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

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