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Steve625Less than ideal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2011

Steve625

Beautiful views into Keyhole canyon, Separation canyon, and the Root Canals make this climb worth the effort, but the graffiti and road noise make this a less than ideal Zion climb.
Posted Jan 15, 2012 11:15 am

SarahThompsonSE Face, a little spicy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

SarahThompson

We had never scrambled on this kind of rock before and it was a learning experience. We beelined it from the road as suggested, seeking out the lowest angle path up the slickrock. One little section high up on the bowl was very spicy for us and we thought it was the crux. The summit block was 4th class, loose, but fairly easy. Descending down the crux section in the bowl was a little unnerving and we had to experiment with the limits of frictioning on this stuff. There was no way to protect it, although we did consider slinging the bush there in hopes that it may hold if we slipped while downclimbing. Eventually we worked our way through it though without getting the rope out.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 2:39 pm

Jerry LSteep Slab  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

Jerry L

I thought it was a little scarey. I also climbed something across the road afterwards that was pretty nice.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 1:27 pm

Stu BrandelBlocked by Summit Block
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Stu Brandel

This was a very challenging slickrock experience for my 11 year old son and I. From the shoulder of the peak was one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen in Zion, looking east. Alas, the summit block was beyond our abilities even though we worked our way around the entire southern half of the peak.
Posted Apr 26, 2008 5:45 pm

Bob SihlerSunny Spring Morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Bob Sihler

Went pretty much directly up, occasionally contouring, and wound up at the outcrop north of the main summit block, from which it was an easy scramble to the very top. No snow on the route this day. The hardest part going up was near the summit ridge where the slopes steepened and I had to really get into the friction thing without any rock shoes on.

I tried to climb directly down from the south end of the summit but found the downclimbing conditions unsuitable, so I retraced my ascent route a bit and then traversed to the southern ridge, which allowed an easy but steep hike back down.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 8:37 am

cp0915couple different routes

cp0915

After splashing through Keyhole Canyon once, I went up the direct southeast face of this thing. A touch of spicy class 4 near the top.

I've also done a neat, and easier, route that traverses small ledges along the west side of the peak. Class 2, with nice exposure in spots.

-4-10-10: Returned and scrambled up the steepish slabs (class 3-4) from the north col and then descended via the west side ledges.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 4:19 pm

tanyaWinter Hike...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2007

tanya

This was a fun hike/climb for a winters day! Thanks for taking me. :)
Posted Dec 4, 2007 4:11 pm

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