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By Aaron Livingston
From Moab, UT
Feb 13, 2014
Mother Trucker 11a Wall St.
Trying to verify if "up" has seen a second ascent. According to "Zion Climbing: Free and Clean" the route has yet to see a repeat. I was able to find a topo from the first ascensionist and as of February 2012, according to him, there had still not been a repeat. If anybody has any accurate information about the status on repeats please let me know!
Topo - "up"
Topo - "up"

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By Spencer Weiler
From SLC, UT
Feb 14, 2014
adf
Huh, half the pitches are R rated and one is X rated. I contend that this will not "become a great free climb" as the FA suggests.

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By user id
Feb 14, 2014
DUDE! Your ankles....
Spencer Weiler wrote:
Huh, half the pitches are R rated and one is X rated. I contend that this will not "become a great free climb" as the FA suggests.

Most people don't have the mind nor the skill for routes like this.
A great free climb has nothing to do with safety ratings.

Grab that 2nd ascent Aaron and let us know how it goes.

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By Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Feb 15, 2014
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gates <br />(i.e. 10 pitches to the tram station)
Spencer Weiler wrote:
Huh, half the pitches are R rated and one is X rated. I contend that this will not "become a great free climb" as the FA suggests.


Ever heard of Bachar-Yerian?

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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Feb 16, 2014
blah
think of how light the rack would be for those R or X pitches... easy

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By Aaron Livingston
From Moab, UT
Feb 17, 2014
Mother Trucker 11a Wall St.
user id wrote:
Most people don't have the mind nor the skill for routes like this. A great free climb has nothing to do with safety ratings. Grab that 2nd ascent Aaron and let us know how it goes.


I'm still shooting emails left and right trying to find out about the status. Might go ask the guys at IME or Mountainworks and see if they have any idea. GETTIN' PSYCHED!!!

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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Feb 18, 2014
blah
get ahold or Bryan Bird, Joe french or Zac lee

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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Feb 18, 2014
Aesthetics
Or get a hold of the cats at Zion Mountain School (Caleb and Mike). They might be able to get you some info. Route looks dope.

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By Aaron Livingston
From Moab, UT
Feb 18, 2014
Mother Trucker 11a Wall St.
Thanks for the ideas!

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By Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Feb 19, 2014
Goofin' on the Grand after soloing the Upper Exum with my wife.
I wouldn't doubt it that this climb has never seen a second ascent but I remember seeing this topo in the route info binder at the wilderness desk for years. You never know if someone spotted the topo, got interested and went and did it without telling anyone who is "in the know." Happens all the time although it may be unlikely with this route. I did an old Zion route that evidently was an early ascent and no one would have known had I not seen Bird later on. He acknowledged that it's hard to know who does what when there's no permit system for day climbs. Agreed that if you can get a hold of guys like Bird you can probably get a good answer.

Have fun. Looks like a great line in a striking setting.

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