1st Pitch- 150’- 5.6/Most of these pitch descriptions are going to include the same language, “diagonal”, “run out”, “slab”. This first pitch is probably the crux of the route due to just getting use to traversing sandy slab looking for the next bolt, which can be far and few between. This pitch, as most of them, actually traverses more aggressively to the right than Brian shows on his rugged topo. And as with most of these pitches, it is best never to climb to high to early on any terrain you suspect harder than 5.6. Just keep following the easy stuff out right whenever it shows up. Your shoes will stay dirty with sand. This sandstone is about the weakest that you will ever see anyone put a route on.
South Diagonal, III, 5.8 A0, Great White Throne, Zion National Park, May, 2008