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North America, United States, Utah, The Organ, Zion National Park

The Organ, Zion National Park. During a week with three spring snowstorms, members of the Memphis Mountaineers climbed a new route on the Organ which starts 50 feet left (west) of the major gully system on the southeast corner of the formation. Pitch 1 ascended a long 5.6 slot with several small traverses to a major ledge system. Pitch 2 climbed a 5.7 off-width crack. Two long, loose fourth-class sections completed the route to the top of the eastern shoulder of the Organ. I led Dan Mauney and Eric Painter up the 610-foot route on March 8.

Jim Detterline