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The obvious crack-covered buttress just west of the entrance station.

Getting There 

Approach time: 1 minute. Descend the gully on the left.

Climbing Season

For the East Side area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Follow the long crack!

Wheat Chex 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Checkerboard Mesa
Adventure, runout, friction climbing on petrified sand dune! Much of the climbing consists of wild run outs above questionable pro on generally good but sandy, soft rock. A lot of fragile organic material grows out of the crack.This route follows the long, mostly flaring crack that starts wide at the base and tightens as it continues to within about 60 feet of the summit. It is obvious as there are no other cracks that continue this high. Approach from three-car pullout is 90 seconds.The crux o...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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