible.(160ft)5.10
p5:Climb squeeze chimney 10 feet to bolt and continue up chimney to big ledge.(100ft)5.9
p6:Climb soild white face up to red corner and top out.(100ft)5.9


SE Face of Mount Johnson. Rappel route.


double rack .3 to 6

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By KyleKent
Jul 2, 2012

This route has a long hike in, but really is a high-quality, enjoyable route. Expect mostly off-widths and chimneys but the movement is quite good.
By Caleb Padgett
From: Rockville, utah
Jul 4, 2012

looks like a nice line....when did it go up????
By NYclimber085 Weaver
From: la verkin ut
Jul 25, 2012

The climb was put up during the winter of 2011. Andrew and I (Garrett) started this route and ran into a difficult squeeze chimney 250 feet up. I knew just who to call. My good friend Kyle Kent was going to school in Prescott AZ. He is a off width beast. He climbed the squeeze chimney with seven bolts put in on lead with 50 foot run outs. We added 4 bolts on rappel to make it a safe lead. The next week Andrew and I topped it out. If you like offwidth you must climb this route. The rock quality is amazing and the gear is great.
By ccmski body
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2012

Nice job Kyle and crew. I'll have to check this out for sure
By javi
From: saint george area
Oct 14, 2012

Settlers line is awesome .if you think you are an offwidth boss come put yourself to the test.the hike in takes about an hour...great bolts great climbing great route!

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