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Jun 23, 2011
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Any ideas for a weekend getaway thats not super far? We live in st george and are looking for some easy trad. The only ideas we could come up with were all the way up in slc or trying to find shade at red rock. MSchasch
From Toquerville, UT
Joined Jan 21, 2008
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Jun 24, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Dow Williams, 2011
Shaded routes in Zion are considerably cooler than at Red Rock. Most Tunnel Wall (Cragmont) routes have at least one Indian Creek quality pitch on them. Gypsy's Curse , Feast of Snakes, Pick on the Fat Kid, POW Right in the Rat, Lap Dance. Other options in Zion...Smash Mouth in the morning is ideal this time of is Cynthia's Hand Job, did it yesterday, beautiful temps.

The above mentioned routes are much stouter than Red Rock routes need to be proficient at the grade/cracks (5.11). If you need lower grades, Dark Shadows and Black Velvet walls over at RR are the coolest temp wise. Going in, coming out is going to be hot as hell no matter which canyon you choose at RR though.

If you are local sport climbers, check out the high elevation sport crags around here. My wife and I cut the temp in F in half one year, 110 to 55 in 1.5hrs drive to Running Scared Wall. Good Luck.
Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
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Aug 11, 2011
Prophesy wall is nice until about 2:00pm. Good variety of trad and sport, crack and face. Nice and quiet too. tylerhirshfeld
Joined Aug 11, 2011
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Aug 11, 2011
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