American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Zion National Park, Zion Canyon, Mt. Moroni, East Face, Plan B, Previously Unreported

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Mt. Moroni, East Face, Plan B, Previously Unreported. Plan B (IV 5.10 C1, or 5.12b, 6 pitches, 8 bolts) is located on the southern end of Mt. Moroni and is distinguished by the massive roof in the right-facing corner halfway up the wall. This is a quality route for both aid and free climbing. The first ascent was in November, 1999, by Bryan Bird, Eric Draper and Joe French; Jeff Hollenbaugh and Cameron Tague made the first free ascent. The route consists of solid rock and a continuous crack system that splits a series of three roofs. The first roof is roughly 30 feet of horizontal number 1 and 2 Camalots; the second roof is less steep with a beautiful fist crack. This excellent line is destined to be a classic for hard free climbers.

Eric Draper, unaffiliated

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