Kung-Fu Fighter, II, 5.11a
This is the first pitch (all trad) of Kung-Fu Fighter (4 pitches) which I led yesterday trying to get onto Kitty (5 pitches)...this first pitch is rated at 5.9 by a friend of mine who put it up 1999, but seems more like a 5.8. We were trying to get on his new line, named Kitty, to the left and I missed the turnoff onto bolts but was too far up to down climb. So I finished the pitch, rapped and we re-climbed it traversing onto Kitty to the far left. One hairy ass traverse...Joe (who put the route in) is sketchy on the rating yet, but this traverse was a real freak show, 5.10c-d on horizontal moves.
The Last Switchbacks, Zion National Park, May, 2007