American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Zion National Park, West Temple, Full Steam Ahead

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  • Publication Year: 2002

West Temple, Full Steam Ahead. Between Gettin’ More Western and Back Where It All Begins, this route climbs 13 new 60-meter pitches to join Back Where It All Begins for a final three pitches to the summit. It was soloed on January 10, 1999, by Ammon McNeely and graded VI 5.10 A4. The first and fifth pitches are the cruxes, with ledge- and ground-fall potential. McNeely writes, “Placements are fragile and the route should only be attempted by an experienced sandstone wall climber.” A topo was left at the visitors’ center.

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