West Temple, III, 5.8

You come to a very cool (if still standing) white sandstone feature directly on the ridge (photo). There is a small face to ascend to continue. There is also a long chimney on the left side of the ridge that you can traverse into. I believe it safer and quicker to rope up and climb the small face which sports a crack allowing you to place a piece of protection or two. It is best to coil the rope after this for the continuation along the ridge to the base of the 5.8 pitch. Ascend to the base of this technical section from the right side of the ridge. It is the red colored top section of the ridge.
Southwest Ridge, West Temple, III, 5.8, Zion National Park, April, 2007


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tuntun - Apr 20, 2007 1:08 am - Voted 10/10


It is a Nice portrait with beautiful scenery.

Erica N. - Apr 20, 2007 5:47 pm - Voted 10/10


Long way down!!! Nice view!


marlonwarren - Apr 25, 2007 4:50 pm - Voted 10/10


Watch your next step! Great view!


Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Apr 25, 2007 5:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WoW

true, did not have those trusty Salomon Boots either Marlon!


SarahThompson - Mar 30, 2009 5:10 pm - Voted 10/10


We also thought it was much safer to overcome the crack rather than dropping into that sketchy gully/chimney. The crack takes pro nicely and we ended up using a cam, a nut and a few slings to aid the section sans rope. It was very efficient. We found a rap anchor (slings around a big bush) here on the way down and used it. And yes, that thing is still standing.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 30, 2009 5:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agreed

Good stuff Sarah, Zion is a special place, I am sure you had a great day...I just added a "new" route, Sharks Tooth...Chris is publishing a new free Zion book, way over do....will really open Zion up to free climbing beyond the big walls...cheers

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