InI, 5.10

2nd-4th Pitches- 60m- 5.10/ We used double 70’s, but double 60m ropes will allow you to combine these three pitches as well. If you did have to simul-climb a bit, the climbing at both ends of the ropes will be mellow. Start up the left side of the first face stuck between the fat lower portion of the chimney. Climb this wide crack (5.7) to the base of the second face located in between the chimney. This second section involves steep hands that slightly overhang near the top (crux). There is a fixed hex in this section (2012). The best way to avoid rope drag if combining these pitches is to clip one rope on the before mentioned two left side sections. After an awkward mantle out of the hand crack, move right to the left facing corner that makes up the right side of the chimney. Climb multiple cracks, fingers, hands and some wider, up the right side placing gear at will. Eventually you can stem and/or chimney the narrow last several meters to a fixed belay/rappel on the left inner wall. (several topo photos of this long pitch included)
InI, 5.10, 4 Pitches, Tunnel Wall, Zion National Park, May, 2012


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