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Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Solo outing out of the Wildcat Cyn TH, after hiking up Angels Landing and Observation Pt earlier in the day. Much looser than I was expecting, and the first bit of the ridge--the crux (steep, a bit loose, and mostly holdless friction)--was quite intimidating... until I wandered around a bit to the right, and found easier, if more exposed, ground. Climbed this in boots, but rock shoes would have made it more secure, and probably more enjoyable. (Looking around a bit harder for the even easier lines that exist might have made it more secure, too. Supposedly there's a class 3 crack somewhere around there, although I didn't see anything resembling that).

Once you accept the fact that the rock is chossy, it's a nice climb, with some excellent exposure, a bit spicy in places, and cool views. Carried a 60m rope, and ended up using it to rappel the crux pitch rather than downclimb cruddy rock. (A 50m would have sufficed).
Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:37 pm

breadboxRoute Climbed: can't recall Date Climbed: 2001?  Sucess!


Thanks, Ramoo!
Posted Aug 22, 2005 3:58 am

Day HikerEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005

Day Hiker

My first real friction-slickrock/crappyzionrock climb. It was a bit challenging for a big hiker guy, especially since we free climbed the thing, but everything went smoothly. Thanks to my partners, cp0915 and Mark, for being great teachers.
Posted May 23, 2005 11:37 am

cp0915A few times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005


05/21/05 - Exceptional views. Disappointingly short, and much easier than I'd anticipated. Solo'd the entire route with my partners Mark and Mike. The S and SE faces of nearby West Northgate Peak, which we did afterward, were much more difficult. All in all, a great day.

* Note: Greg D is right about the attack ants!

05/05/07 - Returned with Dow and Carsten and did the 5.5 variation of the east ridge in the afternoon after a fun climb (in the snow, no less!) of Pine Valley Peak a couple hours earlier. Saw the signatures of Alois Smrz and Brian Hughes from the previous weekend in the NGA register.

06/15/08 - Traversed the mountain with DB, Ram and Little Ram.

10/17/10 - A fun half-day out with Harlan.
Posted May 23, 2005 10:25 am

mrwsierraRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 16, 2005  Sucess!


Great day in the Zion sun.
Posted Apr 23, 2005 7:51 pm

tanyaRe: Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 16, 2005


And a great place to meet new people ;)
Posted Dec 22, 2007 2:07 pm

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