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Zebra/Zion *** - 5.10a popular

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Double set of camalots or hexes to 3 inches. Stoppers and small/med tricams are nice too.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.17/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

Many Smith climbers call this one of the five best routes in the park! A great moderate/difficult trad climb with wonderful exposure and perfect position on excellent rock - it simply doesn't get much better than this. p. 1 Diagonal up and right across potholes of several generic grid bolted sport climbs. This used to be unprotected but now you can connect the bolts. (5.6) More difficult alternate starts for hardwo/men are Zebra Seam and Zebra Direct. p. 2 Step left into the crack and glide over a short well protected (green alien) roof. From here, the climb is blissful a sustained 5.9 jamming and stemming that gobbles small stopper dowen low and open to 3 inches as you reach the top. Belay on two bolts with a large ledge on the left. (.10a) p. 3 Continue up the crack 30-40 feet then step right for an unprotected 10 foot 5.8 traverse. When possible, continue up lower angled rock on a seam that protects well with smaller pieces. Belay on an uncomfortable stance at two bolts below the final crack. Gear on this pitch is tricky but abundant. (5.8) p. 4 Yee-haw! A beautiful hand traverse left on the railing (no pro) and fun mantle brings you into the final crack. Get a piece or two and run it out with fantastic liebacks on slightly overhung jugs. Hands are great but solid foot stances for feet are limited. Run it out for a few feet and savor this remarkable pitch. At the ledge, step left and continue up the groove on easy rock to a two bolt belay. Descent: Follow climber's trail left to Cinnamon Slab rappel.

Submitted by: lucander on 2005-08-23
Last Modified: 2007-01-06
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Route ID: 50424

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best climb at SR

Started our second day here. Every pitch offers variety, with huecos on P1, crack on P2, crack and slab face on P3 and bomber liebacks on P4. The pro for the first pitch would let the lead climber deck, but the climbing is easy enough that it does not feel crazy.

Added: 2012-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2012-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars zebra zion

started with gumby which is stupidly difficult for the grade and linked the corner. 2nd pitch isn't memorable but P3 is Killer!

Added: 2012-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: brizza on 2011-02-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Zebra

Climbed Zebra / Bradford. Led p 1&3. Fell at crux following p2.

Added: 2011-02-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kachoong on 1997-10-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome climb!

Loved every minute on this. The traverse is sooo much fun!

Added: 2009-09-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ire510 on 2006-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars *****

As quality as all the things you've heard about it.

Added: 2009-09-13

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