Darija wrote:cp0915 wrote:1000Pks wrote: But I was alone and had only a very light pack (with no rope, etc.).
Are we talking about the same mountain? What were the hardest sections of the route that you took? Because the way we went up, there were at least two sections of extremely exposed 5th class that we had to rope up on just so we don't die. One of them had like 1,000 ft. of exposure. I just can't see how you could downclimb some of those parts safely, with how sketchy the rock is. I'm very interested in how you soloed this sucker.
How many Zion peaks have you stood on the summit of? Compare your novice (albeit not necessarily unwarranted) impression that there's a 30% chance of dying there with my background of 125 different peaks and 30 different canyons in the park, and reflect on the significant difference in perspectives and experience levels (for the park). In other words, I'm very used to climbing conditions in Zion. What freaks you out, does not necessarily freak me out. Not to say I haven't been scared there, of course. I have ~ about 30% of the time.
1000Pks wrote:That cp refuses to give away much knowledge and his details on Zion, so be it for him.
Before mine, a book that gave beta on bagging Zion peaks never existed. Considering the park's popularity, I think that's a testiment to its mystery and unsolvability. You have no idea the extent of my pioneering efforts there.
Based on feedback I've received, the book's beta has gotten people up The Watchman, Johnson Mountain, Mount Kinesava, Lady Mountain, Mount Spry, Twin Brothers, Tabernacle Dome, Jobs Head, Red Butte, Pine Valley Peak, Mountain of the Sun, Aires Butte, South Guardian Angel, North Guardian Angel, Horse Ranch Mountain, and who knows what else. That a "quick glance" told you that the NGA beta is inadequate just doesn't hold much water with me, Pete. Neither does it surprise me.