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Gatekeeper Wall  


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Description 

The Gatekeeper Wall is the first formation lower than and east of The Watchman. Although this wall is much lower than The Watchman, it's much steeper. This mostly north-facing wall has good rock. The solitude makes this new area a great place to visit.

Getting There 

Start near the entrance of the Watchman campground. Take a left branching road. We started up the canyon where the NPS has their shuttle bus storage facility. Follow a pleasant drainage system for a while, to a short cliffband. Cut left along the steep hillside to a flat area above the cliffband. From here we traversed back to the right side of the drainage to begin a short, steep brushy section. Above here a grassy talus leads up and right to the base of the wall. Approach time is about 1 1/2 hours.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gatekeeper Wall:
Locksmith Dihedral   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 750'   
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Gatekeeper Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2-  UT : Zion National Park : Gatekeeper Wall
Ascend the clean, excellent crack system behind the pillar for 6 steep aid pitches to the top. There is a small bivy ledge (1 lying down) on top of pitch 4. We only placed 6 pins on this otherwise clean route, of which we highly recommend. Faster parties can do this route in a day.With a few more ascents, this route will certainly go hammerless....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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