American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Wet Stone Wall

Utah, Zion National Park, Streaked Wall

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Nathan Brown
  • Climb Year: 2009
  • Publication Year: 2010

This high-adventure route climbs through the site of the seasonal flash waterfall on the right side of the wall. Ryan Frost, Joe French, and I stole a few precious days (October 9–13) from our busy schedules to race up the wall. The climbing was generally hard (1,700', VI 5.10 A4), with lots of difficult nailing, technical hooking, run-out free climbing, and serious vertical bushwhacking. The bivy ledge atop the arch is one of the finest I have laid bags on. We placed 45 bolts, 30 for anchors. Future parties should bring a bolt kit, as we left about 20 or so holes unfilled, for hooking. Most of the holes are on the ladder pitch. The route is equipped for rappel descent.

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