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North America, United States, Utah, Zion National Park, Zion Canyon, Left Twin Brother, Northwest Face, The Promised Land, Previously Unreported

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Left Twin Brother, Northwest Face, The Promised Land, Previously Unreported. The large, top-to-bottom, crescent-shaped, left-facing dihedral system on the Left Twin Brother’s northwest face marks The Promised Land (VI 5.10 A3, 13 pitches). First ascended by Joe French, Bryan Bird and I in April, 1999, it is the first route on the formation from the canyon side. The route is split into two parts: the first is a large and steep corner that terminates in the hanging canyon between the Right and Left Twin Brothers, while the second is the extremely left-leaning dihedral capped by a soft roof. This is a very natural line. We drilled ten holes for aid. We spent two nights at the luxurious “4-20 Bivy” at the mouth of the hanging canyon. During the spring season, water can be collected in the hanging canyon with the use of a filter. The descent consisted of three rappels to the south into the hanging canyon, and then rappelling the rest of the route.

Eric Draper, unaffiliated

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