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Nov 7, 2016
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im heading to zion in late january and would love to get on some easier hand/finger cracks. if anyone has some climbs they really loved, let me know. looking for 5.10 or under. would prefer multipitch to single.

currently looking at the organasm and ashtar command. thanks!
Jake wander
Joined Aug 11, 2014
168 points
Nov 7, 2016
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its a hard destination for those grades. however, look at

mountainproject.com/v/cynthias...

mountainproject.com/v/iron-mes...

mountainproject.com/v/the-head...

addtionally, tolet cracks, La tourista at the temple.

mythical kings and iguanas

the 1st two pitches of Chasity crack


it helps to be a 5.11 climber to climb 5.10 here.

the organism will be cold and shaded all day. it also has only one easy crack at the base to a 11+ or C1 roof.

the rest of the route goes free at about 12b
Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
127 points
Nov 7, 2016
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Rob Warden, Space Lizard wrote:
its a hard destination for those grades. however, look at mountainproject.com/v/cynthias... mountainproject.com/v/iron-mes... mountainproject.com/v/the-head... addtionally, tolet cracks, La tourista at the temple. mythical kings and iguanas the 1st two pitches of Chasity crack it helps to be a 5.11 climber to climb 5.10 here. the organism will be cold and shaded all day. it also has only one easy crack at the base to a 11+ or C1 roof. the rest of the route goes free at about 12b



thanks rob. we are going to aid the 2nd and 3rd pitch of organasm. ill take a a look at those other routes.

edit: wow the headache looks awesome. hopefully we have time to fit it in. thanks again!
Jake wander
Joined Aug 11, 2014
168 points
Nov 7, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Finger cracking in Indian Creek!
Check out Cherry Crack in Cerberus Gendarme.

Alot of people who can't climb 5.10 Like to go the Confluence.

A goodish route (2+ stars) is Take Back the Rainbow. It climbs a beautiful wall up to a rad arch....

I've climbed all the routes that Space Lizard recomended and I can confirm they are beginner (to zion) friendly.
Sam Keller
Joined Jun 21, 2013
35 points
Nov 7, 2016
Coke explosion is fun especially when you are planning on visiting Zion in January. It's south facing.

Riddler's delight is ok. It has a couple of memorable pitches.

Downpressor got a good crux (5.10) pitch, too.
Shiho
Joined Dec 26, 2010
121 points
Nov 7, 2016
Take Back the Rainbow is less visited than a lot of the other 5.10 routes in the canyon and I think it climbs really well. Feels adventurous and the arch at the tops is pretty unique.

The Kung Fu Theater is another good stop for 5.10 and harder cragging.

A newer route that seems to not have a lot of traffic, but has decent climbing is ACL Arete. I'd say 10+ is an inflated grade, I seem to remember a bolt protected overhang at the start and then a lot of 5.9 climbing.
summitpost.org/acl-arete-5-10-...

Cowboy Ridge is a fun adventure with pretty good climbing on a mile long ridge.

Led By Sheep for 5.6 petrified sand dune climbing. Climbed it at sunset and descended under a full moon around this time last year (*not crack climbing*)
Ryan Hill
From Oakland, CA
Joined Dec 8, 2009
33 points
Nov 7, 2016
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This is my favorite (lesser known) 5.10 hand crack

mountainproject.com/v/cynthias...
Danger-Russ Gordon
From Tempe, AZ
Joined Nov 30, 2011
423 points
Nov 7, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Russ Just off the block
Ryan Hill wrote:
Take Back the Rainbow is less visited than a lot of the other 5.10 routes in the canyon and I think it climbs really well. Feels adventurous and the arch at the tops is pretty unique.


+1 take back the rainbow is my favorite moderate adventure route in the park.
Danger-Russ Gordon
From Tempe, AZ
Joined Nov 30, 2011
423 points
Nov 12, 2016
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