Weeping Rock Chimney, 5.7

2nd Pitch- (85’) 5.6/ The second pitch is not climbed near as often as the first pitch. In fact the rap/belay station could use reinforcement or be replaced (two rusty hangers/bolts). The ascent is classic however and should not be missed. The ground is steeper than the first pitch as you basically stem up the deep chimney, moving out when it gets too narrow. Focus on either wall’s features versus the many loose blocks stuffing the interior of the chimney. There is a seam or two on the left wall you can protect into and then it is a little run out until you reach a rusty bolt higher up on the left wall. Continue stemming until the walls widen too much to do so. Then move left and back right up precarious sandstone, again, looking to fully weight only the wall features you discover here and there. Protect into a seam to the left and move back right to finish the last part of the chimney below a rusted station on the left wall.
Weeping Rock, Zion National Park, May, 2007

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jpmossy

jpmossy - May 7, 2009 7:49 am - Hasn't voted

looks like

a blast! zion is just great isnt it?

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 7, 2009 10:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like

Looking to get on the NE buttress of Angel's Landing this week....reading notes over at MP.com...."moss does not hold body weight" on the 5.9 runout pitches....always a sporty adventure. Cheers

jpmossy

jpmossy - May 8, 2009 6:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like

ever climb at castle rock state park? after many years of climbing there and attempting to put up new lines, i have plenty experience with moss! have fun

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 8, 2009 10:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like

No I havn't, but always find moss on north facing sandstone in the desert. I admit, I have grabbed on tight before and just hoped for the best. Coming in at 150lbs has its advantages....lol..cheers

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