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I want to climb a trade wall in Zion. I know it's super hot. Any recommendations?
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By Matt Wolski
From Salt Lake City
Jul 21, 2014
...took a 20 ft'er about five minutes after this pic was snapped : )
Calling all desert rats: which routes, if any, get the most shade this time of year. Thanks.

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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Jul 21, 2014
blah
prodigal sun just opened up...how hard are you willing to Aid? have a pin rack? that can open up a few of the more shady routes.

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By Matt Wolski
From Salt Lake City
Jul 21, 2014
...took a 20 ft'er about five minutes after this pic was snapped : )
I've done Prodigal...in November (Thanksgiving day)...probably a better choice this time of year because it was quite cold. Something about that difficulty, clean aid. I'm willing to sweat but not die. Thanks man.

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By beatfeet
From Nashville, TN
Jul 22, 2014
Traditions
If you play the shade right moonlight is doable. We did it with highs well over 100 degrees

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By mt.wilson
From Denver
Jul 22, 2014
officer friendly
What about desert shield? It got about 20 min of sun over thanksgiving when we did it...

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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Jul 22, 2014
blah
disco inferno, if the thin crack is not full of bees is an enjoyable event. desert sheild is an awesome wall. space shot is hot as balls right now. moonlight aggred is doable if you plan around sun and are okay with spending a couple days out. if you want a partner for this jaunt out let me know.

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By luke smith
From St; George, UT
Jul 22, 2014
Belaying
Hey Matt it's been a while since I've seen you! Not really sure what wouldn't be terribly hot right now but I live in Cedar City so I can go check some stuff out and ask some of the rangers what's best. Let me know if you come down, I'm always down to climb and you can crash at my place if you want to.

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jul 22, 2014
Why I do it...
Here is an interesting idea.
blog.scarpa.com/andy-raether-a...
pizem.blogspot.com/2012/06/zio...
I know that there is some new stuff (not a trade route) in the narrows that is opening up. Deep inside the slot is where I'd want to be.






Also have you looked into climbing walls up canyon of the tunnel crag? You'd have the place to yourself.

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By lou
Jul 22, 2014
Whitney portal.....bony fingers
Did moonlight and suffered like a sonbitch in the sun... and Im from Phoenix! Doable ,I would think ,if you hit it in the pm and can knock it out in a day! ymmv

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jul 22, 2014
Why I do it...
lou wrote:
Did moonlight and suffered like a sonbitch in the sun...


I've always wanted to climb "Moonlight" in the moonlight.
Seriously the next full moon is Aug 10th.



I found this video and laughed till my sides hurt.


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By Matt Wolski
From Salt Lake City
Jul 22, 2014
...took a 20 ft'er about five minutes after this pic was snapped : )
Thanks for all the advice and keep it coming. Luke, thanks for the invite. I called Garret W. but I suspect he's in the field.

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