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Scotch on the Rocks 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Jones
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Submitted By: Gaar on Apr 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: 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 >>>


Climb the hand a fist crack for 70 ft, traverse left 5 ft and chimmny kinda thing with a finger crack in the back to sling anchor on a ledge


Walk the base of the wall to the highest point on the trail.


Single set up to 3.5 camolot..Doubles or even Triples on #3

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By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
May 9, 2013

I got my rope stuck halfway up the pitch and had to re-climb it to retrieve; pull from the left. You can climb this route with a single 60m rope with about 8 ft of down-climbing.

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