American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Zion National Park, Zion Canyon, Mt. Kinesava, The Millennium Falcon

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Mt. Kinesava, The Millennium Falcon. The first three pitches of The Millennium Falcon were climbed by Calvin Herbert, Andrew Nichols, and Dave Littman. A couple of weeks later, Dave Littman and I finished the route (V+ 5.10 A2). The route starts 200 yards to the right of Plumbline in a dark, left-facing corner system. Five hundred feet up, the corner goes splitter into the obvious “Hyperspace Headwall.” A good bivy for two was found at the top of the headwall. From here, the angle backed off, but the rock stayed clean and interesting. Some thin aid climbing got us to the southeast ridge and then the top. We spent one night on top— a magical place—and descended the mountaineering route.

Eric Draper, unaffiliated

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