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Batteries not Included 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: FA: Gaar Lausman, Zach Lee 2007 FFA Gaar Lausman 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Gaar on Apr 14, 2008

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A: Scotch on the Rocks B: Batteries not included

***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


Start SOTR and step left on the ledge sytem.
High first bolt but easy 5.8/9 climbing.

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By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
May 4, 2008

Can be a little sandy

has become overgrown within the crack, not really worth it anymore 5/8/09
By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
May 9, 2013

I was excited to check this crack out, but Gaar is correct. The length of the crack is completely overgrown with grass and plants. To climb this route someone will have to do some serious cleaning.

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