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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jacob Valdez 1990
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jul 13, 2006

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Urs having fun on the classic Zorro 5.11d.


This is one of the best 5.11 routes at Wild Iris. There are no moves harder than 5.11a/b, but the route is very continuous. Zorro follows a black streak to the left of Gaucho 5.10d. The route climbs between well spaced pockets that get larger as you climb. The route ends with a fun crack system to a 3 bolt anchor. Some of the moves may be height dependent.

The first clip is difficult to clip from the left. I always climb up from the right clip it, and then down climb to start the route.


Follows the black streak in the center of the main wall


9 bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Going for that Zorro redpoint, with the Swedes in ...
Going for that Zorro redpoint, with the Swedes in ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Deaun battling "Zorro" in July of 2007
Deaun battling "Zorro" in July of 2007
Rock Climbing Photo: Deaun just past the low technical crux of Zorro
Deaun just past the low technical crux of Zorro
Rock Climbing Photo: The slightly reachy start...
The slightly reachy start...

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By Jesse Ryan
Sep 19, 2006
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Great line -- 11 enduro climbing
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Aug 20, 2008

A total classic. It's all there but it just goes on and on and.....
By ferrells
Mar 12, 2009

one of the best 11's ive ever done. cant wait to make it back to wild iris and look for more routes like it.
By Ian Stewart
Sep 8, 2012

Awesome climb. Like the description says, no moves are much harder than 11a/b, but they just keep coming one after another. Well placed bolts, too. I'd definitely give this one a repeat when I'm back.
By irujo
Jul 14, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

agreed, 80 feet of in your face 11a right to the chains
By Nicholas Yaskoff
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 7, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Don't let the rating of this route intimidate you; it is quite soft for the grade. I found a number of rests on the route that allowed me to shake out and keep the pump at bay. I'd say if you can climb Gaucho then you'll be able to get to the top of Zorro. The chains are in an awkward spot, however, I think it adds to the excitement of the route. A beautiful line on an aesthetic wall with an incredible view; it doesn't get much better.
By Daniel Nelson
From: Jackson, WY
Aug 16, 2014

My first 11d lead. Reachy/techy start then steep but surprisingly big holds through middle section to tricky finger crack finish above upper bulge. Agree that no one move seems 11+, but quite sustained 10+/11-. A must do.
By Eric K
From: Washington
Mar 19, 2015

Super fun climb, I did not expect to finish but I just kept climbing and eventually made it to the top. All the moves make sense and rests are more than good enough.
By Jake Dickerson
From: Lander, WY
Sep 13, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This is an amazing climb.
By lech
Jul 4, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

We did this thinking it was Gaucho. We all thought it was a bit hard for a 5.10 and concluded it should be 11a. This is a great line but I found the climb to the left of this to be even better.
By kalockwood
From: SLC, UT
Jul 24, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

There is no way this is 5.11d. Gaucho is probably harder. I would say 5.11a is a fair grade, 5.11b if you're short.

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